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Dodge Ram Extended Cab (with a "Twist")

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Dodge Ram Extended Cab (with a "Twist")
Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, July 8, 2007 6:22 PM
This is my take on the Dodge Ram Extended cab driven by Bill Paxton in the movie "Twister" with Helen Hunt. The cab was stretched using two AMT/Ertl Snap Fast Plus kits One was the 1996 dually, and the other was the regular cab, long bed. The rear seat is from an extended cab GMC Dually kit, also Snap Fast Plus. I used Squadron white putty instead of green, and it shrunk over time leaving a dip in the roof. If you're scratchbuilding, always use green putty, NEVER white. The white putty sucks. The "Dorothy" Instrument pack in the bed is made from Styrene, PVC plumbing pipe, and small ball bearings. The little satellite dish is made from a sliced ping pong ball. Being built from "Snap Fast "kits, this model has no engine. Not a feature I really care for, but it makes a good curbside presentation.

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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, July 8, 2007 6:23 PM

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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, July 8, 2007 8:17 PM
Thats cool, nice work!
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    January 2005
  • From: Waymart, Pa.
Posted by BigEd0601 on Sunday, July 8, 2007 8:57 PM
Hey Mike. Great job on the scratchbuilding. Looks good. Love Helen Hunt...hate when the putty shrinks. Nice truck though.

Big Ed (Larry) Some pics...some tutorials

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    September 2006
  • From: The Great Northwest (SPOKANE)
Posted by Space Cowboy on Sunday, July 8, 2007 9:34 PM
Sharp looking truck great detail keep up the great work.

(I Love It When A Plan Comes Together) Hannibal Smith.

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    April 2007
  • From: IL
Posted by kw_2010 on Sunday, July 8, 2007 11:16 PM
Dude, this is really sweet! I've wanted to do this truck forever, but never have. REally Nice build TX.
The best paint color is mud. Born and Raised Ford Tough.
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    February 2007
  • From: morganton nc
Posted by C.L.nye on Sunday, July 8, 2007 11:26 PM
cool truck,nice detail and scratch work.
I didn't know I couldn't do it,so I went ahead and did it any way..
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    August 2006
  • From: Greensboro, NC
Posted by KMAN on Monday, July 9, 2007 5:48 AM
Looks good. Don't worry about the roof. I would just tell everybody it got too close to the twister and it got twisted. lol Seriously though...The scratch building looks very good. Nice truck! Kelly

Easy now, whatcha cutten your cotton balls at?

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    December 2005
  • From: Upstate New York
Posted by spencer1984 on Monday, July 9, 2007 6:06 AM
Excellent work! This has been on my "to do" list for a while, but I kept putting it off. Seeing what you've done here has given me a kick in the right direction, though.
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Posted by motorhead4646 on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 12:15 PM

Now THAT is the EXTREME!!!

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    October 2009
  • From: Central Ohio
Posted by pyrman on Thursday, July 31, 2014 7:39 AM

Greg H

"Think of the fact that there's not one state in the 50 that has the death penalty for speeding...although I'm not so sure about Ohio." (The Cannonball Run)

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    July 2010
  • From: Houston Tx
Posted by Mopar-D on Friday, August 1, 2014 2:45 PM

Nice build

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    June 2017
Posted by coltsigma on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 6:53 PM

Hi really nice work I'm building a 1/18 scale version from an Ertl model have you any advice made a few replicas from tv shows and film but I'm still a novice many thanks.


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