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Weird-ohs Digger The Way Out Dragster

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Weird-ohs Digger The Way Out Dragster
Posted by TheMongoose on Friday, May 31, 2019 6:20 PM

Here's a fun build I started. Our local IPMS club has a MONSTER theme'd night coming up in the Fall. I've had this on my shelf for 20 years now! Time to get creative. I'm thinking of doing a combination RatRod and WWII fighter theme. 

This thing takes alot to clean up. The plastic is almost like what I see for vacu-form mold. Ejection pin marks all over it. And you'd think the base would have the pin marks on the back...BUT NO they are all over the top face. Geeez it's going to take more cleanup and bondo!

 

Here I've started with the Yellow Zinc Chromate for body color(literally lol). I've also done his hands and the frame of the RatRod as well. I've never tried chipping before so for this I'm going to try something new and get out my Vallejo Rust & Chipping book to see what I can do.

 

In the pattern: Weird-Ohs Digger! F-84G Thunderbird in foil

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    August, 2014
  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Friday, May 31, 2019 6:28 PM

Hmmmmm......WWII fighter----I see a gull wing whale tail somewhere in the deal.Wink

Maybe on the front to keep the nose down.

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    May, 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Friday, May 31, 2019 8:26 PM

Never owned or built that one, but I sure as heck remember it.

Cool! Thanks for sharing. I look forward to watching you finish.

-Greg

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    April, 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Friday, May 31, 2019 8:34 PM

Ha!  That sounds like fun.  Sure cleaned up nice so far.  That's a big model.  What's the scale (if there is one lol).  I did a lot of Tom Daniel kits in the past and it's fun to build something crazy like that.  I like the zinc chromate face.

Thanks,

John

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Posted by TheMongoose on Friday, May 31, 2019 11:06 PM

H

goldhammer

Hmmmmm......WWII fighter----I see a gull wing whale tail somewhere in the deal.Wink

Maybe on the front to keep the nose down.

 

oooh that’s intriguing! He has a parachute on his back...wonder what i can do with that.

In the pattern: Weird-Ohs Digger! F-84G Thunderbird in foil

  • Member since
    January, 2015
Posted by TheMongoose on Friday, May 31, 2019 11:10 PM

keavdog

Ha!  That sounds like fun.  Sure cleaned up nice so far.  That's a big model.  What's the scale (if there is one lol).  I did a lot of Tom Daniel kits in the past and it's fun to build something crazy like that.  I like the zinc chromate face.

 

lol ”Box scale” Lightning  i spent the last week just thinking of a paint scheme. That just makes it all the more fun. Would love to see a few you’ve done KD

In the pattern: Weird-Ohs Digger! F-84G Thunderbird in foil

  • Member since
    November, 2003
  • From: State of Mississippi. State motto: Virtute et armis (By valor and arms)
Posted by mississippivol on Saturday, June 01, 2019 6:43 AM
Looking good! If Second World War schemes are hard to come up with, WWI schemes like the Red Baron might work.
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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, July 08, 2019 8:01 PM

Ohhhhhhhhhh, that looks cool! Love the dents in the helmet!

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Tuesday, July 09, 2019 8:39 AM

Lookin good. Thanks for the update.

-Greg

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 9:32 PM

I like it. It is a fun build and nicely executed. Thanks for sharing your project.

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    January, 2015
Posted by TheMongoose on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 9:41 PM

Thanks guys! It’s been an awesome bunch of fun so far  enjoying the space coast this week so no modeling. Over to Kennedy Space Center before i come home. Will be psyched to get back on it by the weekend.

In the pattern: Weird-Ohs Digger! F-84G Thunderbird in foil

  • Member since
    December, 2008
  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 4:41 PM

Great looking build! What scale size is it please? I looks really big!

Remember , common sense is not common.

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Posted by TheMongoose on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 9:35 PM

PatW

Great looking build! What scale size is it please? I looks really big!

 

Thanks Pat :-)  In terms of scale it's a classic..."Box Scale" lol   It's about 8" long and stands about 6" tall. On the order of a large 1/24 sale car model I guess, now that I try to lay out the dimensions of it.

In the pattern: Weird-Ohs Digger! F-84G Thunderbird in foil

  • Member since
    April, 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 11:29 PM

Awesome.  So fun.  

Thanks,

John

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