One for my son

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Project by hunter71 posted 05-29-2015 04:11 PM 1136 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My son and I both work overseas in the electrical field. You have seen several of this type of truck I have made over the years showing the Embassy or post I worked. I decided to make a truck that shows off the places Matt has worked. I haven’t made a truck for each place he has worked, but I listed the places he has worked as an electrician since 2010 on this one. I also suspect there will be places that I will have add in the coming years. Picture #3 are a “few” of my trucks from work stations. Picture #4 is my present embassy in Moscow, Russia and hopefully my last. Someday hopefully we will get back together and I can hand it to him. Simple builds, but a lot of memories with each of them. Oh, the grill is an arc shield from a 400 amp I line breaker.
The Green one dates pre- 1998 when I still had Perkins Electric in Florida.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#1 posted 05-29-2015 04:46 PM

As a toy maker; I do know how much work they are to get that nice!

Great work.

-- just rjR

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#2 posted 05-29-2015 07:06 PM

i really love your trucks, you do such a great job, and your son will love his truck, ive heard things are getting dicy over there in russia, sounds like some things are going to happen with people having to leave the country, but you being at the embassy, you might be ok, what have you heard….anything

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#3 posted 05-29-2015 08:35 PM

They look really great. Well done.

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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#4 posted 05-29-2015 10:49 PM

Love your trucks! Nice move with the arc shield. all these trucks look good! Stay safe over there Doug.

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#5 posted 05-30-2015 02:11 PM

Very cute! Creative! Love it!

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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#6 posted 05-30-2015 02:43 PM

That is a great little toy vehicle. One of the best that I have seen. Congratulations.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#7 posted 05-31-2015 12:33 AM

I like that you’ve slightly changed the truck design & detail for each build Doug…very nice…

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

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#8 posted 05-31-2015 02:17 PM

Great work on this Hunter, I’m sure your son will love it.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#9 posted 06-01-2015 12:07 AM

What a nice fleet. Always enjoy your trucks.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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