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#1 Chariots of Fire

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 09:08 AM

My most recent build, a US Navy FFN-3 fire apparatus.  The real truck was constructed by International with firefighting equipment supplied by a number of small companies including the Gorham Fire Equipment Company of Boston, Mass. who supplied the equipment to a real rig on display at Bangor's Maine Air Museum.  Model is 1/25 scale.

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#2 Sixties Sam

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 09:13 AM

Wow! That's a great model! Are those front end parts made of brass? Great work! Excellent detail everywhere!

 

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#3 Chariots of Fire

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 09:27 AM

Yes.  Sheet brass was used for the front fenders and hood.  The grill is brass strip stock.  Fender edges are brass strip also soldered to the fender edge.  So are the springs and front bumper.  Nice stuff to work with but soldering is not the same as glueing!!


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Posted 20 August 2013 - 02:42 PM

Spectacular, Charlie!



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Posted 20 August 2013 - 02:49 PM

Fantastic!!! We love details!



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Posted 20 August 2013 - 03:18 PM

Very NICE!! :D 



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Posted 20 August 2013 - 03:31 PM

Man thats Awsume, excellent scratch building also...



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Posted 20 August 2013 - 03:37 PM

Very nice work.  I would really like to see those tires weathered or scuffed or something to take away the shine/plastic look.



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Posted 20 August 2013 - 05:19 PM

Very nice work.  I would really like to see those tires weathered or scuffed or something to take away the shine/plastic look.

If I scull them up the paint will come off.  Those are resin tires with Floquil flat black paint.  I suppose I could use a weathered black or some weathering powders to make them look older.


Spectacular, Charlie!

Thank you Dan!  Been a long time since we've talked!



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Posted 20 August 2013 - 07:05 PM

Dang!! That Looks Incredible..

Fantastic Work..



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Posted 23 August 2013 - 02:38 PM

That is very very nice!

 

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Posted 23 August 2013 - 10:30 PM

Wow!



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Posted 23 August 2013 - 10:47 PM

Very cool!



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Posted 24 August 2013 - 08:28 AM

Boy that is nice.



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Posted 27 August 2013 - 03:34 AM

Boy that is nice.

 

What he said. :)



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Posted 27 August 2013 - 03:45 AM

whow ! awsome build !

#17 Chuck Doan

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 04:25 AM

Excellent job! Great subject and super scratchbuilding.

 

Maybe some powders on the tire treads, but I imagine these were probably kept up nice, like most civilian fire trucks.



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Posted 01 September 2013 - 04:05 AM

Excellent workmanship. Your brass work is out standing and what a great subject to use.