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  1. WOLOMOPRO say Worlds Longest Modeling Project: It began in early 1968 as I saw first time pictures of the Lamborghini Marzal in the hungarian Auto-Motor magazine. I fell in love with in no time. I was a young draftsman and I made the 4 views based on the photos and main dimensions. And with my ambition to be ones an auto-body designer. Naturally my goal was to make a model . I took a block of polystyrene foam (insulation) and curved the body. My idea was to laminate some layer of newspaper with epoxi on the surface and remove the polystyrene foam after . But this wo
  2. Hello there peeps! First of all, let me introduce myself - I am Mihai, from Romania and I'm 24. I was in love with cars ever since I was a small cellular body - looking at them, drawing them, memorizing names, reading technical books before i even knew how to read because the technical drawings seemed fascinating to me, you name it. But, like every kid from Eastern Europe, annoyed by my parents answering the question "Can I have that nice, expensive model car?" with "No", I decided to start building my own models - at the age of 6. Initially build out of cardboard boxes and whee
  3. Hello Everyone! Following the requests of some fellow members I'm starting another thread of one of my completed model. This one is less detailed than the ’70 Plymouth GTX and it will be like that for the subsequent posts since they are older builds (you are the judge so I hope you will be indulgent for the flaws). On this thread you will see my drag version of a 1970 Dodge Dart Swinger 1/25 scale. I don’t recall if I had taken many pictures during the build but I can’t find more than what is posted in this thread. I wanted to build this small Dodge pony car for a long
  4. I don't know if this is old news, but it's something that just occurred to me to try. I was yakking over the fence with a visitor when I got to looking at the moss growing out of the cedar boards. This time of year, the stuff is everywhere and comes in a wide variety of forms and colors. Very detailed and visually interesting. I grabbed a putty knife and scraped a couple of samples off and set them on top of the furnace to dry. After a little trimming for size and structure, I glued them to my 1/64th scale diorama as Hosta plants around the house. I really like
  5. These lovely 1:24 or 1:25 scale fire trucks are part of the collection of a small fire-fighting museum in Brockton, Massachusetts. My notes credit Dave Frazer as their builder. There are also a few examples of horse-drawn apparatus among the collection that I believe were built or modified from a particular range of mixed-media "craftsman kits" produced here in Mass. in the late '40s / early '50s era. Two pages worth of pictures of the models in my album: I wish their website was more informative: https://www.brocktonhistoricalsociety.org/
  6. A project I started many years ago. It's an AMT 1/43 KW cabover that I began converting to a day cab. The chassis is scratchbuilt, as is the dolly for the wiggle wagons. Trailers are shortened AMT exterior post vans. I hope to make a chain "curtain" for one of the trailers, in place of doors, given that this is intended for shagging stuff around the city. The steering is poseable. I did some detailing to the Cummins, and made a shorty bumper from aluminum sheet. Obviously, it has a long way to go. I'll try to find some time to get it out and take some better photos, at some point. In the meant
  7. This model, like many of my models, has a long story. Begun in 2000 or 2001, it has been near completion perhaps a couple of times. The first time it stalled due to my dissatisfaction with the first body I built. That body was built from tooling aluminum, which, although very malleable, doesn't have much tolerance for compound curves--at least as far as dragster cowls are concerned. Then, while I pondered building a new body from aluminum flashing, I decided I didn't like the Hilborn injection setup, as compared to Enderle's. So, I tore the engine down, and began to explore possibilities
  8. I built this 20 years, or so, back. It was built using a vac-formed drop tank that I found in a closeout pile at a local shop. I covered it with tooling aluminum. Tires and wheels are from the parts box. Rear tires were made by contact cementing two inserts from Revell's dragster/pro stock/FC kits together, then covering the seam with electrical tape. Wheel discs were punched from tooling aluminum sheet, as well. Radius rods, etc. are from the parts box. Rivets were made using the time-tested "scriber" method. I carved wood bucks to heat-form the scoops, and used an aircraft prop cone for the
  9. This is something from the old SLM website I thought I'd share, because that is what it's all about! I thought perhaps this should go in the tips, etc., but, they're used almost exclusively for drag racing, so, I opted for this page. I reckon an admin should feel free to move it, if that's a more appropriate location. They are so easy to build, that there's really no excuse not to, if you need a set!
  10. Having recently moved back to Colorado, and finally having my workshop up and running, I came across this project I started fifteen years, ago--or so. It's AMT's '70 Malibu, to be built to comply with the NHRA's 1975 rules for Modified Production. I began by replacing the Chevelle's front inner fenderwells and front clip with those from AMT's '70 Monte Carlo, along with the Monte's front suspension including its steering box. I replaced the single-piece cast timing cover/water pump/harmonic balancer assembly with a timing cover from the parts box, a water pump from a Revell Camaro and a harmon
  11. Hello everyone, here is the second member of my Shelby gang: The 1969 Ford GT40 Mk1. Since no one has managed to make a decent 1/8 kit of this famous and beautiful racer I had to build him from scratch, as usual. I used the 1/18 Rodriguez Gulf car from Spark as template. As with my other cars I made the body from polyurethane block material, copied it via silicone mould and carved the cockpit out. The roof was made from glass-fibrereinforced epoxy and the small parts are cast off - 3d printed parts. It's curbside, nothing can be opened, the wheels turn and can be steered though. The engine is
  12. Hello ... a new baby. i thought it would be easier to build more modern forms, but then I added a lot of details ... 310 pieces in the end assembled, all scratchbuilt scale 1:20 in balsa wood
  13. This is the only model I finished in 2015. Hope to do better next year. Calling this one "Bagged Wood" !
  14. A couple of pics of a heavily modified pre-war Lionel 225E 2-6-2 into a Pacific 4-6-2 based on the Canadian Pacific #2317. The tender is scratch built with modified Lionel trucks.
  15. I am working on these Campers. I made them entirely from coffee stir sticks. I need to find, or make, all sorts of details, like outlets, vents, etc. It's fun to build and cost practically nothing.
  16. Hi, regarding their racers and road cars it often recedes into the background that Mercedes is the world's oldest and (still?) largest truck manufacturer. Among many of their interesting designs the 1937 L 10000 is outstanding. To my mind it is the most atractive and most impressive Mercedes truck ever made. In 1937 it looked like this (photos by courtesy of Daimler-Benz AG/ Daimler AG): Unfortunately no original vehicle has survived. Only a O 10000, i. e. a bus, equipped as a rolling post office of the pre-war German Reichspost, is displayed at the fantastic new Mercedes museum in Stutt
  17. this is the one and only model I have completed in 2012, devoting all of my spare time to this, it took a year to complete, I bought it in June of 2011 and completed it in June of 2012
  18. Hi guys, I made this Corvette Stingray Sidecar concept out of two AMT kits, cutting apart the fender corners and bringing them back together. The tank, basic engine block and front tire are from an old (Entex?) Kawasaki street bike that I found in the parts box. The PE front disk and two other tires are orphan parts. The rest is scratch built. I turned aluminum wheels, gas cap, instrument pods and trim rings out of aluminum and turned some red toothbrush handle for the tail lights. The instrument faces are just reduced laser prints that were gotten from the VDO website. The front forks a
  19. Just a few pics of a heavily modified Ivo dragster into a Nostalgia dragster. Has a Ross Gibson resin engine, Slixx rear tires and a lengthened chassis. I'll put some WIP pics up depending on interest, this is a very heavily modified version of the AMT Ivo kit.
  20. Well heres my latest project, its an AMT camaro concept with a revell 69 camaro front and rear molded on, it will have a ZR1 corvette drivetrain and suspension and a custom interior
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