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#1 Randy D

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 01:04 PM

Hi Folks,

I have had the pleasure of two good modelling buddies for the last twenty years. We live in the same town and get together in round robin style about once a month. Not much gets accomplished but we have a good time :D
I have been out of the loop for awhile and these sessions are good for finding your mojo. Last month we decided that we all had too many scratch 'projects' that were gathering dust on the bench. What was needed was a gentle 'push'. Of course we had to make it a contest.
Not too many rules, the other guys get to chose one of your projects sitting in a box and tell you how to finish it. Major components must be scratch. Done by Christmas.

My project is to build something like this...


Photo credit to Eric Geisert, cover of Street Rod mag

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The starting point. for this project is a Detroit Desiel motor that I had begun awhile back for a 1/35th armor model. This is what I was trying to build...




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#2 Randy D

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 01:11 PM

Here are some progress pics of the motor...



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#3 Ace-Garageguy

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 01:13 PM

Gorgeous work so far.......

#4 Randy D

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 01:14 PM

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That is all for now, will post more tommorrow.

Thanks for looking in!

Randy

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 01:31 PM

Very nice scratch building. Gotta love that Styrene! :)

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 01:37 PM

watchin' closely

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 01:38 PM

that is some fine work Randy!!

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 01:40 PM

1/35th ? You are cruel to yourself, Randy. But, generous to us ... that is amazing just this far into it! :)

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 02:17 PM

Great stuff!

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 03:26 PM

That ride is too cool !

#11 Randy D

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 12:53 PM

Hi Folks,

Thanks Bill!!

Hi Chuck, Appreciate the kind words.

Thank you Joe!

Hi Bill, Thanks, not as cool as your metal engine :)

Hi Mike, Thank you, at least it's not 1/87th like most of my train stuff :D

Hi Mark, Thank you for commenting!

Ray, Thanks!


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#12 Randy D

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 01:00 PM

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 01:03 PM

BEAUTIFUL WORK RANDY!!!

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 01:04 PM

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That is all for now,

Thanks for looking in!

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 02:05 PM

Great! I've been opening my eyes to what's possible when you start throwing chunks of raw plastic at each other over the last year. It's amazing what you can make happen when you break things down to each individual aspect of a given part, then sort out in your head how to get it to come together.

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 02:29 PM

It would be a crying shame if you didn't have that engine and trans cast into resin before you install it!!!

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 08:29 AM

You are the Master Builder, Randy! I always like to see your builds. And every time I see scratchbuilding, I have to take my hatt off (even if I don't have one....). Your engine looks fantastic so far, can't wait to see more work. Oh yes, and the 1:1 looks..... Well, different.... :lol:

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 09:09 AM

I don't want to hijack your thread, Randy, but go take a look at my recent post in the resin section. It's threads like yours that helped push me to try stuff like this.

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 01:23 PM

Hi Folks,

Thanks Chris, your parts look great!!

Ben, Thank you and that was the plan.

Hello Niko, appreciate the kind words my friend :D

Hi Ira, Thank you for commenting!


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Posted 24 August 2012 - 01:26 PM

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