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Big Boyz Forum

08 September 2014 - 11:54 AM

It's surprising how few people visit the large-scale Big Boyz forum here, or even know that it exists (yes, you can scroll down to what's below your basic screen). Regardless of the subject matter, these models are built by people who have extra space to add detail to their subjects. For any any type of kit, there's always something there to learn about detail and techniques that can be translated into other scale models.

Extraordinary new Ferrari 250 GTO link

04 August 2014 - 08:48 AM

462 shots plus commentary on each chassis number.




01 August 2014 - 11:25 AM

I have bookmarked many links to reference sites for cars that I intend to build.


However, I have found it important to download images and make pdf files of many of those links. Why? Many of them get shut down over time. Example: a builder's journal regarding the 1/16 Mercedes SS. Can't beat it for a step-by-step guide to building that model. But it's gone now and can't be retrieved. Fortunately, I saved everything from it.


Plus, as you know, people often clean out their image files at places like Photobucket and Fotki, and you won't see some things if you just go to the web page.


I recommend saving and downloading anything you find important in reference links to keep on your hard drive or to put into files.

What do model builders overlook that could improve their models?

26 July 2014 - 10:45 AM

I know that many of us are quick to suggest that wheels should have valve stems.


I've noticed that in many builds I've seen that the inside edges of window frames, such as vent windows, have rough edges that could benefit from a little sanding, and possibly some indication of felt window channels. I also think that some interior parts and molded-on firewall hoses etc. would look better with a little scoring around the separate parts before painting to "lift" them off of the surface a bit.


Other thoughts?

Letterman -- dog plays dead

08 July 2014 - 01:10 PM