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Project by twokidsnosleep posted 03-24-2015 08:40 PM 1485 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Have been lurking around here the past couple years but not posting much. Will test the waters with this project

Made a model MG TC plastic car in 1/16 scale and combined my other hobbies by adding real leather seats and real wood dashboards
The dark one is a thin ply ply with a Lee Valley dark exotic veneer; the lighter one is a solid pear cut and carved to shape. My kids chose the lighter one to use.
Made dashes on the bandsaw by copying the plastic one and added aluminum bezels and plastic glass covering the computer printed dials. Seats are wrapped with a chrome tanned leather.
Would love to make real wood steering wheels, maybe next time.
I say test the waters as not everyone is so receptive to combined material projects, out of the normal stuff If you like it great, if not “Don’t look, Ethel!!”
See what I have been up to the last few years!
Scott

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"





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KnotCurser

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#1 posted 03-24-2015 08:57 PM

You have skills – thanks for sharing this!

Real leather seats in a plastic model – awesome.

Good stuff.

-bob

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com

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twokidsnosleep

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#2 posted 03-24-2015 09:12 PM

Hey, thanks Bob
It really isn’t that hard, just gotta be sure the texture fits the scale
I think that is why some all wooden vehicles look a bit off…the wood grain doesn’t match vehicle scale
The modelling folk are blown away at the though of real wood for a dashboard and real leather. I thought it was a natural progression
I have seen some CNC work for wood steering wheels with billet aluminum inserts…very cool both scale models and full size.

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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#3 posted 03-24-2015 09:44 PM

Wow! That thing is BIG TIME cool !

When I was in high school (1970) I knew a guy who had restored a TD. He used to let me take it out on the weekends. Only thing was I had to make sure it came back clean and full of gas. What a blast it was to cruise around in it!

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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twokidsnosleep

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#4 posted 03-24-2015 09:48 PM

Oh Joe, you are a lucky dude
Barrelled around in a Triumph one summer…nothing like a true open air sports car

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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#5 posted 03-24-2015 09:51 PM

Yup, they are fun. I owned a ‘64 Spitfire for about a year after high school. Would love to have one now.

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#6 posted 03-24-2015 11:00 PM

Outstanding! Great job and tremendous attention to detail. Love combining my hobbies, so you have my attention.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#7 posted 03-24-2015 11:14 PM

Thanks John
I was really hesitant to post this, but have been away from pure woodworking for way too long, so I appreciate your feedback
I have gotten hooked on larger scale models…the big ones are 1/8’s about double this size and made with metal and plastic.

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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#8 posted 03-25-2015 01:07 AM

Looks good. A craftsman is a craftsman, no matter what the material. I guess we could say, “you work with plastic, wood, and leather, the way the masters work with oil and clay”. Don’t hesitate to show us more…........Don’t Look, Ethel!.......Too late!

-- Doug

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twokidsnosleep

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#9 posted 03-25-2015 01:40 AM

Thanks Doug
A real craftsman model maker hand makes everything! Maybe one day for me just not yet
I hope you know that old song “the streak” that is where the Ethel quote comes from
Google the streak song if you haven’t heard it….hilarious Ray Stevens

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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#10 posted 03-25-2015 01:54 AM

Twokidsnosleep. I feel your pain bud. I have to drug or beat my kids to sleep. By drug I mean give them milk. Lots and lots.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#11 posted 03-25-2015 04:56 AM



Twokidsnosleep. I feel your pain bud. I have to drug or beat my kids to sleep. By drug I mean give them milk. Lots and lots.

- TheFridge

Ahhh, I remember those times when I just needed a half hour nap, just something, to let me recoup the lost sleep during the multi-wake up nights…....and no way would they sleep. I was a zombie for 3 years or so when they were little
Those days are changing for me, now they both want to sleep in as they move into early teens
I am very close to them both and try to give them as much of my time as I can now while they still want to be around me. Thanks for your comment

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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#12 posted 03-25-2015 12:39 PM

I definitely see the wood and appreciate the patience it took to get those little details right enough to fit in place of the original plastic. Nicely done

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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#13 posted 03-25-2015 03:22 PM

Thanks Scott, it was actually pretty easy but I had the wood, have a good scroll saw and had a plan

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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#14 posted 03-25-2015 06:10 PM

I got a message to post the whole car
Here she is finished sitting on fake grass glued to a repurposed plywood base

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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