I used to draw nothing but cars back in high school, and kind of fell out of it. I'm trying to get back to it. Rather than scatter sketches around, like in build threads, I'm gonna put 'em here. First up is a sketch for a '29. Various parts to be decided--I'm still picking the stash for wheels, tires, and a good front axle.
Thanks guys. Here are some rough ideas for a hammered '34. I have a mockup on the table right now, but it has no engine, a sketchy chop that may or may not be fixable, and no frame. Inspiration from the Christman coupe, Dynaliner coupe, Doug Hartlet coupe, Edsel's speedster, etc....I'd like to put an engine in it that is a bit over-the-top, something that would be borderline unbelievable on the street, like an Indy-style SOHC flathead conversion with a centrifugal blower... Or, I'd love to put a Cadillac V16 in it, but the one I have is 1/24 scale and totally doesn't fit. Other options are Ardun flathead or Lincoln V12.
Ron: I checked some photos of the Johan Caddy, and I'm pretty sure the V16 I have IS actually from that kit, which makes it 1/25. But I'm still suspicious, as I have a photo somewhere of a '29 roadster with a v12 or 16 in it on the dry lakes, but when I try to stuff the Cad into an AMT '29 Ford it absolutely dwarfs the thing. The scale just doesn't seem to match up...
Anyway, there is a thread elsewhere on this site where some piling-on was done on a posted photo of a non-trakable T-bucket. Personally, Ts are not my favorite, mostly because they all seem to look the same. I remember when I first saw photos of the Ivo and Grabowski Ts, I thought "Oh! THIS is what they're supposed to look like. These are actually cool!". I guess it's because I grew up looking at teal and yellow 'buckets that all got stamped out of the same mold. That said, because the basic T bucket template has remained the same for decades, it doesn't take much to facelift that 90s ride and back-date it.
Rather than keep piling into that thread, I'll post here:
I couldn't resist doing some scribbling instead of getting actual work done. Here's my 2 cents in pictorial format: -single windscreen (left the supports off; it would probably need some) -nailhead with 6 2s, side pipes moved closer to body -some kind of slotted wheels -narrower slicks -bronze-ish paint with some panel stripes in red-orange -left everything else alone I'm aiming for about '65 here:
Thats just about perfect !Love the nailhead!Grabowski's Tee IS what they should look like, youre pretty close. Perhaps putting the windshield close to verticle, and sectioning it? Then add the thin whites to the slicks.....what do you think?
Glenn-I might give that a shot. Ideally, the windshield would be half that height, but I'm not sure how much it can be cut down before it becomes useless for wind protection! Driver sits pretty high in these things...no wonder some T drivers wear goggles.
This is a good spot to drop a quick note or ask for help. If you are in a bad mood, this isn't the right spot to drop feelings. Thanks for understanding!
RodBurNeR: omg condensing years of model supply, tools and paints into one three drawer cabinet is tough! just the common use stuff, rest will be in boxes in a closet unless needed. this is rough lol
Sept 28, 2020 23:30:46 GMT -5
krassandbernie: At least you are finally able to do something model related! LOL!
Sept 30, 2020 10:37:45 GMT -5
RodBurNeR: hah! yeah but where to begin? just trying to see what i have and what i need to start. not sure what to work on, just something simple i guess. painting is gonna have to be outside. been there done that
Sept 30, 2020 11:35:26 GMT -5
RodBurNeR: i think i have all the stuff from storage, been putting it away and sorting. the amount of parts is overwhelming lol oh and the unfinished projects too!
Oct 9, 2020 9:35:12 GMT -5
krassandbernie: Do you guys even check the 'recent threads' or 'recent posts' buttons down at the bottom of the main page?
Jan 5, 2021 15:42:37 GMT -5
Mark Moore: I just tend to click on the sections with a new post myself.
Jan 5, 2021 18:26:23 GMT -5
krassandbernie: There was notifications in the 'Resin' section to indicate a new post(s); but no one has seen the several latest posts I made there.
Jan 5, 2021 18:33:56 GMT -5
krassandbernie: You guys missing the other posts I've made in the 'resin' section? I see a couple of you have spotted the Fordor sedan builds by customers I posted; but missed the others.
Jan 6, 2021 13:48:16 GMT -5
RodBurNeR: I check recent posts
Jan 6, 2021 15:11:17 GMT -5
superflekmoonbird: Thanks Paul...they look good. Air temp may be part of it...for comparison some rattle cans (Tamiya) mention 50 degree F and above, Testors Lacquer says 70 degrees..
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