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Ken Hamilton
Crew Chief



Posted - 01/28/2008 :  07:40:34 AM  Show Profile  Visit Ken Hamilton's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I recently hooked up with a long-lost railroad buddy who is building an S-scale module
and asked if he'd like me to build a truck for one of his scenes. He send me this pewter
"Railmaster Imports" truck as a starting point.



After cutting open a door, the grill and grinding out some rust holes...



....building a new bed...



....and a tow truck boom and winch system..





...it currently looks like this:





More details will follow. Stayed tuned and thanks for looking!
Ken Hamilton
www.wildharemodels.com
http://public.fotki.com/khamilton/models/

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Ken Hamilton
Crew Chief



Posted - 01/28/2008 :  07:43:39 AM  Show Profile  Visit Ken Hamilton's Homepage  Reply with Quote
PS: Here's a link to the Fotki album documenting the project....

http://public.fotki.com/khamilton/models/model_how-to/truck/

Thanks.


Ken Hamilton
www.wildharemodels.com
http://public.fotki.com/khamilton/models/

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Rick
Administrator

Premium Member


Posted - 01/28/2008 :  07:59:20 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Beautiful job Ken. Excellent scratchbuilding, painting and weathering. I'm sure your friend will display this truck on his layout prominently.

As you think, so will you be.

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Don Brimmer
Fireman



Posted - 01/28/2008 :  09:01:08 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ken, that is a great looking tow truck, I am sure your friend will be pleased!!


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Dutchman
Administrator

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Posted - 01/28/2008 :  09:07:13 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ken,

You've done a great job modifying and upgrading that kit. The end result looks fantastic!


Bruce

Modeling the railroads of the Jersey Highlands in HO and the logging railroads of Pennsylvania in HOn3

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nalmeida
Fireman



Posted - 01/28/2008 :  09:08:11 AM  Show Profile  Visit nalmeida's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Wonderful work Ken, love the rusty decaying look, the winch also looks great, your scratchbuilding work is amazing.

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Nelson Almeida [Portugal]
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lab-dad
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Posted - 01/28/2008 :  09:32:23 AM  Show Profile  Visit lab-dad's Homepage  Send lab-dad a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
WOW!
Talk about making a silk purse from a sow's ear!
Really cool, especially the rust trick - I had forgotten about that one!
-Marty



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northern6400
Fireman



Posted - 01/28/2008 :  10:28:04 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great weathering Ken. Very nice work.

Chuck Faist
Burlington, Ontario
Enjoy yourself it is later than you think!

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Jim Hodgdon Jr
Section Hand



Posted - 01/28/2008 :  10:58:42 AM  Show Profile  Visit Jim Hodgdon Jr's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Outstanding job,really nice work.

Jim Hodgdon Jr
Hodgdon Scale Models
www.JamesHodgdon.com

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Larry Baker
Fireman

Posted - 01/28/2008 :  11:59:52 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Fantastic build, Ken. Thanks for sharing.


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ryTrain
Engine Wiper



Posted - 01/28/2008 :  12:21:40 PM  Show Profile  Visit ryTrain's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Ken just beautiful! Wow! How did you make the boom? Where did the part come from?

-=Ryan

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Frederic Testard
Engineer

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Posted - 01/28/2008 :  1:09:14 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
What a great work you've done Ken. The way you made this kit look like a genuine worn truck is impressive.


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Ken Hamilton
Crew Chief



Posted - 01/28/2008 :  2:27:28 PM  Show Profile  Visit Ken Hamilton's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks very much, Gentlemen.
It spite of being a little rough this is a nice kit.

Ryan, the white pieces are various bits of Evergreen styrene rod, angles
channel and flat stock; the gray pieces are white metal from the scrap box,
all the other pieces are various brass and steel watch parts from my stash
of disassembled watches. Watch parts come in handy for tons of "junk" appplications.
Grandt Line NBW castings came in handy, too.


Ken Hamilton
www.wildharemodels.com
http://public.fotki.com/khamilton/models/

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jknapp
Fireman

Posted - 01/28/2008 :  2:36:01 PM  Show Profile  Visit jknapp's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hey long, lost railroad buddy! Remember me?! Can you please build me some stuff also...??!!? ppppleeeeeease? I'll put what I need in todays mail...


John Knapp
Sellersville, PA

http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/photo_album_cat.asp?sqldtl=1292

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Jacq01
Section Hand

Posted - 01/28/2008 :  3:22:26 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ken,

very very nice. The truck's state reflects my idea's on making models look realistic.
Past it's primeand with the addition of the crane still usefull for those lowcost jobs.

Jacq



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Ken Hamilton
Crew Chief



Posted - 01/28/2008 :  3:44:13 PM  Show Profile  Visit Ken Hamilton's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by jknapp

Hey long, lost railroad buddy! Remember me?! Can you please build me some stuff also...??!!? ppppleeeeeease? I'll put what I need in todays mail...


Cousin John?? Is that really YOU???


Ken Hamilton
www.wildharemodels.com
http://public.fotki.com/khamilton/models/

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