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Well, the past few years I have been busy building snowplows. Everything except the cabs tires, tire chains and wheels are molded from a resin plastic. I documented the process(hey i was bored ;D)

Oshkosh P50

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Wing slides installed

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Box intalled

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At this point, I wasn't shure if the front plow was going to be a Vplow or one-way.

It was a V! It was just sitting infront of the truck when the photo was taken.

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Side wing

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Now the wiring harness

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Plowmounts all painted and finished!! and tire chains installed

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Vplow installed

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All finished!!(finnaly)

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This thread took like an hour. I have more of the process of building another ploe, but haven't finished it yet. I will post them in this same thread instead of creating another.

Hope you like them!

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Sweet baby jesus!! That is superb. All the rivet heads and bolts etc. .  the snow chains... the lifting gear. . . what a superb amount of detail. So why snow plows then? Childhood memories of a family member driving them, or do you? Or just a bit of a fancey for them in general? You certainly capture them in model scale ver, very well. Oh and what scale is it?

(Could you limit your pics to 6 per post please, just makes it a little easier for people with slower connections etc.   ;))

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I drive one for the village when the snow gets heavy. I drive a 1960's Walter's Snow Fighter.

iThanks for the well..thanks. It is a 1/27 scale. Oh and yell I will limit my posts sorry, got a litttle carried away :-[

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Many thanks to the guys over at Oshkosh for helping me on this project!

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I know nothing about US spec trucks but I do like the look of them, always remind me of the Spielberg film 'Duel'... ;):)

Thought I'd have a look for some photos after seeing this amazing build and found this site which may be of interest to some.....

http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/mark_simiele.htm

This is a cracking scratchbuild, look forward to seeing your other plough soon too ;D

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I use that site for both reference and drawing up my winning lottery ticket purchases, Simon!  :D

Must be an interesting bit of kit to drive, what kind of depth of snow are we talking in a typical winter for you guys to blade through?

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