TTC Buildoff Update (Drawing)

Spent this evening finding some reference pictures and setting myself up to sketch out the side profile of the body.  After gathering tons of images I selected a few that would be necessary for this evenings task.  

 

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From there I sat down and began the drawing process. My process differs from several of the scale builders that I know. They are very focused on measurement and exact copies of what they are building. For me, I build to what looks good. This means that I draw, erase, then draw, and erase again multiple times before I get it “right”. That also doesn’t meant that it is how it will end up in the final process.  Here are some early drawing stages.  

 

Wheel wells roughed in and possible body lines roughed in.  

Wheel wells roughed in and possible body lines roughed in.  

A quick mock up gives me an idea of where to go next.  

A quick mock up gives me an idea of where to go next.  

From here I continue to refine my drawing. I generally search out tell tale body lines and markings when I draw and create arbitrary “measurements” from there. This is done so that I can create some sense of consistency with my body lines.  

 

 

This is after I realized the roof line was too high and moved it down.  

This is after I realized the roof line was too high and moved it down.  

I just continue to pick away piece by piece until I have something resembling the side of a Willy’s Wagon. Again this doesn’t mean that it will end up looking exactly like this it is the starting point to the wood work.  

 

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All roughed in.   

Done for this evening.  

Done for this evening.  

Doesn’t look like much but it’s a time consuming process. I spent nearly 2 hours drawing this evening to get to this stage.  The front isn’t right, I left it long on purpose as there are many items to clear up there and I will have to trim to fit.  Additionally, the windows will be cut out and the door will be able to be cut out as well. I am planning on shooting for functioning doors and hood. Look for more progress tomorrow.  

Adam VanOrd