Scraps and Spares
Posted 13 April 2012 - 06:03 PM
How many of you use your scraps in little "fidgety" projects that you just come up with out of the blue... no planning, no direction until you've gone halfway through the project, just putting solvent to plastic and seeing where it goes from there?
I do it all the time, in fact a good bit of my fine detail pieces I use in the builds I do use the techniques and ideas I come up with during "fidgeting" time.
I'll post some examples in photo form later on when I take my photos this weekend so you can see what I come up with, but please do share your stuff with us in the mean time!
Posted 13 April 2012 - 06:53 PM
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Posted 15 April 2012 - 04:09 AM
Posted 15 April 2012 - 05:03 AM
Sure does! Got some pics?
One time I started messing around with some aluminum sheet, and I ended up with something that somewhat resembled an early ford roadster. Does that count?
Posted 15 April 2012 - 05:23 AM
Here's an example of a build I did a few years ago which took me a long time to round up all the little details, including a couple of scratch-built vintage radios I made from styrene, mesh, and watch parts.
You can see the video here.
Posted 15 April 2012 - 06:22 AM
As always, you come through with a perfect visualization of what a little creativity and vision can do for your hobby!
Posted 15 April 2012 - 06:59 AM
Like this "Fortish Wagon" that I build alost two year ago. I was looking trough the spare parts, and I found a Bburago '62 Ferrari Testarossa body, and a Revell (I think) '39 Wagon Rod body, I was thinking to trash both of them, but... After start to play with them, I mean play like a 1 or 2 year old kid that put together pieces without sense.
I like it, and I start to build it.
Part of the interior is scratch built, the side of the body too... The engine i don't know from which kit or car it came from, the wheels also are scratch built...
After I add a Christmas tree because I finish it close to Christmas... The tree is removable. And the hood open.
Posted 15 April 2012 - 07:04 AM
Keep it going guys, I can see this turning into a very interesting thread. I'll be posting a few knick-knacks I've created in a little while (I need to go eat some lunch first )
Posted 15 April 2012 - 07:08 AM
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Posted 15 April 2012 - 08:35 AM
Brizio, I love that vehicle. Is there a place I can check out more pictures of it?
I cannot find any post except the one where I put on trade the Wagon Rod, but I can open a new post with all the pics I have.
Brizio, that car is AWESOME! I LOVE it!!
Posted 15 April 2012 - 08:43 AM
Posted 15 April 2012 - 09:05 AM
Well, please do so over in UNDER GLASS. I would love to see more pictures of that build.
Look here... If you have other question or want see more pics of it, let me know!
Posted 15 April 2012 - 12:08 PM
Here's my 'C70A Flame Rifle', made from several different scraps from my leftovers box- (the strap is actually Viva brand paper towel cut into a strip and soaked in black wash... Viva is awesome for making scale tarpaulin, straps, seatbelts )
Let's let Sakura from Street Fighter Alpha model it for us!
GIMP2.6 Fun! (or, poor man's photoshop!)
More stuff to come later.
Posted 15 April 2012 - 01:07 PM
Posted 15 April 2012 - 01:37 PM
It's good to see I'm not the only one who will fiddle around with random bits until it comes through into something awesome.
Keep it coming guys!