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Moonshine Number One

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  • Member since
    February 2022
Moonshine Number One
Posted by Jowe's Crow on Friday, February 4, 2022 7:09 PM

Hi all! New guy. Thought I might share a couple builds. Moonshine Number One is a mid-1930's hidden woods moonshine still, somewhere in America, during the US Prohibition era. My family went back a generation making illegal moonshine in rural Appalachia here in the United States. It's a reminder of that history.

1931 Ford from the Monogram Rat Rod kit, with the spoke wheels from the Revell/Monogram "Woody" kit. Both 1/25 scale. The kit is box stock other than the wheel swap. Engine details are plain craft wire and stretched sprue.

The base is just styrofoam block and red dirt. All paints are the cheap Walmart craft acrylics, all hand-painted (I don't use airbrushes).



  • Member since
    August 2021
Posted by lurch on Monday, February 7, 2022 8:50 AM

Thats great . I realy like it. 

  • Member since
    July 2015
Posted by MR TOM SCHRY on Monday, February 7, 2022 11:45 AM

Great scene!  A lot of thought and planning went into this diorama.  Your attention to the little details is outstanding.



  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Monday, February 7, 2022 12:24 PM

That's really well done.  Lot's of detail - car looks great and the structure, still etc.  Looks like a scene right out lof 'Laweless'



  • Member since
    July 2003
  • From: Building models on my kitchen counter top~somewhere in North Carolina
Posted by disastermaster on Monday, February 7, 2022 7:43 PM

Looks like you really nailed it.


On the kitchen counter top in North Carolina

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, February 8, 2022 6:59 PM

That's so cool!!! 

Thanks for sharing with us. Hope you post more!!! 

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


  • Member since
    August 2020
  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Wednesday, February 9, 2022 6:36 PM

Top work bloke!

I long to live in a world where chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned

  • Member since
    July 2012
  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Wednesday, February 9, 2022 7:36 PM


Not a lot of people out there who would actually take the time to put in nails that were previously holding the roof on 

I give you one gold  star !

( ok.. three gold ✨ )



 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage"

  • Member since
    June 2004
  • From: East Stroudsburg, PA
Posted by TigerII on Friday, February 11, 2022 5:36 PM

Excellent work. This dio says a lot without a single figure in it.

Achtung Panzer! Colonel General Heinz Guderian
  • Member since
    September 2005
  • From: North Pole, Alaska
Posted by richs26 on Thursday, March 17, 2022 7:08 PM

Love the excellent work, especially the weathered car paint finishes on both MS I and II.  Can you explain your techniques since you are using craft acyrlics instead of regular model paints?  I have a ICM 1/35 1917 T that I want the same type of finish on. 

WIP:  Monogram 1/72 B-26 (Snaptite) as 73rd BS B-26, 40-1408, torpedo bomber attempt on Ryujo

Monogram 1/72 B-26 (Snaptite) as 22nd BG B-26, 7-Mile Drome, New Guinea

Minicraft 1/72 B-24D as LB-30, AL-613, "Tough Boy", 28th Composite Group


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