Jump to content


Photo

My Model Collection ... Lancia D50 Scratch Build


  • Please log in to reply
8 replies to this topic

#1 woodencarguy

woodencarguy
  • New Member

  • 6 posts
  • Joined: July 09

Posted 06 June 2018 - 00:25

Hello

 

I don't buy models as a rule but I have been learning how to scratch build models that I remember from my youth ... yes, I'm old!

 

Anyway, here's my rendition of the 55 Lancia D50 in "about" 1/25th scale.   The body and tanks are carved from a composite called Renshape then almost everything else is cut/filed, polished from aluminum or steel scrap that I collect.    Wire wheels are my own design and are hand made too.    Tires are also made from Renshape and have a tread embossed with a knurling tool on my lathe.

 

Hope you like it ... more available.

 

DSCN9164-01s.jpg

 

DSCN9152-01s.jpg

 

DSCN9154-01s.jpg



Advertisement

#2 raceannouncer2003

raceannouncer2003
  • Member

  • 2,718 posts
  • Joined: March 05

Posted 06 June 2018 - 05:40

Wow, amazing !

 

Will you be at the historic race at Mosport the weekend after this?

 

Vince H.



#3 woodencarguy

woodencarguy
  • New Member

  • 6 posts
  • Joined: July 09

Posted 06 June 2018 - 13:42

Wow, amazing !

 

Will you be at the historic race at Mosport the weekend after this?

 

Vince H.

I usually go to both bike and car vintage meets at Mosport but I might not be able to make this next one.   



#4 Sterzo

Sterzo
  • Member

  • 1,123 posts
  • Joined: September 11

Posted 07 June 2018 - 14:17

Utterly, breathtakingly good... at first I couldn't believe that was only 1/25th scale.  I would be very interested to see more models, and also a side view of the Lancia. Also, it would be fascinating to hear how you shape the bodywork material; do you start with one block or build up from cross sections? And how do you construct those wire wheels, without leaving a small helper inside the tyres?



#5 woodencarguy

woodencarguy
  • New Member

  • 6 posts
  • Joined: July 09

Posted 10 June 2018 - 02:35

Utterly, breathtakingly good... at first I couldn't believe that was only 1/25th scale.  I would be very interested to see more models, and also a side view of the Lancia. Also, it would be fascinating to hear how you shape the bodywork material; do you start with one block or build up from cross sections? And how do you construct those wire wheels, without leaving a small helper inside the tyres?

Thanks Sterzo.   Glad you like it!

 

The model is about 9 1/2" long and I figured that was about 1/25th scale.   I never build to a particular "known" scale ... long story.

 

Here's a side view for you ...

 

DSCN9180-01s.jpg

 

Appreciate your interest in how I do things so, rather than clog up this topic with a load of pictures, I'll give you this link to a build forum I made on the construction of this model.    Hope this gives you answers to your other questions but I'll be happy to fill in more details as required.

 

Cheers

 

Frank


Edited by woodencarguy, 10 June 2018 - 02:35.


#6 Sterzo

Sterzo
  • Member

  • 1,123 posts
  • Joined: September 11

Posted 22 June 2018 - 18:22

Have spent a most enjoyable half hour studying the build information you posted a link to, woodencarguy. I am now in complete awe. Sometimes one encounters a model which captures the essence of the real car but is maybe crudely executed; quite often a model is brilliantly engineered but the artistic flair needed to capture its shape or character is missing. You have achieved success in both, and in a small scale which makes it more difficult.

 

I applaud your approach to achieving the right effect, rather than slavishly attempt total accuracy, for example in the tyre treads. This must be the best way to tackle a model.

 

Thank you for making the Lancia. Don't know how much effort you put in, but the pleasure of looking at the pictures alone probably justifies it!



#7 woodencarguy

woodencarguy
  • New Member

  • 6 posts
  • Joined: July 09

Posted 22 June 2018 - 23:40

Have spent a most enjoyable half hour studying the build information you posted a link to, woodencarguy. I am now in complete awe. Sometimes one encounters a model which captures the essence of the real car but is maybe crudely executed; quite often a model is brilliantly engineered but the artistic flair needed to capture its shape or character is missing. You have achieved success in both, and in a small scale which makes it more difficult.

 

I applaud your approach to achieving the right effect, rather than slavishly attempt total accuracy, for example in the tyre treads. This must be the best way to tackle a model.

 

Thank you for making the Lancia. Don't know how much effort you put in, but the pleasure of looking at the pictures alone probably justifies it!

Thanks for the very kind words and considerate comment Sterzo.    I do strive to get things in the right proportions whenever possible as the eye can detect when things are "not right".    I also don't attempt to make my models into "trailer queens" as many restored racing cars are.    These were crude, purposeful machines built to be raced and appearances probably were very low on the list.    Nevertheless, the Italians have a fine eye for managing to make something look attractive despite their main purpose.

 

I don't know if you picked up on my philosophy about model building in the other article but I'm primarily interested in the "how to" aspect of the hobby ... i.e. how am I going to make acceptable tire treads/spoke wheels/rivets??    On other forums you wouldn't believe the flak I get because of some keen eyed enthusiast spotting something incorrect.

 

I'll be 80 in a couple of weeks and I just get a lot of pleasure trying to make an acceptable replica of cars from my youth.

 

Frank

 

PS you might enjoy the Maserati 250F I'm building!!



#8 Eric Dunsdon

Eric Dunsdon
  • Member

  • 894 posts
  • Joined: February 08

Posted 22 August 2018 - 12:13

Since 1954 I have been fascinated by the wonderful Lancia D50 and your model looks just as I imagined it. Much more so than the working replica's that have turned up over the years and even the Ferrari treatment cars that I saw at Silverstone in 1956.



#9 Sterzo

Sterzo
  • Member

  • 1,123 posts
  • Joined: September 11

Posted 22 August 2018 - 16:27

The lightweight 6 cylinder Maserati 250F is the goddess of all racing cars as far as I'm concerned, and is monstrously diificult to model. (I tried it in 1/12th and 1/32nd scales, and I wouldn't show my efforts to anyone else!)  I could never find an accurate drawing. There were, of course, three of these cars, and while they looked similar, there were enough differences to confuse artists, model makers, and plan drawers.

 

At one time two of them appeared in VSCC racing, and I was so desperate I measured parts of one of them, fully aware the bodywork was modern and not quite like any of the original three. Even practical elements like the size of the nose air intake was significantly different on the three cars.

 

The real problem, though, is the straight lines and constant radius curves you seek to start a plan - there aren't any.


Edited by Sterzo, 22 August 2018 - 16:27.