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Project by johnstoneb posted 01-30-2017 02:40 PM 877 views 1 time favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have wanted to try the T&J plans for quite awhile. I started the garbage truck about a year ago and worked on it off and on until christmas. It was my first time working with dye. I found that you should dye your parts before gluing them on.
I left some of the detail off like mirrors etc because they would be easily knocked off. T&J plans are designed for bigger kids so you need to scale back on the detail if building for children. I had to design and build a dumpster.
Overall the plans were fairly easy to follow and it came out pretty well. The end user was happy with it.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID





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Gene Howe

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#1 posted 01-30-2017 03:02 PM

Wow, that was quick. Very nice. And, thanks.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#2 posted 01-30-2017 03:12 PM

Lovely. I like it and I’m not the only one.

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#3 posted 01-30-2017 04:54 PM

wow Bruce looks very nice …the dye really makes it pop …and your right about children toys ….you have to make them play ready …or they will swinging from your kitchen cabinet doors …...LOL …...GREAT JOB :<))

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

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#4 posted 01-30-2017 05:06 PM

Fine looking garbage truck—he looks pretty happy with his new toy!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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htl

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#5 posted 01-30-2017 05:27 PM

Nice project!!!
I like the idea of dying it first never gone that wrought before, would help with the glue not letting the stain get to the wood..

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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ralbuck

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#6 posted 01-30-2017 05:47 PM

Making toys playable usually requires modifications.

I like your truck and know how much work that is.

Well done.

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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#7 posted 01-30-2017 06:47 PM

Oh wow. I see the dye is a popular technique. Great job!

-- Nothing is impossible without faith.

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#8 posted 01-30-2017 07:12 PM

I always admire the toy makers. Patience and attention to detail.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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htl

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#9 posted 01-30-2017 07:30 PM

Nathanexposion I’ve only seen dye used around here a few times on models in the last two years.
I would guess more of a toy treatment for most.

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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#10 posted 01-30-2017 07:39 PM

Nicely built Bruce. You are right, it is the satisfaction of the end user that is most important.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#11 posted 01-30-2017 07:59 PM

This is a nice garbage truck model. It has a lot of details and is nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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#12 posted 01-30-2017 09:09 PM

Nice work and Ind info, I see one of these in my future

-- Live, lathe, and prosper. - William Gwin

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#13 posted 01-30-2017 09:21 PM

That thing is epic. Nice build!

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#14 posted 01-30-2017 11:02 PM



....
I left some of the detail off like mirrors etc because they would be easily knocked off. T&J plans are designed for bigger kids …

- johnstoneb


Great job there johnstoneb. You hit the nail on the head about T&J models not being kiddie friendly, but then again, if you go to the trouble of making such a great models, they shouldn’t be.
Just as an FYI, you’ll eventually find the are not even grown up kid friendly. Those immature dolts always have to test the operation and manage to break parts off (when your back is turned). After a demo to friends, ensure you check the dump tray for missing parts sneakily hidden to disguise their clumsiness.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#15 posted 01-30-2017 11:45 PM

Great job on the truck.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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