Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Featured modeller: Victor aka Backyard Inc.

its been a long time sine i posted anything here, but im more active in posting my builds over the evil website called facebook . I have a model page there called Scaled Ricers, so please go ahead and click it, and hit like :p

But since i wanted to do a modeller feature, this will also coincide with the FB page update too.

Our feature fir today is Victor, aka BackyardInc. At first i saw his builds were really interesting, doing some dragged out hondas and cruiser style hondas. But then, this build of his, an ice blue S2000, stanced out, turboe'd and scratched engine bay with a F20C from Model Scientists, and a lot more other goodies. This is a scale model that was built with style and will surely break necks. i have to admit, that Victor stepped up his game with this awesome build, even with limited availability of tools. this shows you don't need to have all the best gadgets and tools to make something stunnning.

A little info about Victor, he writes to us:

"hey all , I'm victor , aka BACKYARDINC , i have been a model car builder since 1994 if I can remember correctly . It's been off and on thru the years . I live in the usa in a state called NEW JERSEY . I started off with lowriders and muscle cars . I kidd you not when I say I had almost every chevy impala kit made and turned into a lowrider lol . But sadly I have but two of those surviving kits still . Now a days , im into the import scene , mainly honda's , I have a R32 skyline along with some mini coopers too . I also like to scratch build . the challenge to take an idea of 1:1 scale and shrink it to 1:24 scale is just mind bottling . Then when you finish its just a big achievement . I can say this , with practice and the more you build , the better you can get . I always look at my builds as a work of art . The name "BACKYARDINC" has a meaning ...... I have very little tools and supplies , but I make the best of what I have , and come out with the model car looking like if I own a hobby shop . Backyard mechanics have like 5 tools but yet you will have a new engine when they are done , in there backyard , with kids running around . Thats how I build , I have but tweesers , scissors , and some styrene , and at the end of the day I end up with a model car that can inspire many ."

and the pictures(click pictures for larger versions): (all pictures were taken by victor and used under permission)