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Post by tiking on Wed 21 Dec 2011, 6:52 am

It has been a while since I posted something. Been busy with other aspects of life - like my daughter turned 1 year old last week. 🆒 Work and the holidays. I guess you guys know what I'm talking about. Wink

Any ways I have been slowly working on another heavy haulage transport vehicle. This is the tractor unit that will pull the trailer (which is going to be scratch built, more or less). It is not 100% completed yet. Still got some minor paint touch ups, weathering and detailing to get it to the point where I will be satisfied.

Anyways, enjoy the pics of what I got so far. My inspirations comes from various tractor units I have passed by while in the car and from looking at pics I got from off the net. The weathering is as usual, a well used unit with many years of experience on the road.

The tractor unit is mostly heavily modified from two kits and some minor scratch building.
















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Post by mgy125 on Wed 21 Dec 2011, 7:00 am

You do very nice work. greatwork
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Post by allan on Wed 21 Dec 2011, 9:54 am

cool old work horse,great weathering on it too.
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Post by tiking on Wed 21 Dec 2011, 3:57 pm

Ok. Thanks gents
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Post by sports850 on Wed 21 Dec 2011, 4:28 pm

I just can't believe the extent of weathering you get on your builds and how realistic it looks . I'd love to see a thread of how you build these to see the stages involved .
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Post by tezza43 on Wed 21 Dec 2011, 4:40 pm

I agree with the above comments. Amazing weathering work and general worn look; worthy of an Oscar IMO. Do you use an airbrush for the very fine weathering cover? If so what pressure are you using and do you greatly thin down the weathering paints? Or do you use pastels and dry brushing techniques? Forgive my many questions but your technique is vastly different from many others I have seen on forums. Wonderful work mate.

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Post by DeeCee on Wed 21 Dec 2011, 6:43 pm

I agree, awsome work mate, you turn a shiny new truck into an overworked pice of cr*p, exceptional work and talent mate. greatwork
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Post by ProBee on Wed 21 Dec 2011, 8:26 pm

Awesome. Love your work. bowdown
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Re: Heavy Haulage Tractor Unit

Post by tiking on Thu 22 Dec 2011, 7:29 am

[quote="tezza43"]I agree with the above comments. Amazing weathering work and general worn look; worthy of an Oscar IMO. Do you use an airbrush for the very fine weathering cover? If so what pressure are you using and do you greatly thin down the weathering paints? Or do you use pastels and dry brushing techniques? Forgive my many questions but your technique is vastly different from many others I have seen on forums. Wonderful work mate.

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Thanks everyone for your feedback. No. I do not own an airbrush. I use rattle cans to do all my painting and 10% of my weathering. Been using them back in 2002 when -i first started modeling 1/35 scale military models. I also use dry color pigments and my most used powder is real dirt or dust to be exact. I just learn to control the cans, which is not always easy because of the huge amount of spray that gets sprayed out. An airbrush would be perfect but I do not have the room for one.
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Re: Heavy Haulage Tractor Unit

Post by tiking on Fri 30 Dec 2011, 1:45 am

More weathering and added more details:





















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Post by doorslammerfan on Fri 30 Dec 2011, 10:27 am

I think this is your best yet. Absolutely perfect weathering in my eyes. Great job
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Post by zenrat on Fri 30 Dec 2011, 10:39 am

The grease on the fifth wheel makes it for me - brilliant.

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Post by allan on Fri 30 Dec 2011, 4:39 pm

great job on it badtothebone
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Post by dv8v8 on Fri 30 Dec 2011, 4:51 pm

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Post by tiking on Fri 30 Dec 2011, 7:55 pm

Thanks guys. Appreciate your comments.
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Re: Heavy Haulage Tractor Unit

Post by tiking on Fri 09 Mar 2012, 10:55 am

Just scratch built the trailer to go along with this beast. So now th ecombo is complete. Still have to add some details like chains and locking equipments. Sorry about the pics but it was hell to photograph inside with not enough light, as it was snowing outside.



















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Post by mgy125 on Fri 09 Mar 2012, 10:58 am

Nice.
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Post by zenrat on Fri 09 Mar 2012, 11:56 am

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Post by RetrospectKustoms on Fri 09 Mar 2012, 12:52 pm

That is very nice, well done, great weathering and great diorama to go with it. Looking forward to seeing more updates.
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Post by tiking on Fri 09 Mar 2012, 1:22 pm

Thanks gents.
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Post by mouse on Fri 09 Mar 2012, 4:11 pm

great job greatjob

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Post by allan on Fri 09 Mar 2012, 6:07 pm

great job on the low loader.
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Post by tiking on Fri 09 Mar 2012, 8:07 pm

Thanks guys. Took some time to get it done but it was worth it.
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Post by dufasdave on Fri 09 Mar 2012, 8:57 pm

Impressive. Great work on the scrathbuilt lowloader trailer. Great weathering, really looks like a well worked truck.

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