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    During the first Covid lockdown in 2020 I started making wooden model cars in an attempt to keep my sanity. I mainly use Rosewood, Walnut, Maple and Kiaat. I use photos off the net with as much as possible detail and then also get the vehicle basic dimensions. I decide which scale I want ( mostly 1:8 or 1:10 ) and then measure the sizes on the photo and calculate the dimensions to use. The average time spent per model is 100 to 140 hours. Hope you guys enjoy the photos.
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    Default Re: My Wooden model car thread

    Quote Originally Posted by DEFENDER90 View Post
    During the first Covid lockdown in 2020 I started making wooden model cars in an attempt to keep my sanity. I mainly use Rosewood, Walnut, Maple and Kiaat. I use photos off the net with as much as possible detail and then also get the vehicle basic dimensions. I decide which scale I want ( mostly 1:8 or 1:10 ) and then measure the sizes on the photo and calculate the dimensions to use. The average time spent per model is 100 to 140 hours. Hope you guys enjoy the photos.
    That's on another level, heirlooms to be proud of! I can only marvel at your skill (and patience).

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    Awesome!!!
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    Epic.
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    Default Re: My Wooden model car thread

    Quote Originally Posted by DEFENDER90 View Post
    During the first Covid lockdown in 2020 I started making wooden model cars in an attempt to keep my sanity. I mainly use Rosewood, Walnut, Maple and Kiaat. I use photos off the net with as much as possible detail and then also get the vehicle basic dimensions. I decide which scale I want ( mostly 1:8 or 1:10 ) and then measure the sizes on the photo and calculate the dimensions to use. The average time spent per model is 100 to 140 hours. Hope you guys enjoy the photos.
    Me likey. Well done. I can't even make a draadkar.

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    Workmanship you can be proud of. Well done!

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    Quote Originally Posted by IcePick88 View Post
    Me likey. Well done. I can't even make a draadkar.
    Thank you, neither can I. 😉😁

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    Awesome..!
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    Great cars, great background. Muizies or St James ?
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    Default Re: My Wooden model car thread

    Quote Originally Posted by DEFENDER90 View Post
    During the first Covid lockdown in 2020 I started making wooden model cars in an attempt to keep my sanity. I mainly use Rosewood, Walnut, Maple and Kiaat. I use photos off the net with as much as possible detail and then also get the vehicle basic dimensions. I decide which scale I want ( mostly 1:8 or 1:10 ) and then measure the sizes on the photo and calculate the dimensions to use. The average time spent per model is 100 to 140 hours. Hope you guys enjoy the photos.
    Wow! Respect



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    I can ownly stare in amazement! This is something else! Beautiful! Can you broadly describe the process you follow, especially with that Cobra? How do you get the shape so symmetrical?
    There is never a right time to do the wrong thing and never a wrong time to do the right thing!

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    Oh my word! Definitely above my pay grade. Those are beautiful.

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    I like the cobra most. The only criticism I can make is lack of attention to detail. The landrover doesnt have any oil stains under it. That is some seriously good work there . Well done.

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    This is awesome. I love things like this.

    Here is another guy with skills on another level.

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    Default Re: My Wooden model car thread

    Wel gedaan.

    Die handewerk is baie baie netjies gedoen. Soos reeds genoem, erfstukke.
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    Default Re: My Wooden model car thread

    Do you do Pajeros too ? With SSI ? Asking for Oom 4E.
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    Quote Originally Posted by plunger View Post
    I like the cobra most. The only criticism I can make is lack of attention to detail. The landrover doesnt have any oil stains under it. That is some seriously good work there . Well done.
    Thank you for the compliment. The Land Rover can not leak oil because it WOODEN start.😂

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    I need an FJ one..
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    Wow!! Epic. Well done.

    The wood grain on the cobra is just

    And the the Jimny also really jumps out at me.
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