First thing I thought when I saw these pictures was Slingster, either use the paint scheme on the Bantam body or get really ambitious and cut and paste a '32 Ford Vicky body and make your own.
I know that I have at least one old Small Pages article on how to cut up a Bantam Sedan up to make something similar to te Slingster body, it would be a whole lot of cutting to do though. When I saw the new Slingster for the first time I thought Fuel Coupe in all sorts of variations. This just reinforces that idea.
Why is is that some people feel the need to post topics that they know from the start are going to be incendiary? Recent one started just this morning. One a week or two ago... Sort of like loaded car names like Edsel, Corvair, Pinto (that one was literally incendiary), Yugo... everyone has some sort of negative comment about each, plus those who just love them.
Don't understand it sometimes when people in general start a conversation they already know the answer to just to get a rise out of the other(s). Always thought that this was a forum of individuals brought together by the love of building and enjoying our model cars versus lengthy discussions of lexicology. Then again maybe I'm just wrong again.
I am not attacking any individual(s), just saying these discussions are very counter productive. We are all for the most part adults here. This topic was not brought up to start a wizzing match so don't make it one.
Note: I posted this in general because most of the time these discussions are posted in general, not the "Off Topic Lounge".
This is not my original idea, credit is due to Ryan Townsend at Berserk Custom Paint
The question comes up every now and then about how to duplicate welds on the surface of a model. While watching this video for a customer's project it hit me that this technique could be used to duplicate weld beads on a model. Just by reducing the size of the applicator used to lay the weld beads, the rest could either be done by airbrush or carefully layed down with a paintbrush.
Watch it and see what you think, haven't tried it yet but it looks like it could work with a little practice.
While doing research for a project in some old Rod & Custom magazines I found some reference pictures for another Board Member's project that I copied off to mail to him. I just wasn't happy with the results, I copied them off on a pretty high dollar copier at work, still the details were washed out. I first thought that the pictures were printed in black and white, and monkeyed with the settings a little they still looked washed out.
Lightbulb moment, remembered something from High School Graphic Arts eons ago and tried the color setting on the copier. Viola! The picture came out nearly as good as the magazine.
The Tip is when copying pictures for research from old Hot Rods, Rod & Customs, Little Pages, etc. where the pictures are printed in the black, white and greenish blue. Copy in color and they will look very close to the magazine you copied them from.
The other tip here is that I almost always copy the picture from the magazine(s) and work off of the copy, it preserves the old magazines just a bit more. I've been doing this even for artwork for a long time, just rediscovered the first tip lately.