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Romancing the Stone Little Mule

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  • Member since
    December, 2005
  • From: Upstate New York
Romancing the Stone Little Mule
Posted by spencer1984 on Thursday, January 17, 2019 10:03 AM

Pepe the Little Mule, built from Revell's '80 Ford Bronco. The base kit is really close, but needed a lot of little details changed including a reshaped grille guard, relocated sideview mirrors, bench seat, custom roll bar with 6x driving lights, dual gas cans, and a rolled rear pan. I used tires from a couple of diecast cars mounted on rims from HoppersBazaar, and the sidepipes were from an AMT Camaro. The door decals were from a recent Slixx set.  A full writeup of what went into this build is available here, any comments/criticisms are welcome!

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    February, 2008
Posted by justmike on Thursday, January 17, 2019 11:26 PM

"Look at them chompers!"  That is a neat subject you did. The truck looks awesome.

Feelings are like scents: The more they are analyzed, the worse they smell.
  • Member since
    January, 2005
  • From: Canberra, Australia
Posted by aussiemuscle308 on Thursday, January 17, 2019 11:26 PM
looks great. like me, you also need a mule hood ornament
  • Member since
    December, 2005
  • From: Upstate New York
Posted by spencer1984 on Friday, January 18, 2019 5:34 AM

Thanks, guys!

aussiemuscle308
like me, you also need a mule hood ornament

Yeah, I had looked around for a model railroad mule, horse, or anything else that may have worked. I didn't find anything even close enough to modify, so I think I'm going to have to carve one.

  • Member since
    January, 2004
  • From: Sweden
Posted by chromecop on Friday, January 18, 2019 11:31 AM

Very nice build, well done!

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    October, 2017
  • From: New Prague MN
Posted by 60Buick on Friday, January 18, 2019 12:58 PM

Sweet! Nice build!

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    December, 2003
  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Monday, January 21, 2019 8:09 AM

Cool build. Nicely done.

Perfection is achieved not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
       - Antoine de Saint-Exepury

Trevor

  • Member since
    December, 2005
  • From: Upstate New York
Posted by spencer1984 on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 8:56 AM
Thanks!
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    August, 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 8:08 AM

Looks good, Bill!  A subject that is usually disregarded.  

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

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  • Member since
    January, 2008
  • From: Plano (Dallas), Texas
Posted by mmthrax on Friday, January 25, 2019 10:45 AM

What a great job.  I love the grille.  

The whole truck looks very realistic.

Bravo. Yes

I am curious though.  Why did you mount the mirror on the fender instead of the door?

(edit) Just answered my own question.  I googled the truck.  It looks like they did it that way in the movie.  

Just keep picking away at it...

  • Member since
    December, 2005
  • From: Upstate New York
Posted by spencer1984 on Friday, January 25, 2019 2:14 PM

Thanks, guys!

mmthrax

I am curious though.  Why did you mount the mirror on the fender instead of the door?

(edit) Just answered my own question.  I googled the truck.  It looks like they did it that way in the movie.

Yeah, it's one of the weirder things they did...the passenger's side mirror has to be completely useless there!

  • Member since
    November, 2006
  • From: Belmont MA
Posted by nells250 on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 2:20 PM
Great... now I'll have the song stuck in my head...

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