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#1 Jakezilla bowling

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 07:18 AM

hi im looking to make my custom car drawling in to a model kit.

how would i be able to do that? i will post pick when i get home its like a superbird roadster mid engine car with a blown hemi.

 

 

 

any help would be good.

 

thanks

Jake Bowling

 

 



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Posted 27 March 2013 - 07:59 AM

I'll be waiting to see your drawing (and probably go back on what I'm going to say) but it would come down to buying the closest thing available in a kit and modifying it to match your drawing. When we see you drawing they're be many suggestions I'm sure.



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Posted 27 March 2013 - 08:57 AM

Sorry that's it's rough sketch it was something I came up with at work.

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 09:23 AM

There's your picture

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 10:53 AM

Any help

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 06:33 AM

could this be built by scratch build??



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Posted 28 March 2013 - 07:05 AM

....... it would come down to buying the closest thing available in a kit and modifying it to match your drawing....

 

could this be built by scratch build??

 

 

Either or. ANYthing can be scratchbuilt if you have the skills.


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Posted 28 March 2013 - 08:01 AM

where do i get the materal to do a scratch build car??



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Posted 28 March 2013 - 09:05 AM

Not to be un-heplful, but I think you should really do some reading and research as to everything involved in scratchbuilding. There are a lot of threads on this and other model forums that will be helpful. There are also a variety of materials and techniques you can use, including wood, bondo, sheet-styrene and styrene shapes, clay, fiberglass, and combinations of all of them depending on your talent, skills and abilities.

 

It's impossible to teach you how to scratchbuild a car on one Q&A thread, but all of the materials are available at hobby shops, some hardware stores, and online.

 

Scratchbuilding is also something that folks usually kind of grow into, after they've mastered all of the necessary skills. Have you ever done any heavy custom bodywork or other major modifications on a kit ?

 

For example, the big model is being scratchbuilt with clay over a scratchbuilt wooden chassis armature.

 

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 09:32 AM

before Revell & Pactra, there was the annual Fisher Body Contest. all fledgling auto designers sought the prize to catapult their career.

 

http://history.gmher...Car_Competition

 

 

 



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Posted 28 March 2013 - 09:36 AM

before Revell & Pactra, there was the annual Fisher Body Contest. all fledgling auto designers sought the prize to catapult their career.

 

http://history.gmher...Car_Competition

 

 

 

Try this one...

 

http://history.gmher...ds_&_Techniques



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Posted 28 March 2013 - 10:03 AM

Holy cow that's a lot to do lol I know where to get a front it's a Plymouth superbird Daytona but the back idk



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Posted 28 March 2013 - 10:10 AM

The back seems to resemble a 57 chevy to me.



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Posted 28 March 2013 - 10:15 AM

Yea but the main body is weird

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 04:59 PM

Here is something else you may want to check into. I am also interested in scratch building so I compiled a bunch of information (found within these forums) into one topic for an easy Go-To type deal. 

 

http://www.modelcars...showtopic=72172



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Posted 30 March 2013 - 07:09 PM

I would start with a Superbird and 57 Chevy for the body and maybe a Ford GT for the mid engine chassis and interior.

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 08:32 PM

this sounds more like a "kitbash" rather than a scratchbuild.

 

it's easier to work with already created basic shapes than to make your own from flat stock (unless your handle is kennb :D )



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Posted 02 April 2013 - 04:27 PM

If any of my fellow modelers have any thing that would help me with this build pm me ASAP

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 07:04 PM

Looks to me like the Speed Racer could help give you a huge start.

 

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 12:33 AM

Yep