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#61 Hollywood Jim

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 02:17 PM

Hey Jim, Renshape is a lightweight composite/wood material that is as lightweight as balsa wood but much more durable and easy to work with in regards to shaping parts for model use or casting. The one downside is that it is not the cheapest material out there.

Try www.freemansupply.com they have a starter/sampler kit that only retails for about $25, and it includes multiple pieces of different grades of Renshape


Thanks so much Wayne !!!

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 02:19 PM

Nah, we ain't got any talented people here. Not a one. :lol: :lol:


Not one . . . A Whole Bunch !


Wow .

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 02:23 PM

click on my screen name and you'll see 3 scratchbuilts I have done. I like seeing what others are doing this way :D
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Posted 27 November 2012 - 02:49 PM

here's a hemi i scratch built from aluminum.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 02:51 PM

WOW !!!!! I thought I was a passable machinist...slow...but I don't think I could do that blower case if someone had a gun to my head. WOW !!!

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 03:58 PM

Brass axle, working front suspension with aluminum radius rods and brass ends, wheels, valve covers and breathers, headers, pulleys, working steering box, bell housing and drive shaft, all pedals and linkage, axles and rotors, aluminum body panels, seat belts, parachutePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image

#67 Modelbuilder Mark

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 04:11 PM

Here is a steam engine I designed and built.





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That is very cool. Is that an arcylic metalic dry brushed over black, or just plain silver? Also, nice gauges etc.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 04:15 PM

Tons of humbling work here, as I knew there would be...but Bill, that rail is just sick !

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 04:27 PM

A mundane coolant cap...
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While I admit I am impresssed with your scratch building skills, little things make it even more impresive to me, especially since I can not for the life of me figure out/master how it is done. On this piece for example, the coloring/weathering is fantastic!

In all there is a LOT of cool things people are posting. TOO many to comment on each one. I applaud you all!

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 04:28 PM

OK.... Stop the world... I wanna get off... Too much too take in here... I'm going down to my workshop and step on everything...!!! Geeze...... Talk about being blown away. Talented people is definitely an understatement.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 04:42 PM

The 427 Cobra "Sunburst wheel" picture here came about because of my desire to build an accurate 427 Street Cobra. Because it didn't exist in scale I had to build one from scratch. The rim was the only part I didn't scratchbuild, but it is a heavily modified piece from the Monogram 1978 Corvette Indy Pace Car. the center of the wheel though is made up of 22 separate pieces of evergreen styrene stock. I then had copies made in resin...

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The 427 Cobra "Sunburst wheel" picture here came about because of my desire to build an accurate 427 Street Cobra. Because it didn't exist in scale I had to build one from scratch. The rim was the only part I didn't scratchbuild, but it is a heavily modified piece from the Monogram 1978 Corvette Indy Pace Car. the center of the wheel though is made up of 22 separate pieces of evergreen styrene stock. I then had copies made in resin...

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 04:48 PM

My wife loved Cranberry Lime-aides so I made one in scale for the Ford Falcon I made for her birthday...

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 05:03 PM

Scratchbuilt to replicate a trailer I used to move soda and vending machines around. No solid axle, so the deck drops down to roll items straight onto the trailer. The deck does raise and lower. THe only things not scracth are the battery and the rims/tires. I did this about 12 years ago. Keep thinking I will do another, but never get around to it.
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Posted 27 November 2012 - 06:00 PM

I had to make some part for my Joe dirt car.
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Doll on the dash.
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Cracker Jack,handcuffs.
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Some taillight and a hood.
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Posted 27 November 2012 - 06:08 PM

My 1/12 scale teardrop trailer is scratch built from plywood, basswood, balsa, aluminum flashing skin, styrene window frames. The lawn chair, picnic table, fire ring, and cooler are from scratch, too. It's all on a campground diorama with my Monogram 1/12 scale 57 Chevy. The figure is resin, from the dollhouse section of eBay.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 07:06 PM

That is very cool. Is that an arcylic metalic dry brushed over black, or just plain silver? Also, nice gauges etc.


Thanks.
It is brushed on flat black with a tiny bit of silver dry brushed on top. When you brush on the flat black, you dab it on.
This gives it texture and gives it that old metal look.

I did the same thing when I brush painted this boiler:

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 07:31 PM

There is definitely some super SICK stuff in this thread. There are really some talented people here!

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 07:55 PM

There is some incredible stuff on this thread.

I thought I was an OK scratchbuilder.
But this thread humbles me and I'm sure now that I'm just a beginner.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 09:05 PM

Wow, what a thread. Amazing talent and creativity in these posts. That steam engine is great. The working top is sick. Andy, that "Charger" is so very cool.

Injector manifold with butterflies. The tubes are aftermarket.
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Aluminum front axel and connecting links. Posable with moving linkage.
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Gauge panel
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Pedal assembly
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Steering wheel With thumb shifters
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Body from the cowl back and headers.
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Posted 28 November 2012 - 12:30 AM

absolutely stunning work by all of those who've posted!!!!! amaing stuff guys!! the talent runs deep here!!!!