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#1 Don Campbell OFFLINE  

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Posted November 03, 2019 - 09:46 AM

Hi Guys,

    Been a while since I worked in the shop. With fresh snow on the ground and looking like winter again I am back puttering in my little workshop. I had 50 brand new tires and rims left over from my model building days . So I decided to use them up on four truck projects. I had two cabs in 1/6th scale the the dia. of the tires fit perfect to scale. The grain trailer and pup is a project I always wanted to build. Also the service truck is a fun project. A offroad articulating truck and a IH 350 Payhauler model will pretty much use up 48 of the tires. Seems good to be puttering again in the shop. I'll post more progress pics as I get the four trucks closer to completion.

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Posted November 03, 2019 - 10:46 AM

Fantastic as always Don. Thanks for sharing your work.

 

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Posted November 03, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Pretty cool stuff there!



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Posted November 03, 2019 - 01:23 PM

Cool projects! I can’t wait to see them finished.

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Posted November 03, 2019 - 03:04 PM

Good to see you back Campbell.
Watching you building this stuff is entertaining inself. 👍

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Posted November 03, 2019 - 09:20 PM

Awesome attention to detail.


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Posted November 04, 2019 - 09:29 AM

Thanks for the kind words. Model building has been great fun too. Getting to work with metal and welding to create metal art that resembled machinery. I built over 200 different machines and guessed at most of them with no measurements. I am glad most of them turned out looking the right proportion. Several different sizes and scales. I met so many nice people from the models.

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Posted November 04, 2019 - 05:38 PM

Great looking models!

Love the Big Bud!

 

Are they all made mostly from sheet metal or do you use wood as well?



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Posted November 04, 2019 - 06:58 PM

I don't use any wood on my models . The steel is so strong once it is tack welded and bolted together. My models are built tough , even for small kids to play with.

  Thanks again for the positive comments. :thumbs:


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Posted November 04, 2019 - 07:56 PM

Incredible stuff Don!


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Posted November 06, 2019 - 04:34 PM

Todays progress pics show both tailgate parts cut out, bent and welded in place and I made pivot brackets at the top. I also built pivot brackets and pins to attach the boxes to the frames and wheels for the first time today. I still have to build some lift cylinders for displaying them with the boxes part way lifted. That is me standing by the old IH 350 PayHauler . This was in South Haven Michigan where I got to play on several pieces of old antique machinery. This is the model I will start next week but it will have a dump box on the back. Our snow is adding up to 4 or 5" and I will probably have to plow tomorrow the first time. I am holding off hoping it will melt first, lol.

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Posted February 15, 2020 - 06:21 PM

Here are three progress pics of the service truck project. Very happy how it is turning out so far.

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Posted February 15, 2020 - 09:01 PM

That looks awesome! About how many hours would you say you have in it?


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Posted February 15, 2020 - 09:08 PM

Where do you get your decalling made up, or how do you tackle those details? Some of them I'm sure, are very small. Incredible detail you've done on your models.
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Posted March 16, 2020 - 10:16 AM

I never keep track of the hours , it would probably depress me, ha,ha. I just see the positive in it and enjoy the hobby and the challenge. Here is the finished Grain Hauler Double Trailer Semi Truck I started building last fall. It is another model I had so much fun building. After 7 years of not building models it really made this winter go by fast.

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