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 Posted: Tue Mar 28th, 2006 04:08 pm
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I came across this pic a few years ago on the Gauge,
origionally posted by Mike Chambers,
and only recently stumbled on it again when I was cleaning out some files.

I am building a farm diorama and I bought a pack of LifeLike trucks.
I have way more trucks than I knew what to do with,
so when I saw this pic again, I got the idea to scratch build it just for the fun of it.

Here is the pic titled "Red Neck Motor Home"





This is a mock-up just to see how it is coming together.

 
That's all for now.

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 Posted: Tue Mar 28th, 2006 04:53 pm
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Now thats what I call a Great Conversation Piece :D ( that was in my Best monty Python accent i'll have you know) :moose:

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WOW! That looks awesome:thumb::bow: Some awesome craftsmanship there!

Keep up the good work,

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 Posted: Wed Mar 29th, 2006 01:03 am
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LOL!

That looks like a lot of fun Christopher !

Keep it up!

I think it needs Granny on that rocker with a jug of the roo-maa-tizz medicine! 
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Great is all I can say :moose::moose::moose::thumb::thumb:

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Excellent project Christopher!

I love every bit of it from the idea to the execution!

May I suggest a little moonshine still attached to the back?
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Thanks for the kind words. I have made a little progress. I got the front bumper put on the truck.



Someone said there should be a banjo someplace. Well that seemed like a challenge to me. This is my first attempt.



I'm not happy with this attempt on the banjo and so I am going to have another go. I should of used styrene for the round part instead of wood. Also a few more details I think I could add. Funny how seeing a photo of our work can point out the flaws. The unblinking eye.

Update April 2

I have this plastic chair. Perhaps you noticed it in other pix in this thread. I didn't like it. All wrong for this project.

I had thought about building a chair as though it were made out of raw tree limbs, as some folks do, having a very rustic look about it. But my problem is I don't have a ready supply of the right sticks to do the job.

Next best thing, I think, is an Adirondack type chair. I found some plans on the Web and shrunk them down to the right size, printed them out and spent the better part of last night gluing it together. So here it is.



I like that pic, but it isn't very clear. So here are some better pix.





The chair is a paper sculpture made from laminating 3 pieces of paper together with a glue stick. The top piece having the pattern printed on it of course. Then cut out the parts with an Exacto knife. I found the laminated paper easy to cut, cheaper than styrene and glued up easy with white glue. The slats on the seat are cut from only one sheet of paper. The chair glued together a little off square, but while the paint was drying and the chair was soft, I nudged it in to square, or close to it.

I have a Dude, LPB who had a lousy paint job. I stripped it with brake fluid and just had to repaint him for this photo shoot. I painted him with Acrylic paint and I am not happy with the results. The paint is soft and scrapes off easily and it builds up too thick. So he is destined for the BF bath again for another try. He is the first LPB I ever painted.

Come on Dude. Have a seat.



If we ask him nicely, Dude will rip us a new one with his rendition of "Foggy Mountain Brake Down"



kind of nice how this particular LPB seems to hold the banjo. If I glued it to him then I could position the hands as if he were playing. That's nice, but not what I originally had in mind for my back porch. I was originally going to just have the banjo sitting in the chair, something like this.



You see, I don't think I want any people around the motor home. I guess I could, but I am torn. On one hand it would be neat to have a little blue grass band and some folks sitting around listening or dancing, but it was my initial intent to have a static scene. Like someone just put things down and walked away. Another consideration is, right now I don't have the LPB's to populate the scene. Well, not painted anyway.

I know there are a lot of fellas who build unpopulated scenes and vise-a-verse. I would be interested to know what your take on this subject is.

Back to work on the truck now.


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Great stuff TC!

I love the Banjo....would not change a thing..same for the chair...too cool!!  :p2:



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Looking Great TC.:thumb: :thumb: :thumb:



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A bit more progress to report. I finally got all the mullions in the windows. A slow tedious task for sure, but I am happy with the results.



I got the frames for the roof put together, so I sat it all together for a mock-up pic.





I realized that to be a roadworthy machine, it needed mirrors. So last night I set to making some. They only have a base coat of rust on them and the green needs a touch up, that all will come to pass.









Last night I made the exaust system and put the roof on. I have to tar paper the roof before I can attach the exaust, but here is the bare roof.






Next item on the wish list is the TV antena.

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