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rudimen

Member Since 17 Aug 2006
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In Topic: Phil Bonner - Daddy Warbucks - AWB

10 May 2012 - 10:38 AM

Very nice, I gotta build me one of these

if I may, what did you use for the exterior color? I like to use rattel cans as much as possibile, and the Poppy red color of this car has eluded me

Thanks! I used rattle can Ford Engine Red I bought fron Advance Auto parts. I used the same paint on my Buddy Baker nascar build. As seen here http://www.modelcars...showtopic=58151

In Topic: Buddy Baker Dodge Charger Nascar

10 May 2012 - 10:34 AM

Another great build ! Really sharp looking . What color paint did you use ?
I also have this kit , but was never too thrilled with the looks of the body compared to other Chargers I have . The Talladegas are even worse .
Yours turned out just fine . Good job .

Thanks! The paint is rattle can Ford Engine Red bought from Advance Auto parts.

In Topic: Scratch Built Modified

06 May 2012 - 12:48 PM

If one uses any pre-made kit or aftermarket parts in any build, one cannot (and should not) claim the build is "scratchbuilt", period. As Harry pinted out in another topic in which the builder made the same "scratchbuilt" claim, If it started out as a defined shape (such as a wheel, a battery, a '32 Ford body, etc.) it's not scratchbuilt, regardless of it's source.

As always, err on the sie of caution, and chose a more humble path when describing your builds and your work will be moer openly and warmly accepted. Describing this build as a "modified with scratchbuilt parts" in the description would've allowed you to mention that you put in some some extra effort by creating some parts from scratch, while avaoiding the bogus claim of the model as a whole being scratchbuilt. Most people can tell at glance what came from a kit and what didn't, so let your work speak for itself...and for you.


You said "If one uses any pre-made kit or aftermarket parts in any build, one cannot (and should not) claim the build is "scratchbuilt", period." The builder of the Freight Train Dragster says in the article he used aftermarket parts and says many are after market resin castings So going by what you said about using "aftermarket parts in any build, one cannot (and should not) claim the build is "scratchbuilt", period" You won't call the Freight Train Dragster scratch built.

In Topic: Scratch Built Modified

06 May 2012 - 09:04 AM

it's a shame because the modified in the beginning of this thread is kind of neat, i think it has a cool overall look to it. to start the thread with the claim that it is "scratchbuilt" was looking for trouble right from the beginning however. i had this build confused with another one that was posted here recently that i can't find, maybe it was deleted? anyway, that other modified from what i remember was mostly scratchbuilt and also used some kit or aftermarket parts in it's construction, i don't remember the poster/builder of that car making the same claims that you, the "pimp" are however.

i have to agree too in that i think your claim is an insult to those models and builders who do put considerable effort into completely scratchbuilt models or even those with considerable scratchbuilt content. it's completely delusional on your part to even imply that your effort is the same or on the same level.


Hey Dave please read the parts in bold print that I sent to Scale-Master.

When you quoted my comment you needed to add everything I said in that comment and don't leave out parts and then say I insulted the builder of the dragster. Here's the comment of mine you put in quotes and in bold is what I said right after what you had in quotes that you didn't include. " So I believe there is no difference in the builder of the Freight Train Dragster calling his dragster scratchbuilt than me calling my modified scratchbuilt and yes I realize a whole lot more parts and skill went into building the dragster. So by my saying that and by saying this at the beginning of that thread "I'll begin by saying my scratchbuilt modified is not anywhere near the skill level build of the masterpiece 2 engine scratchbuilt Freight Train dragster" So I'm definitely not insulting the workmanship of the dragster as you said.

In Topic: Scratch Built Modified

05 May 2012 - 08:48 AM

Harry,

Clearly I know that words DO mean something. The point I was trying to make (which you got but went over the heads of others) was that when we use them wrong, and resist correction, they can lose their meaning. Scratchbuilding means something very specific no matter what some folks on this board say. The gentleman who made that Tatra scratchbuilt it. The gentlemen who made the Australian Falcon sedan scratchbuilt it. Modifying a kit is not the same thing as scratchbuilding and insisting it is doesn't change anything. You simply cannot compare the effort and talent it took to scratchbuild that Tatra or Falcon to modifying a store-bought kit and doing so is an insult to those who DO scratchbuild.

Cutting somebody's chest open with a circular saw doesn't make you a heart sugeon and modifying an off the shelf model doesn't make your model scratchbuilt.

(Food for thought) I'll begin by saying my scratchbuilt modified is not anywhere near the skill level build of the masterpiece 2 engine scratchbuilt Freight Train dragster that was on the cover of MCM, With that said you brought up the entirely scratch built Tatra and the builder said he used no commercial parts (no parts from a model kit). Now the builder of the scratchbult Freight Train dragster said in the article he used 11 kit pieces (parts from other model kits) out of the 224 total parts he made it out of. Then he says the 213 non kit parts were scratchbuilt from brass, aluminum,stainless steel and styrene plastic or parts from model car aftermarket companies. Now if you take another look at my scratchbuilt modified I used kit parts from a pop secret nascar kit and I also used non kit parts like aluminum, stainless steel and styrene plastic to make mine. I measured and cut aluminum sheet, aluminum tubing and sheet sytrene and added them to the nascar kit pieces to look like a modifed racer So I believe there is no difference in the builder of the Freight Train Dragster calling his dragster scratchbuilt than me calling my modified scratchbuilt and yes I realize a whole lot more parts and skill went into building the dragster. So is the Freight Train dragster a true scratchbuild or because he used some kit parts you would say no because the Tatra didn't have any kit pieces in it.

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