Model Junkyard

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About Model Junkyard

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  • Website URL http://blog.modeljunkyard.com/

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  • Scale I Build 1/24

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  • Location Amsterdam / Zurich
  • Full Name Seb Perez

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  1. Model Junkyard added a post in a topic '57 Chevy Bel Air Convertible - 1/16 - Junk Car   

    Hello guys, thanks for the feedback. I should have posted the result a long time ago.
    I decided to put the car inside an old TV... I don't like traditional acrylic display box ;-)
    You can read more about the process here






  2. Model Junkyard added a post in a topic '57 Chevy Bel Air Convertible - 1/16 - Junk Car   

    This time it didn't take that long for coming back with an update on this one. Here you have a few details of the engine bay.

    Here is the complete result:



    A few details







  3. Model Junkyard added a post in a topic 57 Chevy Black Widow convertible - follow up   

    Great project! It looks great. I love the weld on the left fender. Cool!
  4. Model Junkyard added a post in a topic Revell '66 Chevelle Wagon   

    Great paint job! If you wanted to practice "masking", then I think you became a masking-master! Congrats!
  5. Model Junkyard added a post in a topic '57 Chevy Bel Air Convertible - 1/16 - Junk Car   

    Hello guys, I'm back, after a while. I've been having some motivation issues with this project. But it's close to be finished soon. After painting the body, I've been doing some weathering and details. Here a few pics...

    I painted one matt brown layer first and two red layers on top. I wet sanded all the body with 1200 grit sand paper mixing rust powder in the water to get a superficial rust effect with minor rust holes here and there.
    I hope you like it!




  6. Model Junkyard added a post in a topic CLYDES II   

    Hi Jaroslav, great details! About the tires, I also think the original kit tires look a little strange.
  7. Model Junkyard added a post in a topic 1/32 scale British pub scene   

    It's looking great! I love the house in the center. Looks similar to the old medieval houses in Germany. I lived for 10 years in germany and have great memories connected to that! You are doing a terrific job on detailing. As said on the other thread, that makes the difference! I'll be watching!
  8. Model Junkyard added a post in a topic '57 Chevy Bel Air Convertible - 1/16 - Junk Car   

    Thank you Dr!
  9. Model Junkyard added a post in a topic TEXACO Gas Station diorama - 1/25 scale - Outdoor shooting   

    Hi Dave! That's a cool model and great outdoor pictures as well! thanks for sharing!
    Yes, that's right, buildings in 1:25 scale take a lot of room. I'm already quite used to that. Anyway I try to build the models in a way that I can disassemble them for storage.
  10. Model Junkyard added a post in a topic CLYDES II   

    I can't believe my eyes !!!!!!!!! Great job on the pipes!!!!!!!!!! I'll be following this one!
  11. Model Junkyard added a post in a topic 1/32 scale British pub scene   

    Great job on this one as well!! I can't wait to see the finished project! Cool Stuff! Keep it coming!
  12. Model Junkyard added a post in a topic Quick dio for photo shoots   

    Hi Tony, your work is great! Great detail on the windows, roof cover, etc. That's what make a diorama look great, the details! Congrats!
    I also want to build a far west town some day, but 1/25 scale. Lot's of ideas, not enough time!!
  13. Model Junkyard added a post in a topic TEXACO Gas Station diorama - 1/25 scale - Outdoor shooting   

    Thank you guys so much for your great feedback!

    @ Ed, it seems like you're a Gas Station expert! Thanks for the info and the pics. I know I reoplcated a pair of Toks 39 as I like 'em better than the original Waynes on the original picture. It was not about making a 100% perfect replica, but much more something than I liked.
    About Walter Teague -the architect- sitting beside me, well, he was not sitting beside me but... I have a secret to confess... I'm an architect myself and building scale models is my passion since I'm a child.

    Ed, about your book, yes, you should do it! It's quite easy now with self publishing services and print on demand orders. You don't need to convince any publisher anymore :-)


    Here you have a few more pics, taken in switzerland last summer.










    There is a new gas station project on the workbench now. My brother Iggy, is working on a gas station based on a barn. Some kind of a rural gas station. Here an example of a painting by Dale Klee that served as inspiration for the project.




    Here the work in progress. It's not supposed to be exactly the same as Dale Klee's gas station. It's gonna be Iggy own design based on inspiration from many pictures.


  14. Model Junkyard added a topic in Dioramas   

    TEXACO Gas Station diorama - 1/25 scale - Outdoor shooting
    Hello guys, I want to share with you our latest project.

    This summer, my brother and I build this Texaco Gas Station diorama. I know that the pumps are not correctly located and many details are still missing such as oil cans, counter inside the shop, the garage equipment, etc. I'll be building that stuff soon, I just had no time to finish it as good as I wanted and I had to leave to Switzerland for the photo shooting with my brother Iggy (he lives there).

    We put a lot of work into it, I hope you like it!
    Enjoy!
    Seb


    This is the original picture that used as example:



    Here one pic of the building process:


    Here you see a night scene picture. The gas station has a complete electrical installation with light bulbs in every room and outside.



    Here a few pictures of the outdoor photo shooting session in Switzerland:





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  15. Model Junkyard added a post in a topic '57 Chevy Bel Air Convertible - 1/16 - Junk Car   

    Hello guys. First of all I want to apologize for the long absence. I moved to a new home (besides all the furnishing I had to lay a new floor), we had our first child and we find our selfs in the middle of the startup phase of my wife's business. All in the last few months. We, my wife and I, are proud that we survived all this without trouble but a few things were left behind, such as this scale model.
    A few weeks ago I finally could pick it up again, so here I am.

    Here you see a few details of the block and the wiring. As you see on the pics, I used 2 types of wire for the wiring. A thinner brown wire and a thicker black wire cover which I pulled over the brown one to simulate the plugs.



    I also decided to build in more detail into the carburetor and air filter



    This way I can remove the air filter as real.





    I'll be weathering the engine soon. I'll keep you posted.