SEARCH FINESCALE.COM

Enter keywords or a search phrase below:

"When you can't escape your past (hobby)"

872 views
12 replies
1 rating 2 rating 3 rating 4 rating 5 rating
  • Member since
    September, 2012
"When you can't escape your past (hobby)"
Posted by GMorrison on Saturday, April 22, 2017 8:55 PM

I spent the day rebuilding our little garden wagon for the second time. It's been 20 years and a couple of gardens later.

Here's the old bed. Flipped over. I'd completely forgotten where I got the plywood from.

  • Member since
    November, 2003
  • From: State of Mississippi. State motto: Virtute et armis (By valor and arms)
Posted by mississippivol on Saturday, April 22, 2017 9:13 PM
Looks like it'll handle another twenty! I notice that the tires are air filled. Does that work better over soft ground?
  • Member since
    July, 2003
  • From: Cincinnati, Ohio
Posted by ridleusmc on Sunday, April 23, 2017 12:11 AM

It looks stronger now, like you went from a Sherman to an Abrams.  

  • Member since
    July, 2012
  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Sunday, April 23, 2017 2:11 PM

Very realistic weathering       Whistling

                      Dont worry about the thumbprint... paint it rust and call it "Battle damage" !

  • Member since
    July, 2008
  • From: Vancouver, the "wet coast"
Posted by castelnuovo on Sunday, April 23, 2017 11:38 PM

Needs more rust and a pointing German officer Smile

fox
  • Member since
    January, 2007
  • From: Coatesville, Pa.
Posted by fox on Monday, April 24, 2017 7:27 PM

White walls would spruce it up a little. Wink

Jim Captain

Photobucket Main WIP: Rebuild of Monogram 1/8 "Big Deuce" with 1/8 Pocher V-12 in rear - 10%

   On the Bench:   Revell 1/48 Ju 52/3m - 50%;  Revell 1/96 USS Kearsarge - 20% 

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

  • Member since
    September, 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Monday, April 24, 2017 7:33 PM

Anyone see the bones of the former hobby?

  • Member since
    May, 2003
  • From: Central USA
Posted by qmiester on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 6:40 AM

HO scale?

Quincy
  • Member since
    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 8:56 AM

Yeah ;

 I think he was a carpenter , Hmmm T.B.

  • Member since
    September, 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 8:58 AM

qmiester

HO scale?

 

Close- N scale but a double track mainline...

  • Member since
    September, 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 8:15 PM

mississippivol
Looks like it'll handle another twenty! I notice that the tires are air filled. Does that work better over soft ground?
 

Yes, it's a cruel world out back...

  • Member since
    April, 2016
  • From: Parsons Kansas
Posted by Hodakamax on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 9:55 AM

Hmm, well done and appears to be "Hell for stout" as Dad used to say. It does seem a bit utilitarian and maybe needs to appear more Garden oriented and/or Eco-friendly. Camoflauge comes to mind as in blending in with the surroundings rather than hiding to kill people or things. Something subtle like equipment used for bird watching. Green means plants and garden or other Ag stuff and would be the preferred dominant color I think. Longevity would also be improved with paint which could make it availaible for future generations to come.

A slight rounding of the right angle corners could improve streamlining, design and provide added safety factors.

Other than that, it looks great, good job!  Geeked

Max

  • Member since
    September, 2006
  • From: Bethlehem PA
Posted by the Baron on Thursday, April 27, 2017 12:10 PM

Is that the chassis from a Radio Flyer or some other little red waggon?

When I was 13 or 14, I took mine, spray-painted it silver and wrote "Spirit of Harleysville" on it (my old hometown), and then we'd take turns riding it down a steep hill.  My dad still has it and uses it as a garden waggon.

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v233/HansvonHammer/Humor/th_MonogramMafia.jpg?t=1296972087

JOIN OUR COMMUNITY!

Our community is FREE to join. To participate you must either login or register for an account.

SEARCH FORUMS

SUBSCRIBER-ONLY CONTENT
FREE NEWSLETTER