Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0

Spyder Kart


23 posts in this topic

Posted (edited) · Report post

Here's the newly improved version of my scratch built go-kart. I put it under glass a few weeks ago, but some good eyes caught the lack of a fuel tank. I added that as well as numerous other details. Very worth while, as the added detail has really brought this thing alive.

So here's the completed model:

Img_1969b.jpg?psid=1&ck=0&ex=720

Img_1980b.jpg?psid=1&ck=0&ex=720

Img_1981.jpg?psid=1

Img_1998.jpg?psid=1

and finally, one more parked next to my new fence...

Img_2007b.jpg?psid=1&ck=0&ex=720

Edited by Alyn

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Sweeet little go-kart!! Nice!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

This was cool the first time around. With all the details it's even better. Nice job!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

It's different; it's unusual; and it's nicely detailed! LIKEsmall-vi.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Awesome looking Kart..

The detailing looks Excellent.

Just need a little Stig figure to drive it. B)

THUMBS_UP_MAN_small.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

wow niice work can you compare it to a car in a pic to see the size of it?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

That is so cool. Great job. It looks fabulous in yellow.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Here's the newly improved version of my scratch built go-kart. I put it under glass a few weeks ago, but some good eyes caught the lack of a fuel tank. I added that as well as numerous other details. Very worth while, as the added detail has really brought this thing alive.

Wait. What???!!!

You mean you posted your model, received some comments from members, took the comments as intended and not as a personal attack, reworked your model based on the comments and suggestions, and re-posted the improved model???!!!

Does anyone else know this can be done?

:D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Alyn.......this is so cool man......wish i had one.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Oh, I almost forgot to ask...

I didn't see the "before" version of this. Is it a kit or scratchbuilt?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted (edited) · Report post

You mean you posted your model, received some comments from members, took the comments as intended and not as a personal attack, reworked your model based on the comments and suggestions, and re-posted the improved model???!!!

Does anyone else know this can be done?

Harry, I'm sorry; guilty as charged. On the plus side, being well behaved is a disease that can be cured. Maybe an intervention is in order.

Here's a picture of the "before" or pre-detailed version.

Img_1421b.jpg?psid=1

Other than the seat which came out of the AMT Competition parts pack, the kart is entirely scratch built from raw styrene, brass and aluminum. The tires are slices of fuel hose. So John, with your scratch building skills, no wishing is necessary; just build one. Because of your photo skills and the use of natural settings, I've been trying to up my game in the camera department.

Jose, this will give you an idea of the size of the kart as it sets on the back of a Revell 29 Ford pickup truck. Yellow was picked on purpose to match the truck.

Edited by Alyn

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

I'm impressed! Scratchbuilt, and fully detailed too! Very nice... B)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

I liked it before, now I like it even better!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Excellent work, Alyn! Great detailing, really makes it stand out!

Sam

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Wow, that's an incredible amount of detail for such a lil' rig. This is what modeling is all about. Id love to see more of this kind of thing...pit racers...bar stool racers...hot rod wagons...motorized bicycles...come on guys...lets get creative...this one rocks!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Wow, it was sweet before but the additional detail makes it even better...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Thats a sweet kart! I saw an old motorized Kart 1/10 on eBay not too long ago. :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

That is really cool man!!!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Love this lil' thing. Glad you took the suggestion and made the tank and the other improvements. The driver may need to wear chainmail or something similar on his right arm or have permanent grill marks.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Ok, after studying the photos a bit more, I want to know what the wheels are made of if the actual tires are rubber hose. This kart is killer and I think I'm feeling the need to build one. What did you use for reference on the engine?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Amazing Alyn, amazing!

If you dont need this crazy build, i send you my adress. That is really amazing and a good idea, to make the same...perhaps, if a have the time...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Very nice! I give great praise to anyone with this kind of talent. Scratch building is a real talent.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

i thought for sure it was 1/12 scale or bigger, man thats really some great work for 1/25! looks great and the added detail really did multiply the effect!

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
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0