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#1 BigEd

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 05:31 PM

Hey all. Finally finished The Dodge. I scratchbuilt the frame, suspension pieces, shocks, 2 1/2 ton Rockwells, Optima, orbital valve, oil reservoir, wheels faces for direct-fit to the axles, etc. Thanks for lookin'. The build pics are in The Dodge album.

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#2 jeffs396

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 06:18 PM

INCREDIBLE!!!

Love this beast Larry! Super accurate and detailed, the scratchbuilding, and what you've done with the SoReal IROKs to make them wider...just WOW!!! B)

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 12:11 AM

OUTSTANDING !

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 12:59 AM

As said before, outstanding

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 01:08 AM

Excellent looking model ! The detailing and finish is some of the best I've seen !

#6 David G.

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 01:11 AM

Excellent build! The weathering on the tires is great.

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 01:23 AM

That engine sure looks clean for a truck with no inner fenders! :D

Very nice and well detailed. Sure wish there was a way to get this truck re-issued.

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 02:50 AM

Very cool.

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 04:11 AM

Very nice ! Put a Dodge in your garage ! Well. that would not fit in my garage ( if real ). : )

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 04:27 AM

Wow. That's awesome!

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 08:01 AM

This is one of the most interesting truck models I think I have ever seen.The simplistic white with all the scratchbuilding and Wow,its just great.

#12 BigEd

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 08:47 AM

Thanks all for the compliments. It truly was a labor of love. I love what I do, no matter how long it takes...just ask jeffs396.

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 11:25 AM

Kind of odd that the tires are caked with mud but there's not a speck of mud anywhere on the truck... not on the underside, not on the body... :blink:

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 11:46 AM

Yeah Harry...they would get that way driving into the arena.....before the loud pedal was pushed.

Only thing you need is a drop of silver paint on the radiator cap....then start that MUTHA!!

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 02:31 PM

AWESOME work as usual from you Larry! There's so many cool details to this that it's hard to catch them all now that it's built. The chassis is a model of it's own! I really like the treatment you gave the tires also. I'll have to give that a try sometime. Well done!

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 04:39 AM

Nice job.

But, I agree with Harry. Half a job of weathering looks more incomplete than no weathering.


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Posted 05 October 2012 - 07:52 AM

Makes me want to start'er up and go muddin'... Wicked awesome job bro... Cheers!

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 12:27 PM

Thanks all for the compliments again. There are some items that I did overlook. I'm currently makin' inner fenders (imagine that engine bay after some muddin'), I missed the radiator cap...thanks Greg. And you're right...the tires were done pre-mud event. That's why they aren't loaded with mud...just like it was driven thru some. Harry & Danno-I appreciate the candor. Anthony & Roger (an old friend)-thank you for the comps.

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 12:44 PM

Nice!

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 05:34 PM

Very nice!