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Old 26th June 2014, 18:32   #46
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@Sagz - Excellent results - Kudos to your effort. Do you have any video of putting this together? I do have a plan to replicate a big box Store (US type Brick & Mortar) this information from would certainly help
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Thanks for the compliment
About the rest - I didn't really get your plan. Can you be more clear, please?
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There should have been a THANKS button here! Marvellous indeed!

What is the paint on the thermocol? How did you apply the paint uniformly?
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Old 26th June 2014, 22:53   #48
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What is the paint on the thermocol? How did you apply the paint uniformly?
Thank you
Those are NOT painted They have been left as they are,except the Punto.
As you can see, the paint finish on the Punto isn't really that uniform.
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Thank you
I heard a Jetta facelift had landed in India for homologation.I'll certainly consider it once VW rolls out the facelift.
But before that, there is another Volkswagen coming up: The 2011 Passat. I had scaled down the car in 2012; later I tried to do some modifications which ended up in ruins. I'm not giving up(there is a particular interest because we do own a Passat)- It 'll be revived soon.
Cool! Will keep an eye out for the Jetta then! Great work buddy, Keep it coming!
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Thanks for the compliment
About the rest - I didn't really get your plan. Can you be more clear, please?
I mean if can you make a video of the 'making' (if not the entire process) at least the key portions, It will of help to me and others in the forum.

I wanted to do a Thermocol based US big box store (Like walmart etc) and your video could help!

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I mean if can you make a video of the 'making' (if not the entire process) at least the key portions, It will of help to me and others in the forum.

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I don't think producing a video of the entire process will be that easy. A pictorial representation of the process will be more convenient,I guess.
Once I'm done with the Duster, I will upload detailed gallery of the entire process showing the transformation from a plain thermocol block into a 1:24 Duster with description of each step.
I hope that will help

Meanwhile, have a look the current shape of the thermocol block.
The front and rear ends have been roughly shaped, and the sides are yet to be worked upon.
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Almost done with the shaping and all set to have the window glasses on.
The edge of the wheel arches have been bordered with paper, cut to shape. This helps to add detail as well as protects the edges which are prone to damages during further proceedings.
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The Duster is moving along the production line, but quite slow!!
Headlamps, grille and glass area are now in place. All set to receive the tail lamps.
This is one such design where the manufacturer's logo itself forms a major design element!! The car simply won't look the same without the logo.
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You're really gifted, my friend.

The first time I saw your work wasn't in here but on Hani's phone when he showed me pics of the Fiats. If anything, you're only getting better at this by the day. The EcoSport is spot on!

Bring it on, I'm hooked!
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I am really surprised to see these works! They are simply amazing. Hats off to your skills & determination. I am interested in knowing how do you mold/ give shape to the thermocol.

Edit: You can help the Ford India guys to clear their backlog orders of the Ecosport. I doubt if their manufacturing process is any faster than yours!

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You're really gifted, my friend.

The first time I saw your work wasn't in here but on Hani's phone when he showed me pics of the Fiats. If anything, you're only getting better at this by the day. The EcoSport is spot on!

Bring it on, I'm hooked!
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I am really surprised to see these works! They are simply amazing. Hats off to your skills & determination.
Thank you guys,for your compliments
Such encouraging words are what compel me to spare time for this,amidst my studies.
The Duster's bodywork is nearing completion and the surface finishing has been done. Meanwhile,expect a red hot Ferrari FF very soon!!
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Coming up within a month's time!!
The scale models are gearing up for a display at our college tech fest
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Meet the yellow fellow.
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And the 2015 Volkswagen Passat.
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Updating this thread after a very long time
I just got too busy with my studies and had to leave the models half way done. Now that I'm having semester break, I completed one of them.
Presenting,the 1:24 Renault Duster.

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Only 2 smilies allowed per post. Else there would have been many more.
I am awestruck by this skill of yours.

I really really appreiciate your work.
Had a dream of becoming a car designer in my school days.

But your work is at par with the professionals brother.

All the best for your future.

PS. Could you share the tools that you are using to give the thermocol such clean shapes.
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