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    A small save and rebuild

    Johnny: It's done on a graphics program and then sent to the special printer for decals. Micrographx which is now owned by Corel, I think, is what I use. It is vector based which means all of the line work is smooth and not pixelated like it would be if you tried to do designs in Windows Paint.
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    A small save and rebuild

    All of the signage are decals done on my computer and ALPS printer. The model is 1/25 scale. Remember that these vehicles were very small in comparison to today's big pickups. Basically the same size as a Model A Ford.
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    A small save and rebuild

    It does function, Vince. I bought a set of gears and found large and small ones that had the same tooth arrangement. I drilled holes in the larger ones and then fitted brass shafts to each one. It took a bit of trial and error fitting to get the gears to mesh well and turn with the hand crank but they worked out well.
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    A small save and rebuild

    Got this little '34 Ford p/u and the others along side it at the LHS a while ago. Here is what it looked like when I got it home. And below is what it looks like now.
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    1971 Autocar A64B & Haulaway Trailer

    Well, that sure is different in a sort of nice way! Not exactly my style of building but I like it!😃👍
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    BJ and the Bear

    Nice clean work, Brian. Decals look great!
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    Glue?

    Locktite CA, 2 part epoxy, Gorilla glue, white glue. Whatever the project calls for. Each one has its purpose in modeling.
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    1/32 snap kit aftermarket parts

    Check out Shapeways, the 3D printer guys. They might have something in your scale.
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    CF Pusher Freightliner

    Nice work on a unique piece of trucking! Thanks for sharing.
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    International 4070 with lowboy and Cat dozer

    Nicely done, Brian! The dozer is done just right! Plenty of wear and a bit of dirt just where it should be!👍
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    Glosson C-O 4070A

    I saw the Glosson and thought they looked familiar. Now I know!!🤣
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    Glosson C-O 4070A

    Nice paint combo. I like it!
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    M-715 3/4 ton P/U

    Began this build a few weeks ago. The basics for it came from the Jeep Honcho kit. The M-715, is descended from the M-37 that was used in Korea. But when it was produced with the Tornado OHC 6 cylinder engine it was a poor performer. It was under powered and did not have good overall performance. More than one, as surplus equipment was repowered by other engines such as a Chevy V-8. It had a standard 4 spd transmission. This is just one example. Construction started with the Honcho frame, springs and cab. The top was cut free for the soft top version and the fender wells were reshaped. A new windshield was made of sheet plastic stock and the cowl was modified to remove the cast in windshield wipers. The body was very utilitarian. The interior was taken from a Dodge snap kit and the outside box was built around it. The engine has been made using a resin cast block and oil pan. Other parts are just bits of plastic stock. Fan belt pulleys were turned from aluminum rod. The fan is made from brass sheet stock and a computer drawn pattern. The air cleaner is from the Honcho kit. A strip of electrical tape makes up the fan belt. Tires and wheels are resin castings. The original 5 lug pattern was removed and replaced with 6 lugs using wire and fusion beads. The frame for the top is made of square and round solid brass stock soldered together. The top is made of two ply facial tissue soaked with 50/50 water and white glue. The tissue is laid on the frame and the mixture is applied with a brush to let the tissue form itself to the frame. So this is where we are today. Still plenty of work to do.
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    WC-63

    This WC-63 is classified as a 1.5 Ton 6x6 Personnel and Equipment Carrier. Dodge built tons of these for WW-2. This unit is scratch built at 1/25 scale. The trailer pump is the same one I did for the WC-52 project. Both the 52 and 63 were used by fire fighting platoons during the war.
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    WC-52 and fire pump trailer

    I'll be working on the WC-s cousin the WC-63 soon. It will be a 1.5 ton version that is 4 feet longer and had a tandem axle setup for 6x6 drive. Same front end and body style; just longer.
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