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#201 Scale-Master


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Posted 21 February 2013 - 05:06 AM

Are you sure you did not just shrink a real one? What scale are you working in here?


Those parts are 1/12th scale.  I have Another one in progress that is truly 100% scratch-built.

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 05:42 AM

My turn to post some scratch builders

Willys post pounder


1950's Dodge logging truck


1937 Ford wrecker



Most of my models are scratch built anyways.

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 11:27 AM

60‘Impala Hydro hemi –boat:
Dodge A100 Trailer:
66’ Olds 442 in a workshop. Opened doors, Built harness, disturbitor, powersteering,…


I LOVE the concept on that boat. Gives me some ideas for some junker bodies I have laying around.

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 02:53 PM

To all who have posted...you are all insane and I thank you for sharing your genius. Truly awe inspiring stuff. This Board has Talent.

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 05:34 PM

Did you build a jig to make the frame or were you just laying on that cutting board and soldering? Just curious how you wnet about it. I am going to be building some aircrfat fuselage interior framing and was wondering. I did a little bit in the past where I taped the pieces to a piece of tracing papaer and did it burning away the paper as I soldered. That actually worked pretty well.  

No I didn't built a jig. I hand bent the tubes and solder it on top of the cutting board.

#206 Bernard Kron

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 05:53 PM

This is awfully simple compared to a lot of stuff on here, but it came out pretty nicely so I'm pleased. It's a trailer that's part of a late '40's dry lakes style race set that includes an AMT '40 Ford Sedan Delivery and a resin '34 Ford Roadster body on a modified AMT '34 Ford 5-window chassis. I love scratch building parts that I can't easily find otherwise. The trailer was primarily made from various Evergreen and Plastruct plastic shapes with the wheels and springs coming from an AMT '37 Chevy kit and the fenders from an AMT '25 T double kit. I built it freehand, just measuring and cutting as I went, based on the dimensions established by the roadster's track and length.



Edited by Bernard Kron, 21 February 2013 - 06:21 PM.

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 06:06 PM

I also like to build traditional style hot rod frames. This is a lo-boy Deuce sedan based on a Jimmy Flintstone resin body. because of the thivkness and dimensions of the Flintstone body which is based on the Revell Orange Crate, I couldn't modify an existing styrene Deuce frame. It was actually easier just to make my own! The interior is also largely scratch built I'm haven't shown it here. The frame rails are made of Evergreen styrene strip. The rear cossmembers and diagonal braces are Evergreen styrene rod. The center crossmember is a Revell Deuce piece and the front crossmember is from an AMT '29 Model A Ford roadster chassis. The taper at the front of the rails was traced from a Revell Deuce frame and sanded and filed into shape.





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Posted 21 February 2013 - 06:12 PM

And finally this next chassis is what I consider to be my best work. It's very simple but looks quite true-to-life to my eyes. It's a simple '40's style dry lakes modified. The entire frame with the exception of the rear crossmenber is scratch built from styrene strip, including the split wishbones. The rear crossmember is from a Revell '29 Ford RPU. The exhaust headers and pipes, most of the interior, and the fuel tank in the final pictures are also scratch built.




Edited by Bernard Kron, 22 February 2013 - 04:35 AM.

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 06:16 PM


ow, ow, Ow, OW!!


My eye balls are hurting Guys!!



I am in awe of the talent and work going on out there!!

Hurray for "Our" hobby!!


Thank You for sharing EVERYONE!!

I will be watching this one for some time to come!!


Thank You Guys!




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Posted 22 February 2013 - 03:38 AM

I gotta get in on all the fun here but most of mine pales in comparison to some of the highly detailed scratchbuilding going on in this thread.


Here's my Carny Wagon. The entire living quarters is scratch built along with everything inside it.



This includes the guitar, food canisters, pot bellied stove, metal sink, coffee pot, matchbook holder by the door including red tip wooden matches, etc.




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Posted 22 February 2013 - 03:47 AM

Next is a few shots from my Fiat Altered build, which is still an on-going project until I'm happy with the paint.


The entire front axle, suspension, batwings and radius rods are all scratch built and the steering is functioning as is a requirement in all of my builds.





Also, some of the other scratch built items include the butterfly steering wheel, seat and all of the interior tins are made from printing plate.





This thread is amazing and inspiring as well. I'm dialed in and now that I've found it, I check it first thing everytime I get on the forum.

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 04:13 AM

One final project. Still working on this one and am in limbo until my wheels come in.


Functioning steering on my lifted 1/25th scale Jeep with functioning u-joints in the steering knuckes.



I'll have more on this later.

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 04:24 AM

There are some crazy talented people on this site, that's for sure.

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 06:16 AM

Beautiful work Brad !!!!




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Posted 22 February 2013 - 02:49 PM

Heres my best scratch building effort. built from a 76 caprice sedan. the front and rear frame sections are scratch built. all the derby related parts are also scratch built , gas tank, batterey box, toggle box rear axle and the engine armor.












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Posted 22 February 2013 - 02:58 PM

Wow these are all super impressive scratchbuilt pieces.All I got is a scratchbuilt frame from a current project.


Notch cover


Control arms.


Air compressors and tanks.


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Posted 22 February 2013 - 03:34 PM

Utility bed on an H1 pickup


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Posted 23 February 2013 - 08:50 AM

I've already posted these on the black knight thread but here are some of the highlights.


Head lights aluminum and brass turnings



The radiator brass with an aluminum cap.  The head lights mount on the sides of this with pins.





Gas tank. Turned aluminum with brass straps and turned aluminum rivets(I bought the rivets)



rear end.  Turned solid axles and brass springs. Diff is the kit part



Rear end done and assembled.  The brake lights are brass tubing filled with red epoxy.



Interior brass and aluminum steering wheel and column. Gage bezels are cut from brass tubing on a lathe



Engine - turned cylinders, brass side and inlet cover, turned intake with brass screen cover.



Semi done.  I still have to make a good front axle.


Edited by Pete J., 23 February 2013 - 08:52 AM.

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 08:55 AM

the black baron rules ^^^^^^

my garage in progress , detail work is just starting , srached the heater today needs piping still

the rest can be followed in the diorama thread here


the garage lift is not scratch thats from fujimi same as the shelfs , the desk is part fujimi bit i made the real wooden table top myself











Edited by crazyrichard, 23 February 2013 - 08:59 AM.

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 05:11 PM

Richard, that looks real. Very nice work indeed.