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Blog entry by hookfoot posted 04-29-2018 02:27 PM 924 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A few photos of a couple of other projects

1/16th scale 5130B Cat excavator,natural finish cherry, walnut sycamore and poplar. My wife painted the decals on this one. 4ft long(extended)24in high, and 18in wide. Fully operational.

This is both of my scales 1/16th and 1/8th. The 1/8th scale tractor is a Mack, 45 ton Tabor lowboy, and 325 Cat excavator. The 1/16th model Is a Peterbelt tractor, re worked T for J lowboy, and 325 Cat excavator.1/8th scale is 8ft 6in long and 1/16th is half of that.

1/16th scale Mack 14 wheeler.

This is a 1/16th scale Mack tractor. These projects were all made the same way, from photos and measurements of the actual piece. When I started the D8 I did it in 1/16th scale and I had troulbe with the hydraulic clyinders so the pieces that I had set in a box in my shop for about 4 years till I got the idea to try 1/8th scale. I dumped tyhe box of pieces on the work bench. I rebuilt the blade push arms in 1/8th scale and the light bulb just got real bright as I knew I had my D8 with some work. 14 months later I had 2 D8s. That is how I started the 1/8th scale models that I have. More later. Enjoy.



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hookfoot

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#1 posted 04-29-2018 02:36 PM

The hoist on the dump is 3 different sizes of copper pipe. Instead of flaring the copper out like normal I flared it in for the top end of the sections. On the botton ends I wrapped #16 copper around the pipe and soldered it. Then I filed that down till one size fit the other. The rest is history. Before I done all this, a machinest friend of mine told me this would not work. A ccouple of weeks later he was shaking his head and talking to his self.

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#2 posted 04-29-2018 05:27 PM

They are on the PLUS SIDE of super fantastic work.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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crowie

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#3 posted 04-30-2018 11:28 AM

Very nice group of models sir….Love the detailing!!

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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GR8HUNTER

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#4 posted 04-30-2018 02:20 PM

you do make some fine looking models ….im really loving all the fine details you put into them ….GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#5 posted 04-30-2018 04:08 PM

Love the 1/16 Peterbuilt with lowboy, would love to see more pics. of it. What did you use for hinges on the cab doors, I am mulling over a few options for the truck I am working on now, just haven’t had time to finish the chassis and suspension to start on the cab/sleeper.

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hookfoot

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#6 posted 05-01-2018 12:01 AM



Love the 1/16 Peterbuilt with lowboy, would love to see more pics. of it. What did you use for hinges on the cab doors, I am mulling over a few options for the truck I am working on now, just haven t had time to finish the chassis and suspension to start on the cab/sleeper.

- HotRod1


My hinges are made of wood. I make them by eye and I do not know how to explain the procedure in a way that would make sense to anyone outside of my body(if you know what I am trying to say) Will try to find a good photo. Maby

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HotRod1

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#7 posted 05-01-2018 12:01 PM

Thanks, I would appreciate it if you can find some. I am trying to keep any metal used hidden. So far it is just the pen springs inside the airbags, but haven’t decided how to hinge the cab doors and hood.

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htl

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#8 posted 05-01-2018 04:34 PM

Beautiful Beautiful work!
I’ve kept shrinking my models down to have room in the house but as you’ve showed and I’ve found out bigger is so much better and easier if your after them there super nice details.
And thanks so much for sharing!

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