Amtronic

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About Amtronic

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  • Scale I Build 1/25th

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  • Location Tampa Bay area, Florida
  • Full Name W. Robin Tice

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  1. Amtronic added a post in a topic Can-Do wrecker   

    Thanks for the correction!!
  2. Amtronic added a topic in The Truck Stop   

    Can-Do wrecker
    For those interested, here is the actual wrecker the kit is based on, removing a car from a sinkhole in Florida.

    Article --
    http://www.baynews9.com/content/news/baynews9/news/article.html/content/news/articles/bn9/2014/11/14/car_swallowed_by_sin.html

    Video --
    http://www.baynews9.com/content/news/baynews9/video.html?clip=http://static.baynews9.com/newsvideo/bn9/web_video/CARREMOVED1114.f4v&vtitle=Car%20swallowed%20by%20sinkhole%20removed
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  3. Amtronic added a topic in Under Glass: Big Rigs   

    Heavy Construction - ROPS for Cat bulldozer
    Roll Over Protection Structure for any Cat bulldozer. I built this from Evergreen pieces. It sits on the bulldozer and can be moved from unit to unit.





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  4. Amtronic added a topic in Under Glass: Big Rigs   

    Heavy Construction - Pipe layer
    Built using a built up cat bulldozer I got off ebay. The counterweights can pivot in and out, and are filled with nuts and washers to offset whatever I put in the sling. All the pieces are pinned to the tracks so it can easily be disassembled to travel.






    They're never finished I just stop working on them.
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  5. Amtronic added a topic in Under Glass: Big Rigs   

    Heavy Construction - Water truck
    Built using the leftover front half of my coal hauler 6x6 tractor. This has 4 wheel steering and a water tank built from Evergreen stock.



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  6. Amtronic added a post in a topic Payhauler and bottom dump coal trailer   

    I don't have any photos of during construction. I was getting the Payhauler kits for less than $25 each so I bought a few of them. I just hacked off the rear of one and grafted it onto this frame here. I followed the same layout of a big rig for the shorty driveshaft from the front differential.
    I was inspired by a photo I saw of someone who built a dual drive Payhauler dump truck with lengthend dump bed.
  7. Amtronic added a post in a topic Mack DM600 yard goat   

    That looks great!!
  8. Amtronic added a post in a topic Payhauler and bottom dump coal trailer   

    Credit goes to Hanks Truck Pictures, Model Cars Magazine, and Tim Ahlborn for advice.
  9. Amtronic added a post in a topic Paystar wreck   

    Credit goes to Hanks Truck Pictures, Model Cars Magazine, and Tim Ahlborn for advice.
  10. Amtronic added a post in a topic Freightliner FLL car carrier   

    Credit goes to Hanks Truck Pictures, Model Cars Magazine, and Tim Ahlborn for advice.
  11. Amtronic added a topic in Under Glass: Big Rigs   

    Payhauler and bottom dump coal trailer
    Kitbash of a tandem drive Payhauler and coal trailer. The trailer took a lot of Evergreen plastic to build. Trailer attachment moves all three directions. Bottom dump panels open, blade moves up and down. The rear tires are 1/16th(?) Mustang drag slicks!







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  12. Amtronic added a topic in Under Glass: Big Rigs   

    Paystar wreck
    Built this from a swap meet kit that had a broken cab. I built it as if it were a concrete mixer that had laid over and ate some guardrail while the mixer body came off in the wreck.







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  13. Amtronic added a topic in Under Glass: Big Rigs   

    Freightliner FLL car carrier
    Built this a couple of years ago. Setback front axle, lowered the cab mounts so it reflects a Freightliner FLL cab design. The upper front car rail folds up to allow the cab to tilt forward. There is a front support (unseen) that holds the front half of the car rail. Rear fenders are from the AMT Pete Turnpiker kit.


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  14. Amtronic added a post in a topic Mack DM600 yard goat   

    There is no way all the tires would match on a yard dog. It would have the worst of the worst tires, those that would barely hold air. Likely some taken off a trailer that had locked up an axle and flat-spotted. Recaps that had started to delaminate. Bent and damaged wheels. No mud flaps. Broken or cracked windows with BB gun damage. Maybe a dented cab from a jacknife accident, which is why it got demoted to yard dog.
  15. Amtronic added a post in a topic Snap chevy 3500, to build or not to build?   

    A snap kit, has the front bumper from the USA-1 monster truck.



    Another snap kit, with the camper trailer made into a slide-in camper. The cab step stirrups are from the AMT KW sleeper.



    Snap kit kitbashed with the ramp truck body.



    Another kitbash with ramp truck body.



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