SEARCH SCALEAUTOMAG.COM

Enter keywords or a search phrase below:

A Groovy open wheel racer - scratch built

367 views
8 replies
1 rating 2 rating 3 rating 4 rating 5 rating
  • Member since
    March 2019
  • From: Quitman, Texas
A Groovy open wheel racer - scratch built
Posted by LostInStyreneAnd... on Thursday, November 14, 2019 6:16 AM

Say Hello to Groovy Grader Racing's new Formula car!    

The wheels & tires gave me the inspiration, the engine long block is from the Royal Rail kit, and everything else is either from the parts boxes, Evergreen or music wire.  

I know it doesn't match the quality of many of the unreal builds that get posted here, but I had a 'frustratingly' good time building it, and like so many other builds - I tried a few things and I learned a few things.    Feedback & questions are always welcome!

 

Eric Automobile

  • Member since
    March 2019
  • From: Quitman, Texas
Posted by LostInStyreneAnd... on Thursday, November 14, 2019 6:17 AM
 

Eric Automobile

  • Member since
    March 2019
  • From: Quitman, Texas
Posted by LostInStyreneAnd... on Thursday, November 14, 2019 6:17 AM
 

Eric Automobile

  • Member since
    March 2019
  • From: Quitman, Texas
Posted by LostInStyreneAnd... on Thursday, November 14, 2019 6:18 AM

Eric Automobile

  • Member since
    March 2019
  • From: Quitman, Texas
Posted by LostInStyreneAnd... on Thursday, November 14, 2019 6:18 AM
 

Eric Automobile

  • Member since
    March 2019
  • From: Quitman, Texas
Posted by LostInStyreneAnd... on Thursday, November 14, 2019 6:19 AM
 

Eric Automobile

  • Member since
    March 2019
  • From: Quitman, Texas
Posted by LostInStyreneAnd... on Thursday, November 14, 2019 6:19 AM
One thing I learned - lighting makes a big difference in your pictures.  Here is a much better picture of the actual color I used.  I tried to get fancy with the black construction paper, but I think the 'ambiance' lighting in our kitchen/dining area made it look odd.
 
 

Eric Automobile

  • Member since
    February 2008
Posted by justmike on Thursday, November 14, 2019 11:37 AM

This has to be the finished scratch build with the WIP thread in Other Models. You put a lot of work into this thing and it looks great. You have some impressive scratchbuilding skills and an equally impressive imagination.  The fabrication of the suspension is really what jumped out to me.

Feelings are like scents: The more they are analyzed, the worse they smell.
  • Member since
    March 2019
  • From: Quitman, Texas
Posted by LostInStyreneAnd... on Thursday, November 14, 2019 2:56 PM

Thanks!    It's hard to get it strong enough but still in scale.  I'm leaning more and more to using metal for pivots and things, which should add strength and reduce the slop in the pivots.

Eric Automobile

JOIN OUR COMMUNITY!

Our community is FREE to join. To participate you must either login or register for an account.

SEARCH FORUMS

FREE MONTHLY NEWSLETTER
By signing up you may also receive reader surveys and occasional special offers. We do not sell, rent or trade our email lists. View our privacy policy