1/8th scale wooden model D8 tractor

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Blog entry by hookfoot posted 04-25-2018 11:55 PM 1777 reads 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Please bear with me inthis blog because I am a woodworker not an electronics person. To make my toys I take photos and measurements of the actual machine(150-200) photos and pages of measurements. When I say they are 1/16th or 1/8th scale, they are as close as I can do. They are 99% wood with copper wire, copper pipe, glass and a ton of small wood screws..I do not make plans. I usually make the frame first, then I start adding other features. The main reason for making the individual pieces and then assembleling them after they are painted is to get a better paint job. I use spray cans to do my painting, a graphic art designer makes my logos and my wife does the detail painting in the cabs. We use pictures of the dials and gages in the cab for the layout. Now I will try to post a few more photos. If this works I will post more photos of the build along with some details. Enjoy This is the main frame with the grill housing.

These photos are the from the engine compartment.

I will stop for now to see if this works.

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#1 posted 04-26-2018 12:42 AM

Looking very good

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#2 posted 04-26-2018 01:10 AM


Will be looking forward to the rest of the story!

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#3 posted 04-26-2018 01:48 AM

Beautiful beautiful details!!!
So nicely done!!!

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#4 posted 04-26-2018 02:18 AM

Understand the 1/8 scale cannot find the electronics, But what is the diameter of the pipes with bell mouths on them please.

And of course the three above comments as above apply as well.

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#5 posted 04-26-2018 06:13 AM

-I do not make plans.
- hookfoot

Without making plans this piece is even more difficult than it is already. You did a great job and I love all the detail.

I will stop for now to see if this works.
- hookfoot

Please go on.

Thanks for sharing!


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#6 posted 04-26-2018 09:35 AM

Amazing good sir and without plans WOW!!

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#7 posted 04-26-2018 02:59 PM

very very excellent work wish i had the patience to do all this fine details GREAT JOB
I M H O now i just do not like painted wood i think it would look better natural woods
not taking away from the fine job you do … I LOVE IT :<))
and no plans ANOTHER WOW

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#8 posted 04-26-2018 08:32 PM

O Please more pictures!!!!

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#9 posted 04-26-2018 08:33 PM

Of all the fine models I’ve seen on this forum, your model qualifies as museum quality.

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