Post by Spokeshave on Aug 30, 2014 19:36:04 GMT -5
last year I split my time going back and forth between the bike build and the model build. I really got squeezed for time at the end. I'm trying a different approach this year. This year I'm full throttle on the bike while it's still warm out then I'll build a model. Let's keep this thread for when I pick out my build off model or models.
Last Edit: Sept 9, 2014 19:42:32 GMT -5 by Spokeshave
Post by Spokeshave on Sept 5, 2014 21:28:06 GMT -5
Well I've made a command decision. I was kicking around the idea of an HO scale model. Something for a scale train layout but I'm saving building those for when it snows and I start building my own model railroad in my modeling room. I flipped a coin between a B-!7 flying fortress model and a car. The car one. For a twist I'm not building a 1/25 th scale car, but a smaller 1/32 scale model. Smaller and a bit more challenging on the detail. Stay tuned.
Post by Spokeshave on Sept 6, 2014 19:10:26 GMT -5
Here we go. A vintage Revell 1956 Caddy in 1/32 scale. I've seen a bunch of these as glue bomb wrecks or slot car conversions. I want to go to town detailing one. Plus the figures will get the "treatment " also.
Post by Spokeshave on Sept 9, 2014 19:58:18 GMT -5
Well if life isn't busy and stressful enough,while surfing ebay I came across this. I got it for next to nothing. Heck Peats building two models and maybe I should too. I thought this was the old Revell/Gowland 1/32 brass era casting. They are simple and wouldn't take much to detail a decent model. Wrong. It's the old Pyro casting. This this has tons of tiny flash ridden pieces that will have to be replaced with brass wire. The instructions are the old Pyro one that are as big as a postage stamp.I like a little challenge and this one is going to be every inch of that.
Post by Spokeshave on Sept 12, 2014 13:37:20 GMT -5
Well it arrived this afternoon and what a bitchy little model it looks like it's going to be. This is the 1996 repop of this kit which is better because I like the light color plastic better. I didn't realize these kits didn't come with glazing. A wrap around windshield scratch build should be a fun weekend>Ugh. I'm thinking this thing needs fat mags and a blower from a 1/32 snap fit kit. Let me see.
The figures are so 50s. Dude has a bow tie and the chick has a schemata on her head. This won't fly on my build.
Old instruction suggestions for your model. Hey kids mount your Caddy on an ashtray with your Pall Malls...
Post by dirtydave on Sept 13, 2014 12:27:59 GMT -5
There are great kits in 1/32, but not much aftermarket/parts swap support. I think that with one of the old Snap-Tite funnycars for parts, you could do some pretty amazing stuff. Monogram also makes some nice mags in 1/32 as replacement parts for their slot cars.
Last Edit: Sept 13, 2014 12:31:23 GMT -5 by dirtydave
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