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Scratch Building an Aussie Ford Falcon **First update for 2014**


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#281 Foxer

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 01:35 AM

That is detail! That exhaust manifold is beautiful like no exhaust manifold deserves to be!

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 10:27 AM

I just want to know how slender your fingers are!? I mean, no matter how hard I try to get that kind of detail, I just can not get it. I just spent time trying to do headers for a rod I am working on, and I can not get that kind of detail. PLUS, I have to use glasses AND the magnified light get in and see that stuff! LOL

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 10:33 AM

looks pretty nice man keep it going

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 11:36 AM

Shear insanity...in a good way.

Shawn, this is one of the most outstanding builds I've ever seen, if not the most outstanding.

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 03:24 PM

Yet again mate, you amaze me with super clean fabrication and tiny details.
Keep it up Shawn, I can't get enough of this.

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 07:48 PM

I have never seen the level of detail in a totally scratch built vehicle. I have always wanted to scratchbuild a model but would never have the skills on your level, im sure it has been said here before but you are a scratch building genius with such a level of scratch building skills that you would never need a kit to build from again. You have totally inspired me to at least give a hand with more scratch building on every build, ill never be able to do the entire model but at least push for more in the future builds. Keep up the awesome work and can not wait to see what you do with the paint on this one.

#287 ShawnS

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 11:32 PM

Thanks again.

I'm still amazed at the reception that this gets everytime I post an update. I also always get a little buzz when someone says that I am inspiring them to give scratchbuilding a go, It's easy to get caught up in the mindset that forums can be more of a competition than a community so if someone learns from my posts it gives me reason to continue and share even more. So with that I give you the mudflaps. I didn't really need to make them at this stage but as I had an idea about how to do it I couldn't help myself. Here is a pic of the real thing.
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To kick off I made the ribbed area first by sandwiching thin strips of evergreen with wider strips inbetween.
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I then made a resin cast of that part so I didn't have to make another one if I made too many mistakes. I cut out a square of that ribbed part and put it into a strip of scrap styrene that was cut to the width of the mudflaps. I then chiseled out an oval shape in the ribbed area.
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I got these stick-on metal badges from an Australian model website. They are made by a Chinese company called Easy Decal. I have had them for ages but could never figure out a use for them.
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I stuck one of the smaller Ford logos onto the mudflap and shot it with primer.
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I then cast them in resin that I added a drop of black pigment to for effect.
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It's something that I would have loved to have made with Photoetch but as I'm not setup for that yet I'll have to settle for styrene and resin.


Thank you again for your kind comments .

Cheers
ShawnS

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 12:35 AM

You sir are a plastic god. This is freakin amazing.

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 04:31 AM

Love the mudflaps! Those are off the chart cool!!

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 05:08 AM

Those mudflaps could be sold on their own and you could probably retire off of them, especially if you did them for other makes as well.

Very, very cool.

Charlie Larkin

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 05:20 AM

Hi Shawn great progress again

By the way
Do you have a link on those decals.
I googled butt i didnt find them.

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 09:15 AM

Unbelievable!!! :o :o

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 09:36 AM

No words can describe this . Scratchbuilt is an understatement

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 09:46 AM

I'm done.

I'll just build what's in the box from now on and never let anyone see the result.

Absolutely fantastic.

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 09:56 AM

nice mudflaps! excellent work

cheers
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Posted 23 October 2012 - 10:51 PM

Thank you gents.

Those mudflaps could be sold on their own and you could probably retire off of them, especially if you did them for other makes as well.

Very, very cool.

Charlie Larkin


:lol: Looks like I've found my true calling. new website scalemudflaps.com coming soon.

Hi Shawn great progress again

By the way
Do you have a link on those decals.
I googled butt i didnt find them.


Hi Johan, I got them from http://www.bnamodelw..._id=169&page=16 It's the only place that I have seen them.

Cheers
ShawnS

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 08:18 AM

And fantastic work continues-those Mud Flaps look very good. I can't believe that you made those from plastic and in this scale!

These scratchbuilding projects just make me want to get sheet styrene and try to make '25 Ford T Altered body, but I guess it would end up as mess. :lol:

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 02:55 AM

Plastic art!

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 12:23 AM

Hi guys. The last month has been a little bit of a bad luck stretch which led to several parts breaking and having to be rebuilt so I was away from the bench for a week or two to reset my modelling mojo. When I restarted I just wanted to do something that wasn't too stressfull so I turned to starting work on the plumbing. Here is a pic of the real thing.
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There are a lot of hoses but I'll probably just do the main ones with a few minor vacuum hoses here and there. I also made the throttle cable and linkages for the carby as well as the clutch cable.
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I made the throttle spring from a guitar string and mounted it on a bracket made from a Coke can and some PE parts.
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It's mounted on some PE linkages on the back on the carby.
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I drilled out the distributor cap and added a coil. You can see how busy the left side of the engine is.
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There are plenty of hoses and cables running in all directions and I am still yet to add the alternator and A/c unit as well as the A/c hoses, fuel lines and battery cables. The engine bay will be full by the time I'm finished.

Thanks for looking.
Cheers
ShawnS

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 12:45 AM

Absolutely amazing Shawn, that engine bay looks sweet as B)
Nice work on the mudflaps to mate ;)