Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0

large scale hot rod

42 posts in this topic

Posted · Report post

I guess I might as well make my first post a big one (1/4 scale). Here are some photos of my almost finished model. I still have a few parts and weathering to do.

Most techniques have been used in this one: styrene sheet (body), 3D printing (wheels and rear tire walls), and steel and alloy for the frame and suspension.

I started off building 25th scale when I was about 8 years old and have been building models ever since.

post-9041-0-73837700-1325222127_thumb.jp

post-9041-0-10072800-1325222261_thumb.jp

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

First off welcome to the forum...

Now that is cool, chopped and channeled 32. Just amazing work and even in 1/4 scale... Great work!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Your Hot Rod looks... Amazing! That detailing on the engine is incredible, and overall look is very sharp too. Wheel and tire choice is just perfect. Nice build all in all, thanks for sharing it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Wow is all I can say. That's a fantastic build, David. I love the clear glass fuel filter and the weld detail on each header pipe.

I would love to see many more pictures of it if you're willing to post them.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Thanks for replies, here are some more photos of build. I have about a week's work on another job before I can finish the model.

Some parts are just placed at the moment.

post-9041-0-18515700-1325290290_thumb.jp

post-9041-0-64836300-1325290291_thumb.jp

post-9041-0-88182100-1325290293_thumb.jp

post-9041-0-43443800-1325290295_thumb.jp

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

That thing is sick love it, Nice work.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Amazing model! The detail is incredible! Your scratch building skills are great!

Sam

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Impressive...1/4 scale...talk about fillin' up the table. :D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

I love the stance, the look. its got the perfect ride height and chop. The detail blows me away on this. Very nice job on this one. I look forward to seeing some more of your builds.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Simply amazing, talk about great craftsmanship, and it is soooo clean!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

WERE DID YOU GET ALL THE 1/4TH SCALE PARTS????? PLEASE DO TELL!!!!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Thank you all for the comments, it makes it worthwhile when people appreciate your work.

@ Mr.1/16th, Almost all of the 1/4 scale parts had to be scratch built.

The engine block is from the Visible V8 kit with a few additions like head bolts and details in the casting.

I doctored a carburetor , molded, and cast 6 off. Venturis are made from plastic wine glass stems. The wheels and tires

are a combination of turned masters, 3D modeling and printing, and mold-cast techniques.

Here are a few construction photos.

post-9041-0-96522700-1325718478_thumb.jp post-9041-0-70573200-1325718480_thumb.jp post-9041-0-69761800-1325718482_thumb.jp post-9041-0-52637000-1325718484_thumb.jp

post-9041-0-89246400-1325718486_thumb.jp post-9041-0-55197500-1325718488_thumb.jp post-9041-0-07107800-1325718490_thumb.jp

This is quite a change from the 25mm long hot rods I used to build up from the "free toys" in corn flakes packets.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

beautiful ride.

but, uh, what's with the heads, man?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

@ southpier, the heads are from a movie (don't remember which) where we had face casts of actors for use in the special effects dept.

Maybe it was Red Planet since one of them is Val Kilmer's face.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

David; great work, I love it. One question is what do you do with these big cars when you're done. It's a problem I have and am curious what others do. Thanks, Ken

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

@ Old Sprinter, where to put it? When I finish the 1/4 scale pin up girl to go with it, I will build a glass case to display it .

I have a place to put it but I think I won't build anymore big ones......like a 1/4 scale top fuel car. :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted (edited) · Report post

A 1/4 Top Fueler would be a room size,LOL. I love the big scale but I have one room, where I work, to display my builds and it is filling up. Here's a shot from awhile back and there's been a lot added since.101_1649.jpg

Edited by Old Sprinter

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Old Sprinter, it's good to have a room to display them and I love the large scale steampunk gyrocopter hanging at the center of your room.. :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Yep that is pretty cool; it's a Home Depot creation. You should see all the activity that goes on with the other airplanes when that thing is on. LOL

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Wow! Amazing!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

It looks like you can cast and supply an aftermarket parts market. That thing looks super cool.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Thats BIG and NICE !!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

WOW totally Cool!!!!!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted (edited) · Report post

The welding bead & heat stain detail on the header tubes is most impressive.

Care to share your technique?

In my head, I can hear that motor choppy idleing & barking in my ear.

Is this a steel frame car, as well? B)

headertube_zps9e43d455.jpg?

Edited by Ognib

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

:o:o :o WOW :o:o:o

Laz

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