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Rusty's Hot Wheels'o'doom
Topic Started: Dec 11 2012, 03:59 PM (2,841 Views)
Legionnaire
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Very nice work indeed mate! Love the details.
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london1662
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:jaw: simply :jaw: out F***ing standing! it's the detail.....for a hot wheels car that size!............oh and the painting of course!

AL
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eilif
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Wow,
I'm getting ideas for customizing 1/43 cars from these. Really excellent job!
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Cheers fellas, 2 down, 6 to go!

Pretty much convinced at this point to do 20mm as my mainstay. I can achieve the look I want for a fraction of the cost.
Edited by RustBucket, Dec 13 2012, 07:11 PM.
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Rusty, what size plastic sheet and Rod are you using? because you've got the scale'ing spot on? or are you just grabing what comes to hand!

cheers

AL
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london1662
Dec 13 2012, 07:14 PM
Rusty, what size plastic sheet and Rod are you using? because you've got the scale'ing spot on? or are you just grabing what comes to hand!

cheers

AL
I use plasticard about as thick as printable card, but only because its there... i just use scrap, like my custom minis I cast, I just recycle wherever possible. I'm not tight by any stretch but why spend out when we are surrounded by free material?

The rod is from model zone, cant remember the size but its about the thickness of lead from a pencil.

The rivets are just slices of rod.

sharp blade and you can do anything :stab:
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Yep, got you'r mate i do the same, the best bits ive used have been "oh look at that! that'll make a good plate/washer etc"
i do my rivets the same, cant understand buying custom made rivets or bolts!

i get my rod!(oh Aarrr!) from Little_toy_models on ebay seems quite cheap, cheap is good! just put in 'Evergreen' and it comes up 'like evergreen'!

cheers

AL
Edited by london1662, Dec 13 2012, 07:50 PM.
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Sweet sweet work. Great models! :drool:
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Hey Mr R
Pretty cool lookin' set of rides you got there. Love the conversion work and paint jobs, NICE !!!!!
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RustBucket
Dec 13 2012, 07:11 PM
Cheers fellas, 2 down, 6 to go!

Pretty much convinced at this point to do 20mm as my mainstay. I can achieve the look I want for a fraction of the cost.
I LOVE 20mm Mate, even though it's small, there is quite a lot to do in this scale. To get drivers and such you can look at Stan Johanssen or eBay Dark Future models.

Looking forward to seeing your next stuff!
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Dec 15 2012, 12:14 AM
I LOVE 20mm Mate, even though it's small, there is quite a lot to do in this scale. To get drivers and such you can look at Stan Johanssen or eBay Dark Future models.

Looking forward to seeing your next stuff!
I will be ordering a fair amount from http://www.elhiemfigures.com/

if you look under cold war there are tons ofs gasmasked soviets! plus the terrorists & insurgents are perfect desert raiders
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I really don't need another scale, but I think there's some Dark Future in the stash...

Very nice work, Rusty, especially for a first go at a new scale. The second looks like a '57 Bel Air died and went to hell, but I can't make out what the first used to be - early (pre-'67) Goat?

One little thing. Some of the techniques that work on larger items don’t transfer well to smaller scales. The size of the bolt/rivet heads stands out – literally… Might I suggest that as you use a thin gauge of plastic sheet (10 thou?) you could emboss such details from the back before applying the plate to the vehicle? With your painting skills they should still stand out nicely.

Cheers,

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Dec 15 2012, 12:26 AM
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Dec 15 2012, 12:14 AM
I LOVE 20mm Mate, even though it's small, there is quite a lot to do in this scale. To get drivers and such you can look at Stan Johanssen or eBay Dark Future models.

Looking forward to seeing your next stuff!
I will be ordering a fair amount from http://www.elhiemfigures.com/

if you look under cold war there are tons ofs gasmasked soviets! plus the terrorists & insurgents are perfect desert raiders
Yes, they make great stuff. I meant as drivers and crew. I dont think Elhiem makes those.
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Dec 15 2012, 01:38 AM
One little thing. Some of the techniques that work on larger items don’t transfer well to smaller scales. The size of the bolt/rivet heads stands out – literally… Might I suggest that as you use a thin gauge of plastic sheet (10 thou?) you could emboss such details from the back before applying the plate to the vehicle? With your painting skills they should still stand out nicely.
Cheers fella!

the idea regarding embossing is brilliant! The rivets I am happy with, much smaller and I couldn't work with them! they look huge in the photos but in reality they look less distracting - I am a lazy 'if it looks good at arms length' modeler!

lovin' the advice and praise guys, very inspiring!
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Get on with that TANKER! :lol:

AL
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Some more lil' bastards found their way onto my desk...

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Looking forward to my Zombies!!! turning up and having 100 zeds to plough 'em through! :tank:
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Loooooooooking good! :goggleson: Rusty
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Yeah what he said! Looking great Herr Rusty!!
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I like the B&W presentation photo... as always I'm looking forward to seeing 'em with paint on 'em!

Are your 100 Zombies from the Twilight Creations "Zombies" Game?!
Edited by tinker, Dec 19 2012, 10:30 PM.
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Yeah they are. Nabbed a box game for 20 quid.
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