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#1 Chuck Most

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 05:11 PM

Just picked this up a few days ago, it's a 1:25 promotional model by Die-Cast Promotions, which is owned by F.F. Ertl III, Inc. That's a completely different Ertl company from what many of us know, but the same family.

 

Even though at $32 it's about eight bucks pricier than their other 1:25 Gehl skid loader promos, this one has a few more working features like an opening hood and cab, and more comprehensive and better-printed graphics. About the only letdowns are the oh-so-obvious bare metal rivets, the lug nuts not being picked out in silver, and the molded plastic hydraulic rams for the bucket don't quite match the yellow paint on the metal parts. But for the price and how nice it is overall, those are fairly minor gripes if you ask me.

 

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And here she is with her little sister- another FF Ertl 1:25 promo of the Gehl 5635 model, which I took apart and weathered a little. I might do the same thing with the 7810, haven't made up my mind yet though.

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 01:55 AM

Those are cool little machines Chuck!

 

Where do you pick these up, farm & supply store, or mail order?



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Posted 12 December 2012 - 05:16 AM

REAL nice weathering on the lil loader Chuck! i have a few of those 25th scale industrial loaders,fork lifts, etc. They're cool. I'd LOVE to weather some of them like yours!



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Posted 12 December 2012 - 02:23 PM

Nice weathering!



#5 Chuck Most

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 05:38 PM

Those are cool little machines Chuck!

 

Where do you pick these up, farm & supply store, or mail order?

 

Picked this one up at a Gehl dealer, but I've seen them on Amazon and Ebay every so often as well.



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Posted 15 December 2012 - 04:46 AM

Just picked this up a few days ago, it's a 1:25 promotional model by Die-Cast Promotions, which is owned by F.F. Ertl III, Inc. That's a completely different Ertl company from what many of us know, but the same family.

 

Even though at $32 it's about eight bucks pricier than their other 1:25 Gehl skid loader promos, this one has a few more working features like an opening hood and cab, and more comprehensive and better-printed graphics. About the only letdowns are the oh-so-obvious bare metal rivets, the lug nuts not being picked out in silver, and the molded plastic hydraulic rams for the bucket don't quite match the yellow paint on the metal parts. But for the price and how nice it is overall, those are fairly minor gripes if you ask me.

 

3-vi.jpg

 

4-vi.jpg

 

5-vi.jpg

 

6-vi.jpg

 

7-vi.jpg

 

And here she is with her little sister- another FF Ertl 1:25 promo of the Gehl 5635 model, which I took apart and weathered a little. I might do the same thing with the 7810, haven't made up my mind yet though.

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you got ripped off at 32 dollars. my bro got his for 12 at ollies



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Posted 15 December 2012 - 09:48 AM

Great! Next time I feel like taking an 800 mile road trip I'll hit up the nearest Ollie's. ^_^



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Posted 16 December 2012 - 03:30 AM

These are great models, as all of the DCP items are.


You did a great job on the weathering.