Murphy's Law

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About Murphy's Law

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  • Birthday 08/03/1971

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  • Scale I Build 1/24th

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  • Location Johnston, Iowa
  • Full Name Chris Doyle

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  1. Murphy's Law added a post in a topic 1/32 Rubber Duck Mack   

    Wow!  Thanks for that!  Great pictures of some pretty serious scratch building.
  2. Murphy's Law added a post in a topic 1/32 Rubber Duck Mack   

    I have.  Kinda takes some of the fun out of it though!
  3. Murphy's Law added a topic in On the Workbench: Big Rigs   

    1/32 Rubber Duck Mack
    Haven't been busy with plastic in quite some time even with a ton of half started projects...
    Bought the 1/32 Mack "R" and tanker trailer several months ago and finally got the itch to build up one of my three favorite semi's (the other two are coming soon as well).
    I am not going to go too detail crazy, but would like it to be a pretty healthy representation of (one of) the movie rigs.  Leaving the hood short, at least for now, but started on the lengthening of the sleeper using the specs from Dan Bruno's old site (thanks Dan!).
    I made the decision to leave the sleeper doors towards the back of the simply to make less cuts and it appears that one of the movie rigs had this configuration.  I've seen Dan's truck in person and know that the doors are both in the middle, but...

    The exhaust cutout kind of threw me for a loop to keep the doors where they were.

    I glued some Evergreen strips to the inside of each wall as some bracing and after some math, was able to get it to roughly 60" scale inches.

    Used some lengths of sprue glued from the inside to brace the rounded corners. and got busy with the milliput.  I'd never used it, but heard good things.  Dang that stuff makes a mess, though.  Ended up standing at the kitchen sink and using lots of water.  Let it dry overnight and got to sanding this morning.  First go around with some coarse paper.  I think it came out pretty well for a first timer.  I still have some seams that have low spots, but that's an easy fix.  No rivets were molded into the middle of the roof, so that made the top easy as well.  The bottom edge is going to be sanded smooth and new diamond plate will be installed.

    Still a few high spots, but pleased nonetheless with my start!  I have a Duck hood ornament, air dam, and bull bar from the 70's Ertl Duck kit in my parts box.  The air dam actually fits the 1/32 kit perfectly.  I used the bull bar a a pattern for scaling out the one I'm planning on scratching out of brass.
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  4. Murphy's Law added a post in a topic Rubber Duck Mack {AITM}   

    Look what I found!!!

  5. Murphy's Law added a post in a topic Rubber Duck Mack {AITM}   

    I was able to crawl around the Duck mack in about 2008 or so in St. Louis.  The trailer that is attached is one of two trailers used in filming and still shows the damage from the jail scene. I thought I had the dimensions for it, but can't seem to find it in my files.
    Here's a linky to all the pics I have from the movie, models and such.  None of the kits are mine, just downloaded for reference.  And sorry about the ordering.  Really want one of these AITM kits now...

  6. Murphy's Law added a post in a topic Post a cool model pic   

    240-Robert Bronco

    Hi-Roller RamCharger
  7. Murphy's Law added a post in a topic Nevada Highway Patrol Mustang   

    Looks awesome! Radio and shotgun are spot on.

    As a retired Florida deputy and now Iowa firefighter, I too could tell story upon story. Surprisingly, up here, we do get most folks to move over with out much trouble. In Florida, short of using the PIT maneuver, they'd stay put. Very aggravating.

    Oh, and we were 10-18 for a full code.
  8. Murphy's Law added a post in a topic 1977 Dodge Monaco   

    The bad guys definitely knew we were coming...
  9. Murphy's Law added a post in a topic 1/16 Scale Peterbilt 359 Large Car   

    Oh, how I'd hate to pay the bill to fill those tanks. Looks really good.
  10. Murphy's Law added a post in a topic 1979 Dodge Ramcharger   

    I built the "High Roller" version a few years ago. Actually turned out to be a decent kit for the age.

  11. Murphy's Law added a post in a topic "Corvette Summer" Kill'r   

  12. Murphy's Law added a post in a topic Gold 78' trans Am   

    Fantastic job. Kudos on the interior and completely agree on the floor mats idea.

    Two things I will offer-

    The Y88 "Gold Special Edition" only came with the Fisher t-tops (the large ones) instead of the leaky Hurst Hatches.

    It also was available with the 15x7 rims you have pictured, but more than likely came with the 15x8 offered with the WS6 package.

    Here is a fantastic site with some good pics. (I didn't even know about the different colored steering columns or tail lights until I found it!)
  13. Murphy's Law added a post in a topic Stepp´s CAN DO   

    I built one of theses back when they first came out. I was a deputy sheriff in Polk County, Florida (Lakeland) and we had a division of Stepp's there. I was able to sit in the actual "Can Do," but the pictures I took did not come out very well. I did score a copy of their calendar that had a really nice shot of the truck. I'm in the middle of a move right now, but if I run across it, I'll be happy to send it to you.
  14. Murphy's Law added a post in a topic father and daughter build   

    Great bonding time and helps to teach patience. Pic is my (at the time) 14 year old building a Dodge Charger police car.
  15. Murphy's Law added a post in a topic Peterbilt 378 Long Hauler   

    I had not seen that, but it'd look good on my shelf...