RPF gallery of scale model cars...

Discussion in 'General Modeling' started by tommin, Oct 3, 2003.

  1. tommin

    tommin Sr Member

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    I thought it would be kind of neat to see if there were any other car nuts out there...[​IMG]

    I'll start the parade with one of my very own vintage AMT/ERTL Back to the Future Delorean. This kit came with molded grey and black pieces. There are a few chrome parts but the body on mine was, originally, grey plastic.

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    Cutting the door for a raised position was a little tricky considering the 1/24 scale. This thing is pretty small. I chose not to install the clear plastic headlight lenses for a more dimensional effect.

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    The instructions indicated that the interior was supposed to be flat blue so I went with it. Still not sure, however.

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    One of these days I plan to get a better display stand for it. [​IMG]

    Is there anyone here that builds these from time to time? I don't think that it really has to be a movie car necessarily. Anyone wanna share pics???
     
  2. tommin

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    Heeeeere's another one. [​IMG]

    About two years ago, Revell had sponsored a custom PT Cruiser contest with Scale Auto magazine. The rules were straight forward. Any design was welcome. It just had to be based on a PT Cruiser kit.

    I thought that I would give it a shot since I was already inspired by the 2001 auto show in New York. Here's a picture of the 2002 PT Cruiser Concept Convertible.

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    Personally, I'm not a big fan of the PT Cruiser, but this little car rocks!!!

    Okay, now for a few shots of the car that I built, based on the real concept car...

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    My finished model is based on the Revell, Wheels of Fire, Chrysler PT Cruiser. Stock #85-1914

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    It is a 1:25 scale 'SnapTite NO GLUING! NO PAINTING! Skill Level 1' Model kit.

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    Base color for the body is Model Master Deep Pearlescent Purple #2947. The can didn't indicate that it was metal flake, but hey, once its on, let's go with it!!! [​IMG] Add a few nice coats of #1261 Testors Glosscote and that metal flake stands out like a flock of fire flies.

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    The collapsed convertible top is 3 ply balsa, custom cut and carefully sanded to the right contour. I used 3/32" x 2" x 36" stock left over from some past model rocket projects. [​IMG]

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    Creating a two door sports car out of a four door wagon was the real trick. Moving the door handles and seams were part of that grueling effort.

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    Dressed out and ready to hit the road! Stock wheels didn't work out so I used some Aoshima custom wheels and tires. Not sure of the style number. Aoshima custom wheel kits come with much wider rear wheels and tires. I picked up two of the same kits and used the front pair from each set to get a uniform tire size for all four paws.

    :: Latest news has it, within the last year, the PT Cruiser Concept Convertible 1:25 scale kit is now available from Revell!! [​IMG] True story.

    Like before, anyone wanna share model car pics??? Would love to see them & feel free to show them off here. [​IMG]
     
  3. PHArchivist

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    Here's one...

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  4. tommin

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    Very nice, PHArchivist!!! Me likes. [​IMG]
     
  5. PHArchivist

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    Thanks Tommin!

    Here's another... Modeled after a car owned by my brother, with custom license plates that match his, SRS labels on the visors, and added side-impact air bags!

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  6. PHArchivist

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    And the rest of the Bat wagons...!

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  7. Planettera

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    Oh man, wish I could show you guys my collection, but can't imagine posting pics for about 80 something 1:18 scale die cast cars is here, whic I am selling my collection by the way to invest in my saber collection. Anyone interested? [​IMG]
     
  8. tommin

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    Wow!! The Boxster looks wicked cool!!! What is the scale on this??

    I like the Batmobile line-up. That's a good idea. I've built the '89 version but have never picked up the others. A side by side collection like that is pretty sweet. Now all you need to do is add the Lincoln Futura version from the late '60s. [​IMG]

    Is that a General Lee, seen, on the far right?? [​IMG]

    Tom
     
  9. PHArchivist

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    Wow!! The Boxster looks wicked cool!!! What is the scale on this??
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    Thanks! Was a labor of love! Color-matched to the exact colors of the actual car (sort of--the silver is straight out of a can, but the "leather" is custom mixed to match!). Its the 1/25 Tamiya kit.

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    I like the Batmobile line-up. That's a good idea. I've built the '89 version but have never picked up the others. A side by side collection like that is pretty sweet. Now all you need to do is add the Lincoln Futura version from the late '60s. [​IMG]
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    I had the first and last done for a long time, and just last year finished No. Two. Thought about the 60's version for continuity, but not as hot on it...

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    Is that a General Lee, seen, on the far right?? [​IMG]
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    Good eye! And the Minority Report Lexus on the left, but that was not a kit...

    Maybe more cars later!
     
  10. Brevin Din-Shay

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    My first completed model, over 9 years in the works:

    1992 Ford Mustang 5.0 convertible.

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  11. tommin

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    Cool!! Nice work, PHArchivist! When you have more car pics ready, by all means, bring 'em on!!!

    Sweet Mustang, David! Thanks for joining in!! Rumor has it that you are currently working on a Cobra among a few other pojects? Maybe we'll see that one here soon too?? [​IMG]
     
  12. Smiling Demon

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    Here are a few of my cars.
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    Kenny
     
  13. Honus

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    You can see a couple of mine here: http://homepage.mac.com/honus67/PhotoAlbum6.html

    At one point I had over a hundred kits in my collection- everything from 1/12 scale down to 1/43. The 1/43 kits are really cool- you can get almost anything in that scale.

    My next one will be the Ecto 1- complete with proton packs!
     
  14. Dean O

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    Well I hate to admit that I've gotten pretty lazy over the years. Now I just buy the upperend 1:18 diecast models. Much easier to put together. [​IMG]
    Here's my latest purchase. Kyosho's 308 gtb qv
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  15. tommin

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    NICE!!! There's nothing wrong with a Kyosho purchase. [​IMG]

    Here's one that I like to take for a spin from time to time.

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    Tom
     
  16. Propazoid

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    Here's my 1:1 scale car [​IMG]

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    -Zoid
     
  17. tommin

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    AHAH!! Zoid, you dirty rat!!! [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Ummmm...okay, I suppose 1:1 counts. Very nice!!!! [​IMG]

    Tom
     
  18. Dean O

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    I've found the next diecast I want to buy. Again not a kit but * look at the detail. 1:12 GMP GT40 chassis 1075 '69 Le Mans winner
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  19. PHArchivist

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    Any more cars, lately?

    I'll try to post some this weekend...
     
  20. Sidewinder

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    Here's my 1/1 scale car - and it definitely counts 'cos I did build it from a kit!
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    Plus my Pocher 1/8 Porsche kit just arrived this moring, can't wait to browse the contents!
    Here they are!
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    Crappy pic I know...

    It comes in a highly reflective beautiful black finish, but I quite fancy doing it in yellow! (see kit car pic [​IMG] )

    SAS
     
  21. PHArchivist

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  22. tommin

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    Yes, very sweet indeed!! I've always had a special place in my heart for the GT40 and the 911.

    Glad to see this thread growing. Please do keep those cars rolling in, everyone. [​IMG]

    Tom
     
  23. Dean O

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    Sweet pocher kit.

    Well as long as diecasts count I can keep 'em coming. I've gotten lazy in my old age. [​IMG] I like my models built well but also built for me.

    1982 Lamborghini Countach LP500s
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  24. PHArchivist

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    All my car models were featured in movies...

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  25. tommin

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    Ooooh!!! The LP500s will always be my favorite of the Running Bulls. *, Dean O, did you shoot those photos? I understand that Countach is the Italian word for WOW. Does anyone know if that is true?

    Nice one, PHArchivist!! If I am remember correctly, that would be Stallone's ride in DRIVEN. Good film, great soundtrack, IMHO. [​IMG]

    Tom
     
  26. PHArchivist

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    Nice one, PHArchivist!! If I am remember correctly, that would be Stallone's ride in DRIVEN. Good film, great soundtrack, IMHO. [​IMG]

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    Right movie Tom, but the Target car was driven by the German driver! [​IMG]

    Actually, I built the car because I work for Toyota's Natl HQ, and the Chip Ganassi racing team featured Toyota powered cars. This model was modeled as a amalgram of the various cars on the team featured in some of our marketing material. So I'm not sure if the number (12) and the rest of the markings totally match the picture car.

    But its darn close! [​IMG]
     
  27. Dean O

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    Yup, I took them. The lp500 is probably my favorite car from the 80's and Kyosho makes the best model of it made to date.
     
  28. PHArchivist

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    Your photography is superb. TIps on how you do it...?
     
  29. Dean O

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    Thanks [​IMG] I have my camera set up on a tripod, set to the macro settings, flash turned off, I always use the timer for still shots too to ensure that the camera has a chance to stop vibrating from my touch. Adjust the exposure down a bit depending on the lighting effects I'm getting from the lights. For lighting I use two clip on desk lamps with adjustable, flexible necks and 100W daylight adjusted bulbs.(blue tinted) The back ground is a piece of poster board curved up against a blox for the rear wall. This creates a very nice seamless backgroung. The lighting can change to color as well. For instance the background in those pics was white. I set the camera at an angle that looks to be realistic in the viewfinder. Then take 4-5 shots of each pose adjusting the lighting, sometimes holding the lamps in my hands to get lighting just as I want it. After that I pic the shot that look best for my final pose.
    Heres' a shot I took of the batmobile using different lighitng and backgrounds. The third shot was my favorite.
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  30. tommin

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    BooOOOO-YaaaaAAAAHHH!!! Fantastic Dean O!!

    That would be the new 1:18 scale die-cast?? Sun-Star maybe??

    Tom
     
  31. Dean O

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    Yup Hot Wheels.
     
  32. tommin

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    Right movie Tom, but the Target car was driven by the German driver! [​IMG]

    Actually, I built the car because I work for Toyota's Natl HQ, and the Chip Ganassi racing team featured Toyota powered cars. This model was modeled as a amalgram of the various cars on the team featured in some of our marketing material. So I'm not sure if the number (12) and the rest of the markings totally match the picture car.

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    Oh yeah, it was the car of the German driver with the hottie girlfriend. It's looks dead on to me. [​IMG] Wow!!

    Tom
     
  33. PHArchivist

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    Lots of work on the photography, but the results speak for themselves!
     
  34. PHArchivist

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    Here's my latest addition:

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    The Challenger, I just finished buildign. The Supra was bought complete (die cast, 1/24).
     
  35. tommin

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    Oh man!!! This keeps getting better and better!!

    Vin Deisel, Fast and Furious. [​IMG]

    There is no comparison to the ol' school Detroit muscle. I've always thought that Charger rocked!!! Would that be a modified Dukes of Hazzard kit??

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  36. PHArchivist

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    Fast and Furious. [​IMG]

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    Best car in the flick! Love to get one in 1:1!


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    Yes -- but not from me... What I mean is, it is a F&F license kit by ERTL, but it is the SAME kit as the DoH, but with new parts. THe kit comes with BOTH sets of wheels, BOTH front grills, BOTH hoods (you get the picture!)

    Know what I HATE about 1:24 plastic car kits? Getting the * chasis connected to the body...! Check out that roll bar! See how low its riding!? Body's too high, compensated for by modified wheel mountings!

    Thanks for the comps, Tom!
     
  37. tommin

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    Check out that roll bar! See how low its riding!? Body's too high, compensated for by modified wheel mountings!
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    I see that. It is what reminded me of the 1:24 General the most. This was typical to that kit. [​IMG] It still looks fantastic. You did a great job with it. Man!! This one has made me want to take another look at that old 1:16 MPC General I have in storage. It's about 70% assembled. Could it be modified?? [​IMG]

    Kudos on your photography, as well. I see that you have put a lot of work in that too!! It showcases your work in this very well.

    Alright, it is about time that I add something to the fine mix we have going on here. This is one that I picked up about a year ago from a well known auction site. The AMT/ERTL Ghostbusters Ecto-1.

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    Although it is missing a few small pieces, I was taken back by the craftsmanship that was put into it. ( it is well beyond anything that I could have done with this kit ) I've tried to track down the person's name that built it, with no success. In any case, my photography does not do it justice.

    Keep those cars rolling in, fellas. Brevin/David is out of the action at present but, would be very proud of this thread. He is who inspired me to start it in the first place and it will be a great welcome to him when he gets back online. [​IMG]

    Tom
     
  38. PHArchivist

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    Not only is that Ecto a beautiful piece, its a classic ! Agreed on Brevin! [​IMG]
     
  39. Sidewinder

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    Very nice SW! Is that a build-up or a die-cast? Incredible paint job!
     
  41. Dean O

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    Very nice Porsche

    I just got a new Lambo today.
    Walter Wolf Edition LP400s
    Yeah another diecast. I'm getting lazy in my old age. [​IMG]
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  42. Sidewinder

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    That's a tasty bit of italian red!

    The Porsche is a Pocher kit, bodywork doesn't need paint just a good polish and it looks like a really deep paint finish.

    It's about 2 foot long and weighs a ton! 'cos of the diecast chassis and other bits.

    SAS
     
  43. Dean O

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    Added one more Italian Stallion to my stable.
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  44. PHArchivist

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    Awesome car Dean O!
     
  45. PHArchivist

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    Since I posted this pic in another thread, Thought I'd throw it up here...!

    Die cast, 1:24 Minority Report Lexus!

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  46. tommin

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    Great cars, great thread!!! Will be adding something soon, hopefully. [​IMG]

    Sweet Porsche, SW. Isn't that the same kit as posted on the first page?? Incredible job on that!!

    Dean O, your photos continue to be nothing short of professional. I'm not very sure about your latest addition but, would #64 be a Daytona Spyder? It's body lines remind me of Crocket's car in Miami Vice. [​IMG]

    The Minority Report Lexus. PHArchivist, I love that car!! Here too, I'm not sure but, thinking that was prototyped by TFX studios. They've created some amazing concepts over the years including at least one version of the batmobile. That is one Lexus that I would love to drive. [​IMG]

    Tom
     
  47. PHArchivist

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    I work for the National HQ (Toyota, that is)... I THINK it was designed by one of our own designers (same designer that did the Solara and the SC Coupe), but am not real sure. You could be correct Tom...

    And I NEVER got to see it in person! Arrrgh!!
     
  48. Dean O

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    Dean O, your photos continue to be nothing short of professional. I'm not very sure about your latest addition but, would #64 be a Daytona Spyder? It's body lines remind me of Crocket's car in Miami Vice. [​IMG]

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    Thank you very much! [​IMG] That is the Daytona Competizione(race version) same model as Crocket's only faster and no convertible.

    The Minority Report Lexus is awesome.
     
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    Hey,my Ecto is on there too
    http://www.geocities.com/ectomobiles/Ectomodels.html

    I'll have to take some pics of my other cars;


    BTTF delorean
    Mach 5
    General lee(has to be rebuilt)

    Also have the 1/6 Boba Fett & Stormtrooper

    Also have these that need to be built;
    89 Batmobile
    66 Batmobile
    89 Batwing
    MunsterKoach
    Electronic X-wing
    77 R2d2
    83Millenium falcon
    Stap droid
    1/4 Vinyl Vader
    1/1 Boba Fett [​IMG]
    1/1 Stormtrooper [​IMG]

    Anyone else have this much on their "to do" list?
     

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