Okies On The Road

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by Vic, May 19, 2002.

  1. Vic

    Vic Active Member

    I was inspired:eek: to bash this one from an article a number of years ago in RMC. The car started life as a Jordan Models Essex and the rest is stuff from my junk box:D

    Its 1933 and the family farm in Oklahoma has been devestated by the drought. So the whole family has packed up and are heading to Colorado so Pa can get work on the D&RGW.

    Hope Y'all enjoy this one.

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  2. Vic

    Vic Active Member

    Okies #2

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  3. Vic

    Vic Active Member

    Okies #3

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  4. Vic

    Vic Active Member

    Okies #4

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    Now if I can get half as good as Shamus with the camera I'll have it made in the shade!!!:D

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  5. kettlestack

    kettlestack Member

    Awwwww Vic, I love them!!!!!!!

    The patience you must have with those tiny lightweight bits leaves me in awe. The paint job you did on them and the texture of the tarpaulin on the trailer, and the bit's tied on, and, and, and ..... geeeee, what can I say? Thats the kind of model I dream of!! You even got the kit's slim tyres to look their correct thickness too! Most deserving of the plinth you put it on! Well done sir.

  6. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Errol I agree with you it's truly an outstanding model, but what the h*ll is a plinth???????????????????????? :confused:
  7. Vic

    Vic Active Member


    Thanks Errol for the compliments....and....aye being of the Scottish descent meself my lad I knew right of the bat what a plinth is.:D Should we tell Tyson???? HAHA!!:D
  8. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    I can hear that driver now,"I hope there's a 'three family-twoholer' at that trailer park".
  9. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    I'll bet the driver's name is Tom Joad...?;) (any Steinbeck readers here?)
    Very nice work, Vic!
    They may need to stop at the Hard Times Grocery for supplies! :)
  10. roryglasgow

    roryglasgow Active Member

    Those are excellent, Vic! I can imagine my ancestors packing up and heading for greener pastures. Mine came down to Houston, TX, though. It seems we Glasgows always have to do things differently. :)

    BTW, I like the garbage can. I think every car should come with a can that size attached to it! hehehehe
  11. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

    Vic, Great work and photos, the paint job is excellant.

  12. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Hi Vic,
    Outstanding my man, you made a very good job of that.

    Plinth is that little bit of superb wood it is standing on.

  13. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Yeah Shamus, according to Webster's it is the pedestal or base that supports said item. Boy I hate you Europeans always flaunting your superior education and knowledge in front of us dumb ol' rednecks! :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
  14. John Sneed

    John Sneed Member


    I thought a plinth was at the base of a column and a square block John
  15. Virginian

    Virginian Member

    I may switch scale!!

    Great model, Vic
    When I think of what I dream of doing with my layout, eventually, I know I've got to find an old airship hanger for rent:rolleyes: ...I just can't imagine getting such marvelous detail in N scale...it is amazing what you accomplished in HO!!
    By the way, I think your photos are quite well done....after all, shamus was a pro for a good many years... he's 'sposed to be "Really,ReallyGood"! LOL :D
    I love this new forum already! thanks Dave H., and catt
    vgn :cool: (maybe...had hail and thunder already today...a very rare phenom. here abouts :eek: )
  16. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Great work Vic. Ma and Pa Kettle on the road again.
    When I had a pint or two too many I said plinth give me another one EH!

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