Normandy Customs

Love to tweak toys and models? Add features and small details? This forum is for you!
1958Zelda
Officer - Captain
Officer - Captain
Posts: 804
Joined: Fri May 18, 2007 1:01 pm
Location: SPOKANE, WA

Re: Normandy Customs

Post by 1958Zelda » Mon Mar 26, 2018 1:24 am

Great work on your large collection of German Armor!

normandy
Officer - Brigadier General
Officer - Brigadier General
Posts: 5828
Joined: Mon Oct 04, 2004 6:30 pm
Location: L.I., N.Y.

Re: Normandy Customs

Post by normandy » Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:01 pm

Thank you Zelda, I'll be happy when I can paint as well as you.
Your technique for the winter white wash chipping is very impressive.

normandy
Officer - Brigadier General
Officer - Brigadier General
Posts: 5828
Joined: Mon Oct 04, 2004 6:30 pm
Location: L.I., N.Y.

Indy Truck Customs

Post by normandy » Thu Apr 09, 2020 1:30 pm

I've been doing some work on an Indy Cargo truck. I wanted to change it from
the duel axle to a single axle like the Opel-Blitz 3 ton.

This is how it looked last week...

Image.

Today...

Image.

I've moved the front wheels and fenders back almost 1". The rear duel axle was moved last week
removing one set of wheels.

Image.

I added some styrene plastic sheet to change the look of the fenders to
give it more of the look of an Opel.

:evil: well when photobucket decides to start working again I'll post the rest
of the pictures.....

User avatar
grunt1
Officer - Brigadier General
Officer - Brigadier General
Posts: 2973
Joined: Tue Jul 25, 2006 8:41 pm
Location: Indiana
Contact:

Re: Normandy Customs

Post by grunt1 » Thu Apr 09, 2020 4:40 pm

That's very cool. How do you make such clean chassis cuts? That's what's always held me back from doing more of this.
-----------------------------------------------------------
-------- Need a list of everything 1:18? --------
---------- http://www.sshqdb.com
--------------
---- Built by the community, for the community ----
-----------------------------------------------------------

My Store: http://www.battlegroundmodels.com

normandy
Officer - Brigadier General
Officer - Brigadier General
Posts: 5828
Joined: Mon Oct 04, 2004 6:30 pm
Location: L.I., N.Y.

Re: Normandy Customs

Post by normandy » Thu Apr 09, 2020 5:00 pm

Pat I use an X-acto saw...

Image

User avatar
Axis Nightmare
Officer - Brigadier General
Officer - Brigadier General
Posts: 2471
Joined: Sat Sep 04, 2010 6:40 am
Location: Cincinnati, OH

Re: Normandy Customs

Post by Axis Nightmare » Thu Apr 09, 2020 6:13 pm

The razor saw like that is a critical and versatile tool for any cutting of soft or small plastic or tiny wood pieces for a clean cut. It can get in places where a hacksaw can't and a knife is not practical. It's really good on styrofoam finishing work to clean up less precise hacksawing. I used it extensively on my 1/6 slat grill jeep to remove unrealistic toy bracing up around the front bumper.
Image

What makes the P-51 Mustang so special?

"It would do for 8 hours what a Spitfire would do for 45 minutes."

Brig. Gen. Chuck Yeager

normandy
Officer - Brigadier General
Officer - Brigadier General
Posts: 5828
Joined: Mon Oct 04, 2004 6:30 pm
Location: L.I., N.Y.

Re: Normandy Customs

Post by normandy » Thu Apr 09, 2020 6:52 pm

It really is a great tool, I have used it on countless custom projects.

Here are some pictures I was trying to post earlier...

Image.

Image.

Image.

You can see the difference with the wheels moved back.

Image

Post Reply