BTTF II 1/24 Texaco Ferrari Build

Discussion in 'General Modeling' started by BTTFSpencer, Feb 23, 2012.

  1. BTTFSpencer

    BTTFSpencer Sr Member

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    What would be a good method for me to scratch build this shape? I would like to brainstorm and spit ball some idea's around with you guys. I've never scratch built something of such complexity before. I'd really like to read your thoughts.

    Here are a few pics to get us started.

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  2. steveo3002

    steveo3002 Well-Known Member

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    id prob go with a lump of wood shaped to something close then a good layer of car body filler /bondo and sand it to shape , could use a thin sheet of styrene for the lower front peice

    once its smooth use a scribing tool like a olfa and some dymo tape to make the detail lines on the body

    looks pretty easy to scratch build compared to some stuff
     
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  3. Jedifyfe

    Jedifyfe Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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  4. BTTFSpencer

    BTTFSpencer Sr Member

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    Thanks, Jedifyfe and Steveo!

    The wood idea...sounds intriguing. I'll have to think about that. Keep the idea's coming, guys! I'm not a great scratch builder. I'd really like to get started and learn how though.
     
  5. BTTFSpencer

    BTTFSpencer Sr Member

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    Will I die from frustration if I build it entirely out of styrene and epoxy putty?
     
  6. steveo3002

    steveo3002 Well-Known Member

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    work with what you like best

    myself i dont like how putty sands , but others get on fine with it

    i like the car filler as it dries fast , sands easy and has reasonble strentgh ..also easy to buy where ever you live
     
  7. steveo3002

    steveo3002 Well-Known Member

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    did you ever tackle this project ?

    i might have a go once the delorean is done ..maybe find someone to cast it
     
  8. moviecarmusum

    moviecarmusum New Member

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    got your message the car is around 14 feet long and the rear wheels are 40 inchs tall the fronts are 30 hard to get the higth it changes all the way down plus its hanging way up there in my museum but by looking at the wheels i would say the body is about 40 tall at the back
     
  9. Clerval

    Clerval Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Complex? There's nothing to these shapes. High density urethane. Create a series of negative guides as checks for sections along the way. Your choice as to whether it becomes a vac-form master or you fill and refine and finish the foam itself.
     
  10. steveo3002

    steveo3002 Well-Known Member

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    great appreciate the help :thumbsup
     

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