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F-550 Ford CAF Mini-Pumper


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#1 dptydawg

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 12:40 PM

This project is close enough to done to call this truck in service.
I started off with a diecast 1/24th scale Matchbox model of a KME F450 Ford mini-pumper
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I wanted to replicate our Summit F550 Compressed Air Foam mini-pumper (Call Sign 11-2)
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Since the original was a diecast I gave up on the idea of converting it to a 4 door cab and went with a standard cab instead. After a lot of scratch building here are the results as 11-2 arrives at the fire hall The only diecast bits left are the door skins hood and cab. Everything else is plastic.

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Thanks for looking
Carl

#2 Danno

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 02:09 PM

Nice job!



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Posted 22 February 2013 - 02:40 PM

Very nice! A lot of hard work to make a replica look so realistic.

 

Sure wish those cabs were available in plastic or resin.



#4 W-Machine

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 05:07 PM

That looks very nice!



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Posted 27 February 2013 - 03:44 AM

looks Awsume...



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Posted 01 March 2013 - 06:37 PM

That's beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!! Nice and clean and realistic! WOW!!! I just sat gere staring atthe photos for...?? awhile! The graphicson the cabinet doors are subtle but add a look of realism! Thanks for posting.AAAA++++ :D  :D  :D