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Discussion in 'The Antiquated' started by milo1303s, Mar 16, 2014.

  1. Mike Nagatani
    Joined: Sep 5, 2017
    Posts: 16

    Mike Nagatani

    I always admired the the skills scratchbuilders have. Over the years I would see such incredible builds made from raw materials and what have you. I've spent the last twenty five years developing my craft on the computer. You've been doing it in the physical world which blows me away. If I screw something up I hit undo! LOL Trust me you have a talent only a few have in this world. My hope is to help or inspire others to make the models manufactures will never make. This modified you have is just amazing. Keep up the great work.
     
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  2. Mike Nagatani
    Joined: Sep 5, 2017
    Posts: 16

    Mike Nagatani

    Dave I couldn't agree with you more on the 39/40 year. In fact its a top five on my list as ones I would do ASAP. My question to you and others out there. How much can the modeler do with finishing it up? If I just make the body can the community finish it? Im not sure as my thinking is some can, but most can't. So it begs the question for those who can finish it what bodies stand the chance to get purchased with such a high degree of skill needed? Thoughts welcome.
     
  3. gnichols
    Joined: Mar 6, 2008
    Posts: 10,890

    gnichols
    Member
    from Tampa, FL

    Resin is no harder to work with than styrene, for me. Just the type of adhesive changes One of the other problems I've had with the 1/8 bodies in the pasts is their uneven thicknesses. One of them I got was so thin in places you could almost see thru it. But I've seen resin stuff in 1/24 that is SO good you can't tell it from an AMT body if it has a coat of primer on it. 1/8th bodies should be as nice inside and have the same, even thicknesses as their Lindberg and Monogram counterparts, eh? Gary
     
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  4. Mike, in the case of the '39/'40 the trick for the builder would be in the details such as headlamps and grill. If the '39 headlamp bezels were part of the fender then foil would work - Alclad for the grill(?). I suppose foil would work for '40 bezels as well? Those things were part of the reason behind suggesting the '39 deluxe and '40 standard as I think those would be the easiest to deal with when casting/building (rather than the '40 deluxe for example). If you were to tackle such a project you might consider doing all fenders and hood as separate items? Front fenders and grill could be one casting I would think.. Fitting a frame under it would be a simple task for most of the fellows on here that's for sure! Lotsa skill on this forum!
    I'll be interested to see what your next gem will be as the samples you've shown look top-notch.

    Dave
    p.s. Thanks for your responses to my question.
     
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  5. Gary, could you tell me which adhesive you prefer for resin?

    Dave
     
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  6. philo426
    Joined: Sep 20, 2007
    Posts: 2,032

    philo426
    Member

    How 20171111_115017.jpg do you like this one?
     
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  7. gnichols
    Joined: Mar 6, 2008
    Posts: 10,890

    gnichols
    Member
    from Tampa, FL

    Just the plain old Cyano-whatever (they just call it CA) Insta-set super glue that they sell at the hobby shop. You can get it in various drying rates, thicknesses, with gap-filling qualities, etc. They also sell a spray bottle of Insta-set that sets up the glue fast, regardless of the speed CA that you are using. That comes in handy for awkward situations or if you are impatient! Lots of hobby shops sell it as a "house" brand but I think most of it comes from the same place. Most of my stuff has purple labeling. Lots of tips on the internet, too. Gary
     
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  8. tombstone
    Joined: Jan 15, 2006
    Posts: 338

    tombstone
    Member
    from sk.canada

  9. Good Sunday Models Y'all !

    I've must've tripped
    and bash my head.
    I'll let the photos do the
    talking for me.
    Revell '64 Chevrolet Fleetside

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    That is all ... carry on
     
  10. rudestude
    Joined: Mar 23, 2016
    Posts: 2,599

    rudestude
    Member

    Looks good to me Kit Bash... I like em low my self...but then again I did hit my head a couple of days ago...

    Sent from my QTASUN1 using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
     
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  11. LOL...
    It's not "Traditional" in any sense of the word.
    Front and rear suspension got stepped.
    Engine bay had to be modified quite a bit too.
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  12. rc57
    Joined: Feb 7, 2007
    Posts: 538

    rc57
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    Picked up a gaggle of '40s and things at the local hobby shop rummage last Sunday. Stay tuned.
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  13. Mike VV
    Joined: Sep 28, 2010
    Posts: 2,187

    Mike VV
    Member
    from SoCal

    Do slot cars count ?
    Here's a drag race version of my 54 Stude wagon (Conestoga), siting on the hood of my...54 Stude wagon.

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  14. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 19,473

    Deuces
    Member
    from Michigan

    That slot car is wicked!!!! :)
     
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  15. 41 coupe
    Joined: Nov 29, 2009
    Posts: 295

    41 coupe
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    from bristol pa

    20171112_140756.jpg 20171112_141015.jpg 20171112_140638.jpg 20171112_141004.jpg 20171112_140629.jpg Here are a few I did. 20171112_140953.jpg
     
  16. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
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    Deuces
    Member
    from Michigan

    Very cool!!...:cool:
     
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  17. junkyardjeff
    Joined: Jul 23, 2005
    Posts: 7,752

    junkyardjeff
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    Slow progress on the 36,just need to figure out what color to paint it.
     

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  18. Mike VV
    Joined: Sep 28, 2010
    Posts: 2,187

    Mike VV
    Member
    from SoCal

    Thanks for the appreciation guys.

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    Mike
     
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  19. 2redrovers
    Joined: Oct 13, 2013
    Posts: 76

    2redrovers
    Member

    I've started another one for her. This one is a bit bigger scene but smaller "scale". I use that word very loosely as it's all by feel with very little measurement. For reference, the house is about 40mm or 1.5" on the long side.
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    It's on a base that's 230mm or 9" in diameter. A couple of progress pics.
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    Thanks for all the positive feedback, I wasn't sure how that last scene would be accepted but it has all been very encouraging.
     
  20. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 19,473

    Deuces
    Member
    from Michigan

    Picked up a new amt 1/25 scale '57 Bel air slot car kit at Ollie's a couple of years back..... Not sure what body to use on the chassis... Got so many to choose from...:rolleyes:
     
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  21. Justin N
    Joined: Jun 28, 2013
    Posts: 75

    Justin N
    Member
    from Kentucky

    Started this one a couple weeks ago.

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  22. The 39 guy
    Joined: Nov 5, 2010
    Posts: 2,956

    The 39 guy
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    Justin do you have any pictures of your actual cuts for the chop? Did you have to lengthen the top? I see you layed the A pillar back a little but I cna't see if you had lengthen the top.
     
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  23. milo1303s
    Joined: Jul 4, 2010
    Posts: 220

    milo1303s
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    1113170303.jpg 1113170329.jpg AMT 36 Ford I'm working on
     
  24. junkyardjeff
    Joined: Jul 23, 2005
    Posts: 7,752

    junkyardjeff
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    Here is a 40 Ford sedan made into a home made truck,using mostly junk parts on this build.
     

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  25. Justin N
    Joined: Jun 28, 2013
    Posts: 75

    Justin N
    Member
    from Kentucky

    I didn't lengthen the top, only altered the a pillars. I also made some cuts on the b pillar to get it lined up.
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  26. The 39 guy
    Joined: Nov 5, 2010
    Posts: 2,956

    The 39 guy
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    Nice Job Justin! Three more questions for you.
    1.How much did you cut out?
    2.Was it the same at each pillar?
    3. What is your filler material?

    Thanks, Sam Profit
     
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  27. Mike Nagatani
    Joined: Sep 5, 2017
    Posts: 16

    Mike Nagatani

    I agree with you! Fenders and Hood separate. I think its doable. My thinking is make the essential part(body) and see what comes up as the extra item or part need once body is done.

    Image here is a WIP of a big scale cuda body. 1:8?
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  28. rc57
    Joined: Feb 7, 2007
    Posts: 538

    rc57
    Member

    Early entry.

    Lil Red with new grille, bumper and dash

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  29. junkyardjeff
    Joined: Jul 23, 2005
    Posts: 7,752

    junkyardjeff
    Member

    Finished the 40 Ford home made p/u,its built with all junk parts while waiting on glue and paint to dry on other projects. Phase II is a utility trailer made from a truck bed to hook to it.
     

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  30. quick85
    Joined: Feb 23, 2014
    Posts: 2,296

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