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Finally coming to the end of this project,I just need to figure out how to make my outriggers strong enough to take some abuse.





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#1 posted 04-20-2011 03:26 AM

Wow terrific looking firetruck. My son would be in heaven with something like this. :)

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#2 posted 04-20-2011 03:43 AM

dude this is awsome. is it a plan or what???? OMG!!!!! Love it

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#3 posted 04-20-2011 03:55 AM

Excellent! Nice attention to detail.

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#4 posted 04-20-2011 06:04 AM

Now that is slick great job.

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#5 posted 04-20-2011 06:20 AM

Color me impressed.

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#6 posted 04-20-2011 10:39 AM

Very nice project!

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#7 posted 04-20-2011 10:47 AM

That is impressive.

jamie

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#8 posted 04-20-2011 11:27 AM

very nice !!!!

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#9 posted 04-20-2011 02:02 PM

Wow, that is a very nice and detail fire truck. It sounds like you are going to let it be used? I’d have it in a display case for the little ones to oogle over. It is too nice to subject to play time!

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#10 posted 04-20-2011 05:22 PM

Martin, well done, I have this same plan from Toys and Joys. Going to make it for a friend of mine for christmas this year. He is a retired firfighter. Again, well done, I may be calling onyou when I do mine, to see if there are any tricks to it. Thanks for the post

-- Gary, Little River,SC I've Learned that the Lord didn't do it all in one day and neither can I

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#11 posted 04-20-2011 09:09 PM

Wish I would’ve had one of these when I was a kid! I guess I’ll just have to make one for myself now…

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#12 posted 04-20-2011 09:27 PM

niiice modell :-) congrat´s with the build
and for your outriggers use some aluminium bars or iron paint them black
then build the woodpost around if you want …. sorry but if you want to play with it
you have to inforce those outriggers some how and make the shortcut in metal
no one wuold blame you for that … lol

good luck
Dennis

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#13 posted 04-20-2011 10:33 PM

Thanks for all the comments, I have three of these on the go, hopefully I will sell a couple to subsidize my hobby.
In the past my truck models have been targeted toward being as realistic as possible and yet strong enough for the kids to play with. Now I am moving toward display type models.
Martin

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#14 posted 04-22-2011 05:37 AM

Man really looks neat, tell you put lots of time and love into it

-- "older I get, the more fun I have"

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#15 posted 08-20-2016 02:54 PM

Very nice work Martin. Where would I find the plans to build this? My son is a firefighter and a paramedic and I would like to make this for him Thanks

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