[[Template core/front/global/utilitiesMenu does not exist. This theme may be out of date. Run the support tool in the AdminCP to restore the default theme.]]
  • Announcements

    • Dave Ambrose

      General Usage   05/10/2017

      If someone is acting badly, either in a forum or a private message, please report it. There are conveniently located buttons for sending the post to the moderators. 
Michael F

Racecar junkyard wip -Update 08,Aug.2017-

Recommended Posts

I´m planning to build a (miniature) junkyard with restoration shop for racecars, like stockcars, modifieds, jalopies, only. Ok, some trailers and haulers will be there as well...

I call it a wip, i think this project would be a "live long wip", because the team of MIKE`S RACECAR SALVAGE AND RESTAURATIONS will pull more and more interesting old racers out of some backyards.

The idea came when i built this stocker of ol´Wendell Scott. For some reason i ruined the clear coat so i decided to make a junker from it:

Wendell007.jpg

The first idea of a shop on paper:

DSCF2605.jpg

First attempt with some styrene foam to replicate a brickwall:

DSCF2608.jpg

Looking good, so let´s build the whole shop that way:

DSCF2615.jpg

A view to the inside:

DSCF2625.jpg

Checking the proportions with a model:

DSCF2611.jpg

Thanks for looking!

 

Edited by Michael F

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Next step was to put some paint to the walls to get an idea of the shop when finished:

DSCF2665.jpg

The appearance of this white with blue will be ok, so let´s fill the gaps between the bricks, add frames to doors and windows and paint the hut. Ooops, the guys from Mike´s probably have some issues with the width of the trailers and haulers, see the damaged corner of the building...

P1030557.jpg

The backside:

P1030560.jpg

Thanks for looking.

 

Edited by Michael F

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

By the way, as you can see on the pics, we not only worked at the junkyard shop, but we changed the floor in our home from carpet to ceramic tiles.

Just a side note...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Some rusted parts for the junkyard: an oildrum and a burning barrel. The oildrum is was made from a resin item, the burning barrel is from aluminum foil wrapped around the resin drum, peeled of the foil, glued a bottom in it and put some dents and rust on it:

P1000715.jpg

P1000704.jpg

lfass_01.jpg

Thanks for looking.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Looks cool 

I will be watching to see how it turns out. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I love this project! Especially the detailed and step by step photos! What did you use for window- and  door frames?

They idea with the tin foil for the burning barrell was creative!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for your coments guys, glad you like it!

The building itself is completely from styrofoam. The roof is from sandpaper and the window- and doorframes are from plastruct angle material in different sizes.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wow this is very interesting, I can't wait to see how this turns out

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

jo Michael!

nice, what you are building! I hope, on our next meeting you put it in your bag to take a look at ;) I'm interested, what styrene you took and where you got it from.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for your kind comments on this, guys!

@ Dominik: will do! We´ll meet in September!

I build a baseplate for the racecar junkyard. The brown areas should replicate the earthy parts (the brown is not the final color), the grey areas are cracked/old concrete paving slabs. Some detail has to be added, like grass, dust, oil- and water spots, gully cover and and and...

I put some models on the plate, to show the size of it. I think there would be space for ca. 20 cars and a lot of scrap metal.

P1030638.jpg

P1030642.jpg

P1030643.jpg

Thanks for looking!

Edited by Michael F

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Looks great I will be following this one.

how did you do the concert?  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Very nice work Michael, and it is interesting that your diorama base and configuration is quite similar to my Hooper & Co diorama, in terms of size if not the subject. I have the building in the far left corner, and around 15 vehicles in 1:24 scale, some diecast and some plastic built kits. Look forward to seeing your progress on this one!

David  ( UK )

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Looks great I will be following this one.

how did you do the concert?  

Cale, thanks for your interest on this one. I replicated the concrete with shaded wallpaint applied with a small lambskin paintroller. Actually i think it´s quite rough textured.

Get back to work! We need a progress update on this one. :D

Rory, currently it´s an on and off job on the junkyard. To less time ... At the moment i´m working on an air compressor made from an old truck fueltank with a frame from u-profile evergreen. I´ll place it outside the building under a rotting wooden shelter, so it needs an appropriate weathering. I hope it turns out well. I think, a realistic weathering is the most difficult part of modeling and i´m not a pro, oh well...

Very nice work Michael, and it is interesting that your diorama base and configuration is quite similar to my Hooper & Co diorama, in terms of size if not the subject. I have the building in the far left corner, and around 15 vehicles in 1:24 scale, some diecast and some plastic built kits. Look forward to seeing your progress on this one!

David  ( UK )

David, your diorama is great, the Rolls fleet is very nice! The bus is a giant! I found some interesting details such as the motorcycle and the people on the road, very british, as it should be... A diorama takes a lot of space doesn´t it?

First i wanted to build a much bigger dio because of the many nascar kits i have in my stash, but due to the lack of space in my home, the actual size of the junkyard fits well. If i´m not working on it, the baseplate will vanish in a cardboardbox in the basement. There will be always work in progress on this one. I´ll take some pics and show them in the next few days.

Thanks for your interest, guys!!

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Many thanks Michael for your comments, and I have posted a few pics here. Certainly, a 1:24 scale diorama does take a lot of space but I like the scale.

Apart from the pic of the Bedford chassis cab which is a work in progress, all the others are with the lights of the building turned off inside.

David

100_9012.JPG

100_9049.JPG

100_9061.JPG

100_9071.JPG

100_9083.JPG

100_9096.JPG

100_9101.JPG

100_9106.JPG

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now