1950’s Chevy Apache model - Big Back Window

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Project by Cripper posted 06-02-2020 11:50 PM 530 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a model that I made from photos of the real thing.

Made from Maple, Walnut and Mahogany

-- Debin

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#1 posted 06-03-2020 12:01 AM

very impressive and without plans makes it 10 times better nice wood combo GREAT JOB :<))

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

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#2 posted 06-03-2020 02:49 AM

Scratch builds are the best and you can really learn a lot building one.

-- An Index Of My Model making Blogs

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Vítězslav Kačor

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#3 posted 06-03-2020 05:48 AM

very,very good woork

-- Vítek

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#4 posted 06-03-2020 10:00 AM

Great job Crip’... admire people that can scratch build… I can barely scratch … myself.

How about tantalising us with the photos you “cheated” from.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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Jim Jakosh

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#5 posted 06-03-2020 01:10 PM

Very nice truck!!

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

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#6 posted 06-03-2020 05:12 PM

I really enjoy seeing these miniature trucks, and the woodworking involved. One question – why are the doors (& fenders) never curved as on the original trucks? This changes the alignment of the running boards, chassis, etc.

-- Phil Allin - There are mountain climbers and people who talk about climbing mountains. The climbers have "selfies" at the summit!

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#7 posted 06-03-2020 07:38 PM


-- Petey

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#8 posted 06-03-2020 11:22 PM

Beautiful job. Love scratch builds.

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#9 posted 06-04-2020 12:25 AM

Thanks everyone for the kind words!

Alex here are some of the photos used.

-- Debin

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#10 posted 06-07-2020 01:14 AM

Now that’s extra special, scratch built, WINNER for sure sir.
The timber contrasts really highlight the details beautifully.

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

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#11 posted 06-07-2020 03:12 AM

Free hand with no plans? Amazing work. Thank you for sharing.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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