Scratch Building an Aussie Ford Falcon **First update for 2015**
Posted 26 August 2012 - 10:59 AM
Posted 19 September 2012 - 12:20 AM
I had to scratch build the brake master cylinder/booster/reservoir setup.
I found a battery in the spares box and made a tray and mounting frame to suit it.
I made the overflow and washer bottle too.
The firewall is all evergreen.
The wheel well now has a spring cover.
The shock tower now has a vertical strengthening bar and some extra stryrene on the front.
I made some shock mounts for the top of the towers and test fitted the lot.
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.
Posted 19 September 2012 - 01:26 AM
Posted 19 September 2012 - 04:42 AM
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.
Posted 21 September 2012 - 04:02 AM
Posted 21 September 2012 - 06:27 AM
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
Posted 22 September 2012 - 09:55 PM
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
Posted 23 September 2012 - 07:00 AM
Outstandingly good work.
Posted 23 September 2012 - 05:55 PM
Posted 24 September 2012 - 09:09 AM
Cool build where is the next update PLEASE
Posted 24 September 2012 - 10:07 AM
Posted 24 September 2012 - 12:13 PM
Posted 24 September 2012 - 12:52 PM
keep it goin!