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#121 Gluhead


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Posted 03 December 2012 - 05:42 PM

Complexity doesn't necessarily make for realism. Your stuff is out-of-the-ballpark-and-into-the-next-zipcode good, Chuck!


Btw, I sent you a pm the other day. I'm betting you've got your notifications turned off. 

#122 Hollywood Jim

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 05:50 PM

I love your work Chuck Doan.  I could look at it for hours.

Your one of, if not the best, diorama builders of all time !!

#123 Harry P.

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 06:25 PM

Dang! You guys are good! 


I can't even begin to compete with some of the stuff I see posted in this thread. For starters, I rarely if ever build entire assemblies, like some of the engines posted here, from scratch. But I do like to scratchbuild details and smaller parts.


Tonneau from newspaper dipped in watered down Elme'rs glue, shaped and left to dry and painted with craft paints. The welting is thread:




Quarter window latches out of bits of styrene, brass and sewing pins. A little out of scale, but as small as I could make them and still have them work:




The cargo box of this Mack:




Blanket and tiedowns:




Seat and seat springs:



#124 Marcus M. Jones

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 06:40 PM

everything but the transmission is aluminum, 163 individual pieces, and the rear wheels for my CudaIMG_1296-vi.jpgIMG_1290-vi.jpg


thanks a lot!. you just made me wet my keyboard again with drool.


this motor is a work of Art.

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 02:30 AM

Marcus, I appreciate that, there is some amazing stuff on this thread, so many talented people!! gorgeous work by ALL who have posted, Harry got skills too!! beautiful builds Harry!

#126 MicroNitro


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Posted 04 December 2012 - 03:39 AM

This is the first thread I look at each day.   Outstanding builders on here.   Here is a Harley drive pulley set I made for a forum members 1/12 Revell kit.

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#127 AzTom


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Posted 04 December 2012 - 04:00 AM

Some very well made stuff on here.


I just recently started scratch building stuff from brass. Here is a class III hitch and receiver I made as my first project.




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Posted 04 December 2012 - 04:51 AM

ooohh m g , some stuff in here is out of this world , some of you guys must be aliens :lol:

thnx for sharing its really inspiring

here are my hunble things all 1/24-25
a sink with tabs
a drill  and a grind / polisher all made of spare plastics from anything i could use , the polish wheel is from a dremel
with a real drill in there / smalles i could find



in the diorama (windows are part scratch)


attic from wood





wooden workbench


wooden table top


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#129 Chuck Doan

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 05:03 AM

Nice work on that diorama Richard!
Thanks all for the nice words! I can't get enough of the things you guys are posting here. I wish I had a fraction the fabrication skills in plastic and metal shown here. Some great imagination skills too!

#130 Tired of kit bashing

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 10:15 AM

Wow! Some really cool scratch build stuff here!Amazing work everyone!

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 10:42 AM

This is some very nice stuff here! Thanks for posting!

#132 John Pol

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 11:10 AM

Lots of amazing work done I think alot of you guys should do how toos on your scratchbuilding skills. Alot of us can learn from you craftsmen.


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#133 Modelbuilder Mark

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 04:08 PM

Some 1/24th scale scratch built diorama details:



Windows made using model RR basswood strips and microscope cover slide glass. Security bars, hasp and lock made from styrene. Super simple details compared to what yall are posting here!


That looks great!

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 04:22 PM

Here are some pics of  my wrecker project....














  Randy all i have to say is wow !!

#135 DrKerry


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Posted 04 December 2012 - 04:42 PM

Holy Mackerel Randy, that’s incredible !!!

Ditto that, that is NUTS

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 07:27 AM

Some pretty awesome scratchbuilt wheels and tires for a 1/8 '69 Camaro, by a modeler at scalemotorcars.com




Build progress thread:



#137 Luc Janssens

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 09:59 AM

Sure....here a 1/24 scale WWII GMC truck work in progress by my Dad (Eddy Janssens), the cab is resin, the rest is scratch build.


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Posted 05 December 2012 - 10:18 AM

A little late on this subject, but Harry, your examples are terrific. I've often wondered If the tonneau I made for my Bentley would have been better in papier-mache, and you proved it.

#139 DanielG


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Posted 05 December 2012 - 07:57 PM

Man there are some talented ARTISTES on this forum! 

A pic of the pump that I built for the fire-truck conversion, maybe not my absolute best but by far the prettiest.


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Posted 06 December 2012 - 05:29 PM

Some pretty awesome scratchbuilt wheels and tires for a 1/8 '69 Camaro, by a modeler at scalemotorcars.com




Build progress thread:



Wow!!!! That is some awesome work!!!!!! I'd expect to hear it run when he's done!