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Finishing a Scale Auto Cover Car - the unseen extra steps....

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Finishing a Scale Auto Cover Car - the unseen extra steps....
Posted by Tim Boyd on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 9:41 AM

 

In the recent “Building a Vintage Beach Racer” cover story in Scale Auto magazine (February, 2018 issue), I demonstrated many building ideas with a kitbashed project based primarily on Revell’s 1931 Model A Tudor and 1930 Model A Five Window Coupe kits.

There wasn't space to show all the building details of the finished model shown in that article, so I'm featuring those additional assembly steps in detail here. Following the how-to steps, I've shown a number of additional photos of the completed model.  


The best and quickest/easiest way to view these images along with their supporting photo captions is to click on the "ROLL VIEW" tab to the lower left of the thumbnails page at the link above, and then scroll down through the pictures/captions.

Once you’ve completed your own miniature Vintage Beach Racer, make sure to share your results here at ScaleAutoMag.com, on Facebook, or any other forum that you like.   

Thanks! – TIM BOYD

PS - if you like this On-Line How-To, you may want to take a look at my 18 other On-Line How-Tos here.  TB 

PSS - if somehow you missed the February 2018 issue of Scale Auto with the article on Vintage Beach Racing models, you can order it here.  TB 

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Posted by chucky on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 7:33 PM

Wow! Thanks for going above and beyond by sharing the excellent tip photos! I recommend that members check these out. Great tips and quality photo documentation. 

chucky

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Posted by Tim Boyd on Thursday, September 27, 2018 7:43 PM

Chuck....glad you find it helpful.  Best Regards.....TIM

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Posted by bob29579 on Friday, September 28, 2018 11:29 AM
Very nice of you to show some extra steps. So many articles seem to miss so many steps that sometimes it feels to me that the author only has room to show the highlights of what he is doing. Thanks again.
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Posted by Tim Boyd on Saturday, September 29, 2018 12:43 PM

Bob....when I was growing up and reading "how-to" stories in the model car magazines of the 1960's (Car Model and Model Car Science), I often noted these articles seemed to omit many steps and often didn't make sense at all. I always committed to myself to tell the whole story if I ever got a chance to write a magazine article.

So you have hit exactly on one of the dilemmas of both the article writer and the magazine editor. How do you convey the steps to building such a project, and then how do you fit that into the available space in the magazine?

In this case, we decided to focus on the magazine article on the overall idea of Vintage Beach Racing models, and the types of actions one needs to build one.  As a follow-up, we had discussed running these actual photos and captions as a "Scale Auto OnLine Extra" (as we used to do with some of my other how-to articles), but the steps required to do so are involved at the magazine and the limited time available to the staff is more appropriately spent on working on the magazine itself.

Thus, our decision to have me run it on my own photo-sharing site with a heads-up to those who frequent the ScaleAutoMag.com Forum. Thanks for your note and hope you enjoy your own next modeling project......TIM

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Posted by Southern_yankee_80 on Tuesday, October 02, 2018 1:33 PM

Thank you so much for the photos. I have been building scale model cars for 27 years and have always build muscle cars with a few trucks here. However, as of late, I have been getting into late 40s the early 60s mod customs and stock builds and street rods. Do article not only inspires but also encourages more street rods and rat rod builds alike thanks again.

 

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Posted by Southern_yankee_80 on Tuesday, October 02, 2018 8:53 PM

Seen pictures of builds like this and ones I see in the magazine inspires me to broaden my horizons by trying different types of model cars

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Posted by Tim Boyd on Wednesday, October 03, 2018 9:15 AM

Southern_yankee_80

Seen pictures of builds like this and ones I see in the magazine inspires me to broaden my horizons by trying different types of model cars

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Southern....that is great to hear....and that is exactly why I write stories like this and the magazone publishes them from time to time.   

Thanks Southern - and all who have posted - for your feedback.  TIM 

 

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Posted by BUGATTI FAN on Thursday, October 04, 2018 9:27 AM

Interesting thread Tim. I have recently done a kit bash between a very poor MG Metro 6R4 Rally Car Kit resin kit and grafted parts that I cut from from it that were any good onto a burago die cast Metro. They were both supposed to be 24th scale but in fact were oversized and looked more like 20th scale. I now have a reasonable model of this car. But would you believe, after all that effort Belkits have just announced a plastic kit being imminent. Prior to this i believe that there were 2 French manufacturers making resin kits in 24th scale that were very expensive.

Regarding cut down articles in magazines that some posters mentioned, unfortunately article wordage has to be restricted to a few pages including any pictures. It is the nature of the beast in publishing unfortunately. Naturally the writers would like to add more text in general to get points across but invariably this is not always possible. Tim's follow ups digitally are a good idea nowadays, but in the pre digital age this was impossible.

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