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#1 gasser59

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 02:31 PM

Well, I started this a number of months ago and it morphed into a complete campsite with a campfire, camping furniture, flyfishing equipment, etc. As it sits, I entered it in Desert Scale Classic this past Saturday. I have a bit more to do to it including a new base with grass, bushes and trees. I also want to add a few more items to the camper.

 

The entire camper is scratch built with the exception of the frame, it was an off road motorcycle hauler. The shell was made with sheet styrene and the hatch hinges are from  the lHS in the dollhouse section. The entry doors hinges and fridge hinges were made with aluminum printing plate as was the counter cover. The table and chair were fabricated with basswood and piano wire, then stained and aged. The bed cover was done with my printer on fabric paper purchased at Michaels.

 

Here's a few pictures.

 

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Hope you enjoy and comments welcome.



#2 Danno

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 02:41 PM

If Brad won't say it, I will.  This terrific build won Best Interior and Best of Class-1st Place in Diorama class.  The more you look, the more you see.  

 

Great work, Brad!



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Posted 15 April 2014 - 02:46 PM

Danno……I second that statement………just a magnificent piece of work……..Brad just an Awesome job on this build…….I could not stop looking at it  on the table…….Congrat`s on your wins too…….very cool :)


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Posted 15 April 2014 - 03:09 PM

That sure is nice. I wish I could have seen it in person.



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Posted 15 April 2014 - 03:59 PM

:)  :)  :)



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Posted 16 April 2014 - 01:22 AM

Thanks guys. I really appreciate the positive feedback.



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Posted 18 April 2014 - 03:34 AM

I really like this - lots of very fine detail.



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Posted 18 April 2014 - 08:18 AM

whouw thats just awsome ~~~~~~~~~~~!!

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Posted 18 April 2014 - 06:12 PM

Very nice work Brad.  I love all the details.



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Posted 19 April 2014 - 09:05 AM

Very nice work Brad.  I love all the details.

x2   :) 



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Posted 21 April 2014 - 10:15 AM

Thanks guys. Stay tuned as I begin the process of making a base for this.



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Posted 21 April 2014 - 10:23 PM

Love it, great build and details. Cant wait to see it on a finished base!

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 04:15 AM

Thanks very much Rob. This new base is causing me to lerarn new modeling skills. Right now I'm working on making tall pine trees. I didn't like the look of anything at the LHS so I'm making my own.

 

Stay tuned.



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Posted 24 April 2014 - 08:13 AM

I have to agree with Dan the more you looked the more you saw, really pops in person. Now (looking around) Psssst, Brad,,, what it does need is the new merc woody wagon hooked to it :D



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Posted 24 April 2014 - 09:04 AM

That's what I thought, too, Lanny.  A sweet little '49 Merc woodside wagon would look good!



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Posted 24 April 2014 - 09:20 AM

I was kinda thinking it might need an appropriate tow vehicle. Guess I'll need to rethink the base size i had planned.

 

Thanks alot guys.  :D



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Posted 24 April 2014 - 09:45 AM

Hey, Brad, we're just trying to help you out!   We don't want you to run out of things to do.    B)



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Posted 24 April 2014 - 09:51 AM

Oh there's plenty on my to-do list - not to mention the wife's to-do list for me.  :)



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Posted 24 April 2014 - 02:02 PM

Great details Brad! That is a beauty!



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Posted 25 April 2014 - 08:18 AM

That is very nice, I found your fisherman

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