1942 Hobart weldmobile
Scratch-built from brass and copper at 1/48th scale (1/4 inch to the foot).. It is a portable welder used at a construction site, and was driven to work areas as needed. They were made from the late '30's up into the '60's by the Hobart company. Shown is the engine which is a Chrysler straight 8 industrial engine and temporary mock-up with current pieces. On the palm of my hand are the most recent parts made; the gear-shift, horn, hand brake, steering wheel and column and a fire extinguisher. The pin on the fire extinguisher and horn will allow me to attach these parts later. Most recent pictures show the steering wheel, hand brake, gearshift and hood added to the model. Also included is a picture of the real weldmobile that started it all. Added spotlight, tail light and fire extinguisher. Finished December 2009.
Aug 3, 2009