ModelJunkYard

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About ModelJunkYard

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    scratch builder
  • Birthday 12/29/1976

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    Classic car fan and scale model builder since childhood.
  1. Hello guys, here a final update. Check out the whole process here.
  2. Hello guys, thanks a lot for the feedback! @1957buickjim: I totally agree. restoring real size cars is like building a real size scale model!
  3. After adding more details to my model car, I want to share with you the results: Here you see a few pics of the process and the finished engine bay at the bottom. I used an old light bulb to make the accelerator spring and I scratch built many parts such as the battery cable connectors, the brake booster, heater hoses, etc.
  4. Hello guys, thanks for the feedback. @shadetree77, thanks a lot for sharing your story! I'm glad I can bring this memories back to you.
  5. I've been working on my Chevy again lately. Here you have pics showing the weathering results:
  6. Yes, I'm already making plans of cool stuff that I want to build for/with him such as a rat rod pedal car and things like that. I hope he likes it! Maybe he develops a passion for other stuff and shows no interest in classic cars and related items. We'll see. Yes I do take commission pieces. We can talk about it in detail via PM if you want. About the engine details in my Chevy, thanks for the comment. It's not finished yet and I still have to check a few details here and there. I almost bought a real 57 Chevy nomad 2 weeks ago, but it was just a big rust bucket, so I decided no to. That would have been the best way to check for details... having the real thing parked in the garage! :-) Next time!
  7. Last summer my brother and I just wanted to make something really challenging and spontaneously decided to build this Texaco Gas Station diorama. Here you see a few pics of the building process. The model is 100% styrene with little metal parts here and there for hinges and things like that. It also has a full electrical installation with light bulbs in every room in order to get a real light effect during night photo shooting sessions. I hope you guys like it! Cheers! Seb as real working hinges And here you see a few pics of the photo shooting in Switzerland. The background landscapes are just great and enhance the diorama. A few pics "at night" Here you see me taking pictures and my brother's car in the background
  8. Hello guys, I'm finally back. After moving, having a child, and lots of other things that came in between I managed to re continue this project! here you have a few pics after painting and adding a few details. I'll be weathering the engine next. It wont take that long til the next!
  9. Hello everyone, My brother and I love to build junk model cars. We made a calendar with our work. Each picture is composed of a picture of a model car and a real landscape. We hope you like it! You can order your calendar here: Junk Car Road Trip - 2011 Calendar Each model car was built carefully in 1/24 scale as a junk car. The model car's pictures are photo mounted on pictures of real landscapes creating unique junk car images!!
  10. A few more details, this time, the engine compartment: Before: And after: It's not 100% finished yet, but it's much better than the original kit. I'm moving to a new house now. All my hobby stuff is already packed in boxes. As soon as I get my new hobby room ready, I'll be back with more updates!
  11. Thank you guys for your feedback. Yes, it's much cheaper to build scale models than cars... and it takes much less space. :-) I want to have my own junkyard... and the best way to do it is just in scale. Buying a real one?... no thanks!
  12. I see lots of people click on this thread, therefore I guess many people likes it... Let's continue with the Chevy: Here you see the original firewall and a picture of a real firewall printed on scale. The difference is so huge I decided to make it completely new... while doing that I actually realized that I had to make the whole engine compartment new. So here you have pictures of the firewall. I'll post pictures of the complete engine compartment as soon as it's ready. Before: After:
  13. Dear classic car fans, Allow me to share this gift idea with you! The - Junk Car Road Trip - 2011 Calendar Each picture is composed of a picture of a model car and a real landscape. Each model car was built carefully in 1/24 scale as a junk car. The model car's pictures are photo mounted on pictures of real landscapes creating unique junk car images!! A great gift idea for yourself and your friends! I hope you enjoy it the whole of next year and I wish you a great 2011! Seb order here order here