Customs: first reshell project

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  1. javaco

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    well i thought it would be kinda cool to do a reshell.
    sense i have an autobot sign on the back of my car, i thought.. why not have a figure of my own car!
    i own a red 96 toyota celica. this is it here

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    annd i was just wondering what figure, and what size model kit should i look for?
    id prefer to use the classics line

    oh and also, if anyone knows any tutorials for reshelling, that would be great
     
  2. javaco

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    still looking for help!
     
  3. Overhaulimus

    Overhaulimus Sword of Fury!

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    Well, most model kits are either 1:24 or 1:25 scale, those would fit Alternators, and from what I can tell, the Alt Windcharger/Decepticharge mold would be a good base figure to start with.
     
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    i wanna do a classics/universe/generations line figure tho
     
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    That's the kind of information that you should have put in your first post.

    You want a 1:32 or 1:36, can't remember which, model and good luck on the base figure.
     
  6. plowking

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    I do believe that 1:32 scale is comparable to the Classics line.

    Check out some of Wheeljack's and Spurt Reynolds reshells....they both done amazing work on the 1:32nd scale when it comes to reshells
     
  7. nellie131

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    yeah its 1/32 scale thats pretty close to the classics and generations line.

    However you are limited by the raw materials of what you can reshell with as in if no company has produced a celica kit at that scale - your kinda stuck.

    i do know they have produced a kit at 1/24... if you find a source for smaller kits let us know!
     
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    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    nellie, if you've found a 1:24 kit, you could always make an Alternator :) 
     
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    yeah there are a shed load of tamiya 1/24 kits. just in toyotas there are different versions of the celica such as road and rally and the same for supras. even a toms supra which looks sweet!
     
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    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    Yeah, Tamiya has got some really rockin' kits, but you'll pay more for them often times. Sometimes you can catch 'em on sale at HLJ or get a good deal on eBay.
     
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    this is true, ebay is a good source, or my local hobby store has a good sale a couple of times a year on some decent kits :) 
     

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