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Iditarod Rat Rod Bus

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  • Member since
    January, 2016
Iditarod Rat Rod Bus
Posted by FrozenPlastik49 on Friday, November 17, 2017 7:52 PM

Time for a new build! Trying to get this one done in time for the Anchorage IPMS Winterfest/Fur Rondy model contest in late February. Using the Jimmy Flintstone 1950 Ford School Bus (and donor Revell Ford F-1 pickup), I plan to turn it into a dog musher's bus styled after the 'famed' McCandless bus. The side windows will be converted to dog kennels. Already scratchbuilt the dog sled and roof rack (the one pictured was re-done for a lower profile) and ordered a handful of huskies from Winup Scale Models at Shapeways.  It will mostly be a curbside, though the undercarriage will be detailed and the bottom half of the motor will be used.  Wheels are EightyOne's Brixton R25s (21"). Been testing several alternatives for weathering, including the salt technique and Lifecolors Rust Wizard and may settle on using both.  Wish me luck!

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  • Member since
    September, 2011
  • From: flushing NY
Posted by montelsc on Saturday, November 18, 2017 1:30 AM

Cool bus like it.

  • Member since
    March, 2017
  • From: Brighton England
Posted by Spencer Mopar Fan on Saturday, November 18, 2017 9:15 PM

Superb looking bus . Never thought I'd say that !

 

Nuttier than squirrel s..........

  • Member since
    November, 2004
  • From: UK
Posted by PatrickW on Sunday, November 19, 2017 4:13 AM

WOW! Fantastic idea and fantastic looking Bus already, including the rack, sled and huskies. I shall have to look at one of these on the Jimmy Flintstone site!

Keep up the good work, as I'm interested to see how this goes.

  • Member since
    January, 2016
Posted by FrozenPlastik49 on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 3:50 PM

Thanks Montelsc...much appreciated!

  • Member since
    January, 2016
Posted by FrozenPlastik49 on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 3:51 PM

Ha! Thanks Spencer Mopar Fan...much appreciated!

  • Member since
    January, 2016
Posted by FrozenPlastik49 on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 3:52 PM

Thanks PatrickW...much appreciated!

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