Hi guys Since I'm new to this group I thought that I would show off my set of Ertl 1/25th tractors. These kits have been bashed slightly and weathered a bit. They are all part of various dioramas.
This is from the IH 1466 kit and IH plow kit. The truck is an AMT Chevy kit. about the only changes made were to add duals on scratch built rims
The JD4430 kit was modified so the the three point hitch arms work as well as the addition of kit duals, the cab door is hinged. The gravity wagons are scratch built
This is a 1/25th scale Ertl plastic bodied, diecast framed model of a 8087 MF combine. It has been heavily modified with a scratch built cab, all new railings, steps, ladders and tires and rims. The corn is made from broom straw and paper leaves.
The 1155 MF with a scratch built Lucknow snowblower. I added tire chains to the tractor
And the last one is the 310 JD backhoe. all the rams and joints are movable unlike the original kit
Thanks for looking
Last Edit: Jul 19, 2007 12:03:40 GMT -5 by dptydawg
I love seeing models like this done up so beautifully and realistically. You have a definite talent for replicating these awesome machines and it's a true pleasure to view them. Thanks for sharing them!!! Keep up the awesome and beautiful work!!!! ;D
"Build what you want, how you want, but most importantly, build for the FUN of it!"
Hi Guys Thanks for all the kind words. I have always tried to build models that were just a little different from the norm. The original Ertl 1/25th scale agricultural models were amoung the best kits in there time. I still haven't found the Massey or John deere plough kits yet.
Post by halfpint33 on Jul 29, 2007 17:59:52 GMT -5
Very cool indeed.Been wanting to get all the amt tractors since I was raised on a farm.Just haven't gotten around to it yet.The plows are on ebay occasionally but the last one I watched was sealed and went for over $100
Hi Dan, These dios are a few years old now. They have all made the show circuit in the past. My Corn Field picked up a third place ribbon in dios at the the London IMPS show in '05. I hope to have something new ready for London and MegaCity this fall. Do you have any details on the London show? Thanks Carl