Car Wash – Making a pylon sign scale model from scratch [BOOK]
A 3D step-by-step tutorial on how to build a car wash pylon sign with blueprints in 12 scales, videos, & much more!
A small scratch building exercise
Scratch building scale models has been my passion for many years now. I love to engage in challenging scratch building projects including entire buildings with lots of details, such as the gas station diorama or the old barn.
But sometimes a small scratch building project is just right to see a great result fast. The car wash pylon sign is such a project. Easy to overview but challenging at the same time. The body of the sign is very simple. The challenge lies in the making of the letter edges. A nice exercise to learn to work accurately with small aluminum pieces.
This car wash pylon sign is one of my favorite pylon signs out there and a great example on how to build one of these vintage pylon signs. There are a lot of iconic pylon signs such as the world famous “Welcome to Las Vegas”.
The car wash pylon sign is a beautiful item to decorate your model car vitrine, add detail to a model car diorama or to stand by itself on your desk.
Like all our books, the Car Wash book also includes blueprints in the most common scales (1/5, 1/6, 1/8, 1/10, 1/12, 1/16, 1/18, 1/25, 1/32, 1/43, 1/64, 1/87), access to the customer area with more pictures and videos.
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