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Old 31st August 2008, 01:06   #11
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Cool looking cars and trucks an stuff what scale are they?
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Old 31st August 2008, 06:26   #12
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Cool looking cars and trucks an stuff what scale are they?
They are mostly Hot Wheels which pretty well are 1/64th, which is S scale.
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Old 2nd September 2008, 04:09   #13
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wow they look amasing and by that I mean like old scrap metal how old are the hotwheels? again looks awesome!
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They are mostly Hot Wheels which pretty well are 1/64th, which is S scale.
well that's good work for such a small scale I was thinking 1.43 so keep up the good work.
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wow they look amasing and by that I mean like old scrap metal how old are the hotwheels? again looks awesome!

Thanks for the compliment.
I built most of these in the late 70s early 80s. Thats why the Cord had to be made by splitting a couple of VW's in half & gluing them back to back, also the tan sedan started out as a VW.
I'll probably build some more soon , before I make the diorama, a lot bigger field of hot wheels to pick from now. I recently bought a few Yat Ming trucks, 37 Studerbaker Pick up, 37 Ford & some other 30s- 40s type. Only problem is they are SO nice I'm not sure I can bear to wreck em!
I won't have anything later than the 50 ford in it, got a couple of Mercurys but again I can't bear to mess up a 50 Merc, guess the dealer that burned that gave me the Ford could have been a Dual- Dealer. Think a burned out 50 Merc would be nice?
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well that's good work for such a small scale I was thinking 1.43 so keep up the good work.
I wish they were HO but there are not very many suitable candidates inHO.
Glad you liked them. Thanks for looking.
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hehe they probably look alot better when you stylise them with rust and a visit to the model chop shop than they do new, or at least it think so.
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Old 5th September 2008, 15:21   #18
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Thats some mighty fine hammering! What did you use for the weathering? I've been thinking of a scrapyard diorama too. I have a bag of 1:100 cars (21cents per) and am going to try microwaving some and crushing them. I will sometimes use rust (depending on the location). Find yourself a piece of rusty steel and attack it with course sand paper.

Look forward to seeing some more of your yard.

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Old 22nd September 2008, 09:15   #19
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hehe they probably look alot better when you stylise them with rust and a visit to the model chop shop than they do new, or at least it think so.
Keep on telling me that they look better this way than new , like I said it's hard to take something as nice as the Yat Ming 37 Studebaker Truck & start hacking on it---- BUT I'm going to have to grit my teeth & get whacking.
I had not even looked for 1/64 cars in years , when I built these there were few "stock" cars built in 1/64 most were some wild fantasy things not at all suited to what I wanted to use them for.
WELL---- silly me-- I made the mistake of jumping on E bay looking for a few 30s to 50s cars --- WOW Times have changed !!
There are a TON of 30s 40s & 50s out there . I'm now the proud owner of around 60 of the little buggers now!! Fords ,31 -32 - 33 -34 -35 -37- 40 -41- 46 -47 -48 -50 Chevys , 39 -40 -41-47-48 -50 Studebakers, 37-51 -53-57 Packards,55- Pontiacs, 40-55-56, Dodges , a Nash, Hudsons, Buicks, a Divoco milk truck ( ever see a junk yard with out one of those full of driveshafts?)Oldsmobiles,Mercurys, Desoto, Dodge airflow truck, Last one I bought was a 40 Cad 75 Limo.
Boy---- am I glad I don't have a wife to ask where about 300 bucks went overnight!!
MAN am I gonna have fun -- I think--- --- they are SOOOOOOO NICE all shiny & NEW
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Thats some mighty fine hammering! What did you use for the weathering? I've been thinking of a scrapyard diorama too. I have a bag of 1:100 cars (21cents per) and am going to try microwaving some and crushing them. I will sometimes use rust (depending on the location). Find yourself a piece of rusty steel and attack it with course sand paper.

Look forward to seeing some more of your yard.

John
Good luck with the Microwave-- I'd think it would be a bit hard to control. A lot of the crushed & bent panels on these are actually made from aluminum , I use disposable baking tins or aluminum foil to form a new panel , cut off the old one & splice in the aluminum one which can be bent & crumpled. Thats also what I use to make the inner structure of deck lids & doors that have no trim panel on them
Severe rust is easily simulated by sprinkeling baking soda lightly into fresh rust paint , mud build up is made with powdered tempra paint the right color mixed with POP & dusted on a moist surface , then fixed with dull coat.
Love to see yours when you get a few done.
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