Hammerdown

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  • Location Duncan, BC
  • Full Name Bob Gillespie

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  1. Hammerdown added a post in a topic Phil Castronovo's Custom Body Mini Charger - complete!   

    Great looking replica! Cool Subject!

  2. Hammerdown added a post in a topic Funny Car Summer 'Cuda   

    Hey Nitro those are great pics of the car especially that wheel stand. FYI that's Woody Gilmore who built that chassis talking with Big Jim. 
  3. Hammerdown added a post in a topic Kenworth Bullnose (Illini Replica)   

    Man this is a fantastic project, the finish you are working towards is gonna be great!!
  4. Hammerdown added a post in a topic Peterbilt 359 Day Cab...Metal Parts!!   

    Great looking project, a real craftsman.
  5. Hammerdown added a topic in On the Workbench: Big Rigs   

    Western Star Tanker With Working Lights
     Working on my 7th digital photo replica, the 3rd for Aztec Transport out of Campbell River, BC. The first two were tri-axle Refers and this one is a tanker that they haul live Salmon in for a client based in Norway. I am testing the lights out that I've installed, with clearance lights and tail lights to be painted yellow and red, the same as the rest of the models. Today I had a short in the trailer and will now have to rip out this set and replace them. Rrrrrr. Still have a fair amount of work as these models are created from the actual digital photos taken of the real truck, scaled to 1/43 size and cut out [as seen in the last photo] and glued on a kit bashed tractor and trailer chassis. The tanker is a chrome tape covered cardboard tube with foam core bulkheads as you can see in the photo of the rear end that I have buried the clearance lights into. I have posted pics of some Western Stars replicated using the same process titled Digital Photo Replicas if you want to see more of this technique. I have a Peterbilt 389 to build after this for a small trucking company out of Guadalupe, CA. and am looking forward to that project.
     







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  6. Hammerdown added a topic in 1:1 Truck Reference Pictures   

    My bosses Pete in the snow.
    My bosses Peterbilt loading next to me at a mill in Port Alberni. We hauled paper down to Vegas then produce back, me from Nogales, him up the west coast. Snow here is not unusual, I had to chain up to get to the mill over a pass. We also hit allot of snow running down Nevada on the 93.


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  7. Hammerdown added a topic in 1:1 Truck Reference Pictures   

    Pete's from my last run
    A couple of beautiful Peterbilts I got shots of in Nogales and Tuson. The guy with the cattle hauler was actually armouraling his tires at the pumps. 



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  8. Hammerdown added a post in a topic top dragster scratch build   

    Dave, you John and Chris are in a Master Model making class of your own. Museum quality work! 
  9. Hammerdown added a post in a topic Funny Car Summer 'Cuda   

     
     
    Aaron the build looks great!
    Came across this real cool shot of young Mike Dunn getting the car ready to fire.
     
  10. Hammerdown added a post in a topic Funny Car Summer 'Cuda   

    I thought rear engine funny cars were the coolest thing at that time. I built this Vega panel wagon in 1972 inspired by Dave Bowman's California Stud. 

  11. Hammerdown added a post in a topic Batman goes to the video store   

    Sorry for poor quality shot but the heat from the afterburner fogged up the lens.

  12. Hammerdown added a post in a topic Batman goes to the video store   

    George Barris himself couldn't have done better.


  13. Hammerdown added a topic in Drag Racing Models   

    Fantastic web site
    http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum/bangshift/general-discussion/29433-vintage-drag-racing-50-s-60-s-70-s-30-000-photos
    If you haven't been to this site, check it out!
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  14. Hammerdown added a topic in All the Rest   

    Paper Models
    A promo photo of some of the paper models I designed and marketed. Including a 1/50th scale Avro Arrow and a 1/60th DeHavilland Dash 8 that I produced 2,000 of for Dehavilland to hand out at the aircrafts roll out and at airshows around the world. Both models glides when thrown, if you dare. 

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  15. Hammerdown added a topic in 1:1 Truck Reference Pictures   

    Old School White Lear Jet Hauler
    Came across this old White Auto Hauler in Quartzite, AZ. It's been converted to hauling Lear jets.


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