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born2lift08
Posted: Tuesday, April 28, 2009 6:13:36 PM

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Finished another weather and repaint. This time I did the TWH 4100W tower with the extension kit. As usual, I repainted it in American Bridge colors.
I tried some different techniques on the carbody to get that dried on, thin mud look with oil and grease bleeding through. Let me know what you guys think of it.

I didn't go crazy with the rust and rusted scratches like I did on the ringer. Reason being, that a forum member, who wishes to remain anonymous, had me do this for him. He didn't want all that rust. Also, doing it would have hiked the price way up, as it it very time consuming.

I replaced all the penants with Musky Master. 64 lb test for the penants coming from the equalizer and 27 lb test for the working boom penants. I did away with the multiple length penants, as the real tower has penants that are one length.

I replaced the hoist and boomhoist cable with Musky Master 18 lb test.

I also made double headache balls by removing the becket off of one and the hook on another and pinned them together. Most 4100 towers that I have seen had two balls.

I will post two threads for the pics, as there are so many.

Hope you guys like it.






















































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Posted: Tuesday, April 28, 2009 6:15:17 PM

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Posted: Tuesday, April 28, 2009 6:18:06 PM

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sick bother! Keep them coming

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Posted: Tuesday, April 28, 2009 6:20:31 PM
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Amazing job !!! i like it !!


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Posted: Tuesday, April 28, 2009 6:23:05 PM

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that is just amazing....it looks so real...great job

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Posted: Tuesday, April 28, 2009 7:48:05 PM

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SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL AND JUST HOW IT SHOULD LOOK!!

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Posted: Tuesday, April 28, 2009 8:07:50 PM

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Sweet! Thanks for sharing the pictures. That is awesome. Applause Applause
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Posted: Tuesday, April 28, 2009 9:35:06 PM

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You should e-mail Manitowoc and see if they would be intrested in any of your talent.

Spot on and again they need to be in a museum!
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Posted: Tuesday, April 28, 2009 10:13:19 PM

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Detailed right down to the poorly fitting 8D battery box cover.

Love the tracks. Love the chain case. Cant wait to see more.

Superior effort born2lift08!!
born2lift08
Posted: Tuesday, April 28, 2009 10:39:48 PM

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Thanks guys. Your kind words really make me feel like all the work was worth it.
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Posted: Wednesday, April 29, 2009 3:39:12 AM

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Fantastic!Applause
Paul R
Posted: Wednesday, April 29, 2009 5:13:18 AM

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That is just totally amazing. Words really do escape me. It may as well be the real machine. Not only is the weathering top notch but your photography is also of a very high standard.

Thank you for sharing!

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Posted: Wednesday, April 29, 2009 10:27:17 AM

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nice work!Applause

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born2lift08
Posted: Saturday, May 02, 2009 7:14:26 PM

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Paul R, Thanks. It's funny. When I took the pics of the ringer, I had all my lights out and took a lot of time to prepair. For the tower, I just set up the back drop and opened the verticle blinds in the kitchen and went for it. I took one pic and had a look at it on the PC, opened it in photoshop and did a light levels adjustment. I was very suprised at how good they came out.
JSW57
Posted: Saturday, May 02, 2009 7:55:49 PM

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Unbelievable job born2lift08. Just curious, how many hours did you have in the project? Applause

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born2lift08
Posted: Saturday, May 02, 2009 8:16:58 PM

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JSW57, Thank you. I have about 72 hours into it. It would have been 5 or so more hours if I wouldn't have used the airbrush to do the fading.
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Posted: Saturday, May 02, 2009 9:38:58 PM

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WOW, I can believe it. Keep up the great work and please post more pics, I would like to see a few shots of the boom.

Thanks,
Jeff
born2lift08
Posted: Sunday, May 03, 2009 9:59:53 AM

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JSW57, thanks, unfortunetaly the tower has been shipped to it new owner. I was going to take it outside to take some full on shots, but the day I took the pics it was raining. After I took the pics I tore it down and packaged it up. The next tower I do, I will take it outside.
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