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    March, 2017
SHOEHORNING...
Posted by The Outhouse Mouse on Thursday, March 23, 2017 2:46 AM

I'm experimenting with different ways to make a model car engine look like it was "shoehorned" into the engine compartment. Right now I'm using light colors (wires, headers, etc) contrasted with dark backbround colors. I know that's not a new idea, but I'm still building up my "body of knowledge", even after 50 years of modeling. It would be fun to have one of those 3-D printers and experiment with larger scale models of the engine that's included in the kit! Maybe I should reverse the color schemes.

I wish I could afford to kitbash with 1/18 scale diecast engines but that would become expensive in a hurry! I'm a bit of a hoarder. I like buying model cars and daydreaming about making them shine like a diamond. Follow-through is my achilles heel. I'm a great starter but a lousy finisher.

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    August, 2014
Posted by trainwreck on Thursday, March 23, 2017 8:33 PM

If I see the motor lookin' a little shy I'll usually scratch build a robust intake system, anything to make the surroundings seem smaller. As for the great starter thing, join the club. Trainwreck. 

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    March, 2017
Posted by The Outhouse Mouse on Saturday, April 08, 2017 10:35 AM

It's a big club, among modelers anyway. LOL.

 

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