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'76 GMC K35 Sierra Grande with a Holmes 480 Twin Boom.


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#1 Nick Winter

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 05:51 PM

Finally finished it, I started it November 21/2010, so over 2 1/2 years ago. mixture of scratch-building, kit-bashing and some resin stuff.

 

Progress can be found here http://www.modelcars...showtopic=68198

 

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Not perfect, but finished.

 

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 05:53 PM

Some shots of it in action and the wheel lift.

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 06:02 PM

That's a looker, Nick! There's a ton of equipment on that ..  I especially like the wheel lift.



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Posted 01 May 2013 - 09:39 PM

Nice job, Nick...and "Holmes Sweet Holmes"...I lol'd. 



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Posted 02 May 2013 - 01:45 AM

I really like that style of boom...nice.



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Posted 02 May 2013 - 03:19 AM

That is sweet! I really like old wreckers.



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Posted 02 May 2013 - 04:32 AM

Nice job Nick, glad to see this one finished! You need to build a roll back to compliment your fleet!



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Posted 02 May 2013 - 05:52 AM

This really turned out well Nick. Your extra detailing on the back makes a huge difference. The lack of detail on this kit (and my lack of knowledge) is what's kept me from proceeding on mine until I get better references.



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Posted 02 May 2013 - 07:38 AM

Like others have said, the detail on the bed is way cool!



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Posted 02 May 2013 - 09:04 AM

Very nice! Beautiful job on the wrecker especially. 



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Posted 02 May 2013 - 01:36 PM

Thanks guys I appreciate it.

 

This really turned out well Nick. Your extra detailing on the back makes a huge difference. The lack of detail on this kit (and my lack of knowledge) is what's kept me from proceeding on mine until I get better references.

Thanks Mike, this actually only used about 3-5 parts from revells Wrecker of the 90's molded in Orange, originally released as the Captain Hook wrecker, I used the hood (which you can see is still bleeding even though it was sealed), chassis pan, rear differential, interior tub, and dash, I think that's it. the rest came from a built up Revell Hot Rod truck or the parts box, or I scratchbuilt it, I got lucky on references I found a '82 C30 with Holmes 440 Wrecker in a local scrapyard and used it along with some brochure photo's (GMC & Holmes) to finish the truck.

Nice job Nick, glad to see this one finished! You need to build a roll back to compliment your fleet!

I do have a set of blue prints for a Jerr-Dan Rollback.............................



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Posted 02 May 2013 - 01:37 PM

That's a looker, Nick! There's a ton of equipment on that ..  I especially like the wheel lift.

Thanks Mike, I found a 'wrecked' wrecker at a scrap yard and was able to crawl all over it and dissassemble a few things to see how they worked.

 

Nice job, Nick...and "Holmes Sweet Holmes"...I lol'd. 

I'm glad you picked up on that Chris!

 

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 01:41 PM

Thanks guys I appreciate it.

 

Thanks Mike, this actually only used about 3-5 parts from revells Wrecker of the 90's molded in Orange, originally released as the Captain Hook wrecker, I used the hood (which you can see is still bleeding even though it was sealed), chassis pan, rear differential, interior tub, and dash, I think that's it. the rest came from a built up Revell Hot Rod truck or the parts box, or I scratchbuilt it, I got lucky on references I found a '82 C30 with Holmes 440 Wrecker in a local scrapyard and used it along with some brochure photo's (GMC & Holmes) to finish the truck.

I do have a set of blue prints for a Jerr-Dan Rollback.............................

On the Roll Back, I know ya do, I designed them sent them to ya an neva heard another woid !

 

Nick, on this build, the G M C , ya done good son. I would have never thought you of all the people on this forum that has learned so much in a small span time .



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Posted 02 May 2013 - 03:11 PM

On the Roll Back, I know ya do, I designed them sent them to ya an neva heard another woid !

 

Nick, on this build, the G M C , ya done good son. I would have never thought you of all the people on this forum that has learned so much in a small span time .

Still haven't gotten to it Ed, I will Eventually .

 

Thanks Ed



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Posted 02 May 2013 - 03:23 PM

looks great, nice details

 

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 03:47 PM

cool



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Posted 03 May 2013 - 01:31 AM

That's cool that the boom and wheel lift actually work!



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Posted 03 May 2013 - 04:31 PM

Impressive work Nick B)



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Posted 04 May 2013 - 12:31 PM

this is cool great job



#20 Nick Winter

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 05:14 PM

I appreciate it guys, it looks pretty good in my display cabinet with my other recent stuff.

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