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Flatwins
01-24-2008, 07:46 PM
Please forgive me if this is posted in an improper section of the forum but this is an amazing video if you have not seen it.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=zQenBjDPUaA

enjoy!

Fasttrack
01-24-2008, 07:58 PM
Yeah thats pretty sweet - it's been posted here before so don't be surprised if it doesnt get alot of feedback ;)

mochinist
01-24-2008, 08:14 PM
Yeah thats pretty sweet - it's been posted here before so don't be surprised if it doesnt get alot of feedback ;) that link is evil :mad::mad:





guns are they good or bad?




god doesnt exist!!!






maybe now the thread will take off:rolleyes:

Fasttrack
01-25-2008, 01:35 AM
lol thanks for the laugh mochinist!

NickH
01-25-2008, 05:51 AM
I think he got the scale on the drawings wrong but had produced too many parts & had too much time invested when he realised he'd never get in it :D

It's a lot of work for a curiosity to put on a shelf, OK if you like curiosities on shelves I suppose, but I believe he ended up selling it - at a loss!

There's a guy built a replica of a LeMans Cobra, hand beat & rolled all the ally panels, built the chassis from drawings etc. and spent less time and ended up with a beautiful car which you can actually drive, and it's worth more than the sum of parts & labour he put into it too.

I know which I'd go for if I had nothing better to do,
Regards,
Nick

IOWOLF
01-25-2008, 07:27 AM
Modeling Shows will Pay you to come and bring the car.
A a loss? Well you can never expect to be paid for your time, on something like that.

macona
01-25-2008, 06:42 PM
I dont know, look at that guy that made those scale bridgports. I think they auctioned some off after he died and they went for incredible amounts. Then again you also have to figure what you free time is worth. You could be vegging out in front of a TV (Or posting in a forum :) )instead of doing something like that.

Spin Doctor
01-25-2008, 06:54 PM
Well first it is a 1/3rd scale model. Did the guy waste his time? Some people might think so. Me, I think if that's what he wanted to do and he enjoyed it and it wasn't illegal have at it. Look at the guy that built the 1/20 scale model of the Graf Spee. He puts it in the water and tools around in it. The State of Maine made register it as a pleasure craft.

http://www.bismarck-class.dk/shipmodels/german_models/admiralgrafspeeterra.html

Mcgyver
01-25-2008, 07:29 PM
Did the guy waste his time? Some people might think so. Me, I think if that's what he wanted to do and he enjoyed it and it wasn't illegal have at it. ]

i suppose you're right, that ship model was something, everyone one is entitled to, um, do what floats their boat. I'd feel like like nob buzzing around in it, but hey, maybe he's the better man for not caring what it looks like :)

i must confess though with some of these extreme model efforts for me it crosses the line from where I'd just be in awe at the effort and result to something that almost feels a bit creepy :D

topct
01-25-2008, 07:50 PM
Well first it is a 1/3rd scale model. Did the guy waste his time? Some people might think so. Me, I think if that's what he wanted to do and he enjoyed it and it wasn't illegal have at it. Look at the guy that built the 1/20 scale model of the Graf Spee. He puts it in the water and tools around in it. The State of Maine made register it as a pleasure craft.

http://www.bismarck-class.dk/shipmodels/german_models/admiralgrafspeeterra.html

William Terra would like to see more models build in this scale.

How about The Exeter, Ajax and Achilles? :D

JustSomeGuy
03-04-2008, 01:10 AM
Actually, this is a very famous model.
Here is his web site http://www.mps-sportproto.com/en/.
Check out the award he won in the news section on the site.
The current owner of the model is reported to have turned down half a million for the model.

Forrest Addy
03-04-2008, 01:18 AM
All we need now is a quarter scale mid life crisis.

oldtiffie
03-04-2008, 01:32 AM
All we need now is a quarter scale mid life crisis.


Thanks Forrest.

Why not do it properly? and have:
- a full-blown crisis (don't scale it down at all); and
- add "Hissy Fits" to the types of fit/s in engineering data sheets.

Forrest Addy
03-04-2008, 03:02 AM
Back when I was taking flying lessons someone wrote an article on a 1/3 scale B17 using the then-new on the market Mazda RX-7 Wankel engines. That was proposed as a flyable plane and the engines would fit the nacells etc. I could get excited over such a proposal because it's made to scale yet a man could climb in and actually fly it.

1/12 scale railroading works because people can ride in it and operate it even if they have to sit in the tender and two to an open freight car. I rode in a 1/4 scale train in Wisconsin - as charming an event as I've ever had in my life.

A 1/4 scale working model of a car is to me a tragic frustration. It's far too small to ride in it or drive it or run it around the track. But its too big to pass around a circle of admirers or for hand carrying to an exhibition. The scale is exactly wrong.

dp
03-04-2008, 03:04 AM
Forest - if you haven't seen this it's worth a look.

Sad though when you know how it turns out.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbITzCI2AU0

PTSideshow
03-04-2008, 07:34 AM
Yep when he had it at the N.A.M.E.S. expo last year and fired it up. It smoked so bad I think he should have junked it on the spot. My My it is an amazing piece of work. He made every piece. Like it said in the video. The detail on the lenses is amazing. And since I have never been close to the real one I don't know if they are really like the full size ones.
Oh ya it did leak oil.
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d200/ptsideshow/DSC02116.jpg
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d200/ptsideshow/DSC02114.jpg

Here is another RC controlled car that was there. And he had a video of it running around. The detail was amazing also.
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d200/ptsideshow/DSC02146.jpg
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d200/ptsideshow/DSC02150.jpg

I mean jeez what's the point of most of the stuff people build, Who needs a 1/3 scale Gatling gun even if it shoots .22's Thats why it called a hobby.

PTSideshow
03-04-2008, 07:39 AM
Here is the other view of another car he built.
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d200/ptsideshow/DSC02141.jpg
Here is a 1/4 scale Model T a guy is building.
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d200/ptsideshow/DSC02167.jpg
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d200/ptsideshow/DSC02162.jpg
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d200/ptsideshow/DSC02163.jpg
Again pretty much having to make everything.

JCHannum
03-04-2008, 08:15 AM
I can understand model making and other facets of model engineering as well as the other aspects of home shop machining.

It is a challenge to learn the skills, assemble the needed equipment, and complete a project. Once you are done, you will have something of value, and a skillset that can be applied to a meaningful pursuit.

On the other hand, two of the greatest wasters of time and money that I can think of are pursued by the masses. The first is sitting in front of the tube, pounding down beers and chips and watching someone else drive a racing car or play some contact sport. The second is dressing up in funny clothes and chasing a little white ball around a farm pasture.

Spin Doctor
03-04-2008, 05:39 PM
I can understand model making and other facets of model engineering as well as the other aspects of home shop machining.

It is a challenge to learn the skills, assemble the needed equipment, and complete a project. Once you are done, you will have something of value, and a skillset that can be applied to a meaningful pursuit.

On the other hand, two of the greatest wasters of time and money that I can think of are pursued by the masses. The first is sitting in front of the tube, pounding down beers and chips and watching someone else drive a racing car or play some contact sport. The second is dressing up in funny clothes and chasing a little white ball around a farm pasture.

I'll agree about the first. Not the second.