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DRIPTROIT 71

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About DRIPTROIT 71

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  • Scale I Build 1/25 & 1/24

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  • Location Salisbury, N.C. USA
  • Full Name Brian Smith

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  1. DRIPTROIT 71 added a post in a topic Quickie build snap W900 Thing 1 and Thing 2   

    Looks like the real deal! With the lighting, I could see this one sitting outside shining from the lights of the truck stop. Great work!!
    I too like a quick build once in a while. I often lose my patience with a long build.
  2. DRIPTROIT 71 added a post in a topic 1974 Dodge Bighorn - Early stages   

    I like it!!!!
  3. DRIPTROIT 71 added a post in a topic TAT 2017: 1955 IH RDFC 405   

    Thanks Kerry!!
    I'm not sure about the reliability of this set up. Before the age of computers and instant information, my grandpa always talked about trucks running belts to drive the tandems. I never really could picture what he was talking about. I even thought that he was confused about how it worked. Years later I got the opportunity to see the real thing at a truck show. I can only assume that the ability of this set up was very limited. I've never seen it done in scale, so here goes.
  4. DRIPTROIT 71 added a post in a topic TAT 2017: 1955 IH RDFC 405   

    I have officially started this project. Finally!
    The AMT T600 donated some frame rails, and with a little modification to them, the frame has begun. I think that I'll start on the engine now to decide crossmember placement.
    IMG_3158 by Brian Smith, on Flickr
    IMG_3159 by Brian Smith, on Flickr
  5. DRIPTROIT 71 added a post in a topic 1973 Road Commander Aerodyne   

    Thanks Gator!!
  6. DRIPTROIT 71 added a post in a topic 76 Gremlin X...U.V.   

    Thanks!! I was inspired by a few I've seen around here myself, including a Pinto, a Camaro, and a hearse, but never a Gremlin either.
  7. DRIPTROIT 71 added a post in a topic 1974 Dodge Bighorn - Early stages   

    I thought that I was the only one that did that type of thing.
    Looking great though!!!
  8. DRIPTROIT 71 added a post in a topic 1973 White Road Commander Aerodyne   

    Thanks Rick!! I'm hoping to finally start on the Highbinder project now.
  9. DRIPTROIT 71 added a post in a topic IH Transtar 4370 Daycab   

    I too enjoy truck models, not only building them, but appreciating builds that others have done. I realize that I'm not the best builder in the world, but I would have never tried some of the builds that I have built if it had not been for seeing some of the great work presented on this forum and being inspired by them. I never get tired of looking at great builds!! I look forward to seeing more of your great builds!!!
  10. DRIPTROIT 71 added a post in a topic 76 Gremlin X...U.V.   

    Thanks for the kind words guys!!!!!
  11. DRIPTROIT 71 added a post in a topic IH Transtar 4370 Daycab   

     I like the 903 and air conversion from the 4200! The decals and paint are flawless as usual. Wet kit too, Excellent!!!
    Be honest though, you're just trying to throw us off with the inspiration pictures. Why not show us the pictures of the truck that you really shrunk. Of course as mint as this one is, I suspect that you have the capability to travel back in time as well. This one couldn't have been on the job more than a few days. Maybe photographs don't survive time travel.
    Awesome work as always Anthony!! I'm glad to get to see these builds!! You inspire the rest of us!
  12. DRIPTROIT 71 added a post in a topic 1974 Dodge Bighorn - Early stages   

    This is going to be GOOD!!!!
  13. DRIPTROIT 71 added a post in a topic 1973 White Road Commander Aerodyne   

    Thanks for all of the comments guys!!!
    Thanks Terry!! And thanks again for help with the parts too!!
  14. DRIPTROIT 71 added a post in a topic Quickie build snap W900 Thing 1 and Thing 2   

    With the background, this almost looks like a vintage picture of the real thing.
    I would really like to see more of this build!!
    Top notch work!!!
  15. DRIPTROIT 71 added a post in a topic Freightliner FLC & Dump Trailer   

    The "Giant Laser" has done it again! I saw this one driving down the road last week, and here it is all shrunk down to 1/24th scale. I hope that you gave the driver a chance to get out first!
    Great Work once again!! Incredible!! I like the work on the Red Top Cummins!!