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Toy Construction #227: Toyota 4Runner #1

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Blog entry by htl posted 09-17-2018 09:33 PM 379 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 226: Belly Dump Trailer #3.5 Part 227 of Toy Construction series Part 228: Toyota 4Runner #2 »

I keep telling myself I’m going to back off on the builds and then a project that has been rolling around in my head comes out to play.
I have owned two prerunners, [the non 4wheel drive taller trucks] and love the look, and feel of them.
So this will be a scratch build and hope I can pull it off as there is quite a bit more shape to these modern trucks.
Here’s my testing of the waters to see if I’m up to the challenge.

I wanted the ribbed floor in the back of the truck so I guess a ribbed floor inside will work out too.

I know it doesn’t look like much done but you got to start somewhere. lol
Here’s what I’m using for my plans, they had to be blown up 200 percent to get a 2 3/4 tire size which tells me everything else is to the scale I want.

Please note

I need to go back and say I didn’t scale it up by 200 percent, I went into the printers menu and found where you can print a poster of a picture and used the one that needed 9 sheets of paper to get the picture printed and then had to cut and paste to work it out**

-- An Index Of My Model making Blogs here on Lumber Jocks.. http://lumberjocks.com/htl/blog/116729



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Jason1974

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#1 posted 09-17-2018 11:13 PM

htl, I’m on my 3rd model and I don’t think I’m going to be able to stop building models. It’s very addictive. Lol

Jason

-- Jason, North Carolina, northcarolinawoodworker@gmail.com

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htl

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#2 posted 09-17-2018 11:56 PM



htl, I m on my 3rd model and I don t think I m going to be able to stop building models. It s very addictive. Lol

Jason

- Jason1974

Jason I have no idea what your talking about as I have only built 46 models in the last 3 1/2 years. LOL
My best advice is to stop now but it is probable already to late from what I see of your work, your really putting yourself into it and it shows!!! 😃

-- An Index Of My Model making Blogs here on Lumber Jocks.. http://lumberjocks.com/htl/blog/116729

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Redoak49

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#3 posted 09-18-2018 12:47 AM

Always great to see how you create the model.

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oldrivers

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#4 posted 09-18-2018 01:16 AM

No worries you can pull it off you always do with great style, go for it!

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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GR8HUNTER

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#5 posted 09-18-2018 01:30 AM

htl, I m on my 3rd model and I don t think I m going to be able to stop building models. It s very addictive. Lol

Jason

- Jason1974

Jason I have no idea what your talking about as I have only built 46 models in the last 3 1/2 years. LOL
My best advice is to stop now but it is probable already to late from what I see of your work, your really putting yourself into it and it shows!!! 😃

- htl


oh your hooked Jason LMAO :<)))
I am working on 22
im gonna really love this 4runner #4 :<)))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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crowie

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#6 posted 09-18-2018 03:19 AM

Bruce is a model building master class craftsman for sure.
WOW, a scratch build!!

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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Dutchy

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#7 posted 09-18-2018 05:56 AM

Are you using Sen wood? It is ultimately a TOYOTA.

-- https://dutchypatterns.com/

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htl

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#8 posted 09-18-2018 07:53 PM

The truck and trailer ate up my longer wider oak and walnut so back to the ash and poplar.
My cabinet maker friend that gives me his scraps does a lot a painted cabinets so poplar and ash are his go to woods for that.

From your link is sounds like ash is pretty close to Sen.

I don’t know why I do this to myself, a plan build is a no brainier and can concentrate on the little add-ons but scratch build helps you go bald. Sad but true.

-- An Index Of My Model making Blogs here on Lumber Jocks.. http://lumberjocks.com/htl/blog/116729

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