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Anyone here into large scale (1/8) car models???

Discussion in 'The Antiquated' started by Deuces, Dec 10, 2010.

  1. BIG-JIM
    Joined: Jun 13, 2009
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    BIG-JIM
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    Well I finally got around to making the model A grilles. If anyone is interested send me a PM. Oh! And just ignore the farmall tractor grille.:D

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  2. PM sent!! Hell yeah I want one!!

    Doc.
     
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  3. von birch
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    my dad gave me a big deuce kit he built as a kid...i started on it maybe 5 years ago and never finished it. really cool piece of history there, at least for me. i sanded down some pieces and see where he did some kandy's and some flames, etc... kind of makes me proud of the old man!
     
  4. Deuces
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    from Michigan

    I love that red one..... :)
     
  5. Ace'sSpeedshop
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    Here are some new pics of the wcc Chevy, filled the emblum holes and painted it last night. It'sstill not done yet but I think it looks good, plus my camera is a pos so you cant see alot of the detail. What do you guys think so far? I also tinted the rear windows.
     

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  6. Deuces
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    All cool stuff guys!!..... :)
     
  7. GaryM
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    Pure art.

    Gary
     
  8. whodaky
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    from Aust

  9. Energy
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  10. Mojo
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    I couldn't deal with the roofline. I know the master was reworked, but I don't know why it made it into rubber with that windshield post and doorframe area like that. That, and it being cast 1/2" thick. I can understand experimenting with materials, but that wasn't a good choice for a body.
     
  11. sweenlo
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    I did this one years back after I seen the real one in paso[​IMG]
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  12. Energy
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  13. boldventure
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    What is made from? Did you start with a kit?
    Nice job no matter what!
     
  14. Ace'sSpeedshop
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    Ace'sSpeedshop
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    from Washington

  15. old-hermit
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    I know, but when your choices are limited to one or nothing, you do what you can with the one. :eek:)

    This body needed MAJOR renovations too when I got it, but I'm still building it.

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    Maybe one of these days somebody will produce decent bodies in 1/8 scale but the cost is very prohibitive so ... :D
     
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  16. a-fordable
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    NICE!-----ride--SWEENLO*
     
  17. old-hermit
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    Heres a couple of bodies I've done over the last few years ...

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  18. BIG-JIM
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    Yup Al is the man. Maybe if we ask nice he will post the woody he did.:D He does some real nice work.
     
  19. Mojo
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    That's very true about the willys. I took a lot of measurements, and scaled up from the Revell coupe, and it was so far off and I became so disenchanted. I figured i'd just scale from the Revell coupe, and grab some foam, and make a go of it myself. I've scaled the hood, and that was as far as it got. I apprecated the effort to produce it, and it was a gift, so I felt kind of bad about never taking it on.

    That phaeton is outstanding. I saw one of those shells on ebay some time ago, and I considered taking a shot at it. It's on my way too long "to-do" list.

    I'm thinking vacuuming forming multi-piece bodies is the way to go myself. The master would be a lot more work, because it would have to be multi-piece, but the per-unit cost would be dirt cheap compared to fiberglass or resin. Harder to build, but cheaper to buy into, so I think it would be worth it.

    I wish all these cheap chinese "ready to run" r/c cars came in 1/8th scale instead of 1/6th, I think that would help us out a lot too.
     
  20. old-hermit
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    I hope the 3-D printing prosess wil continue to drop in price and make large scale bodies affordable.

    Hers the woody Jim.

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  21. 296 V8
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    296 V8
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    So my willys got here (Thanks Big Deuce)
    As soon as I got out of the box I had to go outside and radius the rear wells and try some wheels on.

    I think I will use the Pontiac w a blower or injectors or step up for a 392

    Anyone got parts they’ll part with ?
    Olds / Pontiac or 9” ford rear
    Bell and 4 speed
    Bucket seats
    Blower w injector and scoop or strait hiborn style injectors

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  22. big duece
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    296v8, that looks awsome! Those wheels will look great with that body. I mastered those wheels in corian counter top material, I also have the ford 9 chunk master, but nothing in resin copies:(
     

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  23. gnichols
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  25. nitroman
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    I build all scale's. Nice thing to do when snow fly's. an do not have heated garge to work on the real thing.Theres one like your's posted on the bay for $675.00 1st run nice build.
     
  26. BIG-JIM
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    Well here is the latest & greatest. Model A radiator for the model A grille complete with cap & fill tube. Cast by yours truly.:D Mastered by Al Ragsdale AKA Old Hermit. Thanks Al!

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  27. old-hermit
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    Heres a car I finished yesterday to go with Jim's grill shell & radiator to give y'all an idea of how they look on a build.

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  28. gnichols
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    Looks good, Al. Gary
     
  29. whodaky
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