Cut-Weld-Drive Forums

Go Back   Cut-Weld-Drive Forums > The VolksRodders Forum > The Cutting Board

The Cutting Board Cut... Weld... DRIVE.


User Information
Your Avatar

Stuff to check out...

Cool stuff you NEED!

Forum Stats
Members: 17,478
Threads: 32,236
Posts: 544,739
Total Online: 536

Newest Member: dedo_br

Latest Threads
- by yimbo
- by JiI

 
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old January 10th, 2012, 05:19 AM   #226
rostigbug
Forum Member
 
rostigbug's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: tucson AZ
Posts: 2,337
Member Photo Albums
Default Re: another model car thread

Howdy all. This is my first time in the modle thread.
Some great work here!
I gotta project in mind & I need some help
I want a modle Ferrari 308 any scale but I would hope 1/18
I want to put a traditional supercharged chevy engine with the supercharger and birdcatcher sticking out the engine cover.
I can see that big ol' supercharger and scoop sticking out like a periscope!!!
How do I find the modle supercharged chevy motor and a Ferrari 308 in the same scale??
__________________
heuristic paradigm
rostigbug is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 10th, 2012, 06:04 AM   #227
Franklin
Forum Member
 
Franklin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: New England
Posts: 201
Default Re: another model car thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by rostigbug View Post
Howdy all. This is my first time in the modle thread.
Some great work here!
I gotta project in mind & I need some help
I want a modle Ferrari 308 any scale but I would hope 1/18
I want to put a traditional supercharged chevy engine with the supercharger and birdcatcher sticking out the engine cover.
I can see that big ol' supercharger and scoop sticking out like a periscope!!!
How do I find the modle supercharged chevy motor and a Ferrari 308 in the same scale??
Agree-awesome work in this thread-I wish there was more activity! The only 1/18th 308's I am aware of are diecast, not a plastic model kit. There are a few 1/24 and 1/25 kits out there by Japanese companies. I think Monogram did the Magnum PI one. If you did 1/24 or 1/25 scale, there is an almost infinite amount of other kits to use for your modifications.
__________________
"Can't get enough overkill"
Franklin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 10th, 2012, 09:58 AM   #228
Jackalope
Forum Member
 
Jackalope's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: North Bay, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 27
Default Re: another model car thread

Do any of you cast your own parts from molds?

If so;

What do you use?
What do you make your original part from to make a mold?Resin gets expensive, has anyone used anything other than resin?
Jackalope is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 10th, 2012, 10:12 AM   #229
Franklin
Forum Member
 
Franklin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: New England
Posts: 201
Default Re: another model car thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jackalope View Post
Do any of you cast your own parts from molds?

If so;

What do you use?
What do you make your original part from to make a mold?Resin gets expensive, has anyone used anything other than resin?
I am no expert but I have used polyurethane and resin in rubber molds. Both can get expensive but you can also mold small parts with epoxy. On the cheap, Bondo auto filler can also be used with plaster molds but the parts are not as durable.
__________________
"Can't get enough overkill"
Franklin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 13th, 2012, 01:37 PM   #230
FBB
Forum Member
 
FBB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Coventry, UK
Posts: 153
Default Re: another model car thread

Re-Ferraris. Hasegawa do a 1:24 plastic kit of a 328 GTS and Hotwheels do a 1:18 diecast of the 308 GTB. There are also 1:24 white metal kits of the 308GTB rally cars made by Racing 43 in Italy.

Personally I'd go for the Hasegawa as a base (on cost as much as anything) and then go to Detail Master in Rochester NY for hot rod goodies. If you can't find the Hasegawa kit that side of the pond, PM me an I'll see if e can still get them over here. We stopped dealing with detil Master as we were only doing a few of his products (braided hose and wire mostly) and we weren't spending enough for trade. Decent guy though and his gear is good quality.
FBB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 16th, 2012, 05:01 AM   #231
Chuck Most
Forum Member
 
Chuck Most's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Ithaca, MI
Posts: 11
Default Re: another model car thread

Thinking of stuffing this into a severely chopped and hacked Tamiya '66 Beetle...



That's the four-cam, twin-distributor mill from a Fujimi Porsche 356 Carrera kit, built totallly out of the box aside from the plug wires, looms, and boots.

What do y'all think...to sick and twisted, or not sick and twisted enough?
__________________
"My biggest problem with internet quotes is that they are, more often than not, attributed to the wrong person."- Thomas Edison
Chuck Most is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 16th, 2012, 05:06 AM   #232
Chuck Most
Forum Member
 
Chuck Most's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Ithaca, MI
Posts: 11
Default Re: another model car thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by Franklin View Post
I am no expert but I have used polyurethane and resin in rubber molds. Both can get expensive but you can also mold small parts with epoxy. On the cheap, Bondo auto filler can also be used with plaster molds but the parts are not as durable.

In a pinch, I have used Permatex black RTV to make a simple open mold. Not the best stuff, but can be made to work in a bind. I used some automotive wax on the parts before applying the RTV so they wouldn't stick. I used Bondo fiberglass resin to cast the parts- works okay, but it's pretty brittle.

These Mercury-script Ford FE valve covers and '63 Ford F-100 hubcap were cast with fiberglass resin and Permatex molds. Not top quality, but they'll work for what I need.

__________________
"My biggest problem with internet quotes is that they are, more often than not, attributed to the wrong person."- Thomas Edison
Chuck Most is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 16th, 2012, 05:16 AM   #233
Franklin
Forum Member
 
Franklin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: New England
Posts: 201
Default Re: another model car thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by Chuck Most View Post
In a pinch, I have used Permatex black RTV to make a simple open mold. Not the best stuff, but can be made to work in a bind. I used some automotive wax on the parts before applying the RTV so they wouldn't stick. I used Bondo fiberglass resin to cast the parts- works okay, but it's pretty brittle.

These Mercury-script Ford FE valve covers and '63 Ford F-100 hubcap were cast with fiberglass resin and Permatex molds. Not top quality, but they'll work for what I need.
Nice engine there!!! I assume it's 1/24-ish? Would love to see how you wind up using it. The Permatex and Bondo resin are fine. Sometimes a coat of CA is good on the backside of the parts to make them more durable.
__________________
"Can't get enough overkill"
Franklin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 16th, 2012, 05:59 AM   #234
Chuck Most
Forum Member
 
Chuck Most's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Ithaca, MI
Posts: 11
Default Re: another model car thread

It is 1:24. Actually, that Fujimi Porshce has a ton of cool parts that could be adapted to a VW-




__________________
"My biggest problem with internet quotes is that they are, more often than not, attributed to the wrong person."- Thomas Edison
Chuck Most is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 16th, 2012, 06:35 AM   #235
Franklin
Forum Member
 
Franklin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: New England
Posts: 201
Default Re: another model car thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by Chuck Most View Post
It is 1:24. Actually, that Fujimi Porshce has a ton of cool parts that could be adapted to a VW-
That's cool-and a good idea. I wish there were more larger scale VW kits out there for the RC stuff I am doing. The only one is the 1/9th Kubelwagen by Revell which just about works for 1/10-1/12th scale builds. I wound up making some resin castings of the chassis and other various parts as the kit is expensive and I wasn't in the mood to chop it up for one build.
__________________
"Can't get enough overkill"
Franklin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 16th, 2012, 06:58 AM   #236
Chuck Most
Forum Member
 
Chuck Most's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Ithaca, MI
Posts: 11
Default Re: another model car thread

Yeah, not much big scale VW stuff at all out there. Revell AG is coming out with a 1:16 '51 Sedan, it's not out yet, but it should be widely available in a few months- it lists for $80. I've got every intention of getting my grubby little hands on one ASAP!

http://www.hobbylinc.com/htm/rvl/rvl07461.htm

Speaking of Kubelwagens, Hasegawa makes a pretty nice one in 1:24 scale- it has full engine detail, and even comes with a few ammo boxes, some small arms and rifles, and even two grenade launchers.
__________________
"My biggest problem with internet quotes is that they are, more often than not, attributed to the wrong person."- Thomas Edison
Chuck Most is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 16th, 2012, 07:45 AM   #237
Franklin
Forum Member
 
Franklin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: New England
Posts: 201
Default Re: another model car thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by Chuck Most View Post
Yeah, not much big scale VW stuff at all out there. Revell AG is coming out with a 1:16 '51 Sedan, it's not out yet, but it should be widely available in a few months- it lists for $80. I've got every intention of getting my grubby little hands on one ASAP!

http://www.hobbylinc.com/htm/rvl/rvl07461.htm

Speaking of Kubelwagens, Hasegawa makes a pretty nice one in 1:24 scale- it has full engine detail, and even comes with a few ammo boxes, some small arms and rifles, and even two grenade launchers.
Thanks for the heads up on the Revell kit-I'll keep an eye out for it.
__________________
"Can't get enough overkill"
Franklin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 16th, 2012, 03:05 PM   #238
Chuck Most
Forum Member
 
Chuck Most's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Ithaca, MI
Posts: 11
Default Re: another model car thread

And, just for fun... the very first Volksrod model I ever built- Revell ragtop with an AMT Corvair pancake six.
__________________
"My biggest problem with internet quotes is that they are, more often than not, attributed to the wrong person."- Thomas Edison
Chuck Most is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 16th, 2012, 07:36 PM   #239
bugdust
Forum Member
 
bugdust's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Middleburg, FL USA
Posts: 8,802
Member Photo Albums
Default Re: another model car thread

I really want to build a model...have a few boxes of them somewhere...hmm.
__________________
my photobucket page

Quote:
No pics, but oh well, if you really, really need to see metal removed, turn off your computer and work on your car... ~ Ray-Dean
bugdust is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 17th, 2012, 03:31 AM   #240
Franklin
Forum Member
 
Franklin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: New England
Posts: 201
Default Re: another model car thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by Chuck Most View Post
And, just for fun... the very first Volksrod model I ever built- Revell ragtop with an AMT Corvair pancake six.
Cool. Any more pictures?
__________________
"Can't get enough overkill"
Franklin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 17th, 2012, 12:56 PM   #241
Chuck Most
Forum Member
 
Chuck Most's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Ithaca, MI
Posts: 11
Default Re: another model car thread

Not of that one at the moment, but I could probably snap a few pics later.
__________________
"My biggest problem with internet quotes is that they are, more often than not, attributed to the wrong person."- Thomas Edison
Chuck Most is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 17th, 2012, 01:01 PM   #242
Chuck Most
Forum Member
 
Chuck Most's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Ithaca, MI
Posts: 11
Default Re: another model car thread

This is my most recent one- not my best effort, but now I know what to do... and more importantly, what NOT to do!

This is the '66 Tamiya chassis and interior, but I muffed up the body chopping it, and used a Polar Lights '63 'Love Bug' body instead- ixnay on the chop this time.


__________________
"My biggest problem with internet quotes is that they are, more often than not, attributed to the wrong person."- Thomas Edison
Chuck Most is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 17th, 2012, 04:19 PM   #243
Franklin
Forum Member
 
Franklin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: New England
Posts: 201
Default Re: another model car thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by Chuck Most View Post
This is my most recent one- not my best effort, but now I know what to do... and more importantly, what NOT to do!

This is the '66 Tamiya chassis and interior, but I muffed up the body chopping it, and used a Polar Lights '63 'Love Bug' body instead- ixnay on the chop this time.

Looks awesome-great engine detail! Thanks for sharing-
I am just getting back onto my current project-a modified Tamiya Sand Scorcher. I had to rearrange my shop which took me out of commission for a few months. I'll post pics as soon as there is more to talk about.
__________________
"Can't get enough overkill"
Franklin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 24th, 2017, 07:44 PM   #244
Unkl Ian
Trouble Maker and Bad Influence
 
Unkl Ian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: A distant galaxy;far,far,away.
Posts: 16,946
Default Re: another model car thread

http://plastimodelkits.keuf.net/t890...n-by-chromecop

__________________

www.FlyingEyeballs.net

Unkl Ian is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
diecast, hobby, model, scale

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 09:47 PM.


Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
ALL text, images, graphics and content herein are Copyright 2002 - 2013 Three Pugs Design - Cut Weld Drive Forums