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    Sydney, AUSTRALIA
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    David Thompson
  1. Ummm......I just glued it on The base bracket is roughly a square so you just rotate it 90 degrees. I moved the steering wheel and pedals to RHD but didn't change the dash. Anybody who is picky about that would not be welcome at the Pub anyway
  2. Hi guys, I am sure most of you have built this kit at some point but this is one that I have made to go in a 1950's Aussie Pub diorama. Beryl in the passenger seat is part of a little story that the scene will tell. The rest of the diorama is about 90% finished so should only take me another 5 years or so to complete If you are interested the build sequence for the ute is here. I hope you like it!
  3. 1914 Stutz racer 1/16

    Hi guys, Most of you are probably familiar with this kit, quite basic and simple to build. I wanted to put it into a mini diorama and paint it as though it were a 1914 period black and white photograph. Not as easy as it sounds but I am happy with it. The biggest task was posing the figures and doing the cut-and-shut of the arms and legs, and I may yet readjust the angle of the heads. The WIP is here. This is the look I was going for: And this is what I got: Hope you like it!
  4. This is fantastic, Bob! Where did you source the Cibie Super Oscars? I need about 16!!
  5. I have a vinyl cutter and I agree with all the comments above about tracking issues. This would be the wrong tool for this job. The correct tool would be a laser cutter/engraver which would do the job in a few minutes. Either way you will need an accurate scale drawing in vector format (eps, pdf etc, not jpg, bmp). The common programs to use to do this would be Adobe Illustrator or CorelDRAW. I believe it is worth your time to learn the basics of one of these programs because this skill is useful for many types of projects. Look for a free download online along with YouTube tutorials, there will be other products as well. Have a look at my FaceBook page - David's Model Showcase - for some examples of what you can do with basic CorelDRAW skills. To actually get the cuts done look for a friendly Trophy Shop but negotiate to supply your own preferred material. The stuff they use for trophies and nameplates is different and specific to that use. Also, the cut might possibly result in a good side and a bad side. So, rather than draw just one side and cut it twice hoping to reverse one when you assemble it, copy and reverse (mirror) the drawing and cut a left and a right side. I hope this was helpful.
  6. Despicable Me. (We are all kids at heart!)

    Thanks for all the nice comments, guys :-)
  7. Despicable Me. (We are all kids at heart!)

    Haha, they have special movies now that come to you.
  8. Despicable Me. (We are all kids at heart!)

    Buy a printer, Eric, just a cheap one and persist with learning how to use it. It adds a whole new dimension to this hobby (see what I did there?)
  9. Despicable Me. (We are all kids at heart!)

    It is from one (or more?) of the Despicable Me animated movies, the movie that introduced Minions. Go watch it - you know you want to!
  10. Despicable Me. (We are all kids at heart!)

    Thanks, guys, glad you like it!
  11. Hi guys, So we all like model cars but they don't all have to Rods, Drags or Muscle, right? I tried for some lateral thinking with this one - Mr Gru's car from Despicable Me. The car is a 3D print from a file downloaded from thingiverse.com. The windows, cornices and awning are 3D prints from my own drawings based on a screen grab from the movie. The brickwork is a laser print on photopaper and it is all mounted on Depron foam in a $2 second hand picture frame so I can hang it on the wall. Progress pics are at: www.facebook.com/pg/davidsmodelshowcase/ (I may do an On The Workbench if there is enough interest). Here is the original screen grab I used: And here is my result: Hope you like it!
  12. 12 Hours

    Nope, a Holden Commodore, not a Monaro which is the two door version. The car in the video from 2011 is a Holden V8 Supercar which race against Ford Falcon V8 Supercars in a very closely controlled 2 make series which is our premium class. The footage shows the practice day before the biggest V8 Supercar race of the year which is 1000km around the 6km Mount Panorama circuit in the country town of Bathurst about 3 hours west of Sydney. The 12 Hour Race being held tomorrow at the same circuit has evolved into an endurance race for GT3 style cars - Porsche, BMW, AMG, Audi, Bentley, McLaren, Lamborghini etc. It began as a Production Car race and is now for exotics. I believe the intention is for it to become included as part of the GT3/World Endurance Championship. There is a 6 Hour Production Car Race at Bathurst later in the year which is also well regarded. Google for info on the Mount Panorama track. You will be amazed at the extent of the climb up the mountain, the speed across the top and the massive drop back down! Here is the link to the official Live Stream Feed: http://www.bathurst12hour.com.au/streams-tv/international-streaming/ Enjoy!!
  13. LHD Gulf Seven

    This is beautiful work and I have really been enjoying you progress. I am especially impressed with your attention to surface texture on elements such as this transmission showing the different metals e.g. cast alloy, cast iron and pressed steel. And the amazing reverse side fibreglass effect on the nosecone!! This is something that many modellers seem not to consider, including things like the different gloss levels of cloth vs leather vs plastic vs metal/glass in an interior. To me, this makes a massive difference to the "believability" of a model. Can you enlighten us a little on how you do the cast metal effect? It is probably at the upper limit of coarseness for this scale and would probably be too coarse for 1:24 but maybe you have a suggested variation for a slightly finer finish? Keep up the good work....
  14. K&R Kustoms+Rods "barn find" dry lakes belly tanker

    OK, thanks for the info and taking time to reply. I will have a look at those websites and see how I go. Cheers