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  • From: SW Missouri
IROC
Posted by kustombuilder1 on Thursday, December 18, 2003 7:15 AM
Hey, I was wondering, what could I do as far as a diorama for this car?






It's Monogram's 1/8 scale IROC-Z. Maybe show it in a parking space next to a tree? Or maybe a garage with all the normal goodies around it?

I painted this with Dupont Centari 99A pitch black acrylic enamel with hardener added. I just don't know what to do to add to it.

Any ideas would be greatly appriciated. Sorry for the so-so pics. It was cloudy, and windy, and cold, so I just set it on top of my car and popped a few.
Darrin Setting a new standard for painfully slow builds.
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  • From: Arroyo Grande, CA
Posted by MojoDoctor on Thursday, December 18, 2003 6:23 PM
Great looking IROC!

With that large model, it would be nice to photograph it outside with the reflection of trees. You can see that now in the hood and windshield, just move it farther away from full size cars and include them in the background. A forced perspective will make this model look like the full size car!

Matt Good judgement is the result of experience, Experience is the result of poor judgement. Mark Twain

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  • From: TRENTON, OHIO
Posted by FIREMODELMAN on Thursday, December 18, 2003 11:02 PM
ShockWow!!ShockWow!!, how 'bout sitting it next to a trophy that says ...ONE BAD A** MODEL CAR BowBowBowBowBow, that is one very nice model, great build kustombuilder

Dave http://public.fotki.com/FIREMODELMAN/

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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, December 19, 2003 7:33 AM
Awesome build dude. I can never get my black paint to look that good.

You da man! BowBowBow
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  • From: Twin Cities, MN
Posted by colinm on Friday, December 19, 2003 8:09 AM
Wow. [:0] [:0] Great job. I thought it was a 1:1 when I first saw it.



"So I bought it, brought it home, and built my first tangerine-scented glue bomb" - Patrick Mulligan from 'Starting Line' -- August 2002 issue of Scale Auto.
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  • From: TRENTON, OHIO
Posted by FIREMODELMAN on Saturday, December 20, 2003 5:19 AM
yea, if he does like mojo said , you would never be able to tell.

Dave http://public.fotki.com/FIREMODELMAN/

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  • From: SW Missouri
Posted by kustombuilder1 on Thursday, December 25, 2003 4:13 AM
I plum forgot I posted the question. Been busy lately. 60 hour work weeks, and Christmas kept my mind off of models for a bit.

Thanks for all the wonderful comments. I first got the IROC as a present in October of '86, and it's been a slow process of improvements over the years.

Yeah, MojoDoctor, I'm gonna take some good pics with my Canon EOS as soon as I get time and good weather together. Just gotta migrate to a decent location, and blend it in.

Maybe someday, It will be ready for a show or two. It's handicapped by the fact it is 1:8 scale. Not a real source of good aftermarket parts and stuff out there.

Gotta scratch everything detail-wise. If I could start over again, I would open the doors, and rear hatch. Maybe someday I will. She's almost 17 years old, and I know of only one unbuilt sealed in box, VERY expensive too, if I were to ruin it.

Again, thanks for all the good comments, and Have a Merry Christmas!!!!
Darrin Setting a new standard for painfully slow builds.
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  • From: CA Gold Country foothills.
Posted by mishalah on Thursday, January 22, 2004 4:26 AM
For you:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3171216841

"Help me....I've fallen and I can't get up."...my models are crushing me. my pics: https://public.fotki.com/dallas916/

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  • From: Lake Crystal, Minnesota
Posted by Chris B on Thursday, January 22, 2004 7:37 AM
What a great looking 1/8 model! Throw that into the diorama you have in your head and it will be sure to fool everyone into thinking it is a real car.
Looks great!!
Chris
My Fotki page Full of car shows, my builds and some model contests.
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  • From: SW Missouri
Posted by kustombuilder1 on Monday, January 26, 2004 4:39 AM
thanks mishalah, I wish I could jump on it, but I can't right now. I just had to pop $50.00 for an ignition coil for my Corsica.Angry

But the e-bay starting price is in line with the others I have found. Anywhere from $50.00 for opened un-built to $100.00 for sealed in-box.

I bet ya I get another one soon though.

Thanks Chris , I think I will put it in a home garage type diorama. Now all I need to do is build in miniature what I already have in full scale.
[:0] Oh, if I did that, I'd never get finished ha ha
Darrin Setting a new standard for painfully slow builds.
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, January 26, 2004 3:27 PM
In 1/8th scale, you can put some figures of the universal studio's monsters beside it because they are 1/8th as well.

I thought it was a real car too!


Another idea for photos would be to just put it on the ground and take photos of it. Make sure there are no real cars around to give away the scale.

I found some plastic sheets that they use in the train Hobby shops because G scale is simular to 1/8th, I think. Anyway, these sheets have brick, dirt, and even Mars craters! I used some stone ones for a 1/8th Frankenstien diorama.

Check it out!
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, March 11, 2004 4:29 PM
JUST ONE WORD...*****IN!!!
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, March 15, 2004 11:14 AM
Might try a real live bonzai tree for realism and railroad scenery grass etc to scale??? Very Nice build Congrats'

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