This White 4-150 was my first scratch built piece, so it has taken a while but along the way I have learned quite a bit about how to piece things together. The main body is out of Balsa Wood with small screw eyes used for the articulation joint and hitch. Most of the body was roughed in with a dremel drill and then finished up with carving and sanding. I didnít like having a cab with dark windows painted in so I cut the cab apart and carved details inside so that it looked more realistic. The cab contains a gearshift, hydraulic controls, handrail and bottom step made out of push pins bent to the right shape as well as a seat out of wood. The engine was carved out of separate pieces of wood until it looked right and inlaid to the frame. The 3 point hitch was done with round toothpicks for the hydraulic cylinders and square toothpicks were carved down for lift arms. Push pins were used for the adjustment linkages. To seal off the wood and eliminate the grains in the wood, I used auto-body filler to seal it up and get a smooth coat on it. The piece still needs decals to be made and touch up painting. I plan to eventually make a 1/16th tractor like the one we use with big single tires.
Submitted by Caleb Stone
4-150 Prior to Paint
Scratch Built White 4-150
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