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'23 Ford Carney Wagon

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'23 Ford Carney Wagon
Posted by gasser59 on Tuesday, March 01, 2016 11:41 AM

I've been working on this build for some time and it was inspired from Pat Covert's similarly styled truck from many moons ago. The entire living quarters as well as everything in it is all scratchbuilt. Hopefully the pictures show all of the details.

 

Thanks for your interest. Comments always welcome.

gasser59

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Posted by rusty32rod on Tuesday, March 01, 2016 2:39 PM

   WOW! great looking build. i really like all the subtle details & finishes. very well done. 

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Posted by ModelDon on Wednesday, March 02, 2016 2:12 AM

Super cool subject. Really great job all the way around. 

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Posted by justmike on Thursday, March 03, 2016 11:52 AM

Oh WOW!  That interior is so well done. The fruit in the bowl is such a cool touch. My wife loves the T.V. series about tiny living spaces: l gotta show her your build.  Is that basswood or decals for the counter tops?

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Posted by peanutgallery on Thursday, March 03, 2016 1:35 PM

Very creative build. The details are amazing. 

Dennis

 

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Posted by gasser59 on Thursday, March 03, 2016 3:51 PM

Thanks so much fellas. Mike - all of the interior wood is from cigar wrappers glued to a basswood base. The wrappers are so thin and a richer wood than the basswood.

gasser59

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Posted by nottheband on Friday, March 04, 2016 3:16 AM

Amazing amount of fine detail, gasser, you have done a fine build.  What was the base kit you started with, please?  Cheers. and thanx.

Steve

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Posted by gasser59 on Friday, March 04, 2016 1:19 PM

Thanks so much Steve. The base kit was the AMT '23 'T' Delivery Van. It has been re-issued a couple of times that I know about.

gasser59

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Posted by nottheband on Monday, March 07, 2016 12:40 AM

gasser59

Thanks so much Steve. The base kit was the AMT '23 'T' Delivery Van. It has been re-issued a couple of times that I know about.

 

Thanx for the info, gasser.  Cheers

Steve

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Posted by arcturus on Monday, March 07, 2016 1:42 AM

That is phenomenal !! Do you fancy interior designing and kitting out my AMT 72 Chevy open road camper? ;-)

 

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Posted by mmthrax on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 11:08 AM

Hello gasser,  I really enjoy your work.  Just came from the Africa caravan build.  Really top drawer as is this build.  A question about the cigar wood.  Do you mean the actual cigar itself?  Emptied and flattened?  Do tell.  I would love to learn a new technique.  Thanks, Mark

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Posted by hotrod jim on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 4:46 PM

 

wow

very very nice work..your attenten to detail really shows..Hats off

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Posted by gasser59 on Thursday, May 19, 2016 12:28 AM

Some of the cigars that come in metal tubes with screw off caps have a thin wood veneer wrapped around the cigar in the tube to keep them from drying out. Plus, I get to enjoy the cigar. Hope this helps.

gasser59

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Posted by mmthrax on Friday, May 20, 2016 8:53 AM

Thanks gasser.  That is a great tip.  I'll have to go to my little corner cigar shop now.  Since I don't smoke I'll send you the cigars in appreciation.Smile, Wink & Grin

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Posted by gasser59 on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 4:14 PM

Still waiting on those cigars.  Big Smile

gasser59

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Posted by mmthrax on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 5:20 PM
That is UNCANNY!! I was just telling a coworker a couple of hours ago about how you can use tobacco foil for engine turned dashes, and I mentioned: "There is a thread somewhere that mentions the wood in cigar packaging-----I'll probably never find it again." And lo and behold you remind me. Thanks a lot! I haven't had occasion to hit the cigar shop yet, because I haven't built anything that needs wood, HOWEVER, I meant what I said and if you PM me your address I'll get that errand done post haste. I am about to embark on a scratchbuilt Chris Craft and I might need some detail material. Seriously, thanks for reminding me. Best regards, Mark

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Posted by gasser59 on Thursday, February 14, 2019 1:09 PM

PM sent.

All the best.

gasser59

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Posted by spencer1984 on Thursday, February 14, 2019 1:53 PM
Thanks for bringing this thread back to the top, mmthrax - somehow I missed it the first go-round. Awesome job on it, gasser59! The detail work is truly outstanding.

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