I'm gonna go blind.

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PHPaul
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I'm gonna go blind.

Post by PHPaul » Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:05 pm

No, not THAT! Ya preverts...

I have looked high and low for a pull-type combine in 1:64 and haven't found a thing, much less an Allis-Chalmers All Crop like Dad had.

So, being a good little lemming and practicing my social distancing (actually just being my usual hermit-like self...) I decided to see if I could build one out of plastic.

I scrounged around for some pictures, asked around for some measurements and interpolated the rest from known dimensions and I think I'm going to be able to come up with an at least recognizable facsimile.

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Using bits of plastic sheet stock, square and round tubing I cobbled this together. Getting the plastic bent for the straw walker hood was a cast iron bitch.

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This is where I am as of this afternoon. I finally just picked the least messed up of three attempts at the hood and "fixed" it with glazing putty. I think it'll look okay when painted.

Sid
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Re: I'm gonna go blind.

Post by Sid » Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:30 pm

Looking good Fawteen. At the rate your are going you will be finished before I can get to the one I was going to measure. It is in a barn on the other side of a flooded field.

Jim in RP
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Re: I'm gonna go blind.

Post by Jim in RP » Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:44 am

My eyes are so bad I have trouble seeing this iMac at about 14 inches. If I tried to do what you are doing, I would end up with a BMFH destroying the whole computer room.
O-ya, How did you know that I was friends with "Mother thumb and her four daughters? :roll: :D
Only The Dead Have Seen The end of WAR. "Plato"

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Re: I'm gonna go blind.

Post by PHPaul » Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:46 am

Jim in RP wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:44 am
O-ya, How did you know that I was friends with "Mother thumb and her four daughters? :roll: :D
Been married for 45 years. Need I say more? :cry: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: I'm gonna go blind.

Post by Jim in RP » Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:37 am

NO
Only The Dead Have Seen The end of WAR. "Plato"

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Re: I'm gonna go blind.

Post by PHPaul » Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:10 pm

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Re: I'm gonna go blind.

Post by Patria » Sun Mar 29, 2020 9:39 am

Great work, fawteen, I have been following every entry since day one. Love it!

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Re: I'm gonna go blind.

Post by PHPaul » Sun Mar 29, 2020 12:10 pm

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Just waiting on a suitable day to paint it.

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