Scale-Master

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  1. Scale-Master added a post in a topic Can we see some scratchbuilt things?   

    If you compensate me for my time and materials I can make more of them. 
  2. Scale-Master added a topic in Contests and Shows   

    17th Annual - Cruisin’ For A Cure - Model Car Contest


     88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa CA, 92626
    OC Fair & Events Center, Building 10
    Model Car Contest Registration is from 9:00AM-12:00 Noon
    Awards Presentation is at 2:00PM
    14 categories. Trophies, Model Kits and other model related goodies are awarded to the winners.
    Trophies for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place.
    Plus Trophies and Awards for:
    Best Engine, Best Interior, Best Finish and Best of Show
    Sponsored by:
    Scale-Master Decals
    Round 2 Models
    Scale Auto Magazine
    Scale Motorsport
    Brookhurst Hobbies
    Tamiya Models
    Revell-Monogram Models
    Prestige Hobbies
    Evett's Model Shop
    Model Car Contest Info:
    http://www.cruisinforacure.com/model-car-contest/
    General Show Info:
    http://www.cruisinforacure.com/
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  3. Scale-Master added a post in a topic Bimota Tesi 1D (Ducati 906)   

    Now that the touch up and decaling is done I can move on to the final assembling of it.
    I painted the seat areas black in case the material doesn’t fit 100%.

    This is the “bad” side that took most of the effort to touch up.  Certainly not perfect, but way better than it was, and acceptable for this project.

  4. Scale-Master added a post in a topic Can we see some scratchbuilt things?   

    Thanks.  Those were made as individual units, to make more would be the same drawn out process.  Those spanned a month to make and took several days of work between the machining, fabrication and artwork.
  5. Scale-Master added a post in a topic ’73 Camaro   

    Finally got the chrome trim done and waxed the body.




  6. Scale-Master added a post in a topic ’73 Camaro   

    Thanks Chris, when I drive this one sometimes I feel like I'm back in that time too.  In fact I'm just about to take a time trip in it after I post this...
     
    I finally got around to polishing some of the body parts.  First I sanded the hood stripes smooth then hit it with some Tamiya wax.

  7. Scale-Master added a post in a topic Bimota Tesi 1D (Ducati 906)   

    That Suzuki is a nice kit, but requires a little more effort than this one and the newer kits.
     
     
    I mixed Italian Red with Cream to try to match the color of the decals and airbrushed the bulk of the red areas.  I hand painted the edges since I could not mask on the decals.   Not perfect, but better.  I still have to add the Bimota decals and then clear it. 

  8. Scale-Master added a post in a topic Bimota Tesi 1D (Ducati 906)   

    Upon further inspection of the decals and instructions, my concerns about the ghosting of the decals through the Bimota lettering probably won’t be an issue because the kit provides extra lettering decals in white.  Unfortunately where the red panels overlap on the tank darker colored blocks are created.

  9. Scale-Master added a topic in Contests and Shows   

    Labor Day Model Car Contest 2016
    The Annual Great Labor Day Cruise Model Car Contest.Sunday September 4th 201688 Fair Dr. Costa MesaCosta Mesa Fairgrounds, CA 92626 14 Categories. Awards for1st, 2nd 3rd place winners and Best Of Awards.In addition there will be kits for many winners. Up to five entries per person. Pay at the gate for the cruise, no additional charges for the model contest. Find the contest at the back wall inside of The Hangar Building. Registration  9:00AM-12:00NoonAwards by 2:00PM 
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  10. Scale-Master added a post in a topic Bimota Tesi 1D (Ducati 906)   

    The decals are very workable and I have not had any cracking issues.  I put the two side decals on first as shown in the instructions, unfortunately those two decals are about 0.030 too long and when the top decal was applied a ghost image of the stripes showed up in the Bimota lettering.  Not terrible, but if I knew ahead of time…


  11. Scale-Master added a post in a topic ’73 Camaro   

    Thanks Chris!
     
    I made the Wink mirror by milling some smoke colored plexiglass to make the base for the mirror panels.  Then boxed them with some 0.010 sheet styrene.

    The mirror faces are made of Mylar.

    And a custom decal to replicate the stickers on the front side…

  12. Scale-Master added a post in a topic ’73 Camaro   

    The water temp and oil pressure gauges I machined a couple weeks ago have been installed in their little under dash panel.  The switch for the driving lights has been added to where the cigarette lighter used to be.  A crush sleeve was machined from aluminum and added between the steering wheel and column.  I’m calling the dash done for now.

  13. Scale-Master added a post in a topic ’73 Camaro   

    Exhaust system has been colored and weathered and dry installed with the suspension sub-assemblies.

  14. Scale-Master added a post in a topic ’73 Camaro   

    Sorry Jason, no extras.  I only machined what I needed for this project.
     
    Originally I planned to make the exhaust pipes out of solder, so I filled in the mounting holes in the chassis.  But after looking at the kit’s pipes, even though it is for the single crossover style muffler, I saw it would be much easier to modify those parts into what my car has.
    I used the left over turbo mufflers from the AMT ’66 Nova (I used to build another one of my cars) and chopped and spliced the Camaro pipes to fit sans the single muffler. The cross-over pipe was made from a piece of one of the headers that didn’t work.  It is all pinned together with aluminum rod.
    Base coat of silver ready for proper coloring…

     
  15. Scale-Master added a post in a topic Houndstooth Interior   

    You know I was racking my brain when I posted that comment regarding that, and I am not sure.  I think it did have it in the rear seats, but I can't swear to it.   It was a black on black car.