Vintage Teardrop Trailer Dio

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Well, I started this a number of months ago and it morphed into a complete campsite with a campfire, camping furniture, flyfishing equipment, etc. As it sits, I entered it in Desert Scale Classic this past Saturday. I have a bit more to do to it including a new base with grass, bushes and trees. I also want to add a few more items to the camper.

The entire camper is scratch built with the exception of the frame, it was an off road motorcycle hauler. The shell was made with sheet styrene and the hatch hinges are from the lHS in the dollhouse section. The entry doors hinges and fridge hinges were made with aluminum printing plate as was the counter cover. The table and chair were fabricated with basswood and piano wire, then stained and aged. The bed cover was done with my printer on fabric paper purchased at Michaels.

Here's a few pictures.

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Hope you enjoy and comments welcome.

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If Brad won't say it, I will. This terrific build won Best Interior and Best of Class-1st Place in Diorama class. The more you look, the more you see.

Great work, Brad!

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Danno……I second that statement………just a magnificent piece of work……..Brad just an Awesome job on this build…….I could not stop looking at it on the table…….Congrat`s on your wins too…….very cool :)

Edited by John Teresi

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That sure is nice. I wish I could have seen it in person.

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:):):)

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Thanks guys. I really appreciate the positive feedback.

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I really like this - lots of very fine detail.

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whouw thats just awsome ~~~~~~~~~~~!!

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Very nice work Brad. I love all the details.

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Very nice work Brad. I love all the details.

x2 :)

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Thanks guys. Stay tuned as I begin the process of making a base for this.

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Love it, great build and details. Cant wait to see it on a finished base!

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Thanks very much Rob. This new base is causing me to lerarn new modeling skills. Right now I'm working on making tall pine trees. I didn't like the look of anything at the LHS so I'm making my own.

Stay tuned.

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I have to agree with Dan the more you looked the more you saw, really pops in person. Now (looking around) Psssst, Brad,,, what it does need is the new merc woody wagon hooked to it :D

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That's what I thought, too, Lanny. A sweet little '49 Merc woodside wagon would look good!

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I was kinda thinking it might need an appropriate tow vehicle. Guess I'll need to rethink the base size i had planned.

Thanks alot guys. :D

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Hey, Brad, we're just trying to help you out! We don't want you to run out of things to do. B)

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Oh there's plenty on my to-do list - not to mention the wife's to-do list for me. :)

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Great details Brad! That is a beauty!

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That is very nice, I found your fisherman

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Available from Preiser of Germany

and Walther's in the USA

greg

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Oh...he's cool Greg. Thanks for the info.

On edit: I see it is out of stock at Walther's.

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Been working on the base and have concentrating on making some tall pine trees from furnace filters and dowels. I'll get some pictures up tomorrow.

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Very cool.

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Thanks much CJ.

Here's a couple of shots of the trees so far. There are two larger trees and two smaller trees with one of the smaller ones partially done and the other still needs limbs. Once completed, they'll need a dousing of Static Grass applied with aerosol hair spray. I'm having a challenge sourcing some Static Grass locally so I may have to order online.

On to the shots.

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These are quite easy to do but you need to use the right materials. Wooden dowels, Natural Aire furnace filters, white glue and some paint. I'm quite pleased with them so far and don't compare to the cheepo ones in the stores.

Comments welcome.

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Those look GREAT, Brad! Outstanding replicas of those massive blue spruce trees that are . . . out . . . standing in the forests!

Who'd a thunk of furnace filters!?!

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