How about a scale vehicle thread

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

  1. Kevinkrey

    Kevinkrey Member

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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!
  2. 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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  3. 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! :)
  4. Kevinkrey

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    What color did you use to paint the concrete road surface? I know I know, gray, but what shade?
  5. 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. :)
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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:
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    Thanks, the auger truck needs some scenes stuff put around, dirt on the bit ect.
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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.​


  9. COMBAT

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    I Thought About Doing That... The Thing Is I Have Already Changed The Scene.... Lol :)
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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.
  11. 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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    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 .....
  13. TruckLover

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    Crud wall1 lol

    Okay Thanks Josh :mrgreen:
  14. 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?????
  15. 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:
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    Again, some really cool stuff guys! My Old Dominion decals are still on backorder, though, so that project is still shelved. Also, does anyone have or know how to get, and I'm guessing this has been asked before, a 1:87 DeLorean? I just want it for kicks, and also as a nod to Back to the Future:p
  17. chessie4155

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    I had heard that Reel Rides is coming out with a Delorian, not sure if or when though.:confused:
  18. COMBAT

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    What are you using for snow?? Love the scene!!!
  19. Kevinkrey

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    Thanks, the snow is flour, I made a diorama for taking pics on for a snow plowing forum, They also like it and have several very good modelers themselves.

  20. COMBAT

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    cant use this as a long term solution then for snow correct?