How about a scale vehicle thread

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  1. Kevinkrey

    Kevinkrey Member

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    I am thinking of something like this, only my truck has a smaller body, so the tall cabinet directly behind the cab would be narrower and the whole thing would be shorter, I dont need a crane but I do want a set of HI-Rail whells on it. But just a basic MOW body that would look something like this. and how about a coat of paint to match my yellow truck? I like the large rear bumper that can serve as a work area like in the pic. I cant find many pics of Missabe
    MOW (I model the Missabe) so I'd be happy with any MOW style body.


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  2. eightyeightfan1

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    Looks easy enough. Though trying to match the yellow on the body of the truck is going to be hard, its better just to repaint the whole thing. This way you won't have mis-match paint job. Though some railroads, to save money, will remove the old utility body from an old truck(unless it is wrecked, or too far gone), and place it on a new chassis, giving a mis-match paint. This WOULD give your Hi-Rail charcter, and create a mini story in its self.
  3. jbaakko

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    I'd love to make the body, but I simply do not have the time.

    Check out Custom Finishing, they have a body you might be able to use.
  4. chessie4155

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  5. eightyeightfan1

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    Three Wide.........

    At the Desk Top 500.
    As you can see(from the first pic I posted at the begining of the thread), my HO scale NASCAR collection is growing(Still gonna incorparate them into the layout). I'm up to eighteen.

    The second picture is me playing with the closeup feature.(Mmmmm, didn't know the camera let you know when it was in focus...It beeped)This is about two inches away.

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  7. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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    No Target here...Yet...gotta wait til October. The one here is still under construction.
    But the Wal-Mart here had the nine pack, with the military services. They had a special display with all the teams that ran Military Logos on their cars Memorial Day Weekend. I did pick up a 1/24th Dale Jr.(but you're a Dale Jarrett fan!!) Camo car, with the Bud on the hood.
  8. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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    Picked up these beauties at Wal-Mart yesterday real cheap.
    Nicely detailed, Ho scale...But one thing was missing.....
    No people in them!

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  9. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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    Ah...Thats better.....

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  10. eightyeightfan1

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    The best one is the pick-up truck.
    I dulled the paint, after taking it apart, with a couple coats of Krylon Krystal Koat (Satin, not gloss), added a driver and a dog, some Prieser crates in the back, and bingo...

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  11. TruckLover

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    WOW sweet little pick-up 88!!

    I like the crates in the back
  12. COMBAT

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    Some new trucks I got....

    They were marked down.





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  13. chessie4155

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    88fan: Cool looking pickemup truck. Wally World was out of them but I did get the Trans Am, Belvadere, and GTO. I'm hoping they get some more in, I definetly want a couple of those trucks.
    How hard is it to take them apart?

    Combat: Nice looking trucks, who makes them?

    I saw where Walthers has two of the latest releases from
    Fresh Cherries, 1974 AMC Hornet and a 1971 Mustang, anyone bought them yet?
  14. COMBAT

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    Athearn makes them both.
  15. eightyeightfan1

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    Couple more Wally-World cheapies.
    2000+ T-Bird, '74 AMC Hornet, '71 Mustang.
    Someones gotta make some of these cheapies for cars made today. Hate to populate a layout in todays time era, with cars from the '70's.
    Of course..I added drivers.

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  16. eightyeightfan1

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    Put a man and a woman in the T-Bird. The lady is combing her hair.
    "Gee honey..You realize that this is a convertable?"

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  17. eightyeightfan1

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    Scraped the paint, applied Scalecoat "Aged Concrete" in spots for Bondo, Coat of "Rustall", before I added the driver.

    Seventeen year old Billy's first car. Only paid $300 for it......
    ...Well...At least it runs good.....

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  18. chessie4155

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    Nice cars 88.:thumb: I'll have to get out to Wally World and see if ours has
    them in yet. I was having the opposite problem, needed cars for the 70s and there just wasn't any,wall1 now theres a whole bunch of em.:thumb:
  19. eightyeightfan1

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    Another "Party Girl" in the classic Mustang.

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  20. chessie4155

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    Sweeeet! I had a 73 Mach 1 the same color....wish I still had that ol car.