Thunder Model Tractor

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Nice Woody. :) Very neat and simple mod.

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Apologies for not posting any pics yet. :oops: I'll get around to that shortly. I'm happy to report that it's a neat little kit. The fit is very good with little or no putty required. The plastic is easy to work with though my "A sprue" was bowed when I opened the box, but on the plus side, it didn't affect any of the parts at all.

I've gone a little overboard and wired up the engine, including adding spark plugs. I don't know why I did that :roll:

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Neat idea!
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Vincent Power wrote:I've gone a little overboard and wired up the engine, including adding spark plugs. I don't know why I did that :roll:
...because it's what we do Vincent, even if no one knows it's there, we do.... :D
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Thanks guys. :)

Here is where I am so far.
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So...were these just used as tow tugs?
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Looking real good Vincent 8-)

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Mark Aldrich wrote:So...were these just used as tow tugs?
Mark, I think they were used as Tow tugs, mowing the grass on airfields, they also had a variety of attachments for other engineering work. :?
I'm no expert though.

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Gary Boxall wrote:Looking real good Vincent 8-)

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Thanks Gary.

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I've progressed a little further. :D
A lot of the smaller parts are on and I've divided some of the build into sub assemblies for painting. I still have minor wiring to finish off too.
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I've also added some rust areas and some random damage. ;)
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Moving slowly towards paint I think. :)

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