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#21 crazyrichard

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 05:11 AM


thnx , but my cat jumped on the table and on the cabine and its no more , was all busted and i didnt feel like trying to rebuild it with all the bondo and i already did a test paint spray on it ...


the cassis was getting nice with the crane idea and i was beginning to make a floorless bed .....

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so after thinking and ....i got the idea to use my dan finks speedwagon kit and use that and just ......
maybe some would say huh what why .. well i just got an idea and think it will become awsome :)

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the rear of the wagon will becom the back of the cabine the woodtrim will run through then .
back then i cut out the plastic wood and put real wood in there , i always thought i need to change that and the wood should be less far in , so maybe now i can do that and add lighter wood

so i chopped the rear off

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and placed it loose on te cahssis to see if this would work

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i want to put duelys at the back

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the grille

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so now its a matter of doing the bodywork and trurn it into a woody cabine instead of wagon

so we would end up with a woody hotrod towtruck lol

#22 crazyrichard

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 08:20 AM

maybe it was ment to be .....

i cut the cab parts to size

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hmm the shape didnt match (off-course)

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very rough but i used the side pipes of the 53 ford as stiffness and exhausts , going to alter them so they are less massive

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i like it along side my other 3 rods

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 10:35 AM

Man Richard, that really sucks. I was really excited reading through all the post to see where this was going then I read the bad news about your evil evil cat...lol. It's a shame. Could you just chop the roof of and make it a killer little roadster for another project? It's also a shame you had to cut into that woody but it looks like you have a really cool idea coming together so im excited to see where you take it. I'm loving the stacks and dually wheels, they help a lot with the narrow long looking bed and a wide cab. Keep it going man, you got me hooked, no pun intended.

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 10:47 AM

im a dog guy so no crazy cat in my model room i hope u know that cats and models don't work :lol:

#25 crazyrichard

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 04:11 AM

thnx :) well the body was ruined and busted on all the cut lines and with the layers of bondo and paint ,, nothing to begin with
didnt feel like putting it in stuff to soak everything off again
en yes the bed was narrow due to the fact the other cab was smaller in width..
in a way i kinda still like it and maybe i will ad some fender flares at the back , not sure yet

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 09:26 PM

yeterday i started by making smaller exhaust ends , the ones from the donorkit where way to big , the pipes themselfs where perfect

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then closed the front of the bed with a industrial looking plate / shape end added some styreen in the middle section (rough)

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then fitted the crane arm

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everything together

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and the arm can move so later on i can hang a car begind it :) , also will need hydro lines and stuff added on the cilinder

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 12:57 AM

today i added some railings and began with some diamond plate floorboards

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added some brackets on the arm and a brace between the exhaust pipes

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then made some motors with a axle , just a fantasy set up ..

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made a control thing (maybe will add more) and later on a will add hydro lines to the whole system

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put a spotlight on the arm so they can see in the dark (lol)

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and did some more diamond plating

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used a old dragster rollbar as a crane arm strut

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and the beginning of the hydro lines

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 03:07 AM




also painted the body today (after the previous update)

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getting more matt as it dry's

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it dry's very very fast (army green paint) and so i already tryed some detail painting in silver

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the green of the cab is the same paint , only with clear coat over it , look how difefrent the color is without clear on it :)

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i was thinkin of using these rims

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but also liked these , the green is acrylic paint and will come of real easy

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but i want dual tyres and i dont have that light brown paint anymore and then i could not make sleeves in color at the back (deep dish) so this will be the best option at the back and on the front just the wheel as it is

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then clear coated all the green

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 05:27 AM

Looking good .

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 07:19 AM

thnx , going real fast today :)

continued building up the engine , sanded the tyres , made the wheels with new rims and painted them

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added old style drumbrakes

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loose dryfit the rear will be higher that just sitting on the table

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 11:24 PM

gave the rims a wash

very loose dryfit rear is not se to ride hight just laying on the table

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painted the scoop this morning

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the block itself is grey i sprayed chrome and brushed it with a dry brush

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the wheels

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going to do the woody theme on the bed as well between the railings and it will almost match the cab and run through

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 09:21 AM

tried something different on the headers multiple layers , due to the darkness while taking shots its not really showing , irl its more glossy
i used grey as base , then watery gold , bit of blue , a tiny more gold and then very thin watery chrome


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Posted 30 October 2012 - 09:38 AM

well i painted the exhaust pipes dark grey i did not like the chrome and kept the end tips chrome ..
i hated teh stance and the axle was mounted how it had to be for the 1953 kit , i already did that in the beginning , now i took a new axle and placed it more up front

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rear wheels are fixed on forgood already and with the front wheels loose on this is about the ride hight / stance

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with the engine and the grille loose in front of it

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then took chrome and painted the diamond plating silver

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this already shows betetr the clear coat on the green because now the silver creates reflections , i'll bet when i can make some good pics with daylight it all will show better

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 10:00 AM

Like it.......... B)

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 06:08 AM

thnx ;)

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 09:15 AM

continued the front , got rid of the ugly looking blower scoop ..

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i was thinking of making something like these

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 01:37 AM

i finished this one > http://www.modelcars...showtopic=65928

thnx for watching :P

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 10:17 AM

so you made it into 1/35 scale truck?   really neat tho



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Posted 17 April 2013 - 04:38 AM

no it's 1/25 ;)



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Posted 17 April 2013 - 05:56 PM

awesome build