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Project by snapper1 posted 09-21-2016 12:19 PM 1650 views 3 times favorited 32 comments Add to Favorites Watch

G’day from down Under I recently joined and will try posting a recent project
My version of the Toys and Joys Western Star 108
I made several changes including air bag style suspension
It is my 2nd TJ model made

Garry





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Dee1

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#1 posted 09-21-2016 01:00 PM

Very Nice lots of detail great truck well done
Dee1

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#2 posted 09-21-2016 01:25 PM

Wow, beautiful job. Nice touch with the chrome stacks !

WELCOME to LJs !

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Underdog

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#3 posted 09-21-2016 02:12 PM

Very impressive! Love the lighting and the chrome stacks.
What did you make the chrome stacks out of?

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Julian

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#4 posted 09-21-2016 02:18 PM

Looks great. A toy like this will bring a huge smile to a child’s face.

-- Julian

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#5 posted 09-21-2016 02:20 PM

Great looking truck. Can we get some closeup pictures of the suspension

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#6 posted 09-21-2016 02:37 PM

underdog looks like this to me : https://kitkraft.com/products/silver-leaf
I also would like to see close up pictures of suspension
awesome looking truck well done ….. is that an LED LIGHT KIT or are the single ? also is it powered by battery ?
GREAT JOB

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

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#7 posted 09-21-2016 03:13 PM

I can’t stop admire to those wooden truck. Awesome work from your side.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#8 posted 09-21-2016 03:19 PM

Lights and all. That is an awesome job!

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#9 posted 09-21-2016 04:19 PM

That’s pretty cool! A great looking truck with lights too – and lots of them!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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helluvawreck

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#10 posted 09-21-2016 04:48 PM

This tractor model is beautiful and so nicely done. It has lots of fine details and a lot of wonderful craftsmanship. Have you built the trailer for it?

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#11 posted 09-21-2016 05:35 PM

Very impressive woodworking and then lights as well. WOW!!!

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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MilFlyer

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#12 posted 09-21-2016 05:36 PM

That is one seriously impressive truck!

and Welcome to LJs!

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#13 posted 09-21-2016 05:43 PM

Beautiful model. When adding details not called for on the plans, you never know when to stop. It takes me a long time to build anything (model trains) because I always can find something more to add for detail. One can start out building a toy and end up with a well detailed model.

BTW; welcome to the forum.

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Dutchy

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#14 posted 09-21-2016 06:41 PM

Thanks for your contribution from down under. A very nice truck. In the past I have considerd to use lightning. I didn’t because I would consistend only use wood. But I must say that I like your truck with lightning very much.
The light really is a great add. Maybe you can tell use how you did it?

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#15 posted 09-21-2016 07:23 PM

That is one nice build. I also would like photos of suspension.

-- Bruce - Indiana - Sawdust is just, MAN GLITTER!

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