The Not-So-Sad Story Of An HO Jalopy

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by CharlesH., Feb 6, 2006.

  1. CharlesH.

    CharlesH. Member

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    Here's the story:
    Some time ago... actually a very long time ago, I started to scratchbuild my first vehicle - a Ford Model T. I found some drawings and I started to make the parts out of cerealboard, staples and modeling clay, however... As a part of my art history course I had to make a "realistic" sculpture depicting one of society's ills, and the deadline was dangerously close.

    Having a half-built rod on my hands, I decided to put it to good use and put the hoodless vehicle in a tragic DUI tableau, here are the results:

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    A tragic scene, I know, but that was the purpose of the assignment.

    Everything in therein is scratchbuilt and squeezed into a 3 1/2 inch foam square. When I turned it in I gave the teacher a magnifying glass for an appropriate appraisal and I got an A. The bad thing now is that mother displays it and she won't let me rebuild the dang car.
  2. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

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    Now that's what I'd call scratchbuilding. A well-done model and a neat scene: the "A" was well deserved.

    Wayne
  3. Peter T Davis

    Peter T Davis Guy Behind the Curtains

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    Your sense of humor is as well developed as your talent for scratchbuilding. ;)
  4. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    That IS great work! Are you going to incorporate the mini scene on your layout?
    Ralph
  5. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Wow... That'a also a good reason for the invention of seatbelts!

    I'm taking Ralph's side on this one :D That should be on a layout somewhere! :)
  6. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

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    Gotta give you an A++ on this. On the mark for sure, sometimes humor can be a great teaching tool...:thumb: :thumb:
  7. CharlesH.

    CharlesH. Member

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    Thanks folks!
    As of now I can't find a spot where I could incorporate such a scene, but something will be done... really...
  8. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

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    Ouch!
    Excedrine headache # 22540! :D :D :D