Full scale 1 to 1 1953 Farmall Super A tractor. The fuel system has to be completely rebuilt due to ethanol in modern fuel eating all the seals. Carburetor has to be rebuilt. Fuel settlement bowl has be replaced so the fuel tank & all lines have to be removed. The people I got the tractor from ran a 12 volt battery on a 6 volt system. That debacle only caused me to waste $140. Plugs, points, distributor, condenser, and wires all are being replaced. The former 12 volt battery leaked in the battery box and a decade of acid ate through 1/8th inch of steel and actually corroded the top of the transmission housing, no real harm done to the housing but - wow - did baking soda in water bubble when dumped on the area. The seat rotted from being in the sunlight for over 10 years. I had a hot rod shop re-upholster the seat. I have the best looking seat on a '53 Farmall in the USA. Luna's upholster shop in Mason, Michigan does absolutely excellent work.
Other than the tractor I'm working on a 1/350 HMS Repulse
. I put that cruiser
next to the pudgy hull of the battleship USS Alabama
has the lines of a marathon runner. Alabama
has the lines of an NFL line man.
My wife's eyes roll when I get a model. She gets serious sticker shock when I get tractor parts. Steiner Tractor Parts makes Free Time Hobbies look like a Five and Dime store.
Last, to properly store the tractor I'm putting on a small addition to the back of my storage shed. I'm doing the work myself. That little shed to keep the tractor out of the rain & snow will run about $300 in inexpensive lumber. I already own the 2 x 4s & the shingles.
Ships, wingie thingies, cars, trains, cars, bikes?
Am just finishing up USS LONG BEACH CGN 9. It's the Cyberhobby 1/700 scale kit (CGN 9 circa 1967) with Tom's Modelworks hand rails.
It's a small model but it's going together very well. Fine detail fiddly parts.