Willy’s jeep #8: Ta-da. I don’t know what else I can do. Je suis complète

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Blog entry by FrenchGoattoys posted 08-04-2019 10:40 PM 859 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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So, finally, I am done. I had several goals in mind when I started this project. The first was to build a Jeep and give it color and parts that provided a worn look. Second, was to interject different mediums to add a hint of detail without losing the overall wood appearance. I am certain there are pure of heart wood modelers who are cringing at the sight and cursing my name. But what the heck, I haven’t been much for boxes; they clutter my shop. Third, I wanted to make some functional parts, to wit: the canvas top, which turned out to be a tad too heavy so it didn’t pack as well as I hoped, the top bow, and the windshield. There were other goals in mind, but why drag on.

One last thing, kudos to the wife for making the top. She did a great job!!!

So, without further ado, here is the good, the bad, and the ugly. Mission accomplished, I think.

I hope you like this Jeep as much as I do. It was a fun project.


-- KJ, Spokane, WA.: Don’t count the days; make the days count.

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#1 posted 08-05-2019 11:22 PM

This shows that there are more than one way to build a NICE model!!!
Great job and thanks for showing us how it as done, it’s always fun to follow along and watch as it comes together.

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#2 posted 04-17-2021 04:06 PM

Nice jeep, KJ. At first I thought it was full size until I saw it on top of the table saw!! I was waiting to see what kind of engine you put in it.

Cheers, Jiim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 04-18-2021 06:01 PM

are you willing to share what finish you used on this very beautiful looking jeep that is cram packed with very fine details i simply love it its on my list to build hope you build the trailer for it also GREAT JOB :<)))) I GIVE IT TOP 3 also should be editors choice

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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