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Scratch built front and rear bumpers, scratch built oem style sidekirts, scratch built rear window spoiler, scratch built wheels, and scratch headlights and taillights. You can see it on Instagram @cantbecopiedcustoms

 

 

 

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I like Eddie's Mk1 Ford Classic Capri WIP model.  .My brother's first car way back in the 60's was a Classic saloon. There was another guy that used to cruise around Reading UK, my home town, in a white Capri GT like the one Eddie is modelling.

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Here are a couple of mine:

73 Buick Century all scratch built, 76 Buick Century Pace Car all scratch built. Bodies, bumpers, all interior parts.

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3 of mine, complete scratch builds.   Bugatti Type 59    Hispano Suiza H6C    Brooklands Napier Railton  

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1 hour ago, Bugatti Fan said:

3 of mine, complete scratch builds.   Bugatti Type 59    Hispano Suiza H6C    Brooklands Napier Railton  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stunning work. Absolutely gorgeous!

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I guess roll cages and the like are the most common parts scratch built. Also some custom steps for my '50 and fenders from sheet aluminum.

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On 8/27/2020 at 12:17 PM, Bugatti Fan said:

3 of mine, complete scratch builds.   Bugatti Type 59    Hispano Suiza H6C    Brooklands Napier Railton  

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Scale please ??

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Andrew, scales are as follows,      ....Bugatti Type 59  1/16th.         Hispano Suiza.  1/12th.        Napier Railton.   1/18th

Thanks for the compliments Daniel and Ray.

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well  -  you've got my attention

I see that you joined this forum years ago

way before me

did you ever do build threads for any of these ??

betting that you are the proud owner of all of Wingrove's books ...

how many questions could you put up with ??

???

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Hi Andrew

I did an article about the Bugatti build that was in MCM  back in 2013 (I think).. If you are a regular MCM reader you may have that copy. In answer to your other questions, I have not done any of these as builds on the forum, and yes, I do have all of the late Gerald Wingrove's books. Before he retired to Spain I visited his workshop in the UK and found him very generous with advice. I kept in touch with him occasionally right up to shortly before he sadly passed away.

My models are built mainly in plastic. What I did was adapt many of Gerald's techniques to that medium. For example where he would be soldering metal I would be using liquid plastic adhesive. I use Plastruct liquid cement a lot as I tend to use plastics other than polystyrene like acrylic, ABS etc. Of course I use many other adhesives as well depending on what other materials I am working in. I get though a fair bit of Revell Contacta, Two Part Epoxy and Cyano Superglue as well depending.

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Sorry that I missed the MCM article ... but you answered my next three questions. I would have really enjoyed spending a couple days looking over Wingrove’s shoulder ....

the Napier ....  the finish sure looks like aluminum. -  tell us more ...

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Andrew, on the Napier Railton I tried a few things to get the desired aluminium finish by experimenting on odd bits of plastic card. Basically I started with a white automotive acrylic primer. When this had hardened off, after a gentle rub with very fine wet n dry paper and dusted off, I used a chrome finish aerosol that is normally sold as a craft item. When this had hardened off properly I used C1 polishing powder and buffed it gently until I got the desired effect. Metallic painted finishes by their nature are 'soft' even after drying so care was needed during handling.

It is recommended after priming using gloss black under finishes like Alclad and AK metallics however. 

Sorry you missed my Bugatti build article in MCM.  Perhaps they may be able to supply a back copy?

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Those are all beautiful Noel.  You have every reason to be proud of each and every one.  Cheers, Tim

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12 years ago I got back into the hobby. This was the first build. I did not know much and did not have much in the way of tools or knowledge about the hobby. A 32 body, I think it was amt. the frame was cut up and the engine block was from a friends parts bin. Blower, headers and most of the other stuff was scratch built. Pretty crude build. The sizes of the parts are not the best scale . But it was fun and the start of a car modeling. 

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I  scratch built this Easy Run engine stand a few years ago and thinking about making another one with some improvements. Graveyard Carz inspired me to make one. I posted it on the forum a few years ago and got a reply from the owner of Easy Run warning me not to make these for sale without their expressed permission, which I had no intention to do so  because it would be difficult to replicate in numbers. No worries though, it was made for my own pleasure. 20160529_153907_resized_1.jpg.248a37cd12a75e841d0329d3c85fb2d7.jpg20160529_154210_resized_1.thumb.jpg.3a6c360d1ba64e1f00b329a81dac5b21.jpg

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Bruce, I liked your build with the 32 body. Really nice body off  chassis and engine detail too.

Bob, your engine test rig was both an unusual and very nice model.

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Thank you Bugatti Fan. I do not know if this qualifies, a 1/12 revell GT 500 convertible. I made it from a fastback . A few scratch built things. 

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On 8/27/2020 at 9:17 AM, Bugatti Fan said:

3 of mine, complete scratch builds.   Bugatti Type 59    Hispano Suiza H6C    Brooklands Napier Railton  

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Fantastic!!!! WOW

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Bruce, your GT 500 certainly does count as scratch building. Often it is much harder work to do a major conversion and takes a lot of confidence to carve into an expensive kit. Your Mustang looks great as  a convertible.

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On 9/10/2020 at 2:08 AM, Bugatti Fan said:

Bruce, I liked your build with the 32 body. Really nice body off  chassis and engine detail too.

Bob, your engine test rig was both an unusual and very nice model.

Thank Noel.

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Bob, since you replied I have seen a Mustang Fastback for sale locally here in the UK. When I looked at it I was very surprised to find it was made with right hand drive. Have found out since that it was not a conversion and that Ford US have been making this car with both LHD and RHD options for target markets. It is the first time to my knowledge that the Mustang has been marketed in this way and all previous models were LHD only. On the latest Mustang I do like the retro styling with hints of the original 1960's car.

The two previous Ford Sports Coupes sold in the UK with RHD were the Cougar and the Probe. The Cougar was quite a nice looking car, but I did not like the styling of the Probe. I have a feeling that Monogram did a Probe kit some time ago.

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