Model Murdering Garage: Why Be Normal?

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Model Murdering Garage: Why Be Normal?

Postby model murdering » Tue May 23, 2017 9:07 pm

My chosen scale is H0, but Im a bit of a throwback. The modern H0 manufacturers rarely get it done for me. My custom modeling schtick is heavily influenced by the large scale scratch builders across the decades. I steal what ideas or techniques I can, then twist and pervert it to my own uses. Occasionally, I even have an idea or two of my own. We'll start with a project that turned into one of my favorite builds.



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The "Uncola Roadster"



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We started with a smashed AFX Model A Coupe. They make a great base for mischief.



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The finished tub.



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Chassis fitment.



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Yellow lacquer flame base with a puff of silver for shimmer.



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Vinyl licks, then the initial green fade base.



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Raised fade base in another green tone.



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Testors Lime Ice lacquer and some trickeration with the airbrush.



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A gallon of clear after the base dried, cures warts!



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Tail of the tale.
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Re: Model Murdering Garage: Why Be Normal?

Postby ShotgunDave » Tue May 23, 2017 10:34 pm

First of all, welcome to HRW. Glad to have you aboard!

Your work is spectacular, no matter the scale. Looks like you'll fit right in around here. Can't wait to see more of your work.
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Re: Model Murdering Garage: Why Be Normal?

Postby Z-carfan » Tue May 23, 2017 10:40 pm

That is a beauty of a build! Welcome to HRW!
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Re: Model Murdering Garage: Why Be Normal?

Postby HomeRacingWorld » Wed May 24, 2017 5:30 am

Yes, welcome. That is one heck of an intro.

Excellent modeling and photos.
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Re: Model Murdering Garage: Why Be Normal?

Postby btaylor » Wed May 24, 2017 5:57 am

Fantastic little car! working in that scale is tuff! flames in that scale is beyond belief!
well done, and welcome aboard.
Look forward to seeing more of your builds.

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Re: Model Murdering Garage: Why Be Normal?

Postby 32lbking » Wed May 24, 2017 8:44 am

I really enjoy seeing your builds. The detail you manage to get into such small cars is amazing!
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Re: Model Murdering Garage: Why Be Normal?

Postby strangebrew » Wed May 24, 2017 9:32 am

:dance: :clap: I admire your ability to SEE something that small, that well. :music-rockout:
OUTSTANDING detail work. :text-welcomewave:
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Re: Model Murdering Garage: Why Be Normal?

Postby mjrfd99 » Wed May 24, 2017 9:39 am

Super work! Love the builds.
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Re: Model Murdering Garage: Why Be Normal?

Postby TuscoTodd » Wed May 24, 2017 10:37 am

That is one SWEET looking build - thank you for sharing the progress pics/details to go along with the finished project!!!
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Re: Model Murdering Garage: Why Be Normal?

Postby Vintage 1/24 » Wed May 24, 2017 7:18 pm

Sits very nice, and has a realistic overall scale appearance - HO can be a tough scale to model and maintain stance, proportions etc.

What does the chassis look like here, looks like some interesting brass bits up front... ?
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Re: Model Murdering Garage: Why Be Normal?

Postby dreinecke » Wed May 24, 2017 10:37 pm

That is awesome!
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Re: Model Murdering Garage: Why Be Normal?

Postby sweet » Thu May 25, 2017 8:25 am

For those of you that are not familiar with "model murdering" and his work, be prepared to be looking at HO cars with your jaw dropped and mouth open.



model murdering, bring it...bring it all here. You'll fit right in.
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Re: Model Murdering Garage: Why Be Normal?

Postby model murdering » Fri May 26, 2017 9:44 pm

Thanks for the warm welcome guys!

"Vintage 1/24: What does the chassis look like here, looks like some interesting brass bits up front... ?"

It's my 3 point, hot rod, front module adapted to a clipped T-jet chassis. Delicate in appearance, but very sturdy in practice. The module uses a drop spindle brass front axle beam. Frame rails index into bores made in the front magnet housing. Radius rods pivot in and out on an arc. They lock the body into the chassis at the aprons. A mounting screw captures frame and chassis via a lateral frame connector using the chrome blob motor which hides a jam nut. Hence the "3-Point".

More details on that another day. HRC wont work with my FireFox, and IE refuses to work with my Photobucket. Got me all fubar at the moment, because I'm importing stuff across broswers.



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This pic is from another build, but it gets the idea across. Less the radius rods, here's a shot of how it goes together, more or less. I may change the application on the fly, for different bodys, or chassis; but the modules are all derivative of this early example. The pick ups are a floating assembly similar to the vintage AJ's wheelie pick ups of yore. I simply delete the extra "spring perch bend" to prevent lofting. The assembly just ejects under duress if you happen get to upside down or barrel rolling.



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I hide all the naughty bits underneath.



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From the top it looks fairly conventional.
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Re: Model Murdering Garage: Why Be Normal?

Postby Broman62 » Sat May 27, 2017 5:15 pm

Welcome MMG...that is some outstanding work!!!
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Re: Model Murdering Garage: Why Be Normal?

Postby vins123 » Sat May 27, 2017 11:00 pm

wow you do some really nice work
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