TOPIC: 1:10 scale farm machinery scratchbuilds

1:10 scale farm machinery scratchbuilds 6 days 18 hours ago #50315

Grass is unfeasibly long & lush so test drive didn't go so well, would only run about 18" before one of the drive wheels started spinning up. I suspect even with freshly cut short grass and couple of modifications would be needed to keep if moving and the reel rotating - locking the diff & fitting a slightly bigger fifth/guide wheel with some better grip (like a homemade disc wheel of Wild One/Fox dimensions & with a narrowed down oval block tyre).











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1:10 scale farm machinery scratchbuilds 6 days 18 hours ago #50316

With unloader boom out:






Brat for scale:








... and with the 1:32 Britains model that inspired the build:



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1:10 scale farm machinery scratchbuilds 6 days 18 hours ago #50317

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To slightly mis-quote the film Jaws,
Jonny, “ you’re gonna need a bigger display case”.

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1:10 scale farm machinery scratchbuilds 6 days 17 hours ago #50319

I have no word.... fabulous is too low.
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1:10 scale farm machinery scratchbuilds 6 days 12 hours ago #50323

stingray-63 wrote: I have no word.... fabulous is too low.

I totally second this :y:

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goldfish999 wrote:

stingray-63 wrote: I have no word.... fabulous is too low.

I totally second this :y:

I third it.

1:10 scale farm machinery scratchbuilds 6 days 12 hours ago #50325

Nice work Chap :) And you got the Mythical sunny day for pictures :woohoo: ;)
If you can't fix it with a hammer, you've got an electrical problem mate :)

1:10 scale farm machinery scratchbuilds 6 days 11 hours ago #50327

Jaw dropping work, again, Jonny!
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1:10 scale farm machinery scratchbuilds 4 days 23 hours ago #50339

Diff taken out & drillled to take m3 countersunk screws to lock it:




New narrow front tyre made from 2 Hotshot type rear oval block tyres - 2 because they were both worn on one edge (so probably off a Bigwig); wheel made from stacked discs of styrene made with a compass cutter didn't come out as round as I would have liked it, so tidied it up (and made it a bit too small) on the Unimat:






Wheel is a lot bigger than the mk.I, but overall rolling radius isn't that much bigger so still clears the reel, although I did have to adjust the top & rear clearance slots on the cutting head:





ps thanks for the positive comments :)
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1:10 scale farm machinery scratchbuilds 4 days 23 hours ago #50340

Nice! And they look more than tractor tires. :)
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