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Nightfire 09-13-2006 07:01 PM

Show off your model cars
 
Hey gang, I did a similar thread like this called Show Off your Garage a while back and it seemed like many people jumped in and posted pics.
It'd be cool if everybody who's into model cars can provide a few pics of cars they've built :)
Here's one Im building right now, it's a mid 50's Ford truck. Just got the chassis done today. I'll keep on posting updates in this thread.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...odelcar001.jpg

I know many of you have built these in the past or still enjoy building them so go ahead and show us whatcha got! :thumbup:

matt167 09-13-2006 07:25 PM

right now I'm working on a '53 Chevy model. It " Was " a prebuilt model made by Jada toys, I got it from a thrift shop and was missing a lot of the trim so, I took it apart ( screws togther ) and cut the roof off of it at the chrome ( cracked back glass ) and now I'm using some laquer base glazing putty to smooth out the rear deck lid area into 1 peice of the body, and smoothing out the body. it's the black 1 with big wheels, that Walmart sold at Xmas last year. should be a pretty neat looking convertible. it's this car just black with a bit diffrent wheels ( I think I'm going with some AR Torq thrust D's if there tire diamater is big enough, there model wheels I have 4 of ) http://www.jadatoys.com/image_gen/53...53_Che_Bel.jpg

Nightfire 09-13-2006 09:44 PM

Sounds cool, post some pics! Model cars are the only way that we can afford to build all our dream rides :)


Mike

BstMech 09-13-2006 11:10 PM

All I have is remains of my best models, my kids got a hold of'em and now they're in the boneyard (a box in the top of my closet). I do have a 1/4 scale Hemi engine model in the box that's waiting to be assembled. I'm thinking maybe I'll just keep it in the box so that someday I can sell it for big bucks to Centerline....... :P :D

poncho62 09-14-2006 07:04 AM

I got back into models about 5 years ago. I was building scale models of my real cars. Had a hard time finding some of the kits, had to modify some to suit me. Here are some of them..

http://www.geocities.com/hlieder1/model.html

I havn't built any in a couple of years.

astroracer 09-14-2006 10:51 AM

here is one I built in 1989... It is really showing it's age as far as panel fitment goes so don't beat it up too bad...
http://images17.fotki.com/v309/photo...rt_view-vi.jpg
http://images16.fotki.com/v288/photo...ogmotor-vi.jpg
http://images16.fotki.com/v299/photo...de_view-vi.jpg
http://images16.fotki.com/v280/photo...el_cell-vi.jpg
The doors were opened up as well as the decklid and the complete front clip slides off. I guess I should get some more pictures with it blown apart...
Mark

Nightfire 09-14-2006 04:53 PM

Wow, thats detail! How do you paint you cars? Brush, airbrush, spray can?


Mike

matt167 09-14-2006 05:46 PM

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so far here's the '53 need some more filling as you can see

pepi 09-15-2006 08:46 AM

[QUOTE=astroracer]here is one I built in 1989... It is really showing it's age as far as panel fitment goes so don't beat it up too bad...


Very nice scratch build/kit bash !!!

astroracer 09-15-2006 11:05 AM

Thanks guys. Appreciate the kudos.
Mike,
I use an airbrush and strictly automotive paints. Laquer is what I sprayed on the GN but BC/CC works well and is not as hard on the plastic... if you want some really cool colors for cheap look at the nail polish... laquer based and sprays just fine.
Pepi,
Yea, MAJOR kitbash with a ton of scratchbuilt stuff. Front & rear suspensions, cage, inner door frames, hinges, front clip structure, fuel cell, etc., etc. I had 500 hrs into the build with over a 100 into the engine alone.
Mark

Nightfire 09-15-2006 05:58 PM

Wow, thats amazing. I dont think I spent more than 2 hours on that chassis alone. That's nuts.
Matt that looks like its taking shape of a killer custom, anything specific in mind for paint?
Here a pic of the truck all done. A Willy's gasser or tail-dragger is next...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...der/truck2.jpg

Mike

matt167 09-15-2006 06:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nightfire
Wow, thats amazing. I dont think I spent more than 2 hours on that chassis alone. That's nuts.
Matt that looks like its taking shape of a killer custom, anything specific in mind for paint?
Here a pic of the truck all done. A Willy's gasser or tail-dragger is next...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...der/truck2.jpg

Mike

I'm thinking about ither black again or a stop light red which is a copper red color, transparency color, awsom looking when painted over white.

The Dutch 09-15-2006 06:21 PM

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Hey everybody,there are some cool lookin cars up there,here's some of mine the pics are a little blury though but im gonna put the best ones on here.

The Dutch 09-15-2006 06:33 PM

The rail dragster is a 1/16th scale Keeling&Clayton car.Great detail it has all of the wiring and everything in it.


Tell me what ya think guys :D

The Dutch 09-15-2006 06:37 PM

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Here are some of my dads model builds


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