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Scratch Building an Aussie Ford Falcon **First update for 2015**


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#241 James2

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 06:55 AM

NICE!

#242 Dominik

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 10:59 AM

From the first step, i watch your progress. Why i wrote nothing till yet? I am still speechless. This is awesome...incredible.

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 04:20 PM

BEAUTIFUL WORK SHAWN!!!

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 12:20 AM

Thanks again guys. This little job is still ticking along nicely and now I have some more to show you.
I had to scratch build the brake master cylinder/booster/reservoir setup.
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I found a battery in the spares box and made a tray and mounting frame to suit it.
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I made the overflow and washer bottle too.
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The firewall is all evergreen.
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The wheel well now has a spring cover.
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The shock tower now has a vertical strengthening bar and some extra stryrene on the front.
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I made some shock mounts for the top of the towers and test fitted the lot.
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I slotted the engine in place to check for any interference. I am a little concerned about how and where the alternator sits so I will have to work on that.

That's all for this update. Still plenty more to come in the future.

Cheers
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Posted 19 September 2012 - 01:02 AM

Amazing Shawn, engine bay looking really good B) !

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 01:26 AM

This is beyond believable. I sometimes forget how small these parts are!

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 01:29 AM

phenomenal!!!!!!!!

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 02:40 AM

Unbelievable work. :) It looks fantastic.

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 04:42 AM

Wow!
What can I say that hasnt been already said.
This is one of the best (1:24/1:25 ?) scratch builds I have ever seen.The amount of detail is incredible.
And whats makes it even better, its an Aussie car being built by a South Aussie.
Your a legend Shawn.

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 07:27 AM

This is so amazing, I wish I could do this!

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 09:20 PM

Insanity, pure insanity......................

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 04:02 AM

Only got three things to say about this...WoW...WoW...and...WoW!!

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 06:27 AM

eeerrrr gob smacked stunned flabbergasted I have been biulding models for 35 years now and i thought that i was pritty good but now i just feel silly your skills have made me realize that im just a kit basher and not a modeler .I would shake your hand if i could
I remember these car as the cortina not granada and ive worked on few and i have to say your detail is bang on keep up the
super craftmanship we need another update :wub: :wub: :wub:

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#254 ShawnS

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 09:55 PM

Thanks guys.

Even though this build has been going since march 2011 the reception that it continues to get from modellers around the world still blows me away. I never set out to do anything other than a basic kerbside build with a few extra details here and there but everyones encouraging comments have spurred me on to test how far my own skills could possibly go and I have even surprised myself with what I can do. While sometimes I feel that I am just showing off I remind myself that I have learnt from many builders (that's you guys) over the course of the build and that I sure hope some guys are learning from me too.

I'm sure when I have finished this build I will reflect on how much I have evolved as a builder and I hope that you guys also keep challenging yourselves and passing on your tricks and tips to help yourself and others evolve too.

Thanks again. 'till next time
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Posted 23 September 2012 - 07:00 AM

I feel hopelessly inadequate.

Outstandingly good work.

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 05:55 PM

I just found this build and all I can say is you are an amazing artist. I cannot wait to see more of your work, it has inspired me to step out of the box on a real modeling project

#257 Doobie

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 09:09 AM

There is only one problem that I can see shawn your next one has to be better than the last one !!!

Cool build where is the next update PLEASE

Doobie

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 10:07 AM

Just chiming in here to keep the cheerleading going. This is an amazing piece of work.

#259 421gto

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 12:13 PM

Outstanding scratchbuilding mate, cant wait to see it finished.

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 12:52 PM

WOW!! that engine bay looks great, very nice work, great detailing!

keep it goin!
bryan