Hello, first I want to say, I quit posting on the site about this time last year, REASON, I needed to direct my full time attention to the 1910 Buick Bug race car. The piece required approx. 2000 hours over nearly a year, and just yesterday received 1st. place in the WOOD JOURNALS, ADVENTURES IN WOOD show/contest.
I have the build pictures, and per the request from 3 forum members I will post very soon. Need to get our son to help me move iPad pictures to my desk top album. The Bug is a large piece, 1/4th. scale, 36" long. Dave Langdon, aka davesbuicks was key in this build. Dave is in the loop with the Sloan/Buick museum, and provide to me dozen of great photos of the only Bug to survive, and lots of actual measurement. Thank You Dave.
This scratch build is built from reclaimed construction lumber, to be exact, a large picnic table. No plans, Not a kit, No instructions, No YouTube, and No outside help other than Dave providing the fore mentioned help. The finish will surprise you, during the contest I was accused of building it out of metal, they said, THAT'S NOT WOOD, when in fact it is 5, 2" X 8" X 38" pieces glued together, then shaped and finished with automotive finishes. More about that when I post the pictures.
I hope to post yet this week. I have a photo of the Bug along side a MATCH BOX car, and a 1;18 scale Buick that is 9" long, you will understand the large size then.
The Bug is my 10th. large scale model over the past 8 years. Four are Buick inspired. Dad was with Buick for nearly 60 years, and always said, "DALE, IF SOMEONE DOESN'T DRIVE A BUICK, THEY ARE THE SCUM OF THE EARTH". Then he would laugh, so It was natural for me to love Buick's too.
Dale in Indy