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Title: Truck built to honor Chester Fesmire
Post by: Rich Wolfanger on January 23, 2019, 01:20:36 PM
I am building a diorama, (on another forum), to honor both of our dearly departed friends, Frederic' Testard and Chester Fesmire.

In this post, I am showing a truck that is built from one of Chester's fondest kits, the Russian Zis5 military truck in HO scale.

All parts on the winch/crane carriage on the back are made from wood, styrene and wire, minus the chain. I used 3/32" wood channel to make the steel parts and two styrene strips toward the back (lift rods). This build was a little difficult for me, as far as being small parts, but I got through it ok. This will be placed near a structure that I will be adding to the diorama... and Oh?... there will be no kits for this at all!  Don't even think about it!

Rich


Title: Re: Truck built to honor Chester Fesmire
Post by: mabloodhound on January 25, 2019, 10:40:04 AM
Chester would be proud.  Very well done.


Title: Re: Truck built to honor Chester Fesmire
Post by: TRAINS1941 on January 25, 2019, 11:54:39 AM
Nice job Rich.  Hopefully you'll post the other build here to!

Jerry


Title: Re: Truck built to honor Chester Fesmire
Post by: Ray Dunakin on January 25, 2019, 11:35:01 PM
Very nice!


Title: Re: Truck built to honor Chester Fesmire
Post by: Rich Wolfanger on January 28, 2019, 10:57:31 AM
Thanks you all for the comments on my truck.  Dave, Jerry and Ray.
In real life here at home, there is no dust like in the pictures.
Funny how a picture is different though.
I will post the final diorama pictures, but not the step by step thread like on the Railroad Line forums.

Rich


Title: Re: Truck built to honor Chester Fesmire
Post by: Chuck Doan on February 06, 2019, 12:03:18 AM
Agreed, Chester would have liked this. Very nice job.


Title: Re: Truck built to honor Chester Fesmire
Post by: Rich Wolfanger on February 08, 2019, 05:52:56 PM
WOW, Chuck Doan !! Thank you very much for the great comment and for following my build.

Just when I was thinking it isn't a great paint job, and it dosen't look as good as your truck.

I didn't want to make it appear like your truck, just similar.

Rcih


Title: Re: Truck built to honor Chester Fesmire
Post by: Rich Wolfanger on May 14, 2019, 09:10:08 AM
Hello folks... I have completed my tribute diorama to honor Chester Fesmire and Frederic' Testard on the Railroad Line Forum.

I am sure that you all have seen the fabulous work of Chuck Doan.  Chuck, if you're out there... what intrigues me the most of your modeling is your ability to recapture prototypical environments in scale form exactly as it is viewed in real life.  Although I have modeled a structure similar to yours, I am sure that I  have been inspired by your modeling more than having the ability to do what you have done, especially in my HO scale.

The garage is Chester Fesmire's sideline job when he isn't making furniture. 

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Title: Re: Truck built to honor Chester Fesmire
Post by: Rich Wolfanger on May 14, 2019, 09:12:30 AM
The Pawn Shop is Frederic Testard's second life hobby. (http://)


Title: Re: Truck built to honor Chester Fesmire
Post by: Rich Wolfanger on May 14, 2019, 09:15:04 AM
The red shed between the two buildings, is my rendition of Frederic's red shed that he made as part of Dave's Corner diorama. 
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Title: Re: Truck built to honor Chester Fesmire
Post by: Rich Wolfanger on May 14, 2019, 09:18:29 AM
Frederic' traded the diorama he built to Troels Kirk (Coast Line RR) a Swedish modeler and professional artist, for a painting of a portion on his layout of a snow shed scene. (of which, one can see that someone has "pawned" the painting, as shown in the front window of Frederic's..in the fourth posted picture above) 


Here's another picture of the garage junkyard.

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Title: Re: Truck built to honor Chester Fesmire
Post by: Rich Wolfanger on May 14, 2019, 09:20:32 AM
The lower building under the red shed is for Chester to house a rusty vehicle while dismantling it for parts. (shown in the third picture above)

Here's a few pictures of the garage interior.

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Title: Re: Truck built to honor Chester Fesmire
Post by: Rich Wolfanger on May 14, 2019, 09:24:33 AM
This is the last piture showing the interior from another angle.

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I wish to say that in building this diorama, I could not think of anything other than Chester and Frederic', whom I know you all are missing to this day.
They both were exceptional modelers and will be missed for sure for many years to come.  Thanks for following my builds.

Rich


Title: Re: Truck built to honor Chester Fesmire
Post by: Bill Gill on May 14, 2019, 09:57:15 AM
Rich, Your tribute includes a lot of little touches for both Chester and Frederic that make it not only a really good looking diorama, but also a very personal one.


Title: Re: Truck built to honor Chester Fesmire
Post by: TRAINS1941 on May 14, 2019, 10:41:12 AM
Rich

A fine tribute to Chester & Frederic.

Very well done on the buildings and the details.  Especially in HO scale.

Jerry


Title: Re: Truck built to honor Chester Fesmire
Post by: finescalerr on May 14, 2019, 12:57:12 PM
Jerry said it perfectly. I merely will add that the diorama is quite adequate. -- Russ


Title: Re: Truck built to honor Chester Fesmire
Post by: Rich Wolfanger on May 14, 2019, 04:21:48 PM
Thanks for following and adding your fine comments Bill, Jerry and Russ.

Rich


Title: Re: Truck built to honor Chester Fesmire
Post by: Ray Dunakin on May 19, 2019, 06:31:50 PM
Beautiful work, and a fitting tribute!


Title: Re: Truck built to honor Chester Fesmire
Post by: Rich Wolfanger on May 19, 2019, 09:44:01 PM
Thank you Ray...I appreciate your nice comments.

I was beginning to think this thread was invisable..

Rich


Title: Re: Truck built to honor Chester Fesmire
Post by: finescalerr on May 19, 2019, 09:56:07 PM
Maybe you've noticed activity on the forum has been slow for a while. Your thread isn't invisible. It's just that we have had few visitors. -- Russ