Here are some pics of the stuff I use when I build models. I can't find the pickup...it is MIA <img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/mad.gif ALT=">:"> The first pic is of some of the stuff....I found a magnifying glass with aligator clips real cheap at an auto parts store...it works pretty good for detail work. I bought a set of knifes from Hobby Lobby that works pretty well with different blade types. It also shows a burnishing tool with some chrome plate that would work very well to chrome a swingarm or something with. There is also a stencil kit of flames that I will probably use on this firebird. Plastic putty is also very helpful in modling parts together like I did on this car.
Here are the seperate main pieces of the car before they will be put together. The frame was just a normal frame from the firebird that I cut the back off of. The tubbed rearend came from a drag car that I cut off and molded the two together with the plastic putty in the picture before. I don't remember what the engnie came from but I thought that it would look good (and fits well) for this one. The wheels and tires also came from drag car so I can use the same drivetrain. I scuffed them up a little so they have a driven look instead of that polished "mold look". I just freehanded the hole in the hood by guesstimating the size it needed and adjusted from there.
Here is just a quick side pic of it. I haven't gotten the front tires mounted up yet but it shouldn't sit much higher than it is right there. I think I am going to two-tone the body to kinda match the bike. The other pieces in the picture are a roll cage that I will put in it. I think I am going to put the chrome plate on the t-tops.
A top shot to show how well it fits together. I still have a ton of detail work to do before it is finished but I am in no hurry to get it done.
Sorry this is so long, kinda proud of the work I do on them. I will have to try to get some pics of the ones that my dad has built. He is very technical about how it looks when he is done.
Reminds me of a Mazda Miata I built. The stock 4 cylinder just wouldn't cut it, so I found a Tri-Power 427 Vette motor to shoehorn in there. The frame had to be cut just a bit. <img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/laugh.gif ALT=":lol"> I like making hybrids. <img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/smile.gif ALT="">
Hello, My name is OutsiderZX12R, and I am a ZX-12R.org addict.</p>