Customs: Q about using a 1:25 scale model car

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  1. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    I've got a guy willing to make me a REDLINE kitbash if I get a red Meister, hotrod junker, and a GTO model car... problem is, I can only find either 1:31 or 1:25 scale GTOs! Does anyone know if you can use a 1:25 scale car to kitbash an alternator?? Help would be GREATLY appreciated!!


    Andy
     
  2. RHansen

    RHansen Sir. Ranbotnic Veteran

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    plain and simple, yup

    its only a very very very minor size difference if any at all
     
  3. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    thanks so much RHansen!! that makes my day! I was getting bummed :lol 

    Andy
     
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    RHansen Sir. Ranbotnic Veteran

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    :)  glad i could help, i love the new gto so i love your character, so I wanna see pics when its built! :D 
     
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    depends on the whole size of the car, difference might be minimal, or could be extreme

    you should try to get all kinds of sizes for the modelkit and compare to those in Meister
     
  6. RHansen

    RHansen Sir. Ranbotnic Veteran

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    at least in this case, a 1:24 and a 1:25 scale 2004 GTO would have close to no difference, but it will still be hard to make it fit on a meister frame, but anything is possible
     
  7. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    hey, I just wanna hold and see a real REDLINE :lol  I honestly don't care who does it, long as they have the skills! this isn't gonna be a speedy project cause its gonna cost me a pretty penny. I only got ONE guy to say he'd like to try it.... so I don't have much choice :thumbdown  the good news is I have confidence in the guy, he's done good stuff before, I'm only saying its nice to have the ability to choose. hope ya don't take that wrong, ADG!

    Andy
     
  8. GigatronSama

    GigatronSama Mr. Insomnia Veteran

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    going by your sig pic redline is only slightly different from smokescreen so you don't even need much of the model. I used a 1:25 H1 model for my Motormaster and found that it's close enough. Not much size difference, and 1:25 seems to be far more standard for models than 1:24. Honestly I don't know why hasbro went with 1:24.
     
  9. Sledge

    Sledge Well-Known Member

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    I've got this model kit of a Porsche on my shelf that is 1:24 scale.... It's too bad I can stomach the idea of disassembling my precious alternators.
     
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    GigatronSama Mr. Insomnia Veteran

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    Sledge. Go to TRU. They've got someof the older alternators wrapped together at 2 for 1. That's where I got fodder for my motormaster and starscream.
     
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    will check it out. I only paid $10 for mine mind you.
     
  12. OGoldwings

    OGoldwings The Lost Little Autobot

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    Interesting. I have a 1:25 KITT model that I still need to build. I have been toying with the idea of taking an extra Sideswipe and doing a kitbash of him. I might possibly go thro with it now.
     
  13. Sledge

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    just bought a spare sideswipe from Zellers for $10.... I can't do it though... my precious. Maybe I should just scratchbuild the parts.
     

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