How about a scale vehicle thread

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by Catt, Oct 22, 2006.

  1. Catt

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    How about some 1:64 scale stuff,

    Chopped and slammed 52 Chevy hardtop complete with tri-carbed Corvette 6.
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    According to the box this set came in that 56 Ford convertble up on the trailer is actually a Crown Victoria hardtop.Doesn't really matter as everything will be getting repainted anyway.
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    There's more but I'll save them for another day.:mrgreen:
  2. Dave Harris

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    Love those 1/64 models Catt . How about showing us that tri-carbed Corvette mill? Please??
  3. Catt

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    Dave,that tricarb straight 6 really looks neat unfortunately its all chrome and all you can see in a photo is a brite spot under the hood.:sad:
  4. Dave Harris

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    Well ,rats Catt.

    I would like to have seen it.
    I've got a 35 packard I am going to put in the junkyard & right now I'm getting pics of the V12 motor they had ---I am going to build one to put in the Packard --probably one thats patially dissasembled , that will save trying to duplicate the complicated heads & manifolding.
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    Working HO trucks at the lumber mill.

    While not the prettiest sights, here are a few of the hard working trucks (in HO scale) at KITTOM mill #1 in Eastern Tennessee.
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  6. Dave Harris

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    Dr G--- look pretty good to me, especially considering what ugly stuff I build .
    Heres a few pictures of a couple in progress. First a 34 Packard that ran into a "can opener".

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  7. Dave Harris

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    Then more progress on the 40 Ford. This car will have the interior stripped so , I made a complete new door for it from aluminum & will model the inner structure on it & the unopened door & the quarter panels as well. I think I have some tiny clock gears to simulate the window winders. I have the rear floor in it now & part of a frame.

    Next are some pics of another neat trick I have discovered, I had already mentioned using the patterned foil from a cigarette package for running boards & floor mats. The Packard has ribbed running boards so I hit on the idea of using the tool I had made for making corrugated roof material from foil, to use the cigarette foil to make ribbed board covers --- the existing pattern looks really spiffy when it has ribs run on it .

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  8. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    Little project im working on

    I have a few Lonestar models 40' Trailmobel Flatbed Trailers that are still unbuilt

    1 White, 1 Construction Yellow, and 2 JB Hunt. All of them have now been built and look great. But this white one i decided to rough it up and make it well used and in need of desperate repair to the wood deck.

    While working at Lowes in the lumber/building materials department, we would receive trucks from Quickcrete and Sir Mix (for our concrete products) and trucks from the RDC (our main warehouse). The RDC hired SWIFT Transportation to haul our loads out to us, which contained various materials for our department, the whole 48' truck would be our stuff, mostly bunks of lumber, roofing materials, and decking.

    There were some big differences in the companies equipment they used to haul the loads out to us. The worst was Sir Mix. They used OLDER equipment like the old Mack COE's and older 28' flatbed and 45' trailers. Ocationally, we would get a Sir Mix truck with a semi new 48' trailer but it was rare lol. There trailers were always VERY beat up from many years of work, and the floor boards were always tore up and missing in allot of spots and they didn't look like they were maintained at all except for the wheels which were always shinny lol. Quickcrete always had nice trucks and equipment. it was rare to get a truck that had older equipment, and if it was an older trailer, it had been re-furbished and you could not tell. No floor boards that i saw were ever missing or coming up on the Quickcrete Trucks. Most of them were also 48' spread axle Aluminum Decks. The RDC trucks (SWIFT) were most of the time fairly maintained. A few floor boards missing here and there on some of the trailer i saw, but not nearly as bad as the Sir Mix Trucks and Trailers.

    I worked there for almost a year, and receiving 3-5 trucks flatbed trucks a week, i saw a lot of flatbed, (mostly 28's and 48's) some of them in very good condition and some of them in very bad condition. The Sir Mix trucks have inspired me to "beat up" one of my flatbed trailers with the wood decks. Here is my progress so far. Ive weathered with washes so far, next will come the chalks:

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    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    Here are the rest of the trailers and the lumber truck i have built that i had laying around from Lonestar Models. they all need to be weathered and decaled still...

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  10. COMBAT

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    Looks like a real Osha violation you got there. Nice work! :)
  11. Catt

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    Here's my second Malibu daybab conversion this time with a Freightliner Columbia.This one was more involved than the first one.

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    Headache rack is scratchbuilt ,mirrors are stock Malibu and most likely will be replaced with Plano parts
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    Doctor G: That stake side truck looks like a 1920's Mack. Am I right?
  13. Dave Harris

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    More Junkyard Progress "nother Hudsun P.U.

    Here are a few progress pics on a Hudson Pickup, made from a sedan, they did make such a vehicle.
    I'm thinking it needs a big,ugly push bar in place of the front bumper? Perhaps steel with a wood plank? What say you all?
    As always this is a 1/64 Car .

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  14. Catt

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    Bought this with a monster motor,stuck on the back with the whole thing just looking silly.I just thought I could do it better.:D

    Here's the truck all spiffed up and earning her keep delivering a load of lumber.

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    Not to bad for a total investmant of$2.00
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    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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    :eek::eek::eek:

    WOW a lot of collecting/modeling going on here, I now no longer feel like an odd ball for collecting toy cars of 40's and 50's cars also have a few modern semis as well.

    Mine are 1:64 thru 1:32 will get some photos up soon:thumb:

    Just a teaser I have a 1959 Cadillac, 3 Thunder birds, 58 Edsel and a bunch of dodge power wagons and the most unusual is a chrysler turbine convertible and many others as well:cool:
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    Here are some pics of my cars and semis more to come later:thumb:

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  18. CSXect

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    here are more vehicals

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    and yet more :mrgreen:

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  20. Dan85

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    Neat thread - lots of cool vehicles! Here's a few of my 1:87 vehicles

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    (crew cab is just waiting for a body. Other one is a chip truck waiting for a chipper)

    - Dan