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Im bored and wanting to build some things from scratch. I looked through the forums how to section and couldnt find anything. Any suggestions?

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Well what is it you're looking to build?

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Nothing in particular. Just looking to pass time

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Why not scratch build a trailer.

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Or maybe build one of those utility trailers made out of a pickup bed.

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Edited by Hollywood Jim

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Not A horrible idea jim. I think i will!

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Yeah, trailers are good to have around to spice up any model car. And they are pretty easy to build...........

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How about a Coleman cooler with drinks.

All scratch built out of styrene.

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add paint...

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add some decals..

Ice is nothing but table salt and Elmers Glue..stuff some tissue paper

up to 3/4 full and add the glue then the cans then sprinkle salt over it

and let it dry.

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Or if you're really bored ...make a rear view mirror accessory

out of tree sprue and paint.

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Joker

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Great work Joker !!

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Great work Joker !!

hahaha ...thanks Jim...yeah I get "bored" during hibernation season too

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scratch build a super modified....

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How about torsion sprung trunk hinges so peeps won't be propping their trunks open with toothpicks...

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How about some custom headers? Pretty quick and easy to do, and they're a neat touch to any build :D

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Nothing in particular. Just looking to pass time

i will trade you a kit or 2 for some of that spare time you have??.......... if only it was that easy.....

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WOW! Really some great looking work here. :)

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I like the idea for making ice in the cooler. Some very neat ideas.

Another idea, if you want a little challenge, Nick, is to try scratchbuilding a diorama, using bass or balsa for framing a garage wall and clapboard. Next time you're going by a construction site, check out how a wall is framed, and try to grab some pictures. If your high school still has industrial arts, talk to your woods or drafting teacher, and see if they can help you do some design for it.

Charlie Larkin

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Okay boys thanks for all the sugestions. Dont have the right styrene for the cooler but thats way cool. Ill he working on that at some point. I winner i guess you could say are the super modified and the custom headers witch will be on my super mod that im kit bashing from a 94 stock car with additional help from my parts bin. Look for it on the workbench tab.

Anymore ideas fella's?!?!

Thanks

Nick

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How about torsion sprung trunk hinges so peeps won't be propping their trunks open with toothpicks...

Hey now, I've seen plenty of guys at car shows prop open their trunks and hoods with toothpicks! :lol:

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.... Anymore ideas fella's?!?!...

i guess reading a dictionary is out?

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i guess reading a dictionary is out?

Been there done that lmfao.

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Nick

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Not what?!?!

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try your hands at a log truck...

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Yh70: I've actually wanted to build a truck. But I never ended up buying it.

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But you originally asked how to "section". This involves taking a section of plastic out of a body to shorten it's height. Pretty much take a piece of tape the width of which is how much you want to remove and tape it to the body all the way around. Then use a razor saw and cut on both sides of the tape. Then put it all back together...with putty of course. Here's a link to a Youtube video on the subject...

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