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Racecar junkyard wip


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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:

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The first idea of a shop on paper:

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First attempt with some styrene foam to replicate a brickwall:

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

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A view to the inside:

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Checking the proportions with a model:

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Thanks for looking!

 

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

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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...

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The backside:

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Thanks for looking.

 

Edited by Michael F

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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...

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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:

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Thanks for looking.

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Posted

Looks cool 

I will be watching to see how it turns out. 

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Love what you have done so far.

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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!

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Love it..!    Keep up the great work.

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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.

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You're off to a great start!

David G.

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