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#81 Dr. Cranky

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 07:53 AM

Pat, I love it.  Also, I sent you a PM.



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Posted 22 March 2013 - 06:49 PM

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hope you enjoyed the pictures.. let me know what you think.

Looking good ,Derick !



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Posted 26 March 2013 - 09:17 AM

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Here's a picture of a Doodlebug I started a while back. I was motivated to pull it down off the unfinished project shelf this week when I found this thread.  I was surprised that this photo was taken in 2004!  It started life as a '32 Vicky and the chassis was shortened severely.

 

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And here it is last night.  I found better wheels and tires in my parts box. The front units are the stock wheels and tires from the AMT '34 Ford sedan. I have the white wall painted black.  The rear tires are plastic and given to me by a friend. The wheels are the deep dish ones from the AMT '57 Ford kit.

 

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I don't think I'll be using the hood side panels, they're just still attached and help with the mock up. I cobbled together a bench seat and bed from misc wood scraps in my junk material box.  I'm not sure if these are the final pieces or just a pattern. They look thick to me. I may redo it in thinner basswood.  I am planning on putting the gas tank in the cowl with the filler sticking up through the vent.  Not sure about the engine, I have the kit's flathead V8 assembled, but am thinking about a Model A 4 which is also sitting out on the bench.   I may also shorten or eliminate the bed and add a trailer.  Oh the possibilities when you are working with junk!


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Posted 13 April 2013 - 01:01 PM

Well I started another one ,I've only work on it a little so far but have got a lot done.IMG_3815_zpsca286858.jpg

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 03:45 PM

Very nice.. it looks like it has spent long days in the field getting loaded up bushels of stuff to take to the bigger truck or storage.

Thanks Derick !



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Posted 16 April 2013 - 11:15 AM

Got some more done !

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 04:29 AM

Getting close to done !

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Tried some bird poop!

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And had to add a little Hot Rod !

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I'm going to add a few engine details ,some door handles , wheel centers and mirror .

Not sure what to put in the back or on the rack yet ?



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Posted 17 April 2013 - 04:55 AM

Pat, that woody is just too cool! Rather than it being a doodlebug (a tractor) this looks more like a field car that's used to bring the crops in from the field (fill it with some neat crop like watermelons) or I can picture a farmer driving it down to the farm supply company or general store for provisions.  A load of a few crates and barrels?



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Posted 17 April 2013 - 10:45 AM

Pat, that woody is just too cool! Rather than it being a doodlebug (a tractor) this looks more like a field car that's used to bring the crops in from the field (fill it with some neat crop like watermelons) or I can picture a farmer driving it down to the farm supply company or general store for provisions.  A load of a few crates and barrels?

Thanks Tom ! I have some Sculpey clay, watermelons or maybe pumpkins might work . Thanks



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Posted 17 April 2013 - 02:41 PM

Thanks Tom ! I have some Sculpey clay, watermelons or maybe pumpkins might work . Thanks

 

Kinda foggy memory going back but I think I remember someone doing watermelons from small jelly beans. Shape would be right and you just have to detail paint 'em.   And remember, when doing a truckload, only the ones on top really need to be detailed nicely.

 

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And a bit of ancient trivia since you brought up pumpkins.  The above truck was actually  inspired by a farm stand truck that was displaying pumpkins.  I originally was going to put the pumpkin load on it.  I was building it for my club's annual contest at our December meeting, so a friend suggested a Christmas theme. And the rest is history!


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Posted 17 April 2013 - 06:31 PM

 

Kinda foggy memory going back but I think I remember someone doing watermelons from small jelly beans. Shape would be right and you just have to detail paint 'em.   And remember, when doing a truckload, only the ones on top really need to be detailed nicely.

 

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And a bit of ancient trivia since you brought up pumpkins.  The above truck was actually  inspired by a farm stand truck that was displaying pumpkins.  I originally was going to put the pumpkin load on it.  I was building it for my club's annual contest at our December meeting, so a friend suggested a Christmas theme. And the rest is history!

Thanks ,nice truck and sign !

Jelly beans kind of scare me ,that could be a mess down the road ,but that would be about the right size  :)



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Posted 18 April 2013 - 03:11 PM

So. Anyone have a source for tractor tires or at least some sort of heavy treaded tire in the above pics. I could almost do this in a day or two, if I can keep the.........................

 

aww........who am I kidding? :lol:  :D  :P

check your local goodwill/salvation army etc.  i have found quite a few sets of tires in all sizes.  sometimes you even get lucky and find some models :)   that's where i got my original ratvega for $1.50!  complete and unbuilt :D



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Posted 19 April 2013 - 09:15 AM

I'm calling this one done ! Hope you like it.

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 02:49 AM

I really love that hood detail.. well heck I love the hole build.. it would look at home carrying any kind of crop really.

 

 

Very nice..

Thanks Derick !

 

   I found another set of tractor wheel ,I think I have another one to build.



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Posted 27 April 2013 - 06:33 AM

Beautiful builds.  You gotta do a how-to on those watermelons.



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Posted 27 April 2013 - 12:07 PM

I love the pair. They'd be welcome on my shelf anytime!



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Posted 01 May 2013 - 02:44 AM

Beautiful builds.  You gotta do a how-to on those watermelons.

Thanks Doc !  I can do that.

 

I love the pair. They'd be welcome on my shelf anytime!

Thanks Tom !



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Posted 01 May 2013 - 03:34 PM

Thinking of doing a Pullman and a Raymond, both Model T-based. Obviously the Pullman is more T-based than the Raymond.

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 11:19 AM

Thinking of doing a Pullman and a Raymond, both Model T-based. Obviously the Pullman is more T-based than the Raymond.

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I like this one ,kind of looks like Nascar trailing arms :)



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Posted 08 September 2013 - 09:06 PM

Just found this homebuilt tractor at the salvage yard- might be a model idea in there.

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