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hi im looking to make my custom car drawling in to a model kit.

how would i be able to do that? i will post pick when i get home its like a superbird roadster mid engine car with a blown hemi.

any help would be good.

thanks

Jake Bowling

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I'll be waiting to see your drawing (and probably go back on what I'm going to say) but it would come down to buying the closest thing available in a kit and modifying it to match your drawing. When we see you drawing they're be many suggestions I'm sure.

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Sorry that's it's rough sketch it was something I came up with at work.

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Edited by Jakezilla bowling

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There's your picture

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Any help

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could this be built by scratch build??

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....... it would come down to buying the closest thing available in a kit and modifying it to match your drawing....

could this be built by scratch build??

Either or. ANYthing can be scratchbuilt if you have the skills.

Edited by Ace-Garageguy

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where do i get the materal to do a scratch build car??

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Not to be un-heplful, but I think you should really do some reading and research as to everything involved in scratchbuilding. There are a lot of threads on this and other model forums that will be helpful. There are also a variety of materials and techniques you can use, including wood, bondo, sheet-styrene and styrene shapes, clay, fiberglass, and combinations of all of them depending on your talent, skills and abilities.

It's impossible to teach you how to scratchbuild a car on one Q&A thread, but all of the materials are available at hobby shops, some hardware stores, and online.

Scratchbuilding is also something that folks usually kind of grow into, after they've mastered all of the necessary skills. Have you ever done any heavy custom bodywork or other major modifications on a kit ?

For example, the big model is being scratchbuilt with clay over a scratchbuilt wooden chassis armature.

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Edited by Ace-Garageguy

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before Revell & Pactra, there was the annual Fisher Body Contest. all fledgling auto designers sought the prize to catapult their career.

http://history.gmheritagecenter.com/wiki/index.php/The_Fisher_Body_Craftsman's_Guild_Model_Car_Competition

Try this one...

http://history.gmheritagecenter.com/wiki/index.php/Methods_%26_Techniques

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Holy cow that's a lot to do lol I know where to get a front it's a Plymouth superbird Daytona but the back idk

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The back seems to resemble a 57 chevy to me.

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Yea but the main body is weird

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Here is something else you may want to check into. I am also interested in scratch building so I compiled a bunch of information (found within these forums) into one topic for an easy Go-To type deal.

http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=72172

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I would start with a Superbird and 57 Chevy for the body and maybe a Ford GT for the mid engine chassis and interior.

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this sounds more like a "kitbash" rather than a scratchbuild.

it's easier to work with already created basic shapes than to make your own from flat stock (unless your handle is kennb :D )

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If any of my fellow modelers have any thing that would help me with this build pm me ASAP

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Looks to me like the Speed Racer could help give you a huge start.

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Yep

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Nose cone from a Superbird or Daytona, modified to fit the front of a AMT Fireball 500 with the fins modified from a 57 Chevy.

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Yes that would work no any body got the body to the fire ball 500 kit

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BUMP ANYBODY GOT ANYTHING

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