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#1 jerseyjunker1

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 04:58 PM

i thought i would share this with you. i found these dogs in the local dollar store they are perfect 24th 25th scale. they are made of ruber and stand up well. the colors are a little funky but i painted one and dulled it to look like a junkyard dog i rusted a chain and made a collar and made a dog food dish and made an old pot filled with dirty water. this dog will be chained to an old rusty half delivery body that will serve as his dog house and placed in the yard. the bright colored dog is what it looked like before painting it. the tube of dogs is what to look for in the dollar store it has 10 dogs of all different types and colors and two stupid looking palm trees.but how can you beat 1 dollar a package.

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 05:07 PM

Thank's for posting that , I've been looking for similar dogs without success . I've even seen the same tube pack of dogs in stores here but thought they were too cheap and nasty to use , will go and get some now .

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 02:14 AM

Cool! Nice idea about the dog!

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 04:38 AM

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here is my junkyord dog, found the same assortment of Hounds.

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 05:05 AM

Cool!

Those dog dishes DO need to be "Dog Dish" hub caps. The Chevy truck caps are the best, they are 2+ inches deep and flat on the bottom.

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 12:45 PM

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here is my junkyord dog, found the same assortment of Hounds.

looks fantastic. i now have 6 tubes of dogs. i seperated the little pet and show dogs from the dogs that look a little more manly :D

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 12:47 PM

Cool!

Those dog dishes DO need to be "Dog Dish" hub caps. The Chevy truck caps are the best, they are 2+ inches deep and flat on the bottom.

my dog dish is an old hub cap. would'nt go any other way. :)

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 05:14 AM

Ok, this MAY sound nutty, but i'm against ANY mistreatment of ANY animals. This IS a GREAT idea, BUT if you just leave the chain OFF or just a bit of chain left so it looks like the poor dog ISN'T CHAINED to ONE spot. How would any of US like to be CHAINED to our home? Just an observation from an ol dude that LOVES his dog. These dogs deserve a BIT of freedom for guarding our "Holy Grails".
But THANK YOU for posting this, caz dogs are a BIG part of most of us car crafters lives!!! :D ;) ^_^

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 08:53 AM

most cities require that outdoor dogs be restrained, George... loose dogs go to the Pound. our Shepherd has a 60ft run and a kennel for shelter, and she's a happy girl. besides, those are supposed to be "yard dogs", i think... not pets, per se. even a loose dog in a fenced yard is not 100% in the law's eye here....

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 01:54 AM

Here in Deeetroy, you can have a loose dog in your YARD, but if you walk 'em they MUST be onna leash. Most "Yard Dogs" are legal loose IN THEIR YARD. but again IF they leave their yard they gotta be onna lead or leash. I just happen to LIKE dogs alot, so to ME, ALL dogs ARE pets, NOT just Yard dogs.But that lil rascal of yours adds ALOT to the Dio! :lol: :D ;)

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 03:42 AM

George...... I think maybe you're taking this dio too seriously? I too am a major dog lover. My Malamute/terrier mix spends most of her time indoors... because she seems to want to be with us. But in the yard she's always on a 20' chain while she does her "thing". I've seen too many instances of gates being left open or holes in a fence.... and the dog is gone!

I hope you don't find my avatar offensive..... personally, I found it humorous. Definitely not something to do to a real dog. As far as the junkyard dog is concerned, I think you'll find they MUST be on a lease or chain when the yard is open to the public. It just makes good sense.

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 04:22 AM

Not at all, Tony! I think it really adds a bit of 'Life" to an otherwise lifeless scene. I just like dogs,Bro. Your avitar is cool. It reminds me of the "Rocket Cat"! Here in Detroit we got ALOTTA "Junk Yard" dogs. Detroiters must LIKE the look of derilict cars in their yards, caz it seems they ALL got at least one in their yards!!!! I can leave my gates open and my dog won't come out of my yard unless I call him out. He's a GREAT dog!!!(He's a WestHighland Terrier, a Westie, so you KNOW he's a feirce little guy!!!LOL!!!) :lol: :D ;) ^_^

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 09:02 AM

Not at all, Tony! I think it really adds a bit of 'Life" to an otherwise lifeless scene. I just like dogs,Bro. Your avitar is cool. It reminds me of the "Rocket Cat"! Here in Detroit we got ALOTTA "Junk Yard" dogs. Detroiters must LIKE the look of derilict cars in their yards, caz it seems they ALL got at least one in their yards!!!! I can leave my gates open and my dog won't come out of my yard unless I call him out. He's a GREAT dog!!!(He's a WestHighland Terrier, a Westie, so you KNOW he's a feirce little guy!!!LOL!!!) :lol: :D ;) ^_^

its funny what you say about the dogs because i am an animal lover to and feel the same way you do about them being chained up. i put them in the diorama because like a lot of things we as humans are not comfortable with they are there.but if this will make you feel any better i am pretty sure that it is against the law in some states now to have a junkyard dog tied up. by the way this is my friend rupert who would help me work on models before he grew up and went out on his own.
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