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Project by hunter71 posted 12-23-2013 11:22 AM 1579 views 1 time favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This truck has taken a long time in coming. 9 months in Islamabad kept it’s frame on a shelf at home. Like almost all my trucks, tractors and equipment I don’t copy a particular model. This is my version o a heavy hauling truck. All wheel drive. All axles on the truck and trailer have air brakes, Twin stacks denounce a big V8 Diesel under the hood. Inside the cab a Walnut burl dash shows an array of gauges, radios, and shifter’s and air seats. The trailer couples up and hoses attach the brakes and lights. If this load was to scale it would be some old growth Hickory, a heavy haul for any truck, even this one. This bunch of Hickory logs/limbs weighs a tad over 12 pounds. The diorama shows some of the other pieces in my “LOGGING SERIES” Now I need a skidder and a loader.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#1 posted 12-23-2013 11:45 AM

Again a niece peace Hunter.
A lot of wood on the trailer for many years of work :)

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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#2 posted 12-23-2013 11:48 AM

Great looking truck.

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#3 posted 12-23-2013 12:12 PM

Very nice log hauling truck, you have done an excellent job….thanks for sharing.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#4 posted 12-23-2013 12:27 PM

Well done. Ya keeps jus gettin better and better. Realism is startling. Watch out for the scale boys. Haaa Haaa

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

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#5 posted 12-23-2013 12:35 PM

Love it!

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#6 posted 12-23-2013 12:37 PM

Great detail on an outstanding model—too bad the dash is inside the cab and too difficult to really get a good close up as I’ll bet it is equally interesting. Any chance you might consider taking progress pictures during the build and before something like the inside dash gets covered?

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#7 posted 12-23-2013 12:45 PM

Excellent work Doug! Love all the detail!

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

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#8 posted 12-23-2013 12:47 PM

Looks really good.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#9 posted 12-23-2013 01:07 PM

Man after my own heart. Awesome job.

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

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#10 posted 12-23-2013 01:12 PM

Fantastic Hunter. I really like your creations. Very detailed, very nice.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#11 posted 12-23-2013 01:37 PM

Very nice truck hunter looks great

-- robert dignam

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#12 posted 12-23-2013 01:52 PM

Nicely detailed and excellent build. A friend of mine took me to a logging site in Canada years back. It is fascinating to watch these guys cut down trees, making paths, and loading. Yours brings back memories. Well done.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#13 posted 12-23-2013 02:59 PM

We had a logging operation below our house a couple years ago. That’s when the “logging series” started. I photographed and took measurements off the equipment.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#14 posted 12-23-2013 03:28 PM

That almost sounds like cheating. I can see why it started you in this series. It was a great experience.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#15 posted 12-23-2013 03:32 PM

Very nice job hunter.

-- Chuck, wiswood2

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