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The Blues Brothers – Jake and Elwood – in 1 / 25th Scale

By John Egnaro (DeRoia)

(Note- click on any picture to make it larger)

Here’s a story that started with Jake. I got out my dump trailer kit I have had for a long time. No reason – just saw it on one of my storage shelves and said- ‘hey- I’ll build this!’.

The dump triple axel trailer can be built straight out of the box – or they give you instructions to cut it short and make a ‘regular’ dump truck out of it. What’s cool is – they also give you the front of a dump should you cut your longer trailer in half. That’s how Elwood was born.

Also- I used two 1/25th scale Revell ‘Snap-kits’ for the trucks. They make the Peterbilt and Kenworth in the same scale. I don’t care what anyone says- these are superb kits for around $25.00. They both have sleepers but can easily be cut off to make other versions of the trucks. You will see that in the pictures.

I had blue left over from the first truck / dump trailer so I used that also on the second.

I used ‘For Sale’ styrene sheet for the second dump body. Some of you know- I love the ‘For sale’ plastic. It’s cheap and can be easily cut with scissors.

I AM NOT DONE yet with the two Blues Brothers- but here are progress pics to date.


Here’s JAKE….

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Here’s ELWOOD…..

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Here are the final pictures and videos of the ‘Blues Brothers’ trucks:

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Please note: Youtube allows pop-ups over the videos at different times. Their doing. Some are ‘trashy’. Just click “x” to remove them.



That’s all folks.

No live rocks were hurt in this project!!













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  1. Herman Moore Herman Moore

    I just hate it when you get to the best part and you see the ”To be continued”………GGrrr .

    John this was a really great ”read” nice to see something new [Color] Your Cut & Dice builds are a pleasure to watch. ”Nothing extreme” about dismembering a truck and creating something totally awesome when done.
    Nice trailer filler ideas………….I gather that must have taken all your negotiating skills to get Annie to part with her kitty-litter. Luv the cab detailing.


  2. Herman Moore Herman Moore

    Your new video stylin’ with the cool music gives the presentation a nice touch.
    Now you need ot invest in a potters-wheeel so you can use your foot to turn the table !

    This completion of the build of the Blue twins must have made you such a proud ”model-Daddy” !
    Doubly awesome all in one.
    All that is missing is a small Blue pickup with appropriate Company Logo as the pilot/traffic management support vehicle.

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