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Project by hookfoot posted 04-02-2013 02:31 AM 2329 views 8 times favorited 33 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here are some pictures of the D8 tractor I designed and built. Six month work on 1/16 scale(did not work) put everything in a box and left set for 2 years. One day I came up with the idea to try 1/8 scale,and it worked. Fourteen months later I had two tractors. The dimensions is 36 inches long, 20 inches wide and 17 1/4 inches high for the tractor, blade and 3 prong ripper.





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#1 posted 04-02-2013 02:48 AM

Wow, that is so cool.

-- Trees, a wonderful gift --Joe--

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#2 posted 04-02-2013 02:53 AM

Amazing,great job.

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#3 posted 04-02-2013 02:55 AM

looks great. I have been working on mine for about that long, but it is a 1 to 1 scale 941. I had to get two to get one, managed to find the twin from the same year. It is the first tool in most of my wood working projects, step one get a tree out of the woods, step two slab it, let it dry. Having it in peices for over a year, the wind storms have gotten ahead of me with down trees, still need to paint it to get to your model level.
Anyway great work.

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#4 posted 04-02-2013 03:33 AM

Looks great. And I like the size of it.

-- Rolry

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#5 posted 04-02-2013 04:12 AM

WOW! This is absolutly fantastic from top to bottom! Love it, great work!

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

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#6 posted 04-02-2013 04:32 AM

Very nice, amazing detail. From a glance, it looks very real.

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#7 posted 04-02-2013 04:49 AM

I’m not sure what to say, except that is an amazing job,it looks real, very impressive.
Mike

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#8 posted 04-02-2013 07:53 AM

Amazing good work|

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#9 posted 04-02-2013 10:05 AM

WOW….WOW…WOW

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#10 posted 04-02-2013 12:16 PM

the detail is great good job

-- Punk in PA

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#11 posted 04-02-2013 12:23 PM

wow that is great. The attention to detail is amazing. Quite honestly it looks real.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario (peter.marcucci@rogers.com)

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#12 posted 04-02-2013 12:53 PM

This miniature is wonderful. It has great details.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#13 posted 04-02-2013 01:03 PM

from the photos, you can’t hardly tell the difference between that and a die cast model. very well done

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#14 posted 04-02-2013 01:15 PM

And you SWEAR that thing is made out of WOOD?
WOW! Fantastic
.
<<edit>> Hmmm, looks like eztrigger was thinkin’ the same thing as I was :-)

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#15 posted 04-02-2013 01:18 PM

As an ole ex Cat mechanic I can say this is truly beautiful and accurate. I would love to be able to do this kind of projects but my wanter exceeds my getter by a long shot.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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