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Where have all the scratchbuilders gone !
North4003
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Posted: Wednesday, December 27, 2017 - 04:47 PM UTC

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Well at least one scratch builder still happily resides in Lexington, Ky. Several of my earlier projects such as the Mack NO are listed above. Some of my most recent work appears here. I would be happy to share information with all others interested in scratch building or in any other aspect of the armor hobby.

Container Handling Unit - Full Scratch Build


Oshkosh Mk?? Experimental 16.5 ton 8x8 LHS - Some scratch, some kit-bash, some digitally printed parts.


CROPS Flatrack - Full Scratch Build



The link to the thread covering all three of these builds can be found at:

http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=252818&ord=&page=14



Micheal, very impressive work.
CReading
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Posted: Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 02:38 AM UTC
It's been a while since I've scratch built anything but I did this one a few years back............



More here if anyone is interested:
https://gallery3.kitmaker.net/showgallery.php?cat=19339
okdoky
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Posted: Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 01:17 AM UTC
Keith

I remember visiting a model shop when I was doing a canal boat trip with the family !

The guy only had a couple of 1/72 model ships in the basement ! HMS Fearless was one, but can't remember what the other was ! It was massive !

I would love the patience and money and skill to do something like that !

Nige
badwolf
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Posted: Wednesday, December 20, 2017 - 05:23 PM UTC
Well i for one can't afford to buy most of the kits out there these days, i built the Italeri 1/35th S-Boat back in 2008 and added all scratchbuilt mines etc, and R/C motors had her running on the water, then i see that they have brought another one out, but earlier an S-38 with a normal bridge, i would love to have this but at a £170, bit to much for my pockets, and as i said the same goes for a lot of kits out there, and as i work nearly seven days a week, then finding the time to build, so i mostly scratch build the things that intrest me, In 1/350th scale two years a go i built HMS.Plymouth before she got scrappped and then did the first aircraft carrier from 1914 HMS.Ark royal, at the moment i am doing HMS.Fearless., works out around 17 inches long
They are not works of art like some of the members models here, and the eyesight is starting to fad with age but at the end of the day, when i finsh a model i feel chuffed as there's no other one out there the same.
okdoky
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Posted: Wednesday, December 20, 2017 - 03:12 AM UTC
I just love the detail in these scratch builds ! Particularly love the DROPS equipment which I built in 1/24 scale ! REALLY FLOATSMY BOAT !

Nige
165thspc
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Posted: Friday, November 24, 2017 - 10:01 PM UTC
Attn: Scratch Builders

(One edit already: The model does not have to be totally scratch built.
Only a significant portion or a single significant feature needs be scratched to qualify.)


Gentlemen

I am proposing a scratch builders campaign - any subject, any scale, any era, any medium.

Started builds allowed. (a chance to finish some of those shelf queens!)

Also if editorial management allows - models being built for other campaigns/contests would be allowed AND for those finishing three or more builds a special ribbon in addition to the primary ribbon.

Would you perhaps be interested?

Best Regards
Michael Koenig
165thspc

(Please forward on to anyone else you think might also be interested.)

Link to thread:

https://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=248425&ord=&page=20
165thspc
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Posted: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 08:34 PM UTC
bump
165thspc
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Posted: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 11:12 AM UTC
We are trying to put together a scratch builders campaign over on the armor blog.

Calling all Scratch Builders

- Any subject, any era, any medium -

All your model has to do is to include a small to fair amount of scratch building - it does not have to be full scratch!

The link to the thread is as follows:

http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=248425&page=21#2234229
165thspc
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Posted: Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 01:01 PM UTC
I will try to remember to start posting these builds on the scratch building forum.
165thspc
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Posted: Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 12:15 PM UTC
I take that back. I do know what my proposed new scratch built campaign project would be:

This rather unusual CCKW based, Australian built aircraft crane. I am gathering parts and plans right now for the project!

165thspc
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Posted: Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 11:39 AM UTC
Not sure right now just what the subject would be - but I would definitely be up for a scratch builder's campaign.

Count me in!
165thspc
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Posted: Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 11:19 AM UTC
Well at least one scratch builder still happily resides in Lexington, Ky. Several of my earlier projects such as the Mack NO are listed above. Some of my most recent work appears here. I would be happy to share information with all others interested in scratch building or in any other aspect of the armor hobby.

Container Handling Unit - Full Scratch Build


Oshkosh Mk?? Experimental 16.5 ton 8x8 LHS - Some scratch, some kit-bash, some digitally printed parts.


CROPS Flatrack - Full Scratch Build



The link to the thread covering all three of these builds can be found at:

http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=252818&ord=&page=14
SkinnyBob
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Posted: Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 05:53 AM UTC

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Where oh where are the scratchbuilders ?.Rodger, I just joined and in reply to scratch building, back in 2008 I started to build a WACO UBF-2, had the parts laser cut started to build ,but lost interest until now. I have the cut files in Corel Draw (.cdr) files. If anyone might be interested in them let me know. I understand there are no plans available for this plane so I am working on them and when completed I will change format for large printing.
Skinny Bob

Considering that the KitMaker.net supposedly has 71,021 registered users then surely there should be some more activity on this part of the forum.
Has the hobby become so kit and AM oriented that folks no longer have/see the need/desire to scratchbuild (laziness ?).
Often I've read that folks don't have the time to scratchbuild , yet are happy to exclaim that they spent XX hours adding AM parts or painting etc. etc. - simple solution folks - it's called time management .
Also I know certain folks that do some scratchbuilding prefer to stay on their favourite section of the site, however in my personal opinion this both defeats the purpose of this sub-forum and lessens the exposure of the scratchbuilders skills/techniques which in turn condemns scratchbuilding to the fate of the dinosaurs .
So as a personal plea and for the sake of the hobby - please start to use this forum and show your skills and techniques here.
And lets get away from the "does anyone one have plans for ....."

Again -

Where oh where are the scratchbuilders ?.

mother
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Posted: Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 03:54 AM UTC
I'm still scratchbuilding these days. I haven't stopped and doing some big projects. I haven't posted here lately due to the fact there was no interest so I post on FaceBook. I've been doing a lot of interior work on some of the newer modern US armor. I also just finished a few US heavy hull trailers, military generators w/ trailers and so on...

Happy Modeling,
Joe
alexwence
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Posted: Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 12:42 AM UTC

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I follow a few scratchbuilders. None of them are members here, they're on other boards, or have their own sites.

The two off the top of my head:

Alexander De Leon (Sctach-builder.com)

and

Charles Rowley is one who does Fire apparatus. (on ScaleFireHouse.com)
I've had the pleasure of doing some 3-D CAD work for him on one of his current projects.

I haven't been doing much scratchbuilding, as much as kitbashing lately.



Thank you. http://scratch-builder.com/
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Posted: Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 04:04 AM UTC
Hi Bob! We shoulda talked about it yesterday at OnTrack...

One of these days I'll have to get back to it, but for now it sits in a box. I'm not surprised the gear looks similar to the Sherman ARV - I'm guessing the same folks were involved in both fit-outs!
RLlockie
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Posted: Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 04:01 PM UTC
Good work Tom. Many of the components look very like those in the Sherman ARV I that I drew up and started scratchbuilding years ago, just located differently to fit the A27 hull.
okdoky
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Posted: Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 04:50 AM UTC
Hi Roger

How are you doing ? I have been away from the plastic for a while after I lost my mojo again ! Drops one of my models at Dundee last year and only just got around to repairing it last night !

Hoping to get into a new project now with a 1/24 Bedford MK by KFS and scratchbuild an UBRE pod to go on the back !

Hope you are keeping well !

Nige
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Posted: Friday, October 21, 2016 - 03:42 PM UTC
Like I've said elsewhere, these days there is so much available in kit form that I tend to "scratch-bash" rather than "scratch build". It's all about the path of least resistance to achieve my modelling goals...

 photo ARV_3_zpse3d817cd.jpg
(Cromwell ARV interior, built inside the Tamiya hull.)
RobinNilsson
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Posted: Friday, October 21, 2016 - 03:56 AM UTC
I had some scratchbuilding plans, a Husky for instance, but then it turned up as a kit. I had also started collecting references for a PTS-M but then a resin kit came along. A KrAZ-255 looked like a real challenge, a paper card model was purchased to serve as templates and then Roden followed by Hobby Boss announced plans for kits. There are some other examples as well (Swedish CV-90 and others).

This thread illustrates the current situation:
http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=252269&page=1
Before you bother to ask: No, I hadn't even thought about scratchbuilding that huge fire truck

I have downloaded the IMR-1/Objekt 616 paper model from this site:
http://www.e63papermodel.altervista.org/ab-41-feroviaria.html
Maybe I get a chance to start it before Trumpeter or someone else comes along with a kit of it

/ Robin
turtle65
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Posted: Friday, October 14, 2016 - 03:41 PM UTC
Just remembered I'd posted a similar question back in 2006 !
How many
interesting to compare the responses, albeit a few from the original post have passed-away but also how many are no longer active members on Kitmaker .

So again, please help try and re-invigorate this section of the forum.
Ta.
165thspc
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Posted: Thursday, August 04, 2016 - 02:14 AM UTC
Scratch built 1/35th Mack NO6 at:

http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=196219&page=1


Photobucket album of all Mack construction photos:

http://s1061.photobucket.com/user/165thspc/library/WWII%20Mack%20NO%20Artillery%20Tractor?sort=3&page=1




Scratch built M23 8 ton ammo trailer



Photobucket album with all M23 construction photos:

http://s1061.photobucket.com/user/165thspc/library/M23%20World%20War%202%20US%20Ammo%20Trailer?sort=3&page=1

Armorama thread on the M23:

http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=213527&ord=&page=1

165thspc
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Posted: Thursday, August 04, 2016 - 02:09 AM UTC
"Conversions and Scratch Builds" thread at :

http://armorama.kitmaker.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=248425
panzer67
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Posted: Monday, February 29, 2016 - 08:55 AM UTC
i did it in 1/35 but the elevator section is not clear i diagrams and pics... your work looks great ¡¡¡
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Posted: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 10:02 AM UTC

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...there are some german railguns in progress..



I forgot this: Siegfried Railgun