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"JUNKERS" AND "BEATERS" Post 'em here if you got one!!

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"JUNKERS" AND "BEATERS" Post 'em here if you got one!!
Posted by MISTERTWISTER on Monday, July 17, 2006 1:29 AM
There seems to be some interest in junkers and beaters and rough daily drivers done as a model in any scale. These are some of the most interesting and fun models around and they always seem to generate interesting conversation. If any of you builders have junkers or junker ideas please post your pics and comments here and lets see if we can generate more interest in this type of model building. Come on guys!......Join in!
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Posted by MISTERTWISTER on Monday, July 17, 2006 1:36 AM
Heres a couple of more pics of some I've done. Junkers and beaters come in just about all forms....cars, trucks, motorcycles etc.. Just about anything you can think of can become a junker.
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, July 17, 2006 12:48 PM
Those are wonderful . . . in a "junked" kind of way . . . I never get tired of seeing your work. Congrats on a fine collection.
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Posted by heepey on Tuesday, July 18, 2006 3:40 PM
Here's a working beater tow truck we use to move the other vintage projects around the yard. Its not too beat, just weathered.
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Posted by Tommy May on Tuesday, July 18, 2006 4:22 PM
Interesting topic here, Twister... Thumbs Up... This one should get a lot of posters.

I'm not much of a junker builder even though I've owned a few real ones in my life... I normally try to build pretty vehicles but I did build this one for another project.





Also... I'm not real sure what kit this came from or how old it is... I bought the unbuilt pieces at a model swap meet... Any help identifying it for me Question

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Posted by MISTERTWISTER on Tuesday, July 18, 2006 4:39 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by heepey

Here's a working beater tow truck we use to move the other vintage projects around the yard. Its not too beat, just weathered.

Excellent work! Thats what we want to see. Nice background also.
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Posted by MISTERTWISTER on Tuesday, July 18, 2006 4:44 PM
Nice weathering on the mini bike Tommy. I saw it in the WWIII post. I don't know what kit it came from but if it were real I'd say its a Honda 50 from the 60's or early 70's.
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Posted by MoldinOldies on Tuesday, July 18, 2006 6:30 PM
Here's a couple of mine...

First, my 39/40 that I'm using in my "Bootlegger" Diorama...



Here's my 56 Belair...




These 3 in the last pic are about an inch and a half long...pretty cool lookin' though...


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Posted by MISTERTWISTER on Tuesday, July 18, 2006 6:38 PM
Great job from MoldinOldies! That little tiny diorama is just too cool! I can't remember...Was that in the Peanut Butter Lid Project?
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Posted by MoldinOldies on Tuesday, July 18, 2006 10:34 PM
It was supposed to be...just never got around to finishing it...I seem to be having that problem a lot lately...I'll start 'em...just can't finish 'em...Thanx for the compliment !!!Big Smile
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Posted by MISTERTWISTER on Wednesday, July 19, 2006 10:43 PM
It is hard to finish projects sometimes and I know what thats like. Work and the real world sometimes interfere with our favorite hobby. This post is a little slower than I thought it would be..........There must not be as many junker builders as I thought.
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Posted by notlezah on Thursday, July 20, 2006 5:41 AM
Darryl, I too am suprised there are not a ton of them showing up...I think a lot of folks just don't look at this section. there was a post down in suggestions and feedback asking for a seperate forum for them...http://www.scaleautomag.com/sca/community/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=37325
Maybe if this stays near the top for awhile you'll get more response...I haven't got any yet or I'da put something here...
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, July 20, 2006 7:54 AM
Darryl . . . these vehicles are looking good and I think lots of people build them . . . I know Daveinthehat builds lots of them, and so does Pat Covert and many others . . . I love doing them and here, I'll post a couple . . . including my Gunk Mobile which I finished earlier this year and of which I'm rather fond! Cheers, V.
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, July 20, 2006 7:56 AM
Here are a round of pics . . . there are more up in the old Fotki.



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Posted by JakeCouture on Thursday, July 20, 2006 11:13 AM
Curses! I build almost exclusively junkers and beaters. Probably more beaters than junkers, as I like all my builds to look like they could still be driven. Well-worn daily drivers. But, I've just moved and everything's still packed. I have posted a few builds in the past, but I'll try to get a few pics up when I find the camera and unbox the models.

So far the work shown here is great. Tommy, that bike is awesome! And Darryl, your work is always cool to see. I really like the For Sale in the windows. It helps tell the story a little better.
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Posted by 59 Chevy Impala on Thursday, July 20, 2006 1:25 PM
Here are a couple of mine. Hope ya like.







Thanks fer lookin. Dan

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Posted by MoldinOldies on Thursday, July 20, 2006 1:28 PM
The 39/40 is a sweet kit....that's the one I used too....Diamond in the Rough by AMT...cool kit !!!
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Posted by bentmetal on Thursday, July 20, 2006 5:00 PM
These are my first try at building junkers but not my last. I'm really getting into trying different techniques and have a bunch to work on.
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Posted by Tommy May on Thursday, July 20, 2006 5:23 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by bentmetal

These are my first try at building junkers but not my last.


Very well done... Big Smile

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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, July 20, 2006 5:47 PM
Those are some great rust buckets . . . cheers, V666
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Posted by MISTERTWISTER on Thursday, July 20, 2006 10:58 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by notlezah

Darryl, I too am suprised there are not a ton of them showing up...I think a lot of folks just don't look at this section. there was a post down in suggestions and feedback asking for a seperate forum for them...http://www.scaleautomag.com/sca/community/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=37325
Maybe if this stays near the top for awhile you'll get more response...I haven't got any yet or I'da put something here...
Thanks Howard, I saw that post and thats what gave me this idea. I figured if builders were asking for a seperate forum this post might spark some interest in this type of build. We'll watch and see what happens. Darryl
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Posted by MISTERTWISTER on Thursday, July 20, 2006 11:06 PM
Excellent models from Virgil and 59 Chevy Impala (Dan)! Thanks for posting guys. Virg that gunk truck is just too much....very cool and Dan's 39/40 is just a subject that is hard to beat as far as building junkers goes.
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Posted by MISTERTWISTER on Thursday, July 20, 2006 11:14 PM
A "BIG" hats off to bentmetal for his first attempts. Those are just plain great! If these are your first attempts then you're just going to get better. And you're right.....There are many, many things that can be done to make cars and trucks look junked or used up. Half the fun is experimenting with different mediums to make them look old, beat up and neglected. Nice job!
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Posted by MISTERTWISTER on Friday, July 21, 2006 6:31 PM
Heres another one of mine................
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Posted by 59 Chevy Impala on Sunday, July 23, 2006 3:06 PM
Mistertwister, I like your Corvette. All the models I've seen here are very good, but we need to see more. I really like the junkers and well used autos and trucks. I have some pics of Nellybelle, but I don't know if it fits in here or not. It is well used though, and weathered some. If ya like I could post a couple pics of her. Smile Dan

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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, July 23, 2006 3:32 PM
Nice consistent work . . . I love the way you do color too!
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Posted by 6 on Sunday, July 23, 2006 3:34 PM
Tommy; it looks a lot like an old Honda ST-90 from the '70's.

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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, July 23, 2006 4:53 PM
Heres mine, a Revell '64 Chevy, this is from the California Wheels kit, which I bought just for the custom wheels. Its basically box stock except for some partsbox radial tires and the weathering.



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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, July 23, 2006 4:55 PM
And with a semi-reliable 283 under the hood...


...it ended up becoming the tow vehicle for my '69 Camaro.
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, July 23, 2006 6:36 PM
That 64 is a winner, Casey . . . great weathering . . . love it!!!

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