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Road Trip Memories – Tractors, Trucks and Machines

June 1, 2013

by Iggy Perez

Today, on a rainy saturday morning, while enjoying my coffee, I took some time to go through some road trip pictures of my second trip through Patagonia. I’ve shown you some pics of a Chevy Bus I found in the middle of nowhere (here’s the link) – but I still had more pics of that second trip and I thought of sharing them with you today. I hope you like them!

The title pic shows two tractors on the beach. These tractors are used together with special trailers to bring boats into the water right at the beach, with no quay or dock. These boats are used to bring tourists around the bay at the little town called “Puerto Pirámides”, where you can see whales – in case you want to know, Balaenidae whales, but don’t ask me to pronounce that 😉

RoadTrip_Argentina_Machinery_Trucks_Junkers_002This other pic was taken somewhere along the road. Where driving through a quite solitary and almost desert place, when all of a sudden, the landscape turned green and a little stram appeared from nowhere – together with a few barns, a house and this very cool machine at the front. I guess this is a predecessor of a tractor.

RoadTrip_Argentina_Machinery_Trucks_Junkers_003Keeping the subject of tractors, I also found this one just at the same spot as where that Chevy Bus was at.

RoadTrip_Argentina_Machinery_Trucks_Junkers_000One of my favorite pics is this Dodge Truck. We spent a few days at a town called “Puerto Deseado” and walked by this truck at least two or three times a day. Finally, I caught the right moment, when the sun was shining on it.

I do have some more pics with abandoned cars, rusty gems and even some ship wracks! I may post them any time soon. I personally like these kind of pictures – let me know what you think about them. I hope you like them!

 

 

 

Al June 1, 2013 at 1:29 pm

I would like to thank you for your web page and the info that you post
your work is some of the best out there keep up the work and the new posting
I have made a few diorama too and I have some custom rust jobs on die cast
1/18 scale cars,, there almost as good as yours (LOL) if you have the time
please check them out and let me know what you think
you will find them on my web page www. hobbieclinic.com
Thanks ,,,and keep sending your post to me
Al Avery

Iggy June 1, 2013 at 4:45 pm

Hey Al,

thanks for the comment. I just checked your website! The 64 1/2 Mustang convertible looks really cool! Awesome work!

Iggy

Seb June 3, 2013 at 7:31 pm

Hi Al, I’m glad you like our models and thanks a lot for the feedback! I just checked your site, great work! thanks for sharing!

Mark Hook June 1, 2013 at 3:19 pm

Hi, I love your work, I’m a big fan. The tractors are great and makes me think of what we have here. I live in upstate New York and we have “doodlebugs” instead of old tractors sitting around in the weeds. If you don’t know what a doodlebug is it’s a poor mans tractor, during the depression and WWII when you needed a tractor and you couldn’t afford one you would build one from and old car or truck. They would cut down the frames, remove most of the body parts and sometimes add an extra transmission for lower gears and more pulling power. My father and I like to find them and bring them back to life. I have built a few doodlebug models and have some pictures of them and the real ones but I’m not sure how to send them to you. I’m not very good at using the computer but I’m trying. I also have some great pictures of cars and junkyards from around here that I think you would like. If you have time and would like to see them let me know how and I’ll be happy to send them to you. My friend puts pictures of some of my models on a website he started http://www.junkyardmodels.com If you want, check it out and let me know what you think. Thanks, Mark

Seb June 3, 2013 at 7:37 pm

Hi Mark, I’m glad you like our stuff! Thanks for sharing your doodlebugs, they look great!

Montag June 1, 2013 at 5:47 pm

Hi Gents, I could be wrong, but all the 40 Ford Trucks I’ve seen, have the 39 Grill [all chrome]. I personally like the 40 grill the best, I’ve built three 40’s cars [one coupe and 2 turtlebacks] one of the t-backs, I tried the 39 grill [included in kit], liked the 40 better. Thanks for all.

albert June 2, 2013 at 1:56 am

hello guys i enjoyed the pics and articals they give me good ideas keep up the good work

BPete June 2, 2013 at 5:45 am

What is the best way to make thin 60s – 70s white walls on tires? Years ago model kit came with white walls. Now they come with no option.

Seb June 8, 2013 at 1:26 pm

I normally paint the white wall on tires. I mask the tires with tape, sand the surface and remove brand (if needed) and spray with matt white.

Barrie June 3, 2013 at 12:05 am

Lovin the pics,I just found your website and have been enjoying the posts and pics. I built a 1/18 diarama 2 years ago and have been adding and enjoying since,anyone that see’s pics of it think that it is real for sure. I collect V.W.’s in real life and in my office. My diorama is of the inside of a 24 x 40 mechanic shop,it has 12′ walls,8×12 overhead door,mezzanine and a hoist. If I new how to post pics I would,perhaps one of my kids will show me. Thank you for sharing your addiction and I hope to see more…… Barrie

Seb June 8, 2013 at 1:25 pm

Hi Barrie, I’m glad you like our site and thanks for your comment. Is there a site where we can see your projects?
Thanks!
Seb

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