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#1 Swamp Dog

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 06:13 PM

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 06:17 PM

I got dirty just lookin' at that thing. Great job and so realistic.

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 06:27 PM

Looks really good! I remember following those around when i was stationed at Ft. Polk. We always used to say that if you didn't have a cracked headlight or a cracked windshield due to a log truck, you hadn't been stationed there long!

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 08:11 PM

Yea, thats a la logger, use to haul wood chips to bastrop & mansfield. Now people are going to new petes and 4 bunk trailers around here. Oh, Oh, almost forgot Bogaloosa, 11 hr round trip from monticello, our dispatcher told us we could make 2 loads a day. Go figure!

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 08:52 PM

thank men....small world Jim..i was raised on Anacoco Lake.. hauled pup wood growing up around Leesville before i moved south...and yes we have a lot of the 4 bunk trailers down here to now also...but im still like a fold up pole truck.....

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 10:40 PM

You do amazing work!!!!!!!

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 10:53 PM

Looks really good! I remember following those around when i was stationed at Ft. Polk. We always used to say that if you didn't have a cracked headlight or a cracked windshield due to a log truck, you hadn't been stationed there long!

Was Stationed there for 2 yrs! It is really accurate!! Never saw a DM logger but this is the fun of Modeling!! I did get a cracked windshield as part of my PCS award!!

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 04:27 AM

That is one nicely detailed and weathered model you have there, even by today's standards! I like the windshield wiper patterns in the windshield, they look realistic. I see you even have a photo etched exhaust shield... In the early eighties? You have added a lot of detailing parts to these kits. Nice job David!

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 07:17 AM

Awesome looking logger. I remember seeing this in Scale Auto. I wish I would have kept some of those magazines. Really good to see it again.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 11:55 AM

back in the day Robert they wasnt much photo etch around..a buddy down in new orleans did them,,and i still have a few..lol..i cut maskin tape and dusted floquil mud all over truck and trailer , then toped it off with real mud mixed with white glue and real pine tree bark..

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 02:29 PM

Awesome looking logger. I remember seeing this in Scale Auto. I wish I would have kept some of those magazines. Really good to see it again.

SAE # 56 mike

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 11:18 AM

Hey, Man...Nice work...Excellent weathering...That looks great...

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 12:05 PM

Beautiful build David!! I can remember seeing trucks like this all over Tangipahoa Parish as a kid.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 12:57 PM

Yea, thats a la logger, use to haul wood chips to bastrop & mansfield. Now people are going to new petes and 4 bunk trailers around here. Oh, Oh, almost forgot Bogaloosa, 11 hr round trip from monticello, our dispatcher told us we could make 2 loads a day. Go figure!

Mansfield, LA?

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 12:13 PM

Dave if you built an R/C logger with that much detail it would win any compitision love them dogs B)

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 01:27 PM

Dave if you built an R/C logger with that much detail it would win any compitision love them dogs B)

.one of thease days its gona happen..lol

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 02:23 PM

just make sure you have deep pockets and a good doctor cuz there very addictive lol B) :lol:

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 03:45 PM

just make sure you have deep pockets and a good doctor cuz there very addictive lol B) :lol:

yea just looking at their catalog hurts..lol

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 05:27 AM

Hey John, that was International paper, late '80's. Looks like a little before your time!

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 09:07 AM

Hey John, that was International paper, late '80's. Looks like a little before your time!

Yeah most certain about that. i was curious about it because i grew up in mansfield, As well as most of my family and thought it was pretty neat that someone would mention such a small town as such here is all. The international paper plant closed in 2006 sadly.