heres a thought i've had rolling in my head for a while...how bout a hotwheels build?
the idea is simple enough, you go out and buy a hotwheels car, or pick one from your stash (no point denying it, i know we all have them)
then you go out and buy a model kit from the same car in 1/24 or 1/25 and replicate the hotwheels
here is what i like about the idea...every skill level is included in this, some hotwheels are are simple to replicate as getting the paint right while others use box wheels and are scratchbuild from there up
the ground rules
* the hotwheel car
any hotwheels ERTL or any other brand 1/64 scale model car will due
it can be a replica of a real car or one of thier one off designs (look at the image for a quick idea of whats all out there)
the hotwheel car has to be in your possesion (so that you can see what your building and we can see the hotwheel and the finished model on display together)
* the model car
lets keep this build restricted to 1/24 and 1/25 scale, that should cover 90 % of our members so most everyone can join in
the model car may be build any way you want as long as it looks like the hotwheel
if there are details in the hotwheel we expect to see them in the model you build, a set of rims, a HEMI or a chrome steering wheel, if it in the hotwheel put it in the model
if your hotwheel car does not have an opening hood you can build the model as a curbide but you are encouraged to ad detail as you feel the car demands (for instance, the 71 dodge charger has 440 calouts on the hood (which doesnt open) and so if you want to put a 440 in there that would be great (a hemi would be out of place though) so add detail as the hotwheels steers you
* the build
runtime for this build will be just over 4 months, starting today and ending on october 24th.
any member who wants to enter can post here and i will ad their name to the list at the bottom of this post.
lest keep this limited to new build so before you start your build post a picture of the hotwheels and the fresh kit you are using
lets keep all progress in this thread so this thread stays alive and we dont flood the forum with double posts
as soon as the first model is finished i will start a "under glass" post for all the finished models, proudly displayed next to thier smaller predecesor
once your model is finished post it in that same under glass thread (for reasons mentioned before) and if you feel so inclined you are allowed to send the model to me (what a coincedende this CBP ends on my birthday)
* the builders
1 Master Modeller : 1971 dodge charger
2 Jairus : 68 dodge deora redline
3 discospud : custom volkswagen beetle
4 diymirage : 67 plymouth GTX
anyone interested ?
Edited by diymirage, 10 June 2011 - 03:53 PM.