How about a scale vehicle thread

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by Catt, Oct 22, 2006.

  1. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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    Boley School bus.
    Yes ...I did add a driver. Just gotta fill the back with some ankle bit....Uh....Uh......Children

    I also added the name of a local bus company.

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  2. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    Roco Russian WW2 truck

    This truck is from a Russian manufacturer, and is available from Roco. I have four of these to do up for a friend who is helping me with module framework and wiring...

    While it is a model of a circa WW2 Russian military vehicle, it is a nice stand-in for circa 1920s North American trucks.

    Basic black paint is Testors Engine Black on top, and Grimy Black underneath. Weathering is done with brown and tan craft paints, and the mirror and headlights are also craft paint (silver).

    The truck comes as you see it in the last two pictures, along with a little bag of details to add - exhaust, driveshaft, window glass, and headlights. The Cab comes off, and the steering wheel is removable if you want to add interior detail or a driver. The only "after market" additions are the mirror (0.015 wire and a bit of sprue) and the barrel in the back (also scratchbuilt from 1/4" dowel and wine bottle foil ;)).


    Andrew

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  3. COMBAT

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    Little something for you.

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    BNSF truck I made with some stickers. Great truck, it even comes with the ability to be put on the rails if you want to keep that attached to the truck.

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  4. Pitchwife

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    Very cool construction equipment COMBAT. I especially like the backhoe and the hole driller. :thumb: :thumb: I just wish I could find stuff like that in N. :curse: :curse:
  5. jbaakko

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    Looks like they were all gone. Have yet to check other stores (tomorrow).
  6. Kevinkrey

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    COMBAT. I LOVE that scene, I want to find room for something like that on my layout, but what did you use for roads and dirt? It all looks so real!
  7. Kevinkrey

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    Here is my latest project, I have an Athearn telesquirt body and a Boley tanker cab, I noticed how the colors line up, and thought hey!, kitbash time! I dont know how to connect them though, I want the cab to stay with the chassis because then I can keep the fuel tanks, but the fire body wont fit on the tanker frame, and the boley truck wont fit on the ex Ford C chassis. How could I connect the Boley (diecast frame, and the Athearn plastic frame? Does it look okay as a single axle? I think it does.

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  8. COMBAT

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    Well part of the road is tar paper from roofing. Part of it is wall joint compound shaped and sanded then painted. The dirt, its real dirt. :) Just sifted down. I cant see paying all this money for dirt in a can when I can get it from my own property.

    Thanks for looking! :)
  9. Kevinkrey

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    What color did you use to paint the concrete road surface? I know I know, gray, but what shade?
  10. COMBAT

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    I believe it was gray primer. Worked great! Wait till you see the seaport container area that is gray and done up like concrete. Looks good. :)
  11. chessie4155

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    Combat: Great looking scene:thumb: .. I have the same Yellow semi and lowboy trailer, nice stuff:thumb: The utilty trucks look great too...love the auger truck:thumb:
  12. COMBAT

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    Thanks, the auger truck needs some scenes stuff put around, dirt on the bit ect.
  13. Kevinkrey

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    Depending on what your scenic base is, you could drill a hole for the drill, and really make it look like its drilling.​


  14. COMBAT

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    I Thought About Doing That... The Thing Is I Have Already Changed The Scene.... Lol :)
  15. jbaakko

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    I'd say use the Boley, but cut out the suspension & wells, and use the one from the Athearn frame. Then use the Athearn Wheels.
  16. Kevinkrey

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    More plowing pics

    Here are more pics of a scene I have going for a snowplowing website. I made a video, but it wouldnt work on youtube, so for now, here a few pics, I made a box plow for my backhoe also.

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  17. scubadude

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    I gotta tell you, the quality of HO scale vehicles makes me want to make the jump from N to HO.....It's really frustrating trying to find good N cars and trucks wall1 .....
  18. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    Crud wall1 lol

    Okay Thanks Josh :mrgreen:
  19. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    I already saw it hehehehehehe :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    Combat those pics with the construction scene are AWESOME!!!! The roads look great and that Kenworth and the lowboy look saaaweettt :thumb: :thumb:

    And those utility trucks look awesome too. Specialy the auger!! :thumb: :thumb:

    Looking forward to seeing some more.

    BTW who makes the BNSF pickup?????
  20. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    Kevin thats SOOOOO COOL. I love the winter scene. All that snow looks AWESOME and the equiment tire marks are a nice detail. It looks so real and with all the snow piled on the equipment too :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: Nicely Done :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: