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Here's something I finished this morning.



Truck is based on a AFX panel truck that was around with no fenders
or grill work. A Hot Wheel donated it's front grill and the bed and
boom are built from scratch. Hook is some photo-etched part and
cable was swiped from from the wifes wind chime ( it's ok she said
I could have it )
Build pics here http://s787.photobucket.com/albums/yy151/kluckenbill/Truck/?start=all Have a look if you wish.

Thanks for looking
Kevin :wave:
 

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I'm always amazed by builds like this where someone can just pull an idea out of air and bring it all together so well - :thumbsup::thumbsup:
 

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Was waiting for this one...

You mentioned it in chat and I thought'd be a bit before we get to see it. Had all kinds of pictures in mind... far exceeds my imagination. I'm likin this one Kevin.. great job. :thumbsup::thumbsup:
 

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Thanks for all the kind words everyone. In answer to Doba's
query, this was suppose to be a pick-up truck but got screwed
up when cutting the cab so we went in another direction.
Sometimes the first idea doesn't work out so well.

Kevin
 

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For starting out as a screw up,that is all kinds of AWESOME right there!!!Nice fab work from scratch on the boom also. :thumbsup:
>Tom<
 

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It's time once again at HT....to be reminded we can GO OVER THE EDGE with our builds!

kcl,

The whole flatbed design is Amazing!! :thumbsup::thumbsup:

The parts and pieces used in your build all fit like a puzzle...

Everyone loves a Tow Truck and even better a neat- O - looker like the one you built here!!

I could see a different version of this also with the flatbed with wood slatted sides and stuff in the back.

Again lately my Mullet Beer images inside of my brain see this as yet another Mullet Beer Truck with round post and cheap candy machine chains to snuggle in a few Mullet Beer Kegs in the back.

Bob...Everyone this should inspire us all to do some CUSTOM work ourselves...zilla
 

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change of direction hummm

kcl that is a very cool build man! after checkin it out i think i,d like to try something like that. the only thing is i,m a terrable modeler lol ! have you tried the hook? will it drag a broken down tjet around the trak? nothin i,d rather see more is a magnatraction tow truck screamin round the trak with a jet floppin in the breeze behind it ! and a coupla zillas friends hangin on the bed. jeez i just have to laugh at that thought. great job kcl.
 

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Great work KCL. I do think a set of mudguards/running boards or something would be the foot thick icing on this tow truck shaped cake but that's because I am greedy!

Great job and I'm looking forward to seeing more coming out of your 'shop!
 

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Thanks guys
joegri
Without having a track anymore I don't even know how it runs.
I doubt if the hook would hold up to the task. It's only a
photo-etched part and I bent it shut picking it up. LOL
If you can build one of these little arms you can do this.
I would not even attempt to try and build one of these motors
let alone have it run after I got done with it.

Gareth
Thought about the mud flaps but passed, thought it
would look to industrial. Really wasn't looking for
any style per say just started cutting and gluing
plastic together and see what happens.

Kevin
 

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Send it here and I'll tell you how it runs :devil:

You have a definate knack for nailing the stance KC. Adding all the nifty detail touches gives it the total package.

That model should mass produced!
 
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