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1950 Tucker scratch build

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  • Member since
    September 2019
1950 Tucker scratch build
Posted by 1950Tucker on Thursday, September 12, 2019 7:26 AM

Hi ,

before an avelange of well meant comments explain to me that there never rolled a Tucker out of the factory in 1950...I'm aware of that.

I made a few sketches of how a 2-door Coupe Tucker could have looked like in it my own interpretation.....and would like to make a scratch build model of it.

"Only" problem is, I never build a kit model of anything, let alone a scratch build one so I decided to...just start and see how it would evolve. I very much doubt though that i'm on the right track to tackle the construction of a model car. I'm not much of an artist, neither a very skilled hobbyist. I have some pictures and once I figure out how to post them and if people are interested , I will be happy to share them.




  • Member since
    December 2003
  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Monday, September 23, 2019 6:41 AM

Welcome to the forum, Mr Tucker. Your task sounds like a daunting one under any circumstances. Atempting it without modelling experience will put you at the bottom of the learning curve with lots of work to do. Nonetheless, where dedication and commitment exist, the skills can be attained. To get to the point where you can create a complete model from scratch will take some time and work, though.

I'm not the best one to to advise on such a project, but I would think that if you are completely new to model building, I would pick up a kit that interests you and start with a box stock build. This should get you familiar with the basic tools and processes, and an idea of what it's like working with plastic. You will get an idea of working in scale, and perhaps what kit based parts exist to assist with your project. Focus on clean building. You may want to do several kits to build skills and assess expectations. Through this method you may gain a better understanding of what will be required to accomplish your goal. Nothing is impossible.

You may want to post about your project in the 'Builder's Corner' section of the forum. It will likely get more views there. Good luck.

"It would be unusual, if the unusual didn't occur."

- Steamboat Gariepy


  • Member since
    October 2008
Posted by oldcarguy on Monday, September 23, 2019 7:59 AM


 Yeah, Don't let em worry you. A Tucker of any kind can be built. It will take at least four cars though. A 51Chevy Fastback. A 53 Studebaker. A 56 Chevy and a 49 Ford. These have a lot of the body shapes you will need. You might consider a 37 Chevy for the center of the hood basic structure. Oh,Welcome to the Scale Auto Forums! O.C.G.

  • Member since
    September 2019
Posted by 1950Tucker on Monday, September 23, 2019 1:25 PM

Thanks for the welcome words Trevor (my name is Gilbert) and your well meant advise.

One or another knot in my brain however insists that I build my 1950 Tucker from almost impossible task I guess but I'm going to give it a go.


  • Member since
    September 2019
Posted by 1950Tucker on Monday, September 23, 2019 1:29 PM

Thanks for the encouraging words Oldcarguy. Although I think that your approach of using existing kits to make my own model might by far be the best solution, I would like to have a go on a complete scratch built model.......

The only thing going for me is that I have no clue what lays ahead of me....


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