Darren B

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  • Location Turkey Town, NM
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  1. Darren B added a topic in Tips, Tricks, and Tutorials   

    Modeling bamboo
    I thought I would share this with everyone, I am working on the freaky tiki build and wanted to model bamboo for the doors and bed but not sure how to go about it.
    I bought a tubing cutter and using files took the cutting edge off of it, and proceeded to use it to make the knuckle on a bamboo skewer then using a sanding stick reduce the size of the stick between the knuckles to look like bamboo, this first attempt is fine but needing to go about 50% smaller for the doors.,.
     






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  2. Darren B added a post in a topic The Freaky Tiki   

    You could use this technique on plastic rod as well for other scratch built items....

  3. Darren B added a post in a topic The Freaky Tiki   

    thinking of using the bamboo to cover the doors of the cab, and line the bed with it....
  4. Darren B added a post in a topic The Freaky Tiki   

    Been trying to figure out how to model bamboo, i can buy it on line for dioramas but wanted to give scracthbuilding a try, got a tubing cutter and ground the sharp edge off of the wheel, bought some bamboo skewers and gave it a try, the tubing cutter makes the knuckle mark then i take a small sanding stick to thin the stalk down between the cuts, I have a long way to go to sand it smoother, may chuck it up in my dremel to try sanding at high speeds if it does not break the stick...






  5. Darren B added a post in a topic The Freaky Tiki   






    Decided on the tires too sand them down to look worn more in the front than the rear, also had an idea to maybe use for hubcaps these pieces, a mockup of the front bumper with bones, a possible lay out of the back of the cab, and how the seats would look over them.
  6. Darren B added a post in a topic '69 F100.......   

    Just discovered this build thread, love that color you have picked for the exterior, very smooth as well. Keep it up!
  7. Darren B added a post in a topic 25 T Fruitwagon   

    Thank you, haven't forgotten about this one just got side track by my freaky tiki build.
  8. Darren B added a post in a topic The Freaky Tiki   

    Gator, thank you I have liked the steely look with a red rim for a rat rod for a long time, this is the first model I am building as a non lowrider so I thought I would try this look out on this kit, it comes that way in on option for the kit but I am gonna use the '62 pontiac tires and rims and that is where the lake pipes came from as well.
  9. Darren B added a post in a topic The Freaky Tiki   

    Thanks Bill hope to have a lot more soon,...
  10. Darren B added a post in a topic Tiki Decals Looking For!   

    Thank you TJ for the tiki decals those are cool....
  11. Darren B added a post in a topic Tiki Decals Looking For!   

    Vince, thank you for the info those are pretty cool will be making an order for those payday thank you.
  12. Darren B added a post in a topic The Freaky Tiki   


    thinking of adding a surf board to the roof, maybe...

    thinking about adding lake pipes, maybe...


    do not like the stock custom wheels, seemed to large so taking the ones from the 62 pontiac above or the 50 olds kit below..

  13. Darren B added a post in a topic project "U-Hauler"   

    mine too
  14. Darren B added a post in a topic Instant Karma's Gonna Get You...   

    I agree with you but now they are trying to say Peyton is doping, it never ends....
  15. Darren B added a post in a topic project "U-Hauler"   

    wow that is totally insane, love the scratch building going on here....