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US Navy FFN-3

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My most recent build, a US Navy FFN-3 fire apparatus. The real truck was constructed by International with firefighting equipment supplied by a number of small companies including the Gorham Fire Equipment Company of Boston, Mass. who supplied the equipment to a real rig on display at Bangor's Maine Air Museum. Model is 1/25 scale.

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Wow! That's a great model! Are those front end parts made of brass? Great work! Excellent detail everywhere!

Sam

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Yes. Sheet brass was used for the front fenders and hood. The grill is brass strip stock. Fender edges are brass strip also soldered to the fender edge. So are the springs and front bumper. Nice stuff to work with but soldering is not the same as glueing!!

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Spectacular, Charlie!

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Fantastic!!! We love details!

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Very NICE!! :D

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Man thats Awsume, excellent scratch building also...

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Very nice work. I would really like to see those tires weathered or scuffed or something to take away the shine/plastic look.

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Very nice work. I would really like to see those tires weathered or scuffed or something to take away the shine/plastic look.

If I scull them up the paint will come off. Those are resin tires with Floquil flat black paint. I suppose I could use a weathered black or some weathering powders to make them look older.

Spectacular, Charlie!

Thank you Dan! Been a long time since we've talked!

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Dang!! That Looks Incredible..

Fantastic Work..

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That is very very nice!

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Wow!

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Very cool!

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Boy that is nice.

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Boy that is nice.

What he said. :)

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whow ! awsome build !

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Excellent job! Great subject and super scratchbuilding.

Maybe some powders on the tire treads, but I imagine these were probably kept up nice, like most civilian fire trucks.

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Excellent workmanship. Your brass work is out standing and what a great subject to use.

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