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194? Chevy Farm Beater Truck

01 April 2013 - 12:46 PM

I had some free time today away from work and what not. I decided it'd be a pretty good day to go about starting a new build. I decided, I want something I can use as a project for when I get tired of other builds I am doing. I just won a parts lot on e-bay that I remembered finding a 1949 I believe Chevy pickup?.. It is missing ALOT of parts, I didnt notice how much was gone when I bid on it but I bought it and now I have somewhat of an idea of what I will be doing this should come together slowly but surely.


I am missing All suspension, Wheels,  Tires, Bumpers, Tail gate,  Engine, Trans, Dash, Seats, I gotta dig to find the glass, Sideskirts were gone for below the doors ETC. So I didnt wanna just throw the body out, So I am deciding to build a truck you might find on a farm. One the kids take 4 wheeling, They use it to haul stuff and just a good ol farm truck.


I dug through my parts box, I found a set of mud tires and rims, Two rear axles, I'll have to see if I can use one to build a front axle (A task I dont know if I am ready for, but no times better then now to find out right) I will build the leaf springs out of styrene as well as shackles to give it the lift. I have a Chevy 350 engine that was painted but it will need a intake manifold and carb which ill find.


Plan is to try my luck at rusting and denting this old bone up. It will be a piece for the diorama I am building to sit out back of a old shed. Hopefully I can pull this off, I have not the slightest clue as to how I rust or dent a vehicle but I am going to do alot of reading on the subjects and hopefully I can get this truck finished and you all will approve of it. This will be the first time I kit bash, Rust, Custom build anything. In my past models they've all been built box stock and maybe swapped a set of wheels or paint difference. Hopefully this one turns out well. Thanks for taking the time to look at the plans and I will upload pictures soon to show you what I am starting with.

Resin Casting for your own good?

31 March 2013 - 02:55 PM

I have been getting back into the hobby slowly. I've looked around at the price of resin items, I think to myself when it comes to buy resin items I could almost make way with doing it myself cheaper? Now, I won't be casting for someone else, So would I benefit enough from doing it myself?


I build alot of the same models, C1500s, Dodge Ram VTS, 99 Mustang Cobra to name a few. If I could get a good master down, I'd like to resin cast a few of the things I've built for my builds. Custom shaved beds, tailgates, Cowl hoods, Seats and Wheels as well as other custom parts I've build so I can use them in future builds. I have began a 97 F-150 Crew Cab cab, Dodge Ram VTS Crew Cab, If I were to get it to where I am happy with it, I'd really like to cast it so I wont have to keep rebuilding the same things over and over.


I also was curious, When resin casting how hard is it to make a mold and whats best to use for making one? I looked on youtube for a couple hours watching different methods of  casting and how people do it.


Any help from someone who does this, would be appreciated!

Measuring Scale to Scale? Having a hard time..

26 March 2013 - 06:08 PM

I have a few builds on my desk that have trailers. Im having a hard time finding a Snowmobile, 4 Wheeler and dirt bikes to scale out to fit on my trailer and look right... Anyone got any ideas/answers?



Also, I need a semi and trailer combo for 3 of my builds. What semi scale scales out to the right size using a 1/25 scale truck and car?

Airbrush- Which one for a beginner?

22 March 2013 - 05:28 PM

I was curious what type of airbrush is good for someone whos never used anyone before? Getting back into the hobby and I was curious what kit would be the best to go with? I've been looking at quite a few but what exactly are the selling points when looking for one?

Model Prices Swap Meet VS Ebay?

22 March 2013 - 05:24 PM

I've been out of it for so long. I can remember back when I use to go to walmart and pick up any kit I wanted for 9.99. Prices have doubled/tripled since then. I am curious as I have never went kit hunting as a swap meet but are they generally cheaper than you'd see at a hobby shop? NNL is coming up here and I plan to really get ahold of some stuff there. Plan to spend a pretty penny so I can get back into the hobby. Where do you guys do most of your kit shopping?