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  • Member since
    February 2013
Posted by RI SCRATCH BUILDER on Monday, February 25, 2013 9:41 AM

Here is a fun project I did a couple of years ago. Its modeled in 3/8"=1'0 . It is based on some photos that were taken in Vietnam.

Here is the original notice the second crane in the distance

I used the bristles from a kitchen corn broom to make the bamboo roof over the hoist motors

I made a ballast box and used rocks I found out in the driveway.

The crane boom is all scratch built

The burlap sacks on the pallet are SKOAL smokeless tobacco pouches soaked in MIN WAX stain

It's really sad when the only model tool you own is a box cutter.

  • Member since
    December 2006
  • From: N. Georgia
Posted by Jester75 on Monday, February 25, 2013 9:49 AM

I really enjoy looking at your work RI, thanks for sharing! Your scratchbuilding skills are very impressive.



  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, February 25, 2013 12:31 PM

Wow, another fantastic scratchbuilt model! I love how you got the rusty peeling paint look- looks just like the real thing.

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


  • Member since
    February 2010
  • From: Maine
Posted by Stage_Left on Monday, February 25, 2013 3:14 PM

Great work RI- and very interesting subjects too Yes

  • Member since
    March 2006
Posted by TD4438 on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 5:46 AM

This is just too cool.

  • Member since
    January 2006
  • From: California
Posted by SprueOne on Sunday, March 24, 2013 10:13 PM

Brilliant. Great project build.

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  • Member since
    January 2006
  • From: NW Washington
Posted by dirkpitt77 on Monday, March 25, 2013 12:12 AM

Heh. That's awesome.  Yes

    "Some say the alien didn't die in the crash.  It survived and drank whiskey and played poker with the locals 'til the Texas Rangers caught wind of it and shot it dead."

  • Member since
    March 2004
  • From: Spartanburg, SC
Posted by subfixer on Monday, March 25, 2013 2:29 PM

Original, unique and extremely well executed.

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  • Member since
    March 2013
Posted by RichO on Saturday, April 6, 2013 9:11 AM

You crane guys are starting to turn me on! These are just realy cool!! I never thought about building a crane? It's right up my ally tho, I'm a rocket gantry guy and these feel very much alike. Thanks for sharing!


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