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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 11/06/2018 :  2:02:38 PM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Iíve been working on a couple of vehicles for the O-Scale Lake Shore Industrial layout. These are junk for the junk yard.

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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 11/06/2018 :  2:07:15 PM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote

The Revell Chevy 2-Ton truck received some modifications. I made a new right front fender from .005 copper. First I built the cab then I formed the wrecked fender over the good one and then I cut the good one off.

The bed had molded wood which I replaced with real strip wood. I set my Proxxon table saw fence at the thickness of the metal trim. Then gently lowered the bed and cut out the wood center piece. The side gates were also replaced with real wood and plastic stanchions. I flattened the front tires and gave it a modest rust job.







This was a old Chevy pickup that I built from a Russian kit. Itís also had its share of rust.







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Carl B
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Posted - 11/06/2018 :  3:09:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice work Frank!


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quartergauger48
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Posted - 11/06/2018 :  3:31:33 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Frank, where is the frame and wheels for the Chevy...?


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desertdrover
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Posted - 11/06/2018 :  3:56:25 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That is fabulous work indeed Frank! Great looking rust and weathering. Your front fender using .005 copper is fantastic looking, as well as the rest of that vehicle.


Louis
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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 11/06/2018 :  4:05:15 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Frank they look great. Nice rust!!

Jerry

"And in the end, itís not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 11/06/2018 :  4:41:12 PM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks Carl.

Ted, the frame is just peeking out under the front fenders in the shot of the driverís door. The wheels are gone because itís a junk yard scrap vehicle.

Thanks Louis. Didnít you mean, ďas well as the rust of that vehicle.Ē The .005 copper was really a little too heavy but double heavy duty aluminum foil was way too thin. Maybe .005 aluminum would be better.

Thanks Jerry.



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Pennman
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Posted - 11/19/2018 :  3:13:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Frank,

It's nice to see you working with other things, which makes an all-around modeler. I like the work you did on the stake truck. Other one isn't too bad either. Add a few spiders and some mossy vegetation when you place them and you'll be in business.

Rich



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Ensign
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Posted - 11/19/2018 :  3:22:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Frank, they look rusty & crusty, nice work!

Greg Shinnie



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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 11/19/2018 :  6:32:26 PM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Rich, weíre adding a scrap yard to the yard area and these are the first vehicles to the inventory. Iíd like to find some cheap 1:48 cars and trucks to smash. I donít want to spend $15 for a car and then smash it to pieces.

Thanks Greg.



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Tyson Rayles
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Posted - 11/20/2018 :  08:24:29 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote



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Carl B
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Posted - 11/20/2018 :  09:34:33 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I donít want to spend $15 for a car

Time to go to a swap meet Frank....

Oh wait, there aren't any around here!



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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 11/20/2018 :  09:37:23 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Carl B

I donít want to spend $15 for a car

Time to go to a swap meet Frank....

Oh wait, there aren't any around here!



That's the terrible truth about this area, no swap meets.



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Pennman
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Posted - 11/20/2018 :  09:51:25 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Frank Palmer

Rich, weíre adding a scrap yard to the yard area and these are the first vehicles to the inventory. Iíd like to find some cheap 1:48 cars and trucks to smash. I donít want to spend $15 for a car and then smash it to pieces.



Frank,

Perhaps you can swindle a few from the Bob Santo's Integrity Motors...

Rich



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Tyson Rayles
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Posted - 11/21/2018 :  07:00:19 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Is it legal to use the word "Integrity" when talking about a used car dealership?


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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 11/21/2018 :  09:14:38 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Rich, hum youíre using swindle and car dealership in the same sentence. Isnít that a double something or other?

Mike, I was going to say it earlier but since you started it . . . . @#%





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