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Thinking of making a Winnebago.
Posted by philo426 on Saturday, October 19, 2019 2:25 PM

Thinking of taking an AMT truck chass is and scratch building a   Winnebago body.Any advice?

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Posted by gregbale on Saturday, October 19, 2019 2:59 PM

Don't know what you're gathering for references...but there's a free-to-download 1/48 paper model that might provide some inspiration.

Check here.

Greg

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Posted by philo426 on Saturday, October 19, 2019 3:27 PM

Thanks!

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Posted by Jon_a_its on Sunday, October 20, 2019 9:17 AM

1/48th to 1/24th is 200% enlargement (192% for 1/25th btw)

 

 

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Posted by philo426 on Sunday, October 20, 2019 11:27 AM

Thanks!it will be big.I think Tonka made a large metal one with full interior.

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Posted by philo426 on Sunday, October 20, 2019 11:31 AM

I want to build a scaled up version of this Tomica die cast.

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Posted by philo426 on Sunday, October 20, 2019 11:31 AM

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Monday, October 21, 2019 6:06 PM

Hi;

    There have been some versions of that in larger sizes. I believe Nylint made one in the Chieftan model. If you need plastic siding then turn to Evergreen Plastics for your sheet stock. One large sheet for each side should do it!

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Posted by philo426 on Monday, October 21, 2019 7:29 PM

Thanks!Have to break out the old T Square and triangles to prepare assembly templates!

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Posted by philo426 on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 12:46 AM

Getting the frame together.

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Posted by philo426 on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 12:47 AM

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Posted by keavdog on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 1:18 AM

Watching this one!

Thanks,

John

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Posted by gregbale on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 5:41 AM

keavdog

Watching this one!

Me as well.

One of my long-percolating 'back burner' projects is to do a 1/25 version of the old Matchbox-cars Trailer Caravan. [Yep...the ghastly pink one!]

I have the perfect-size box trailer to use as a chassis; all that's put me off is doing interior goodies like sinks and such. I'll be keen to see how you source the interior detail.

Greg

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Posted by philo426 on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 9:12 AM

Yep!might have to raid my daughter's old Barbie house!

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 3:18 PM

No!Do not violate Barbie's house!

 Go to Hobby Lobby and you'll find what you need!

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Posted by philo426 on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 3:54 PM

Great idea!She might want to save it for her daughter!

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Posted by goldhammer on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 4:31 PM

LOL.....dedpending on how old it is, might be worth more the the Winny.

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Posted by philo426 on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 12:47 AM

Further suspension work.

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Posted by philo426 on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 12:48 AM

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Posted by mustang1989 on Thursday, October 24, 2019 4:57 AM

Oh Hell yeah!!! Will be watching this one!! 

                   

 

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Posted by philo426 on Thursday, October 24, 2019 5:13 AM

Cool

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Thursday, October 24, 2019 6:15 AM

Hi;

 I believe you can remove the Cab Bottom rest brace. It won't be needed.

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Posted by Ted4321 on Thursday, October 24, 2019 8:04 AM

Looking forward to this. 

 

Subscribed.

T e d

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Posted by philo426 on Thursday, October 24, 2019 9:10 AM

Ok I think I want to get the differential "pumpkins"installed to establish wheelbase abd then draw the outline for the parts.

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Posted by goldhammer on Thursday, October 24, 2019 9:53 AM

The rear suspension as you have it now is set up for the twin screw axles.....are you going to keep those or modify back to a single axle at each end.

 

There were a couple of motorhomes that had twin axles or a drive axle and a tag.  Our GMC has twin rears on a bogie/air bag suspension and front wheel drive.

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Posted by philo426 on Thursday, October 24, 2019 10:17 AM

Might leave it as it is and make a custom.

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Posted by philo426 on Saturday, October 26, 2019 12:59 AM

Ok here is the side view...goung for a short RV 

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Posted by philo426 on Saturday, October 26, 2019 1:00 AM

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Posted by philo426 on Saturday, October 26, 2019 1:04 AM

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Posted by philo426 on Saturday, October 26, 2019 9:04 PM

I will use the drawing to make a master template.

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