Post by 3dscaleparts on Sept 6, 2017 2:20:48 GMT -5
Ok this one is going to be one heck of a challenge for me and we have a ways to go! I'm very excited to share this with you guys. This will take all of my skills to pull this off as I'm pulling my hair out every step of the way! No joke. The time of work done on the front portion is the same amount of time I had in the "Certain" T. This is a work of art folks that I wish I could see in person. There is no straight line or angle on this and thus makes me wonder if the manufactures thought it was too hard to pull off? Any inside knowledge would be appreciated on why they didn't. The surface work done by the original craftsman were skilled artist. That's for damn sure.
I'm starting this build thread to get some insight on show rods that were never model kits. I took this project on because of many reasons, but mainly to see if the community would be interested in building a rod that would require lots of work from the body to the drive train. My goal is to create the body, glass bubbles, and interior parts. Time will tell what other parts can be printed, but there would be lot of scratch building left to do to actually make this model. Without a real kit made everything would have to be bashed, printed, or scratched together. Thoughts welcome on creating a model that has not been attempted so far.
Just to be clear I do this on my spare time and any new work I'll try and post up. I'm taking my time to get this correct as possible and welcome feedback at any stage!
Post by 3dscaleparts on Sept 6, 2017 9:37:17 GMT -5
All good words folks. Its been a few days of work for me on this and its been a challenge so far. With that said I'm very much in the trenches with this one as there is so much more to work to do. In terms of scale I want to have available up to 1:8. The transparent windshield parts I am thinking about already and how those will get made.
I am doing something I have yet to do with my progress is show screen grab images of every 1/2 or one hour or so. I'll start rolling some of those out so you can see the process!
Off to the races with a side view. Best one I found.
Block out starts here with an outline of the overall shape.
initial carving out the shape. Kind of like an actual sculpture.
Post by "ScratchFever" on Sept 8, 2017 8:17:04 GMT -5
Holy!Bobby this too is one of my grails.... Ive always loved the Indy tires down stream.... I been trying to get motivated to scratch one,... But as we all know to many projects.. I'm glad you shared every aspect pic of this bad@$$!!concept showrod... Lol.. All the way down to the real roach in the middle of the rim center of the lug nut configuration... They have more pictures of the car in some basement garage in Vegas i think.... But dude this is way kool