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Scratch Building an Aussie Ford Falcon **October update**


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#61 ShawnS

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 11:41 PM

What tools are you using for this build? Tim


Hi Tim. I'm not using any really special tools for this just the basic stuff like x-acto blades, a pencil, a steel ruler, small drillbits, a scriber, lots of sand paper etc.

Yesterday I had hoped to continue on from what I gave you but my computer and Imageshack weren't the best of friends so I pulled the plug for the night.

Here is more of the engine. I added a distributor from a Tamiya Sierra and a fan from a '69 Camaro, The fan is mounted on a scratch built pulley. I also made an oil filter from a bit of evergreen tube.
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The air cleaner is made from an 80's Mustang air cleaner and parts of 2 wheel backs as well as evergreen.
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The alternator is from a 64 Mustang and it's mounted to a scratchbuilt A/C unit. Both parts are dressed up with MCG PE.
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The bell housing is originally from a 64 Mustang. I sanded off all of the kit detail and replaced it with my own.
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The starter motor is from the same Tamiya kit that the distributor is from.The belts are just some tape.
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I also had to make the gearbox. It's a Borg-Warner 4 speed single rail.
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One thing that's missing from the engine at the moment is the exhaust manifold. It's a really odd shape thats hard to replicate and it's had me stumped for a while so instead of putting the whole project on hold I decided to worry about it later and to move on to the interior.

Thanks for your kind comments guys. I'm glad you guys are liking what you are seeing. Don't be affraid to holler out any questions that you may have. I'll be happy to answer.

Next up- The interior.

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 11:55 PM

I have a question! Are you sure there's enough detail in that? :lol:

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 12:08 AM

The amount and quality of the detail work on that engine is insane.

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 12:16 AM

Shawn , I thought the detail you were doing on this way back when you started was amazing but you are continuing to raise the bar higher and higher . Amazing work .

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 02:20 AM

Great stuff going on here Shawn! Thanks for sharing.

Gregg/Harry, put this in the mag for all to enjoy, huh? ;)

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 10:57 PM

WOW!! That is AWESOME work, I'm a huge blue oval fan and your build is going to look like the real thing.

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 11:40 PM

Truely amazing work you have done there. Cant wait for more updates.

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 05:57 AM

Very cool

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 08:21 AM

This is absolutely amazing.... Scratch build an entire 4 door sedan?!?!?

Wow.... you've hooked another one. Carry on!
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Posted 17 February 2012 - 08:30 AM

I was sent a link to your build on the Australian forum, and I'm still gobsmacked on your building, your certainly one very talented modeler, brilliant work, can't wait to see more ....

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 09:54 AM

Amazing work!

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 10:05 AM

Amazing and beautiful work.

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 12:22 PM

The engine has turned out really well, looking forward to seeing everything in colour. Well done.

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 01:14 PM

Absolutely outstanding, espeicially that body.

GREAT job!

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 01:43 PM

wow, fantastic. i am officially in awwe permanently. so much inspiration to try and scratch build something, what?? i don't know...lols

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 09:10 PM

Thanks again guys. The updates are starting to catch up to where I am at so pretty soon anything you see will be real time updates.

Here is some of the interior work so far.
I started with the floor pan. Evergreen sheet with a trans hump from a Mustang.
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The rear bulkhead and parcel shelf were fitted. The wheel well lumps are sections cut out of the wheel wells from a Mustang chassis
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I added the side panels and the raised areas where the seats will sit.
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underneath
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Made the mouldings for around the doors
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and the door cards and made and cast the armrests. I cast the window cranks from a part I found in my spares box. Two of the arm rests look like they have air bubbles in them but the spots that you can see are just debris in the resin
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The rear seat was next. Falcons used different styles of upholstery over the years so I made inserts for the seats. That way when I want to do a different model, I can change the seat patterns without messing up the seat. You can also see that I used copper wire for the piping around the base of the seat.
The basic seat parts
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Stick them all together and this is what you get.
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To be continued..

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 09:37 PM

The front seats.

There was absolutely nothing in my spares box that came close to what I wanted so I had to make those as well. Once again all evergreen with some putty for the sides of the backrest and copper wire for the piping.
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With the headrest and centre inserts.
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I cast them straight away and shot some primer on them. The stripes are only temporary and will be done neatly on the final version.
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The XE Falcon had two different centre consoles. I built both.
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I made the shifter boot from different sized layers of evergreen layed on top of each other. The knob is from my spares box.
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I found some pedals from a 67 Mercury that will do the job just fine.
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The interior tub with the manual console.
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and the auto console.
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Just the dash and a couple of things left to show you and then you'll be up to date.

To be continued..
Cheers
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Posted 18 February 2012 - 01:51 AM

:blink: Can't quite get over those consoles. I can envision stuff like that in my head, but getting it out of my head and making it a reality is extremely difficult. Doing it as well as you have is dang near impossible.

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 05:24 AM

WOW!absolutely outstanding job !

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 08:11 AM

Heres my question: .......wait for it........How the HECK! did I miss this one?? , Shawn you are a showman when it comes to scratch building. I have really enjoyed this build and will be on-board till the end. Oh I do have a question : when you are ready to paint the motor and other details will you disassemble it ? or do you plan on painting it as is? In any case keep up the OUTSTANDING work