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The truck is a lil red express kit that i could not stand the chassis it came with. I decided to Build a one off full custom tube chassis even though i never did it before. The project was never finished and my son got ahold of the chassis and demolished it kinda dissapointing.The next are a set of scratch built headers i made for a twin turbo ls motor. The motor was for an irocz tribute car i was building for a friend who passed but once its started coming together it tears me up to look at it still. I hope to finish it one day.

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SR20det in progress.  It's been Back burnered for a long time.  I recently brought back out for my S13 group project.  All scratch built using styrene, putty and random shapes made from different things.  Not 100% correct, but a LOT better than the Aoshima lump.IMG_20161001_243536226.thumb.jpg.d88defb

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   Scratched built fenzel supercharger. And scratch engine for my new mud truck

 

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Some of my scratchbuilt stuff.  In addition to the actual cars themselves I build all the attendant accessories from scratch as well.

The following 78 Ford LTD 460 Interceptor is completely scratchbuilt, as are the comm console on the seat, the cage, standing shotgun rack, TwinSonic lightbar,  Jabsco overhead remote spot and Taylor Buddy Bumpers up front. My first 'labor of love' so to speak..

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Built a Whelen 8000 lightbar with overhead remote spot from scratch for my 82 Diplomat LSP, seat console and map light, and bumpbars

 

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FS Mod. Seat Console Controler & map light:

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Jabsco spot, and Console, installed:

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FS 1/24 TwinSonic build:                                                                                   Rotaters (made from scrap box) & Mirrors (from thin aluminum cans)

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Superglued to base                                                                                       Make lenses from sheet styreen, one panel at a time, glue OUTSIDE the

                                                                                                                       corner edges, prim and carefully sand to square/

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Use .05 sheet to make speaker cover, then Bare Metal Foil.                        Tamiya Cl. Blue, install, wire up and enjoy the light show! No wait, it's not real.

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Those Twinsonics look Fantastic

And 'X' shape Half Mirrors versus full height forward facing ones!!!!!!

No department using them near me had the 'X' Half-height mirrors on them!!!!

ONLY Ever saw ON in Cranberry area of Pennsy. WAY BACK when!!!!!

Rt 19 BEFORE I-79 was more than Dream, only Partially built, Under Construction!!!!!

Mid 70's!!

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Built the body out of construction paper

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When you gotta go , in a hurry ! :lol:

i call it the Sh** and gitt'er ! But im from the south!

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Hi There

i am new to the site, saw this and thought i would add something.

its a 1962 Ford Consul Capri, or at least it will be if i ever finish it.

the only kit parts in it are a few odds and ends that had the right shapes, the rest is shaped plastic and filler.

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This is a neat thread, that I don't recall seeing, before! Here are a few things I've built, over the years. The four-banger Flattie is for a current project. The engine is scratched, above the oil pan. The first two photos are the  water pump, I just built. The other photos are of a junior fueler I completed last year (after a 20-year journey). Much of it is scratchbuilt, including the entire fuel system, headers (which are brass), aluminum body and front wheels.

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9 hours ago, Fast-Eddie said:

Hi There

i am new to the site, saw this and thought i would add something.

its a 1962 Ford Consul Capri, or at least it will be if i ever finish it.

the only kit parts in it are a few odds and ends that had the right shapes, the rest is shaped plastic and filler.

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A lot of work here. I always thought this car should have been available as a kit. Even Airfix ignored it. Keep this up - I'd love to see it finished.

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14 hours ago, Fast-Eddie said:

Hi There

i am new to the site, saw this and thought i would add something.

its a 1962 Ford Consul Capri, or at least it will be if i ever finish it.

the only kit parts in it are a few odds and ends that had the right shapes, the rest is shaped plastic and filler.

 

 

 

 

Fantastic work, Eddie ! I'm not Ford fan but I do like the Consul Capri, when I was a very young kid these, the Classics and the Anglias were a taste of the transatlantic, along with the Wimpy bar naturally.

I really would love to see it finished. What's your plan?

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6 hours ago, Straightliner59 said:

This is a neat thread, that I don't recall seeing, before! Here are a few things I've built, over the years. The four-banger Flattie is for a current project. The engine is scratched, above the oil pan. The first two photos are the  water pump, I just built. The other photos are of a junior fueler I completed last year (after a 20-year journey). Much of it is scratchbuilt, including the entire fuel system, headers (which are brass), aluminum body and front wheels.

Nice work, what scale?

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Scratch Built, did some one say scratch built?  How about some old school scratch building.  Do you want bass wood, balsa wood, or Bondo?  😊

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My kind of ancient thread resurrection, there are new members who could contribute.

All the cop parts on the Viper DPS pursuit:
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All the boat parts on the Oldsboatbile:
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Mixed a Ford 5.0 with a Tamiya Miata.  Shocks units made from cheap lighter valves, and made anti-sway bars too (among many other things):
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Kit-bashed the Tamiya Honda Civic with the Revell Integra = Sintegra:
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Corian used to convert a sedan into the Mercedes 170V Roadster, including the rumble seat:
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Kit-bash of old Monogram Ferrari 275P with new Revell Ferrari Modena = Mongrel:
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Kit-bash of old Monogram Porsche 904, with Monogram Porsche Indy = Porndy:
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Complete turbo plumbing, parts missing on the transkit of the Tamiya Porsche 959 and Modeling Master resin Paris-Dakar:
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The last things made from scratch yesterday, tools:
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Hi!

Had no source for a "snorkel" type air intake to put on a Pro-Mod. So, I built one out of 3 sections of angled sprues, with round tubes and butterlies. throttle shafts, barrel valve, distribution block & al. Even the AN connectors and braided lines are scratch. 

As you can tell, most of the car is also scratchbuilt: chassis, roll cage, interior, seat, etc. 

Hours of fun with styrene!

CT

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These are two skylights that I scratch built for my 1:43 scale factory building, with the material taken from the top edges of a display case. The wood frames are brown Sharpie......

David

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26 minutes ago, Straightliner59 said:

1/24 on the Coupe. The dragster is 1/25. Thank you, Pat!

Then I'll capitalize my WOW!!!

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This is an unusual thread.  Here are few of mine.

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These are N scale (1:160) bumper cars I made for a carnival scene on a train layout.  I made a master from clear acrylic, made RTV mold and case several cars using urethane resin.  The electric pole is painted brass wire. I also etched by own steering wheels and soldered them to another brass rod steering column.  The figure is just an N scale person (not scratch built).

I have a thread about these, but Photobucket puked on me.

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I also made N scale golf carts. Again I made a master from acrylic, made RTV mold, and cast them using urethane resin.  The golf bag is made from a piece of black wire insulation and slices of heat-shrink tubing. Golf clubs are pieces of thin stainless steel wire. The strap in the back is a thin slice of black (antistatic) vinyl bag. Steering wheel is photoetched by me, like I did for the bumper cars.

 

Next, when I built the Monogram Ultimates 1:43 289 Cobra, I ended up scratch building many small items.

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Most of the items on the bottom (in the yellow box, on the piece of white styrene on the lower right, items on the popsicle stick) are all scratch built. Also the door panels, vent windows, and sun visors.  I also designed the gauge faces in Corel Draw and had them printed on a transparent film. Then I just painted the back of the film white (and orange for the pointers) and I had an instant gauge cluster (glued in from the back of the dash).

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