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#1 Swamp Dog

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 08:45 AM

i'm thinking most of u have never seen one of these trucks going down the road...back in the day i grew up in the woods driving one similar to this..these trucks were mostly home made useing what they could find down to the winch made out out of a car or truck rear end and military tires..(got them from the local army base)..the bulk is 100% scratch built , added boom, cut down rear end ,brake with handle (behind cab..this is what worked the winch)..i bent the bumper and light, cracked the

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#2 Chris guthro

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 09:39 AM

Thats sweet! But however pitty the fella that has to drive it lol

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 09:46 AM

Nice job of scratch building and weathering the old girl. \it looks a lot like the farm trucks that I see around here. carl

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 10:08 AM

superbe (in french)!!



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Posted 24 February 2013 - 11:09 AM

Looks ready to go to work. Great job.

 

You've got a great location there for pictures for an old work beast like this, too...that was one thing that really stood out. May I suggest making a very simple slab of scale ground that matches the environment? Dirt driveway with a little grass along the edge that's about the same tone as yours along with a little strategic placement for forced perspective would take these shots from really good to fantastic.



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Posted 24 February 2013 - 11:34 AM

Looks ready to go to work. Great job.

 

You've got a great location there for pictures for an old work beast like this, too...that was one thing that really stood out. May I suggest making a very simple slab of scale ground that matches the environment? Dirt driveway with a little grass along the edge that's about the same tone as yours along with a little strategic placement for forced perspective would take these shots from really good to fantastic.

gluehead i'm a step ahead of u..thought about it after i took the pictures..its in the works...u just gonna make me make it faster..lol..i was up in Detroit working back in sept-oct..what part u from..??



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Posted 24 February 2013 - 11:56 AM

Cool lookin truck, 



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Posted 24 February 2013 - 12:33 PM

That looks great...



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Posted 24 February 2013 - 12:49 PM

I'm right in the middle, near Mt. Pleasant. A mile in any direction and it looks a lot like your pics. :D

 

That's great that you're already on it. I need to make another one, myself, but I've kept putting it off because there's no good backdrop shots to be had from my current yard to take advantage of it. I have a bunch of shots with the old one somewhere, but it was a couple computers ago now. Just this one left handy that happened to be on my fotki. I remember our grass being ridiculously green when I took this and it clashed a lot, so I just made it look old. :D

 

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Anyway, I look forward to seeing what ya come up with.



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Posted 25 February 2013 - 04:17 AM

Excellent work on this one...This is something you don't see everyday...Very nice work...



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Posted 25 February 2013 - 07:01 AM

Thats cool Dave . whats the pickup slowly rotting into the background ?



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Posted 25 February 2013 - 08:32 AM

I'm right in the middle, near Mt. Pleasant. A mile in any direction and it looks a lot like your pics. :D

 

That's great that you're already on it. I need to make another one, myself, but I've kept putting it off because there's no good backdrop shots to be had from my current yard to take advantage of it. I have a bunch of shots with the old one somewhere, but it was a couple computers ago now. Just this one left handy that happened to be on my fotki. I remember our grass being ridiculously green when I took this and it clashed a lot, so I just made it look old. :D

 

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Anyway, I look forward to seeing what ya come up with.

now thats looks so real..great job..u need to post that picture...thats why i will never post a picture of a finished model unless i can take pictures outside..and i got to weather it also..lol..



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Posted 25 February 2013 - 08:37 AM

Thats cool Dave . whats the pickup slowly rotting into the background ?

its a 1 ton 64 chevy..not in really bad shape..



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Posted 25 February 2013 - 10:42 AM

outstanding build and detail!



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Posted 26 February 2013 - 12:24 AM

Great work!



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Posted 26 February 2013 - 12:29 AM

Great job.

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 06:13 AM

Thats amazing........Gotta love your imagination & scratch building.



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Posted 27 February 2013 - 02:03 PM

That is fantastic work!!! I had to look twice to make sure it wasn't real.

What are the spoke wheels and tires from?

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 09:35 AM

That is fantastic work!!! I had to look twice to make sure it wasn't real.

What are the spoke wheels and tires from?

the wheels come with the kit..a good man down in miss. supplied the tires..but they came from any # of kits that ertl-amt put out ..such as the pay-star 5000 ..