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#21 Chuck Most

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 12:54 PM

Sweet Chuck . Was there any tractor in mind when you started this or just out of your head build?

Just out of my head ideas. The hood was sort of inspired by late '50's Ford and Minneapolis-Moline pieces, as far as the shape goes. The color scheme is stolen from an old Scott lawn seeder- I always liked the look of the dark green with orange trim

Progress report for today...

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I added a decal ammeter, and used a photoetched surround. I also used some scrap photoetch pieces to make an ignition key and a throttle lever. The 'Caution' decal is from a Moebius Hudson Hornet.




For the engine...
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I used one from a glue-bomb MPC Wheel Horse, and converted it to a vertical shaft type. The muffler is about the only unmodified kit part on the engine. I still need to add a starter/generator, and yes, that's another Caution label from a Moebius Hornet on the left side of the block! Waste not, want not, right?

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Filled in the grille opening with mesh... possibly a scrap of NASCAR window net, but I'm not totally sure what it was 'supposed' to be- I just used it. B)

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 01:07 PM

Now that right there's is vary cool. Chuck your vary talented man. I wondered what you had in mind for a motor. I need to get me a Mpc wheel horse . I love the recycling of the decals to .

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 03:41 PM

The AMT Indy Turbine car kit comes with a wheel Horse push tractor. It only need a mower deck to convert it into a lawn tractor.

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This is the Tractor from that kit that I built quite a few years ago. I still have the rest of the kit (The Lotus, plus, I have a sealed kit of the Lotus and the Tractor in my "stash.)

#24 Chuck Most

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 03:00 PM

Kind of left out one detail- not sure if I'll have enough room for a belly-mounted mower under the running boards- might need to go with some diabolical-looking sickle bar mower. B)
Then again, still needs a drawbar... what's a tractor without a drawbar????

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 08:07 PM

A sickle bar would look cool on this . I agree with the draw bar to. Are you gonna do a 3point hitch?

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 07:50 AM

Looks like plenty of room for a twin blade mower deck underneath. Great work!

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 11:01 AM

Sweet Chuck . Was there any tractor in mind when you started this or just out of your head build?

Looks similar to an mid 60's Wheelhorse, save the need for smaller front tires. Very nice job!

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 01:15 PM

Beautiful results, Chuck. I love the color too. An ignition key and all, you are truly STYRENE MAD!

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 03:32 PM

Now that's what I'm taklin abuot!!!

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 06:43 AM

Nice job on that, Chuck.

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 07:05 AM

Awesome job as usual Chuck!

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 01:59 PM

Man, now I gotta try one of these. You guys cn't have all the fun.

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 08:05 PM

Kool scratchbuilding !
I kept flipping from page one(start) to page two(99% done) and just shake my head.
True creativity..great job

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 05:11 AM

Kool scratchbuilding !
I kept flipping from page one(start) to page two(99% done) and just shake my head.
True creativity..great job

Well, it's been almost a year and I haven't touched it. That 1% is killing me...

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 07:18 AM

Very cool project. Shows what you can build with some imagination and bits of plastic!

 

 

When I was 15 I bought a used Lawn Boy rear engine mower with my own money to mow lawns in the neighborhood. I used the $200 I had made the previous season with my push mower.  I used the Lawn Boy for the next 3-4 seasons, making all the money I needed as a kid.  Thus I never worked fast food or other traditional jobs. I still have the manual for my old mower. Maybe I need to build one!



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Posted 22 January 2013 - 07:58 AM

GREAT BUILD CHUCK!!!



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Posted 27 January 2013 - 06:44 AM

Awesome tractor, Chuck 



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Posted 04 February 2013 - 03:21 AM

I don't know how I missed this one.  Very nice build Chuck.

 

I Love Tractors!

 

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 03:35 AM

 

I Love Tractors!

 

AzTom

Yeah, I noticed you kind of have a thing for tractors. :lol:

 

Still debating belly mower or scraper for this thing....



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Posted 05 February 2013 - 01:56 AM

A generic mower would be pretty simple.  Most of those old vertical shaft tractors hardly pulled the the tractor, a blade may be too much.

 

I hope to someday build a Wheelhorse tractor in 1/16 scale.