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John Deere 8400 Euro Modified ERTL Precision
Hi, Im new here in the forum and now i show my last tractor.

Its a John Deere 8400 ertl precision based and modified to euro version.

Hope you like it.

Regards, Miguel.








 
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I've been asked to build three of these beasts with fully working arms. Owned and operated by Agriplant Ltd, they run a fleet of five extensively modified Hydrocut G-rahfs with Bomford flail heads. They are celebrating their 50th anniversary with three of these models, so, no pressure  Starting with three Siku John Deere 6920s models (one of these being radio controlled!) they will be converted to 6830 premiums and fitted with scratch built G-rahfs.


    
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John Deere 6830 & Hydrocut G-rahf Hedge Cutter / tabmodels
I've been asked to build three of these beasts with fully working arms. Owned and operated by Agriplant Ltd, they run a fleet of five extensively modified Hydrocut G-rahfs with Bomford flail heads. They are celebrating their 50th anniversary with three of these models, so, no pressure  Starting with three Siku John Deere 6920s models (one of these being radio controlled!) they will be converted to 6830 premiums and fitted with scratch built G-rahfs.


    
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Leyland 282 Synchros / tabmodels
I've been asked to build this for a Leyland enthusiast who at first wanted to convert it from a completed Scaledown Leyland 270. Realising the work involved with stripping back the model, building and repainting, I decided to use some key parts and build it from scratch. It will feature floatation front tyres.
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1/32 ERF B series County Tractors Low loader
I recently had the pleasure of building this model for John (jmd).

Completely scratch built the build started with the cab, made from mountboard and cereal card. There was two main things that proved challenging, the grill contained loads of really small strips that all needed gluing in place while running in line. The other was the windscreen, which has large curves at both end, this was done by creating the shape in Mount board, heating a sheet of clear plastic and bending it around the former.
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'Not quite decided on a name yet' Farm
As those who were at the Penrith show will have seen Ive recently started a new diorama. My main aim is to achieve a model railway standard of realism over an entire diorama. The plan is a hill farm of largely and some pedigree beef cattle. I currently have ideas that will easily spread out over a 12x4ft area. For now though I have focused on a handling yard, unhappy with the last two attempts I've made at them. 

I will try to explain the process in making most of the bits and pieces, as I was rushing to finish this part for the show I didn't take step by step photos of each process but those that I've missed will be repeated in other areas of the farm and guides made then.

For now here is the handling yard, right in the swing of summer as shearing takes place.
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Ford 6600 (Schindler axle) / tabmodels
I've been asked to build a Ford 6600 with Schindler front axle, one of many four wheel drive axles utilised by ford before the ZF came along. This is a rare and unique conversion distinguished by it's plain wheel centres and 'nose up' attitude due to the bulky differential being directly below the tombstone.
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New Holland 2405
After finding out about the Emmanuel S kit, this was a build that I've been wanting to undertake for a while, but with my own personal touch. i also decided to share some pictures of the build, rather than just the finished model. I'm planning on fitting it with artisan rims and tires all round, with a detachable pick up reel header. I also hope to fit the reel with a full set of pickup tines and auger fingers during the build. Currently I don't know if I'm going to install the counter weights on the back of the harvester and i would like to hear your suggestions on this. Heres some pictures of the build so far. hopefully i will have this in the cabinet beside my MAP john deere 5830

Hugh


Rear bonnet test fit after making plastistruct cross members and grill brace


Rear axle mocked up to make and test fit the brass tie rod 



Side panel Fitment mockup with floorpan


Cab,blower and feed roller mockup


Header, grab rails and cab interior set into place




 
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Danish model show
In the weekend the Danish MOELTRAKTORKLUBBEN had the first show in 2018,  i showed up with a handful of my models for first time since my blood clot in 2016
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Henton 12 ton trailer
So I’ve been flat out with orders this week. Today I gave some time to this 1 of 2 henton trailers I’m building for a chap. Some brass in there really weighted it up. And made great braces everything feels very solid. But in fairness not that much stronger than styrene and weld ! I Got the rear door fully working just need to connect it up to the chassis which does have a working ram I just took it out as I will be applying some paint tonight hopefully. Excuse the letters and scetches on the styrene it’s just for reference as it’s the first one I’ve built. I’m hoping to make a near exact copy for the next one. 
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1/32 New Holland 8070 combine
Just finished custom building the giodi NH 8070 ready for France. 
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Britians MF 760 re-build
This is my first attempt at a conversion/update/rebuild so just taking it one step at a time and trying to make it look like a few photo's I found online  

Would be pleased to have input from people more knowledgeable than me on possible further upgrade I could try to carry out
It is still a work in progress  

So far I have changed the wheel for Siku items (front hub detail inserts still to be re-fitted).

Modified a Siku steering axle to give the correct track and more realistic steering

Started work on changing header to a top pivot and next up is to make some rams to fit onto the removed lower pivot brackets, and to make the header removable.

still need to repair/replace the exhaust and make a new front grill and headlight arrangement, and may fill the cracks in the body. Will also try to make an attempt at a grain bin fitment, and to fit some cab glazing. If I can find MF red paint and new decals will give it a spray up
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JCB 3CX Sitemaster
Another build that I started a few years ago and then came to a standstill, so I thought in between doing the other two tractors I would crack on with this as well ( I do get bored easily and like a change). Anyway, progress so far, wheels are just popped underneath to give an idea of proportions :
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Fergusons T20 /30s etc (pre Massey)
Advanced Products,  USA made this 1/12th Scale late 1940s
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Timpo Tractor
Another one that does not come up very often . 

Were made , along with other Timpo plastic items in Shotts , Scotland . 

They did a  tractor , with name SUPER 5000 . Came with a cattle trailer , similar to Corgi one , also a tipping trailer , & was available in a set .

All plastic , with wire rod for steering mechanism . 

Made in the red / blue scheme , as my version , & also a reverse of this , blue parts red & red parts blue . 

A rare item , complete versions & boxed versions making good money . 

Mine is missing Right Hand Mudguard , & also exhaust & air intake . 
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Case 1394
Another one from my past, thought I'd make a start on a Case 1394, a tractor that I spent many many hours driving as a young lad. This one will probably be magpie, but I haven't ruled out it sporting the red and black Case IH livery yet Anyway, engine and bonnet underway:
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Some Cattle Conversions
Some cattle conversations, Belgium/British Blues, Highland Cattle, Longhorn Bull, Limousin Bull, Blone Bull,British White Bull, White Park Cow
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Lego Tractors
Thought I'd share some of these with you all, I was brought up on Lego Technic since the age of 5 and built up a huge collection over the years. Most of it has gone on ebay now but I still have all the 1970s sets boxed and stowed away, mainly because Lego is like crack cocaine to me I delved back into the hobby about 13 years ago and became an AFOL (adult fan of lego) and thanks to ebay I relapsed and had again amassed a ridiculously huge collection. Here are some of the many creations I built before going into Lego rehab.


 
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County 4000-four / tabmodels
This was going to happen at some point 


 

 
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Massey Ferguson 2620 & Moffett Bushmaster / tabmodels
Work in progress, control levers fitted and frame made to fit the Massey 2620...
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Miltan Maxwell (Indian Toy Tractors)
For some reason, these are some of my favourite (older) models. Quite crude in places but have an attractiveness about them!  
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Polistil Models
Another tractor maker from Italy. 
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Case IH 685 L cab
As I had a spare bonnet from a 1056, and as the 475 is almost finished I thought I would move forward a few decades to a Case IH 685 with the L cab, which is basically the same frame as used on the 74 series. Anyway, progress so far, engine ( international this time!)/ gearbox made, mudguards added, cab front made and bonnet depth cut down and side panels shortened.
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Yaxon Models
How about a dedicated topic on Yaxon Farm Toys. A few to start it off! 
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Weeks / MF 5 ton trailer
Starting to work my way through some of our gear here, so thought I'd copy our little feed trailer as it makes a good match for the 475. It's a weeks but made for MF and sold in their colours (although ours is blue, but I intend to respray it in Massey livery) Anyway, progress so far:
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