Jump to content


hooknladderno1

Member Since 12 Jan 2012
Offline Last Active Yesterday, 07:13 AM
-----

Topics I've Started

Matchbox Collectibles 1946 Dodge Power Wagon

04 May 2015 - 06:57 PM

As a young firefighter back in the early 80's, a neighboring town had the neatest Dodge pickup based brush truck. Unfortunately, the truck was an early 60's unit, of which none were available at the time in plastic, resin, or diecast. As imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, I  began with the Matchbox Collectibles 1946 Dodge Power Wagon. It was sanded, primed,and painted with Pierce Manufacturing (fire apparatus builder) touch up paint from a rattle can. All graphics were custom designed and made by me with CorelDRAW on an ALPS printer to replicate what was on the real truck.

ParryPW1-1.jpg

ParryPW1-2.jpg

ParryPW1-3.jpg

ParryPW1-4.jpg

ParryPW1-5.jpg

ParryPW1-6.jpg

Thanks for looking!

 

 

David


Welly 1/24 Unimog Conversion

04 May 2015 - 06:45 PM

Proof that diecast can be used as the basis for a unique conversion yet again...  Here's another project that has been "on the drawing board" for some time. Back when American La France was owned by Damier-Chrysler, they offered an Urban Wildland Interface fire vehicle. The apparatus in the brochure looked kinda neat. Don't know how many, if any were ever sold. I do know of some Unimog based apparatus, such as Miami-Dade, and Kennet or Longwood PA. Here are some shots from the brochure:

f6ae8bb5-66fb-4dcc-a65f-d5257f898580.jpg
1430623708_20150502_232249_RichtoneHDR-p

Welly and Schuco offer this style Unimog in a diecast in 1/24 scale.  Getting my hands on one was a challenge 5 years ago. With the help of a friend in Germany, I was able to purchase 2.

1430624111_BZ1T025-1-picsay.jpg
One of the units was disassembled and stripped. Duplicolor self etching primer was applied to the cabs metal parts. The chassis was cut and lengthened.  A simple mock-up was made with cardboard to see if the proportions were close.
1430623842_20150502_232033_RichtoneHDR-p
I know, the rear body needs to come down a few inches to fall between the bottom and second cab step and the top of the cab and rear body should be level...  Anyone with knowledge of the type of plow on the front of the rig, please share with me. I'm not familiar with this, and want to accurately replicate it on my model.  Thanks for looking!  Let me know what you think.
David


LF - Yodel CHP Dodge Monaco Headlight

04 May 2015 - 06:16 PM

I know it's a long shot, but I need this to complete a project that was begun long ago. Be happy to trade for the weapons from the kit, as it is being built as a fire chief's car. Thanks in advance for any assistance

20150504_200047.jpg

 

David 


American La France Unimog Urban Wildland Interface Vehicle

04 May 2015 - 05:56 PM

Here's another project that has been "on the drawing board" for some time. Back when American La France was owned by Damier-Chrysler, they offered an Urban Wildland Interface fire vehicle. The apparatus in the brochure looked kinda neat. Don't know how many, if any were ever sold. I do know of some Unimog based apparatus, such as Miami-Dade, and Kennet or Longwood PA. Here are some shots from the brochure:
UnimogPumper.jpg
1430623708_20150502_232249_RichtoneHDR-p
Welly and Schuco offer this style Unimog in a diecast in 1/24 scale.  Getting my hands on one was a challenge 5 years ago. With the help of a friend in Germany, I was able to purchase 2.
1430624111_BZ1T025-1-picsay.jpg

One of the units was disassembled and stripped. Duplicolor self etching primer was applied to the cabs metal parts. The chassis was cut and lengthened.  A simple mock-up was made with cardboard to see if the proportions were close.

1430623842_20150502_232033_RichtoneHDR-p

I know, the rear body needs to come down a few inches to fall between the bottom and second cab step and the top of the cab and rear body should be level...  Anyone with knowledge of the type of plow on the front of the rig, please share with me. I'm not familiar with this, and want to accurately replicate it on my model.  Thanks for looking!  Let me know what you think.

David


1981 I Hobby Ford Bronco Grill?

12 April 2015 - 03:43 PM

Hi Gang,

Are there any resin casters out there offering this grill from the 1/25th scale I Hobby "Exclusive" 1981 Ford Bronco kit? 

1428888109_20150412_211950_RichtoneHDR-p

I have a few of the older kits that are identical, but need this grill.  I have one of the I Hobby kits, but need an additional grill.  Here are what they will be built into:

 

1428888654_20150412_212900_RichtoneHDR-p

1428888760_20150412_212920-picsay.jpg (sorry for the blurry picture)

AND

FB_IMG_1420296649716.jpg

FB_IMG_1420296636039.jpg

Thanks!

 

 

David