The model represents a 1936 International Harvester F-20 Farmall tractor as it would have appeared in 1944, after years of hard work and exposure to the elements. It is built to 1/9 scale, making the tractor about 13" long from crank to hitch, and is built entirely from scratch, primarily of styrene plastic, with no kit, found or commercial parts used in any way. Each nut, bolt, screw, cotter pin, spring and everything else was created for this model. Decals are custom, inkjet printed and set in the same typefaces as the originals.
No plans were available, so all working drawings had to be researched and drafted from photos, parts diagrams and written descriptions. The drawings were started in 2008, the model started in 2010 and completed just in time for the International Plastic Modelers Society National Convention in 2013, where it won the George Lee Judges' Grand Award (Best in Show) out of a field of 2,500 models.
Photos by John Meyer