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If you haven’t yet noticed, scratchbuilders choose their subjects carefully, making sure they’re sufficiently obscure to have never previously been modeled in scale form, yet are not so obscure to be impossible to research. Danny Downs seems to be rather proficient at toeing that line, judging from the vehicles he’s selected for his own scratchbuilding efforts. The Diamond T Pak-Age Car and the White semi and trailer combo are reasonably well-known and thus make good scratchbuilding choices if only because no model company’s ever attempted them. The White streamliner, of course, gets our goat. But 1940 the Austin Western street sweeper, as seen above? A Galion road roller? A Hobart Weldmobile? Astounding choices. And what’s better, Danny’s even included a few pictures of the tools and methods used to create these tiny masterpieces.