Freightliner FLD with $10 Load (Tractors reworked)

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Found these at Dollar General for $5 each....I thought they might have some potential for a decent load for something....It looks as though, I was right.....I was surprised at my find and, with a little work, I think these will be quite convincing; and for $5, I don't think I could go wrong....So I bought 3 of them.....

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looks great JT...

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Very good score JT, they look great on the trailer. Now l need to find one for my trailer....

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JT I agree nice score now go play with them make them look used

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Your backhoes my polls would would make a great dio. looks great.

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Surprisingly realistic for what they are! And the Freightshaker's nice too. B)

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Great idea. Score another one.

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Great find. With a little work they could be made to look realistic.

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that is pretty cool looking, can't beat the price either.

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JT love the load, the truck looks great!!!! I like the detail on the truck. Wheathering looks good. NICE JOB :unsure:

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nice load

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Pretty nice load! Now go wash that Freightshaker!

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NICE rig JT, and what an excellent find at Dollar General!! :D

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Very nice!

Heavy equipment has a LOT of potential for weathering, should be fun!

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Neat.

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Cannot beat the price! They do look good on there!

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Very nice, good job. Those backhoe's fit nice.

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looks good JT I like how you streched the lowboy out I will have to check out the Dollar store

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Started work on the tractors to make them look a little more realistic....I started by disassembling one of them to see what could be done....I found that if I only change the seat and the steering wheel, it would single handedly bring it to 1/25 scale....So I did this and painted the whole assembly black.....Then I painted the hydraulic cylinders silver, and built a bucket for one of them....I think it worked out pretty good....Now it's just time for some weathering and a mud bath.....I'll get to that pretty soon....For now, here's some pics....

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This is what the tractors looked like unaltered and what they look like, now....

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Very nice model and a great idea with the tractors! I think I will check my local DG and see if they have any. I am looking for something to put on the lowboy I just finished.

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Great find at the dollar store,

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Great idea for the load, tough to find any toy for under 5.00 nowadays, definitely an inspiring build.

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