New Grandson Makes Me Think Like A Kid

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Project by maplerock posted 07-05-2013 12:16 AM 1322 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I ordered this plan about a year ago from and went to work on it. It’s pretty easy to build, so I made three sets, planning to give them away when the occasion came up.

The material for this one is all MDF in various sizes. The plans are easy to understand and the customer support when there are questions is fantastic. I painted this one as I felt a WWII version would be. It would be neat in Desert Storm Camo too. I hate the painting process. I began with Krylon as I heard it is kid friendly. I was not at all happy with the coverage or the appearance. I redid it with Rustoleum and like everything about it.

I didn’t paint the other two yet… I am hoping to convince my wife to be the painter in the family. :-)

-- Jerry... making sawdust in the Knobs of Southern Indiana

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#1 posted 07-05-2013 12:24 AM

Lots of sandbox fun here.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#2 posted 07-06-2013 01:04 AM

very cool. I’m sure the grand kid(s) will enjoy playing with them especially knowing they were made by Grandpa. You might even be tempted to get down on the floor and play along.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#3 posted 07-08-2013 03:46 PM

Good looking toy! Great design and paint job, I’m sure the kids will get loads of fun playing with it. Great job!

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#4 posted 07-09-2013 05:21 AM

Jerry, good luck with the painting plan. If it works let me know the method…I suggest you try Jedi mind control.

I have enjoyed your titles and all of your projects and stories…even if I did go through them backwards. You are a gifted story teller, and it shows in your writing and sensitivity to those moments in life that give us a grasp of history and place. We all have those moments that allow us to say to ourselves, “This happened, and it marked a time when I was alive and my life fell in a good place…it is a memory that I will cherish.”

We all know these moments are precious, but we tend to forget them and let them escape as a fleeting memory. You know to hold them fast and remind us to do the same. Thanks.

-- Big Al in IN

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#5 posted 07-29-2013 10:36 AM

G’day Jerry, The toymakingplans people do have some great plans/designs and you certainly have done a fine job on this one….that truck looks almost real, well done.

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

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#6 posted 08-02-2013 03:47 PM

Thanks everyone. Your comments mean a lot and are much appreciated.

-- Jerry... making sawdust in the Knobs of Southern Indiana

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