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#1 skysoldier46

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 05:32 AM

the first pic is of an well drilling rig here in my hometown. It's a Crane Carrier frame with an Ingersol Rand T4 drilling tower. 99% scratchbuilt except for the wheels and tires.

the crane was an old Crane carrier frame in Knoxville TN they were going to demolish/recycle. I took photos and measurements and started out with evergreen stock. Again 99% scratchbuilt except for wheels and tires.

the last pic is of another Crane carrier rig and drilling tower i saw out in the sandhills of Wyoming around Tensleep way back in 1977. again pics taken, measurements made and evergreen to the rescue. only tires and wheels from a kit.

I guess you've figured out I like Crane Carrier rigs. :D

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 05:38 AM

:o wow that is super impressive! very nice work.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 07:28 AM

Those are AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! you have talent & imagination!!!!!!

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 07:55 AM

Super! unique subjects

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 08:20 AM

Those are fantastic! Great work.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 09:57 AM

Three more examples of "over-the-top" builds right here in MCM Forums. Thanks for the pictures

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 10:42 AM

Impressive builds!! Nice work!

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 11:25 AM

Wow. Fantastic builds!


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Posted 09 November 2012 - 11:29 AM

Can we get more pictures?

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 01:23 PM

here's a few more pics of that last one, the drill rig. I appreciate the comments. Last week I took this model to an IPMS show but a NASCAR model beat me out. Unfortunately the club who ran the contest had to heavy commercial category. Last year, the blue drill rig from Wyoming got beat by a fish! :wacko: It looked great airbrushed and real.

the actual rig is this one.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 02:39 PM

:o Awesome builds B)

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 03:42 PM

Awesome workmanship!!!!!!! These are over the top builds!!! Roy

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 03:45 PM

WOW, Those look Great!

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 04:22 PM

these 2 shots are during the build. the engine is a 3406 Cat from Auslowe. exhaust tubes are those soda straws that you can bend.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 07:35 PM

Very nice work...Excellent detail and expert weathering....

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 11:02 AM

Great work, all those rigs are excellent, but to me that drill in the last pics is a winner.

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 03:03 PM

Thanks for the tip on photoBucket!!! I don'y knmow why I didn't think of that way earlier.


Here's a couple of early models I did from the released Mack truck. I call my blue trucks the Sagebrush Oil Well Drilling Co.

The Waukesha engine is totally scratch built but the models themselves are pretty much out of the box. I did open up the hoods and detailed the engines on all of them.

I just love old trucks and unusual trucks. I remember seeing some of Mark Savage's rigs a long time ago and that got me hooked, I went away from tanks and airplanes.

That drill rig in the earlier pic took 2d place at the IPMS show in Murfreesboro TN last Saturday. I got beat out by a NASCAR model which had a lot of aftermarket items on it. the club who sponsored the show for 4 years now has not opened a Heavy Commercial category to my dismay. :(

A good modeling buddy of mine John Mahaffey out of Memphis TN builds pretty unique old stuff too. Anyone know John?

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http://i5.photobucke...ier46/006-2.png, this is the engine of that blue well drill rig. It's an old Continental

Edited by skysoldier46, 11 November 2012 - 03:06 PM.


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Posted 12 November 2012 - 12:57 PM

Amazing builds,I remeber them very much from the IPMS show,I'm actually in the club that hosts it. I have been trying to get the guys who run the club to have more specific catagorys than automotive,so that way it evens the playing field a little better.This was by far my favorite build there,the amount of work that went into it is jaw droping.

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 01:05 PM

here's a few more pics of that last one, the drill rig. I appreciate the comments. Last week I took this model to an IPMS show but a NASCAR model beat me out. Unfortunately the club who ran the contest had to heavy commercial category. Last year, the blue drill rig from Wyoming got beat by a fish! :wacko: It looked great airbrushed and real.

the actual rig is this one.

Yea your waisting time taking builds like this to an IPMS show if its not military they realy don't care about judging it.
I speak my mind and I will say the judges must have been dumb to the fact that these are very nice and detailed SCRATCH BUILT models.
Thats true model building at its best.
Job well done on these.

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 01:24 PM

I appreciate the comments Austin and Earl. yep they do need another category for heavy commercial but granted there wasn't that many of us guys there this year or last year. I still go tho and bring my stuff. I just like the fact that maybe it would influence others to try their hands at this sort of build. if you can grab one kids attention with it then it is worth the effort to build and show.