dptydawg

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  1. dptydawg added a post in a topic Plum crazy purple with what interior color   

    I've seen both white and black interiors with Plum crazy, but I prefer black. That's the colour of both my 1:1 Challengers. However I think that white striping looks best on purple cars.
    Carl
  2. dptydawg added a post in a topic Lost in Space robot Done !   

    There is also a 1/24th scale robot in the Chariot kit.
    Carl
  3. dptydawg added a post in a topic TRULY RAREST OF THE RARE 1/25 MUSCLE CAR KITS OF ALL TIME   

    I have a few kits in the stash that might qualify as rare or at least as scarce.
    top of the list is a   1971 Dodge Challenger by PMS ( a Palmer kit ) The box says its a 440 Six Pack but the kit has a Hemi in it.
                                1970 Plymouth Barracuda by MPC molded in bug juice green plastic
                                1970 Dodge Challenger by MPC molded in purple plastic
                                1969 Pontiac Firebird by MPC comes with Chrysler turbine engine and clear hood
     
    Carl
     
     
     
                                  
  4. dptydawg added a post in a topic 1/24 LeTourneau L 800   

    Great piece of model building. Well done.
    Carl
  5. dptydawg added a post in a topic Speedway?   

    Pat 
    At onetime the Marx toy company made a 1/25th scale promo bank  of the International tanker. The attach pic is one that I converted to Supertest livery. The model is injection molded plastic so it is easier to work with than diecast,
    Carl

  6. dptydawg added a post in a topic LOOKING FOR OBSCENELY LARGE MOTORS   

    If your want something stupidly large in 1/25th scale, Norscot has a V16 cat LNG/Propane powered engine. They also have a 3516B gendset in 1/25th scale
    Carl
  7. dptydawg added a post in a topic 5th Wheel Car Hauler   

    Thanks Guys for all the interest. This build went together rather easily, I'm quite pleased with how it turned out. I found some larger rubber in the parts box. I think it looks better that way. I'm glad that some of you may get the erg to do something with the racers wedge kit. I wasn't impressed with it as an add on to a pickup chassis.
    The 68 Cuda is a resto of an old MPC glue bomb with parts from the 69 repop. It is a tribute to my first new car, complete with the Craiger SS mags and 383  4 gear.
    Carl 

  8. dptydawg added a topic in Under Glass: Pickups, Vans, SUVs, Light Commercial   

    5th Wheel Car Hauler
    This project is a bit of a kit bash of some parts kits that I had in m stash. I used a Revell race car trailer and the AMT racers wedge kit to form a 2 car 5th wheel trailer. I sectioned the trailer frame on either side of the axles and mounted it under the wedge. I then reattached the beaver tail to the front of the trailer frame and mounted it on the top of the wedge, The upper ramps are from a Gallaxi trailer kit. I added wood trips to fill in the upper deck. The pull truck is temporary as I;m converting a Monogram F350 to a flat deck. once its completed I'll install the hitch at the propper hight.

     

     

     
    and with a cargo... 68 Cuda and a 70 Challenger SE

     

     

    Thanks for looking
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  9. dptydawg added a post in a topic Murphy's Law As Applied To Modeling   

    Parts that have been carefully dry fitted will alter their dimensions

     as soon as glue is applied. 
    Carl
  10. dptydawg added a post in a topic John Deere 4430 Tractor   

    I agree that the 4430 builds into a nicer model than the 310 out of the box. The backhoe needs to have some pivot points hinged and a few missing hydraulic rams added, then it it builds into a more impressive model.
    Carl
  11. dptydawg added a post in a topic Shop Mods   

    Good idea to expand the hobby room, Pat. However it will probably soon fill up again. Junk seems to follow the gas laws and expands to fill the available space
    I like your collection on plates especially the NWT and Expo67 ones.
    Carl
  12. dptydawg added a post in a topic John Deere 4430 Tractor   

    Nice job on the JD.  It is a very interesting kit. It is most unfortunate that Ertl quit making 1/25th scale agricultural models. 
    Carl
  13. dptydawg added a post in a topic Canada Post delivery van   

    Thanks Guys for all the positive comments.
     I didn't think that it looked right with the small tires on the rear.  Those tires will not go to waste though. I think they are the perfect size to put under a snowmobile trailer. That will be a future build.
    Thanks
    Carl
  14. dptydawg added a topic in Under Glass: Pickups, Vans, SUVs, Light Commercial   

    Canada Post delivery van
    I picked up a Tamyia Toyota Hiace van kit awhile back. The van is right hand drive, has tiny rear dual tires and larger front tires. I decided that the most likely use for this vehicle in Canada would be as a mail delivery truck. I built it with larger rims and tires both front and back. I had to alter the rear suspension slightly to get a level stance.
     After I got it painted I some how misplaced the rear door panel. Its large red with blue and white stripes and gone???. So I fabricated a roll up door as a replacement. Since the body was already painted I left the hinge halves on the side panels. The ribbed sides were difficult to mask cleanly and there is a bit of bleed through on the edges. The graphics are printed on plain paper and covered with packing tape then attached with 2 sided tape

     

     

     

     
     
     
    Thanks for looking
    Carl
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  15. dptydawg added a post in a topic Plum Crazy - 1971 Plymouth Duster   

    Great looking model. I'm a bit partial to Plum Crazy with white stripes and dog dish caps. I have a pair of 1;1's in the garage
     
    Carl