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Author Topic: 1/16th scale Fordson (and diorama) DONE!  (Read 15953 times)
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« on: September 22, 2008, 10:46:59 AM »

My makeover of the Danbury Mint die-cast is finally finished. I am having some issues with my new computer, but here are a couple of pics:








The laser cut radiator fins by Tom Fitzgerald (Crystal River Products) came out just as I had hoped.




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« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2008, 11:29:58 AM »

 
   Chuck,

   fantastic  Shocked Shocked Shocked
   Thanks for sharing the solutions you found on your search for reality here and on fotki.
   All your work has been inspirational for me in my search for the sawmill project details.

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« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2008, 12:00:53 PM »

Chuck

It just doesn't get any better than that.  What you have accomplished should inspire anyone who loves modeling!
Thanks for all the learning and teaching of great ideas.

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« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2008, 01:12:39 PM »

About Time!  Wink Grin

Absolutely beautiful. The attention to detail as with all your muids is just superb.  The leaves stick in the radiator are a great touch.

....now stop overexposing/overlighting your photos Wink


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« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2008, 02:07:36 PM »

Chuck,
Attention to detail shows through again at its extreme.  The translation from real thing to the model is near impossible to fault.  Of course, we now want a nice outdoor pic of it set against the old barn diorama base just to cap it off.  I hate having to look at your stuff, coz I have to go and clean the drool out of the keyboard after I've sat studying the pics for so long Wink Grin.

Whats next?

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« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2008, 03:19:52 PM »

Satisfactory work, Chuck.

Incidentally, Chuck's second article about building the diorama the Fordson will grace, appears in the upcoming Modelers' Annual. The new article tells how to age and distress metal, how to make signs and labels,how to fashion protruding nails, deals a little with ground cover, and is full of all kinds of other goodies. It is pretty much the definitive article on structure details.

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« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2008, 04:20:19 PM »

THanks for the nice words! Its nice to be done with it.

Nothing like a new computer and monitor to throw my pics for a loop. Back to the book...

Dan, not sure what will grab me next, but it has to be simple!
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« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2008, 07:58:42 PM »

Well, this is going to leave a great void in my life. No more wondering what Chuck could come up with next that would possibly top what he's done before. No more being totally blown away when he does it.....

It's an awesome piece of modelling.
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« Reply #8 on: September 22, 2008, 10:14:53 PM »

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the model and photography - brilliant

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« Reply #9 on: September 24, 2008, 03:10:07 PM »

Chuck, congratulations! I am at a loss for superlatives to describe your results on the Fordson, it's a must! You have done a fantastic work, and it's really difficult to say if it's reality or modelling...

Sets the bar another notch higher!

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« Reply #10 on: September 24, 2008, 05:56:16 PM »

Another utterly magnificent build Chuck. Those rad fins were so worth the effort.
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« Reply #11 on: September 25, 2008, 08:18:00 AM »

Thanks guys! I agree Chester, I was real happy with it.
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« Reply #12 on: September 25, 2008, 09:51:57 AM »

Chuck, this  has been one great makeover. Can't wait to see it sitting on the diorama.  The Danbury Mint needs to do a second run of this tractor.  It would make a great base for a number of great projects.  Hope you're still planning the monorail engine with your remaining tractor. 

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« Reply #13 on: September 25, 2008, 12:13:37 PM »

Thanks Gordon! It was a lot of fun once I got past the metal re-work. I can't imagine doing another to this level, but I would like to make a rolling model of the Monorial tractor using that neat chain you and Marty found.
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« Reply #14 on: September 26, 2008, 10:36:02 AM »

Hi Chuck.

Astonishing and bewildering come to mind. Makes me want to throw stones at my models. Congradulations and regards.

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