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#1 foundationsedge

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Posted 12 August 2013 - 04:16 AM

Whilst I was building my other Holmes twin boom, I discovered the other Holmes single boom, 1601, 1701, 1801 series, so decided to tackle that as a sister build to "Big Ugly", this time using a part started pete 359,

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Posted 12 August 2013 - 04:22 AM

the underlift is based on a real truck that was modified by the owner, and built by him in his workshop

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Posted 12 August 2013 - 04:29 AM

the side legs are adapted from the "can do" kit, as are the rear legs

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Posted 12 August 2013 - 04:32 AM

that's about as far as ive gotten with it, always have a few on the go at anytime so I can take a break from one build, and at the moment I,m working on a western star, wich I hope to finnish by the weekend, then will continue with this build, needs to be ready for a show in September, thanks for looking



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Posted 12 August 2013 - 04:58 AM

Flames are awesome Gordon



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Posted 12 August 2013 - 05:32 AM

Interesting, kind of like the Darth Vader of wreckers.

 

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Posted 12 August 2013 - 07:06 AM

That sure´s got a style! Looks like a cartoon chatacter or a comics book hero to me. I think I haven´t seen more interesting flames. Would be nice to have them on the wrecker body too. 



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Posted 12 August 2013 - 09:13 AM

Man this is one great build, like to see and know more about how you did the hing and the locks on the doors.



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Posted 13 August 2013 - 02:00 PM

im with baddgass, i'd like to see more on the hinges and locks. can you post something in the tip section?

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 06:49 AM

thanks for the positive comments, will try and get a W.I.P. together of the working locks, and some working slam locks I made, but it might be a while as busy on finishing this build and another for a show



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Posted 16 August 2013 - 06:43 PM

Did you paint those flames yourself?

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Posted 16 August 2013 - 09:08 PM

Did you paint those flames yourself?

 

yes, it was my attempt at "true fire", didn't quite work though, but not too disappointed with the result, some have commented that it looks like an explosion in space or a comet, and I can live with that, 

it was done with "Vallejo" acrylics, airbrushed on free hand at a 50/50 mix, at 30 psi, dropped to 25 psi, white , red orange yellow and white



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Posted 21 August 2013 - 09:57 PM

Excellent skills and two great looking builds.  These will be very impressive when finished.