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#1 Mike Whatshisname

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Posted 07 September 2007 - 09:41 AM

Earlier this year, the car builders portion of the IPMS club I am a member of (Delaware Valley Scale Modelers) had a challenge to see who could build the best Hot Rod. We opened it up to the whole club but only the car builders had models on display. We had 20 or so entries of NEW builds. The Military guys felt a little left out so they decided to have one of their own...a Half-Track Challenge. There are about 6 "car guys" including myself that plan on having something for the November challenge. One guy is doing a half-track dragster that looks very interesting so far.

I started this "T" back in May beginning with the Budweiser Van AMT kit. I am also building a background fitting the half track "T".
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The tank is scratchbuilt from a plastic squeeze bottle.
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The skis and axle extensions are all scratchbuilt. I had the skis so that they were posable but they are very fragile and kept breaking at the axle. So I glued them in place.
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I still have a little weathering to do and have to add some interior stuff like a battery on the floor with some tools and clutter.
Speaking of clutter, here is the background so far:
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Posted 07 September 2007 - 12:35 PM

Hi....Mike , I like this dio , what scale is it ?.......Barbo

#3 Mike Whatshisname

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Posted 08 September 2007 - 02:52 AM

Hi....Mike , I like this dio , what scale is it ?.......Barbo


It is 1/25th.

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Posted 08 September 2007 - 09:55 AM

Very cool ...the weathering on the truck is great, the idea is different...nice work

#5 Mike Whatshisname

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Posted 08 September 2007 - 01:37 PM

Here's the latest. The background wall is complete. I added a few more doo-dads and some dust. I made a concrete floor (drywall) with some crack were moss is rowing up from the dirt. The truck is almost done. Needs a few more small details:
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PS- Thanks for fixing my "insert image" button Mr. Moderator.