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Freightliner FLD with $10 Load (Tractors reworked)


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#1 kilrathy10

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 07:14 PM

Found these at Dollar General for $5 each....I thought they might have some potential for a decent load for something....It looks as though, I was right.....I was surprised at my find and, with a little work, I think these will be quite convincing; and for $5, I don't think I could go wrong....So I bought 3 of them.....

 

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#2 Swamp Dog

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 07:21 PM

looks great JT...



#3 slusher

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 08:55 PM

Very good score JT, they look great on the trailer. Now l need to find one for my trailer....



#4 Mopar - D

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 01:36 AM

JT I agree nice score now go play with them make them look used

#5 clayton

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 02:40 AM

Your backhoes my polls would would make a great dio. looks great.



#6 Chuck Most

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 02:51 AM

Surprisingly realistic for what they are! And the Freightshaker's nice too. B)



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Posted 24 September 2013 - 05:02 AM

Great idea. Score another one.



#8 chuckyr

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 06:32 AM

Great find. With a little work they could be made to look realistic.

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 03:32 PM

that is pretty cool looking, can't beat the price either.



#10 catd11rpusher

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 04:02 PM

JT love the load, the truck looks great!!!! I like the detail on the truck. Wheathering  looks good. NICE JOB :unsure: 



#11 alanr

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 04:04 PM

nice load



#12 BigBad

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Posted 28 September 2013 - 09:12 AM

Pretty nice load! Now go wash that Freightshaker!



#13 PappyD340

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Posted 01 October 2013 - 12:11 AM

NICE rig JT, and what an excellent find at Dollar General!!  :D 



#14 Bigjeff

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Posted 01 October 2013 - 12:49 AM

Very nice!

 

Heavy equipment has a LOT of potential for weathering, should be fun!



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Posted 01 October 2013 - 04:36 AM

Neat.



#16 george 53

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Posted 01 October 2013 - 05:57 AM

Cannot beat the price! They do look good on there!



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Posted 01 October 2013 - 06:36 AM

Very nice, good job. Those backhoe's fit nice.



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Posted 01 October 2013 - 01:28 PM

looks good  JT    I like  how  you   streched the  lowboy out    I  will have to  check  out the   Dollar  store



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Posted 01 October 2013 - 05:40 PM

Started work on the tractors to make them look a little more realistic....I started by disassembling one of them to see what could be done....I found that if I only change the seat and the steering wheel, it would single handedly bring it to 1/25 scale....So I did this and painted the whole assembly black.....Then I painted the hydraulic cylinders silver, and built a bucket for one of them....I think it worked out pretty good....Now it's just time for some weathering and a mud bath.....I'll get to that pretty soon....For now, here's some pics....

 

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This is what the tractors looked like unaltered and what they look like, now....

 

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Edited by kilrathy10, 01 October 2013 - 05:43 PM.


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Posted 02 October 2013 - 05:11 PM

Very nice model and a great idea with the tractors! I think I will check my local DG and see if they have any. I am looking for something to put on the lowboy I just finished.