When I turn my attention to model building, a lot of my inspiration comes from the desire to replicate memories. I like to try my best to put these memories into some tangible form. In this case I wanted to replicate a truck that I have a lot of fond memories driving on the farm back when I was a young man. The vehicle is a 1965 Ford F600 with a wooden grain box.
Watch this exciting build replicating a 1965 Ford F600 grain truck that was used on our farm. Below is the videos in order starting with a brief introduction to the scope of the project. Enjoy!
Below is a short video showing the REAL truck in use
Episode 1 The beginning - Explanation of the scope of the project
Episode 2 Cutting & Fitting the frame
Episode 3 Building the wooden box
Episode 4 Heavy weathering techniques
Episode 5 Completed truck
Below are some in progress pictures of building this 1965 Ford F600 grain truck 1/25 scale model.
See the box making video below
Below is the video of the vintage Tonka Forklift restoration.
Makes a great gift under the Christmas Tree!
In 1968 Tonka began producing a line of toys under the label of Tiny Tonkas, ranging in size from 5 inches to 11 inches. These little toys were made out of press steel just like their larger siblings. Over the next two decades Tonka would produced many variations of these toys made out of press steel and plastic in various colors, styles and multiple iterations on the same design. In 1984 Tonka would sell off the Tiny Tonka brand to Hasbro ending the production of these little steel toys. In 1982 Tonka had begun the phase out of the snub nose toys replacing them with a more modern looking square plastic cab.
Ertl International 3088 toy tractor restoration with replica box! Below are more pictures from the restoration. Watch the entire video to see this amazing restoration. Lots of tips and tricks for your own restoration are in the video.
This model of ERTL tractor was produced up into at least the year 2000. It came in several varieties of "generic tractor" as well as was used as a model for promotional pieces for various companies. This model was even used as an incentive to ERTL employees for safety awards for 0 accidents in a certain time period. (see video)
The Harbor Freight benchtop sand blasting cabinet is one of those controversial items that comes up in forums and recommendations on the internet. Many opinions surround this item and it's perceived value. In this video I'll take a look at what you get for $119.99 (before coupons or discounts), what things you will need to get this cabinet up and running, and my overall thoughts on who should buy this particular cabinet.
No this is not a bash on this cabinet or Harbor Freight, the purpose is to give a real world perspective and some of the things to consider if you are just getting started.
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