don't think you could do too much damage, some cars just see rougher battles than others. maybe you got trapped in a bad situation and tried to ram your way out. maybe one of those "trapped in a shopping mall with zombies" meets the mall chase scene from "blues brothers" lol
actually got a fair amount done on mine but keep forgeting to take pics in the day light.
working on the bed next.
thought I would put this out there: I have tons of warhammer guns and bits. Not super keen on getting rid of them, but I would come off some for things I need.
what do I need? oil drums, basic diorama stuff( think mobile garage or stockpile), ammo boxes from helicopter or tank model. looking for supplies that would be in a stockpile.
also, I did a post asking how to make boxes but I think making them is out of my skill level. if anyone could print out the sheets for me I could put them together. I'm thinking boxes that look like they ravaged a military surplus store. plain brown box with "toilet paper" or "chicken parmesian MRE" ect, stenciled on the side.
could also use just stencils and make my own boxes. anyone know how to make stencils? and need some bits?
yeah the details on the cars kill ya, but that is why I like little tricks like this. it only takes a couple minutes and really turns heads when you see it. also make sure you spend a little extra and buy a good quality snap. this sounds silly but the real cheap ones have alot of wobble in them.
did a tips and tricks on this and the seat idea, and can be found here:
most lowrider cars that use seats like the ones posted above prefer to have them swivel so they turn towards the door to aide in getting out. here is a VERY easy way to replicate this.
go to a craft shop and buy a pack of snaps (like used for the top button on work shirts etc.). glue the male end to the floor and the female end to the seat. snap together. done. it is very easy and really blows people away when they are use to seeing them glued solid. the best part is you can do it very early on in the mock up and unsnap them for paint.
this can be used for seats, turrets, and just about anything that needs to spin. Also make sure you spend a little extra and buy a good quality snap. this sounds silly but the real cheap ones have alot of wobble in them.
here is some pics that may help for explaining.( as if it is needed lol)
NOTE: I JUST NOTICED I DID THE EXAMPLE BACKWARDS PUT THE PART WITH THE NUB ON THE FLOOR NOT THE SEAT!!!!! --sorry
I used to do lowriders all the time but never could get them done (lost steam). I always seemed to veer towards my junkers(I find them more fun). When I got back into models I promised myself and my wife no more show cars. lol. I do have alot of lowbuck tricks tho, just need to drudge them back up. Most of mine are low-buck or self taught since I have always been too cheap to buy other peoples stuff. lol. Here is a couple, and I will add more as I remember. The ones I post pics for will be very low detail or junk parts. Keep in mind these are only to give you more idea and I will probably trash these when i am done. Use these basic ideas and let your imagination go wild. I am not real experienced in making internet videos and the like but down the road, I may make some to help with explaining and get experience. but for now please try to be happy with my pics and crude drawings. lol
curved lowrider seats:
like these: http://i916.photobucket.com/albums/ad8/modelsinc1967/lowrider%20interior%20pics/2010-10-01133501-1-1.jpg
I am going to try to describe this good enough no pics are needed. First off determine how big around the base of your seat needs to be. You can use styrene or just about any raw meterial, but me being cheap, I usually find an object that size (pill bottle lid, button, model wheel, etc). For this example we will use a button.
I then find a cylinder item for a form (dowel rod, marker, etc)cylinder should be close to the same size as the button (not exact but close, when given a choice I prefer a little bigger rather than a little small.)we will use a marker.
next you will need to determine how tall your seats need to be. this example will be just under 2". Cut 2 strips of foam plate (like for picnics)at 2" X 2" (these lengths can be whatever you want) and cut strips of styrene the same size. You can use just about any thickness of styrene but thiner seems to bend better.
cover one of the foam pieces with glue of your choice. and wrap around the marker(glue side away from marker). then apply glue to styrene and lay on top of the foam (repat with styrene until desired thickness). End by wrapping other piece of foam with glued side in. let dry. you may use tape or clothespin or anything you desire to hold evrything together until glue dries.
Once dry remove tape and remove foam/styrene back. cut back /tube into desired shape, and glue button/bottom to back. you can then detail the foam to look like upohsltrey(ms) like in this tutorial:http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=39688 you could do the lines before glueing if you prefer.
If you decide you want mirrored edges like the example above you can run bmf around the edge and use thin round styrene for piping.
I need to sit down and remeber a few. I used to do lowriders all the time but never could get them done (lost steam). always seemed to veer towards my junkers(i find them more fun). when I got back into models I promised myself and my wife no more show cars. lol I do have alot of lowbuck tricks tho, just need to drudge them back up. most of mine are low-buck or self taught since I have always been too cheap to buy other peoples stuff. lol
I'm going to look through the wife's sewing stuff to see if she has any snaps. shhh don't tell her. lol
looks good. and the single seat leaves more room for stereo equipment in the cab. lol
another old seat trick I use to use. got to wal-mart or micheals (anyplace with sewing supplies) and by some snaps (like on work shirts.)
glue the female end to the seat and the male end to the floor. when glue is dry, snap together.
you now have seats that swivel just like the show cars. this is an old trick, and most may know it already, but it never hurts to put a trick out there.
might have to put a post in the tips and tricks area, now that I think of it.
this is my little brother's station wagon. If someone wants to build a model let me know I can get more pics.
he has since put a different body on, 34" tires and alum rims.
In case your wondering, this was at a demolishon(ms) derby and a guy asked to take a pic. My brother said the pic would be better if it was parked on top of his car (his usual line). the guy said yes it would. and yes the car trailer was still attached to the wagon when he did this. It is amazing how well this thing gets around with that extra weight in the back.
you could use styrene also just put on multi layers one at a time . makes the curved back easier. I like the idea you used but would maybe find smaller peices for the backs. crafts stores have alot of those kinds of things in the scrapbook aisle. if you find a thinner one you might even be able to curve them.