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So you think you can build a car, huh????

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by spook498, Sep 27, 2009.

  1. "Whitey Ford" 62 Uni
    Joined: Mar 5, 2008
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    What the hell just happened. That was crazy. I like it before it was painted a little better. Due to that Im a little rusty on my Chinese and couldnt make the site out, whats does that cost you think?
     
  2. R.C.
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    wow alot of hours in that
     
  3. kiwicowboy
    Joined: Nov 28, 2008
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    from linwood nc

    wow whot could he do if he was working on a real car.grate workmanship..
     
  4. captain scarlet
    Joined: Jun 11, 2008
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    from Detroit

    Wow......... speachless. I have enough trouble with full scale let alone that small.:D
     
  5. Spity
    Joined: Dec 20, 2008
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    ...so does it run?
    Amazing.
     
  6. If anyone is interested, Haynes published two books by Gerald Wingrove that did a pretty good job of covering his techniques and models built. The Complete Car Modeler 1 was first published in 1978 and The Complete Car Modeler 2 was published in 1991...they've both been republished multiple times and while not plentiful, are available if you hunt for 'em.
     
  7. 32SEDAN
    Joined: Jul 30, 2008
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    Very cool. Sad to think that my 4 year old could destroy it in seconds... :)
     
  8. captainjunk#2
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    man that dude is a master model maker , the car looks like it would run and drive unbelievable
     
  9. Oldkrow
    Joined: Aug 28, 2008
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    my eyes just had a siezure, and i think whats left of my brain is still on fire-that is pure madness. the detail alone is enough to put most of us in the looney bin for a long time!
     
  10. RotHod
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    I need a nap after looking at those pictures, made me tired.
     
  11. carcrazyjohn
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    from trevose pa

    Not bad for 39.95
     
  12. Fitysix
    Joined: Sep 17, 2006
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    I Think the windscreen needs to be laid back a bit and some lakes style pipes would have been bitchin' but, other than that....not too shabby.
    Fitysix
     
  13. carcrazyjohn
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    from trevose pa

    I would hate to see the real price.That probably runs and drives
     
  14. billsill45
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    It would be interesting to know the number of hours that went into this project. Mr.Wingrove has waaaaaay more patience then I do. I agree on the paint ... just clear coat it so that it doesn't tarnish.
     
  15. zman
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  16. BigDanF4i
    Joined: Nov 28, 2006
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    I braely had enought time to look at the pics let alone set aside enough time to do that
     
  17. autobodyed
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    that is truly amazing!
     
  18. My eyes hurt just thinking about the stress and strain of doing such amazing detail work.
     
  19. Nefarious Art
    Joined: Sep 23, 2009
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    I'm not sure but i think it's called retirement? Ya- Blows my mind. That guy just does that cause he's bored. Imagine what else that guy's accomplished in his life. Very inspiring.
     
  20. AtomicDrew
    Joined: Jan 29, 2007
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    Lemme find my stack of M-80's and we shall see how well built it really is.
     
  21. WOW !!

    Let's see, if I started now, and have another 20 years...


    yea, right....
    It'd end up a flattened piece of copper and brass under my 4# sledge.
     
  22. I cant even see some of those small parts.damn what a artist
     
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  24. 64 dart
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    I would like to hit it with a hammer.
     
  25. poorboy
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  26. Kustomkarma
    Joined: Mar 31, 2007
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    Wow! I can't even finish one of my @#$% AMT kits. Truly amazing.
     
  27. redsean
    Joined: Nov 21, 2008
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    amen
     
  28. c-10 simplex
    Joined: Aug 24, 2009
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    1) Creepy, yet wonderful! (there were no captions)

    2) The guy has a lot of patience and is anal. There is nothing wrong with either virtue.

    3) i noticed that cars back then had the engine set back and the front axle set foward. Why do you suppose that was?

    4) Why not build a full size or at least driveable replica?
     
  29. 50Fraud
    Joined: May 6, 2001
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    Wingrove's books are really feasts for the eyes. He provides very clear and detailed instructions to do all the stuff he does. Of course, it sounds easy when he describes it, and it's probably a lot more difficult than it looks.
     

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