scratchbuilt - ?

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hopefully yes, but the inane drivell is getting out of control

* drivel *

:P

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O' lord, the drivel police are knock, knock, knockin' at my door......and they seem to have participles dangling from odd places........ :P :P :P

Edited by Ace-Garageguy

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Okay, to bring this back a little;

I made this Watson Indy car frame entirely from Evergreen Styrene rod and .010" sheet.

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To me it is built from scratch.

Now here is a trailer I made for a top fuel dragster (Notice I didn't type FED, that's a whole 'nother rant! :( )

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This too is made entirely from Evergreen Sheet and shapes like angle, etc. Except, of course, for the wheels and tires and those posters which were scanned from various sources. So, it's not really 100% scratchbuilt, or is it? :D

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Drew, I see your trailer, and I will raise you one :lol: , here is my 99% scratchbuilt trailer, yes, I know I posted a link to it earlier, but a pic is better then a link

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Edited by martinfan5

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May I borrow 2 cups of white flour?

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Since we've already touched on grammar Nazis (note lack of apostrophe) and baking from scratch, I figured this would be German, oops, germane. Full disclosure: I happen to have this t-shirt :D

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Unt VAHT haf you gott against Chermans ????

And Drew and Jonathan, your work is absolutely stunning. Love that Watson frame, man.

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Must every post on every thread be meaningful and profound?

We're just a bunch of model geeks sittin' around talking about stuff and having a little fun.

Agree! My friends and I gather for lunch occationally and the converstion is not topic limited. Some times the tangents are as much fun as the main topic. It is not the destination but the journey that is the joy in life.

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There are some people on this forum that expect us to talk models 100% of the time, heck, at my club meetings we dont about models half the time :lol:

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Okay Johnathan, I yield to my betters. That thing is amazing! Nice job.

I'm now crawling away in shame. :D

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Drew, thank you , but that was not my goal, I was just having some fun :lol: , did you build yours before Galaxie trailers came about ?, there are still things not great about mine, I just hide it in the photos :lol: , if you find the link I posted a few pages back, there are a lot more pics of it , I have done three so far, and that is the best one so far

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I built my trailer about a year ago, Johnathan. It's supposed to represent the typical dragster trailer from the sixties so it's a quit a bit lower in height than a Galaxie trailer.

I haven't worked on it in a while and there are still a lot of details to add.

And yes, I hide stuff in photos too! :lol:

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hopefully yes, but the inane drivell is getting out of control

You want weighty, deeply meaningful posts? Here ya go:

E=mc2

Contemplating that ought to keep you busy for a while...

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* drivel *

:P

okay, okay. now i'm going to work on my new build. its a scratchbuilt kit from Revel

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okay, okay. now i'm going to work on my new build. its a scratchbuilt kit from Revel

Hey wait a minute. I think you have something there.

Yes, Revell does make scratch built kits. They take plastic materials and they make a kit out of it.

So most of us do build scratch built kits.

Edited by Hollywood Jim

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I'm surprised no one has commented on post 103, above. If you don't know that stuff, you don't know real scratchbuilt.

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My models usually contain parts from different kits as well as parts I fabricate. Until there exists a universally accepted term that describes this type of modelling, I guess it's up to me to determine how to describe it.

It's the lingo people develop that sets MY teeth on edge..."I just squirted my model with a rattle can and now I gotta let it gas out..."

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tell us skip.......why are you surprised?

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I'm surprised no one has commented on post 103, above. If you don't know that stuff, you don't know real scratchbuilt.

I've seen that work before...it's exquisite, the real deal, and so far beyond my ability now....well, like I said, it's the real deal. Thanks for posting the links. It's good to have a reminder of something so incredibly inspiring.

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And in the very same post you used the word "build" as a noun which is also incorrect. I'm just sayin' :D

But of course you're not alone in this. The incorrect usage of build has become so common as to be almost acceptable. Drives me crazy though. I have hundreds of completed models and several ongoing projects, but nary a "build" in the bunch!

Well actually it appears you can use "build as a noun...Just sayin'

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To form by combining materials or parts; construct.

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To order, finance, or supervise the construction of:
The administration built several new housing projects.

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To develop or give form to according to a plan or process; create:
build a nation; built a successful business out of their corner grocery store.

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To increase or strengthen by adding gradually to:
money building interest in a savings account; build support for a political candidate.

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To establish a basis for; found or ground:
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To make something by combining materials or parts.

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"Each of the three architects built in a different style"
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Well actually it appears you can use "build as a noun...Just sayin'

That was covered in post #12.

Just sayin'...

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jeeze ......... bet youse guys are a lot of fun to party with ............

...........l am. l scratch-brew my own beer !!!!

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While you guys have been discussing, I have been doing. :P

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While you guys have been discussing, I have been doing. :P

Same here, ok not really ,but I have been working on some builds, I know!, what a concept :lol:

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Hey wait a minute. I think you have something there.

Yes, Revell does make scratch built kits. They take plastic materials and they make a kit out of it.

So most of us do build scratch built kits.

I don't think so Jim, at least not with Revell or other injection molded kit producers.

It is not one person producing (mass-producing at that) those kits. There are pattern-makers, mold-makers, and people who run the production machines...

Now if you look at a small company like Fischer Models (off the top of my head), here you have the pattern-maker, mold-maker and production molder possibly all being one person. In that case your analogy can work.

Edited by Scale-Master

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Scratch and sniff, anyone :P ?

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