Custom HO scale vehicle builders unite!!!!

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by slagpot, Sep 10, 2006.

  1. jasonboche

    jasonboche Member

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    Or Navigator or Hummer
  2. shaygetz

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    :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: ...I prefer the jeep myself, nothing like the warm, fuzzy feelin' that Ma Deuce'll give ya when yer facin' a bout of road rage.
  3. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    Ok, this Mack isn't really a scratchbuilt model, its more of a kitbash. Here is what it looks like. It is a Mack CH 603 Daycab with extended chassis. I cut the chassis behind the 2nd drive axle and then cut the chassis on the dump body and then glued them together. I wanted to do this because the Red and Black Kibri Mercedes looked out of place among all my american trucks. I added some asphalt to the gravel truck and took the picture out side of the asphalt plant. Here is the old mercedes cab and then the kitbashed version. I still have to add wood sidding to both dump bodies.

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  4. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    Here is another one I did yesterday. I kitbashed Mercedes Concrete Pumper into a Mack CH 603 Concrete Pumper. I just like the look of those Macks.

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  5. doctorwayne

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    Good-looking conversions, Josh.

    Wayne
  6. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    Thanks Wayne.

    I don't know why the pictures came out so grainy.:oops:
  7. slagpot

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    Josh......sweet looking concrete pumper truck. I like that one a lot. This is what I've been working on the past few days. A mobile tracked crusher unit for the slag dump, no one produces these in HO ,so what could one do. Scratch build time again,all I have left to do is add details and paint.

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    This is all I have for this week, hope you folks have a great weekend.

    Patrick
    Beaufort,SC
    Dragon River Steel Corp {DRSC}
  8. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    Thanks Patrick, That one is my favorite too.:thumb: :thumb:

    I was thinking when I read this and thought, wait a minute, Kibri makes a kit similar to this. It is a cold planner used to grind up the top layer of asphalt on roads and highways. But then I looked closer at your pictures and notcied the dump bin at the opposite end of the conveyor. The cold planner does not have this but it might be easy to kitbash into a dump pit. What do you think? I could use one of those tracked crushers for my gravel company, coal mine, and blast furnace complexes. O here is some pictures of the cold planners:
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  9. viperman

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    Josh, that one is for crushing roads, Patrick's is for finer crushing what yours crushes
  10. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    I no but I could kitbash a dump bin on the back of the cold planner (used for grinding roads) and make it into a mobile rock crusher like Patrick's. I think that I could take a part of the back half off, lengthen the chassis, and scratchbuild a dump bin on the back.
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    Doesn't sound too hard to do, just don't forget to remove the road grinding equipment off the bottom too
  12. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    AAAHHHH, Yes, I hadn't thought of that :oops: , it would look kinda out of place on a rock crusher huh.
  13. viperman

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    Yeah, a little bit