Kodiak Island Modeler

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About Kodiak Island Modeler

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  • Birthday 11/11/1952

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  • Website URL http://www.kodiak-island-modeler.com

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  • Scale I Build 1/25

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  • Location Kodiak Alaska
  • Full Name Douglas Long

    View my website at www.kodiak-island-modeler.com

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  1. Kodiak Island Modeler added a topic in Dioramas   

    Kids and street rods
    The neighborhood kids are gathering, so things are going to get loud and wild tonight.  Remember the days when we had that much energy?  The weekend was considered a total loss if we didn't get the law called on us at least once, and the police would give us those wonderful lectures.

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  2. Kodiak Island Modeler added a topic in The Truck Stop   

    Explain this one to dispatch
    This is just for a little fun.

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  3. Kodiak Island Modeler added a topic in Dioramas   

    Through the shop window
    I don't suppose that this is technically a diorama as it's heavily photoshopped and everything else shopped.  I call this "Through the Shop Window".

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  4. Kodiak Island Modeler added a topic in Under Glass: Big Rigs   

    Ford L series race car hauler
    I made a couple of minor adjustments on this Ford L series race car hauler.

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  5. Kodiak Island Modeler added a post in a topic 1959 Chevy Impala-----FINALLY DONE! 4/9/16   

    I'm seeing RED!!!  Seriously, that is a work of art to be proud of.
  6. Kodiak Island Modeler added a post in a topic 1953 Hudson Hornet   

    That is an exceptionally clean work of art.
  7. Kodiak Island Modeler added a post in a topic A Thank You to Modelhaus (Everyones Finished Projects)   

    Bill, thanks for showing the 61 Cadillac,   It, along with a 56 Cadillac coupe, 59 & 62 Olds 88 4 door hardtops, and a 58 Ford Custom 300, are some cars I have on order from them..  This 59 Mercury is one of the models that has benefited from their products.

  8. Kodiak Island Modeler added a topic in Under Glass: Big Rigs   

    Chevy Titan90
    This Chevy Titan90 had the chassis shortened as well as altered to single rear axle.  The ten hole wheels were changed to two hole and the fuel tanks were shortened.  The front bumper was changed to what was used only on some of the very earliest trucks.  It's mated to an exterior post van for short haul delivery services.   I remember some of these that would come from Des Moines to Ottumwa (Iowa) and stop in cities in between.  Generally they would double park on the street and haul things into the businesses, but there were times when they would have to go down alleys.  I was always amazed at how those drivers could manipulate those rigs through the tight situations that they found themselves in.









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  9. Kodiak Island Modeler added a topic in Under Glass: Big Rigs   

    GMC Astro wrecker
    GMC Astro wrecker using the wrecker body from the Peterbilt kit.  I grew up in Iowa where we had what was called "Farmer's CO-OPs".  They sometimes had their own wrecker/service vehicles, and this is loosely modeled after one that I saw.  The chassis is lengthened and the sleeper removed.  A tool storage box sits between the cab and wrecker box, and a single exhaust is utilized.  Only the left fuel tank was used and it was shortened as well as having a removable cap attached to a chain.  The dash from a Titan90 I built is shown (though not yet finished), but the dash for this received the same treatment.





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  10. Kodiak Island Modeler added a post in a topic 1949 Mercury Custom   

    This is a trip back to the early fifties, and it's quite well done.
  11. Kodiak Island Modeler added a post in a topic Peterbilt 378   

    Jim, that's the photography, that gold is actually silver.  I was going for a sunset theme, and my lighting gave the chrome and silver that gold tone.
  12. Kodiak Island Modeler added a topic in Under Glass: Big Rigs   

    White Freightliner wrecker
    The White Freightliner is one of my favorite truck models.  In this case I mated it with the wrecker from the Peterbilt kit.  I made 5 hole wheels from 10 hole and added some chassis detail.  I also had to do some cutting and shaping on the wrecker body panels to make them fit around some of the WFs equipment.  The color is reminiscent of some of the strange colors coming out of the early 70s.







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  13. Kodiak Island Modeler added a topic in Under Glass: Big Rigs   

    Peterbilt 378
    Peterbilt 378 built box stock

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  14. Kodiak Island Modeler added a topic in Under Glass: Big Rigs   

    White Freightliner and van doubles
    Seen here is a White Freightliner single rear axle and van doubles, that I've had in storage for awhile.  I brought it out for a photo session and it went back in storage.

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  15. Kodiak Island Modeler added a post in a topic Ford LN8000 Refuse Truck   

    The only things missing are the smell and the flies.  This is perfection.