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regular guy

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  1. regular guy added a post in a topic 1/8 Scale Show Car Original Design Build   

    Things are taking shape.
    1/8" basswood will be better than 1/8" Plastruct tubing glued end to end.
    The basswood is a little stiffer than balsa.
    Frame model is 18" overall.
    108" wheelbase 1:1 scale.
    Latest is designing passenger compartment wide.
    Then 'pulling in' front and rear subframes for suspension.
  2. regular guy added a post in a topic Scale Bodies Update   

     
    That's a typo.
    'Sprue cutters'.
    Which I skipped this Hobbylinc order.
    It got bumped by some tools for another hobby.
    Tracing paper is to trace drawings in Fisher Body contest booklets.
    To learn how to draw.
  3. regular guy added a post in a topic Scale Bodies Update   

     
    It's an update to this.
     

  4. regular guy added a post in a topic Tweedy Bird and General Lee 1/16th Scale   

    Thanks Daddyfink
    Figured out not to hack our 1/8 Lindberg Big Red T or Exterminator dragster kits just for the chassis parts.
    Just to going to make them from scratch.
    Can use a 1/16 drive train and chassis just to keep around for visualization.
    Pretty sure the '60 Ford Starliner that's available now has a separate chassis.
    That would make a good 'Visible Chassis' and Visible V8.
    It's 1/25 but better than nothing.
  5. regular guy added a topic in Tips, Tricks, and Tutorials   

    Scale Bodies Update
    Got the tracing paper to practice drawing with from Office Depot.
    It's the $5 and change store brand one.
    I say this because it can be used without a backlight.
    It says translucent tracing paper.
    Can probably get that kind other places too.
    Getting some Sorue cutters from Hobbylinc.
    Related I guess.
    Saves time building kits so more time for designing new bodies.
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  6. regular guy added a post in a topic Tweedy Bird and General Lee 1/16th Scale   

    Found out difference between 1923 Model T and '24 to 27.
    Low radiator and high radiator.
    Cowl has dogleg in it to match hood on '19 to '23.
    Strait cowl on '25-27.
     
  7. regular guy added a post in a topic Tweedy Bird and General Lee 1/16th Scale   

     
    Ace
    You know where I was headed with the chassis question.
    Get the kit for a 1/16 Visible drive train w/Visible chassis.
    Here's the Jimmy Flintstone turtle deck body.
    https://www.hobbylinc.com/jimmyflintstone-1929-ford-ala-kart-body-for-amt-resin-model-vehicle-accessory-1:25-scale-nb227
    It's a  '19-23 with a turtledeck .
    Here's what Unlimited Fiberglass full scale has in a 26-27 T body.
    http://www.up22.com/t_bucket.htm#T-127
    Scroll down bottom to T-223.
    Wonder what significancce of '24-25 was?
    There is that one '25 AMT kit.
    Might have been an 'in the know' good body to get.
     
     
  8. regular guy added a topic in General   

    Tweedy Bird and General Lee 1/16th Scale
    Does the General Lee 1/16th inch version have a full frame?
    Just a comment on Tweedy Bird Big Daddy Ed Roth showcar.
    That's a bobbed T roadster.
    Guess there are others but a lot of T kits have the pickup bed.
    Not many have the '27 T turtle deck though.
     
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  9. regular guy added a topic in Big Boyz   

    1/8 Scale Show Car Original Design Build
    Decided to use 1/8 scale engine dirvetrain and supension parts I already have.
    Put them on a board in the right relationship to each other and
    start doing some visualizing.
    Come up with a design to get started on.
    Will post pictures of putting together parts first.
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  10. regular guy added a post in a topic New AMT Futuristic Custom Car Models   

    Here's the link to gee how about that? A Model Car Magazine forum post.

    I like the nosecone but I'd do the body different. I like the way he got the firewall/cowl down low.
    Then the wide tires and wheels point to handling. I'm going to file these ideas away.
    Most bucket T's are straight line only.
    Looks like he sectioned it.Cut out a horizontal section of T body and put it back together.
    Anyhow it's the right idea. Futuristic space race restyling of a Bucket T.
  11. regular guy added a post in a topic New AMT Futuristic Custom Car Models   

    You can add the Lindberg Serpent to the list.
    It's coming out in May.
    That's the kind of car I'm talking about exactly.
    Custom nosecone and custom body. That leaves the engine open.
    That was a whole approach to building custom cars.
    The other way was 'full body'.
    The roadster type really hits me where I live.
    You can put some style in the nosecone and body plus the engine compartment's open
    to show off engine (plus workability on engine).
    Good job Lindberg. Might be made in USA too.
  12. regular guy added a post in a topic Futuristic Space Race Show Car Scale Clay Models   

    No need to 'pick up your marbles and go home'.
    How was I supposed to know what sulfur means?
    I'm not going to be making anything worth taking a mold from for awhile.
    Might as well use the sulphur clay.
    Like that gray color. Like those olf AMT kits. Has a 'Design Studio' look.
  13. regular guy added a post in a topic Futuristic Space Race Show Car Scale Clay Models   

    Okay. I'll watch them.
    You're talking to someone that owns Y2K, Auto Style and 525 Chavant clays.
    What's 525 clay? The original GM Craftsman's Guild Contest clay.
    How cool is that?
    I'm strangely drawn to this Amaco clay.
    http://www.hobbylinc.com/american-art-clay-x33-brown-permoplast-clay-1lb-clay-art-kit-90056g
    I was surprised when it turned out to be hard like Chavant.
    I want to try the grey clay. I know everybody works in brown.
    The grey is like the old Amt kits color. I think there's something to it.
  14. regular guy added a post in a topic Futuristic Space Race Show Car Scale Clay Models   

     
    Thanks Ace!
    Here's the beginner light box from Walmart.
    Link was huge. Good ole' Walmart. It's a Darice 6"x9" for crocheting or something.
    Here's the link for sculpting tool set from Hobblinc.
    http://www.hobbylinc.com/htm/aac/aac11035m.htm
    I always start small and build. Do tend to end up with extra stuff that way though!
    Anybody else reading this: You have to heat this kind of clay.
    Ace can explain why better than I can probably.
    So it becomes hard basiclly. To seal and take molds off of. That's about all I've figured out about that.
     
  15. regular guy added a post in a topic Futuristic Space Race Show Car Scale Clay Models   

    That 'tracing' idea in General Motors Guild Booklet looks like a good idea for anybody else
    starting out in this.
    To find one to get search 'light box'.Amazon has a ton of them.
    I'd rather have one with a wall power adapter instead of USB powered.
    I was sitting on the fence about the Amaco sculpting tool kit but now
    that's a slam dunk.
    Already have Amaco clay craft oven(you'll need one of those) it will smell up girlfriend's/wife's oven).
    So just moving along here.