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Semi-Scratch a model Car !

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Semi-Scratch a model Car !
Posted by oldcarguy on Monday, April 18, 2016 3:54 PM

Okay let's see how this goes over . NO pics again . But the seeding of an idea and the specification of the seed car .There are four .

One-1956 - Monogram 56 Chevrolet 2dr.H.T.

Two - 1956 - AMT Ford Crown Victoria

Three - 1958 - AMT Chevrolet Impala 2 dr H.T.

Four - 1970s - AMT Buick Riviera .

   Now , here's where it gets interesting .You will need wire wheels from the AMT Cobra .  I am changing the original engine requirements . Let's see some outstanding Engines .Any type up to and including the exotic ones ( if you can fit them in there )

   The whole body and the interior will be built from scratch using sheet plastic and bits and pieces you choose to use .You can make it a full fendered rod ,a full bodied modern car or go wild .I am just curious as to what some of you will come up with .The Engines are negotiable and wheels are Not negotiable .These parts Must be used !

 Can you do it ? This old phart would like to see if you are up to it . Maybe we can get someone from the mag or a model club to judge the photos and find a winner in Classic , Custom , Street , and Race .

 I would suggest posting the photos here in a reply post .Three photos , or four are recommended .Drivers side rear and front and under the hood , oops , five , show us the interior too ! Do you want to do it ? Aw C'mon . The seed car is your choice . There Must be something left to identify the donor .

This is important . You must not use any new material .Do you have scraps of Evergreen lying around ? Use them ! Bundled bodies from the vendors selling bits and pieces or better yet your parts box .

 I have seen one already .The " Art Deco " Build .  O.C.G.

 

gjgeracci
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Posted by BigTallDad on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 4:37 PM

Is this a Community Build Project?

"In order to teach a dog, you must first be smarter than the dog" P.R. Ferguson

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Posted by oldcarguy on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 5:49 AM

Hey , B.T.D. !

 I guess it could be  . I threw out this idea to see if there would be any takers . I think ( oops , I do to much of that ! ) The results would be interesting .Group Build , Fine , but I still can't show mine .Computer stupid , you might say .  O.C.G.     P.S. Your address under your avatar says Cape Coral , Florida . Did you know that many years ago I cut my Construction teeth , and canals in that development ?

gjgeracci
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  • From: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Posted by modeller123 on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 9:41 PM

Its not a turbo its a Paxton super charger 

PizzaDinner

 

 I'm a modeller not a fighter 

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Posted by oldcarguy on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 10:07 PM

Okay, modeler123 :

 I do stand corrected .That's why they call me OLD Car Guy . I can't remember , oh well you know .lol.lol.O.C.G.

gjgeracci
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Posted by trainwreck on Thursday, March 23, 2017 1:35 PM

OCG, nice idea but kinda' pricey. this would involve more than $100.00 before you could think about buying the scratch building materials. "YIPES" Trainwreck.

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Posted by Plowboy on Friday, March 24, 2017 1:19 PM

oldcarguy

   Now , here's where it gets interesting .You will need wire wheels from the AMT Cobra . You'll need to get the engine from the AMT AVANTI kit. You'll be using the turbocharger on this .

  The Engine and wheels are Not negotiable .These parts Must be used !

 

 

I really don't understand these rules. Maybe if you changed them, you may get more takers. Personally, I don't want to build a model that will have the same wheels and engine that everyone else's model will. Seeing the same engine and wheels on every model will get boring quick.

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Posted by mrmike on Monday, April 03, 2017 7:41 AM

oldcarguy

Okay let's see how this goes over . NO pics again . But the seeding of an idea and the specification of the seed car .There are four .

One-1956 - Monogram 56 Chevrolet 2dr.H.T.

Two - 1956 - AMT Ford Crown Victoria

Three - 1958 - AMT Chevrolet Impala 2 dr H.T.

Four - 1970s - AMT Buick Riviera .

   Now , here's where it gets interesting .You will need wire wheels from the AMT Cobra . You'll need to get the engine from the AMT AVANTI kit. You'll be using the turbocharger on this .

   The whole body and the interior will be built from scratch using sheet plastic and bits and pieces you choose to use .You can make it a full fendered rod ,a full bodied modern car or go wild .I am just curious as to what some of you will come up with .The Engine and wheels are Not negotiable .These parts Must be used !

 Can you do it ? This old phart would like to see if you are up to it . Maybe we can get someone from the mag or a model club to judge the photos and find a winner in Classic , Custom , Street , and Race .

 I would suggest posting the photos here in a reply post .Three photos , or four are recommended .Drivers side rear and front and under the hood , oops , five , show us the interior too ! Do you want to do it ? Aw C'mon  O.C.G.    P.S. The seed car is your choice . There Must be something left to identify the donor .

  

 

This is quite the challenge!  But, what about the 4 kits you mentioned?  Are they to be built from scratch or are they the "donor kits" for parts beyond the Studebaker engine and Cobra wheels?  I believe that the "rules" for this project need further refinement and clarification as there are too many loopholes that need to be filled.  

I think the major stopping point on this project is the body as many of us would be put off trying to build model car body from scratch.  There are those who have the capability of being able to scratch build a model body, but for many, it is too far of a stretch to accomplish.  Cost is also a factor here as many are on a budget and are unable to justify the cost.

 And, as it was previously pointed out, shouldn't this be a Community Build Project?  I think it has all of the hallmarks of being one.

I, for one, will not be participating in this project as I have way too many going now and are planned for the future.  With projects I have planned for myself and projects for my model club, I am out!  For those who want to do this, I say go for it!!!

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985 

On my bench-1962 Chevrolet Sinkhole Corvette; 1962 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster; 1973 Ford Bronco

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Posted by aliasT.W. on Sunday, April 09, 2017 7:31 PM

Less is more oldcarguy, I hope no one minds if I interject here, how about you can use any frame you've got kicking around ? (The frame must be un-altered). The vehicle must have a supercharged motor (no roots , screw type blowers) and must have wire wheels.The body must be built from scratch. Easy Peezy. T.W.

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Posted by oldcarguy on Monday, May 29, 2017 12:11 PM

Hi

 Well ! ! I guess if you want it to be . I didn't go there because of my inability to post pictures . What do you think ? O.C.G.

gjgeracci

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