My First Motorized Critter

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Postby michael » Mon Sep 27, 2010 1:17 am

Wow Ken, looks like a small fortune in lumber stacked up there.
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Postby Glen A » Mon Sep 27, 2010 5:18 am

Wow, it looks great, especially when photographed in that setting!
The weathering is Superb.

And I'm pleased to see you haven't put the top on that hood.
For a while I was worried you were going to fully enclose it and hide all that great detail underneath.

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Postby dieselwater » Mon Sep 27, 2010 5:36 am

Please don't worry about too many pics Ken, Can't get enough 8) I love your "rat rod" critter big time! The details are stunning. From the engine workings to the clips and fastenings, even the ornament... not to mention the paint finish :shock: 8)

If I was competing in the competition and saw your entry, I would turn and run home to finish my knitting :lol: Great stuff.
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Postby Ken Hamilton » Tue Oct 05, 2010 1:53 pm

Slightly off-topic, but as a Post Script the Critter ultimately belongs
to a diorama that features a scratchbuilt Lumber Stacker...hence
the tall piles of drying wood:

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Here's the Critter, after pulling a lumber cart to the stacking
location, peeking out from behind the shed:

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While not a full-blown, operating layout, it is Gn15 so I guess it fits here...
Thanks for all the nice comments.

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Postby Mark Goodwin » Tue Oct 05, 2010 5:35 pm

Ken,

Your critter looks like the real thing, I particularly like the engine pipe work and paint finish - brilliant modelling !!. :D As for the lumber stack....you must be very patient or have a secret method for speedy modelling. :shock: Inspirational stufff........more please! :D :D

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Postby Ken Hamilton » Tue Oct 05, 2010 6:42 pm

Thanks, Mark:
The complete building process for the Critter is in this album:

http://public.fotki.com/khamilton/models/on30-critter/

The Lumber Stacker & Diorama are here:

http://public.fotki.com/khamilton/model ... r-stacker/

Enjoy........

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Postby Mark Goodwin » Wed Oct 06, 2010 7:39 pm

Ken,

Thanks for the update/photoseries. Your skill and modelling prowess are truly astounding - thanks for sharing it all with us. I look forward to viewing your work in the future. :!: :D :D

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Postby dana » Thu Oct 07, 2010 6:36 am

ella may clampit's cousin we didn't know about

http://public.fotki.com/khamilton/model ... 80013.html


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Postby KEG » Fri Oct 08, 2010 7:40 am

Well, I just recovered from the sight of the Critter. Now the Lumber Stacker knocks me out of my shoes again.

A very amazing model and very well documented.

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Postby michael » Sun Oct 10, 2010 2:28 pm

Thanks for the links Ken. The diorama is superb, it is one of those models that I wish i had built. I know that I will not though because my patience would have run its course by the 5th row of lumber in the first stack. Fabulous work on the stacker. I am curious about the ladder chains that you used and how you attached the brackets to it.
Are the chains from a model or Jewelery supplier?

How did the competition go?
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Postby Ken Hamilton » Mon Oct 11, 2010 3:49 pm

Thank you, Gentlemen.
Michael, I custom-etched the chain. I added it to fill some empty
space on a sheet of "Wildhare Model" items I was having made.

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The brackets are attached to the chain with Walthers "GOO".


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