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Post by tiking on Fri 11 Mar 2016, 1:46 am

Ok fellas. I just completed the trailer to the 142H tractor unit I had built for the Steel Haul that I was supposed to use but did not. The boom is from a toy digger I bought at a cheap store. I had planned on using it as a load for my heavy hauler rig, but the amount of work I had to do on it to get it looking right, would have taken me ages. So I opted to salvage what I could and use the parts for something useful. So now I had a use for the boom. Smile I added hydraulics using soldering iron wiring and styrene tubing. I wanted it to look alive. The trailer is the Italeri curtain trailer kit. I only used the chassi and bottom half of it. I then scratch built the extra floor and added tie-downs. So now this tractor has a trailer, I think, goes together pretty well. Hope you like the results. Thanks for looking. Lots of detail pics:

















































































































































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Post by dv8v8 on Fri 11 Mar 2016, 1:55 am

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Post by tiking on Fri 11 Mar 2016, 2:57 am

Thanks.
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Post by allan on Fri 11 Mar 2016, 8:40 am

Now that's stunning work on the Tractor, trailer and the boom, It all looks so real well done winner Magnifico bigthumbsup
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Post by tiking on Fri 11 Mar 2016, 10:37 am

Thank for your time.
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Post by 70cudatj on Fri 11 Mar 2016, 5:58 pm

Wow that is cool Cool
Great weathering techniques, love the bucket wear and even the heavily worn spare wheel.
Greta stuff mate bigthumbsup bigthumbsup bigthumbsup
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Post by tiking on Fri 11 Mar 2016, 8:00 pm

Thanks. Much appreciated.
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Post by mouse on Fri 11 Mar 2016, 8:10 pm

that looks awesome wowwee

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Post by Cols56 on Fri 11 Mar 2016, 9:31 pm

That's a great looking rig awesome!!!!

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Post by tiking on Sat 12 Mar 2016, 3:28 am

Thanks for looking.
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Post by Deaf as on Sat 12 Mar 2016, 5:04 am

Great work as usual Tiking. This kind of stuff makes me want to do better work on my models!!!
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Post by tiking on Sat 12 Mar 2016, 8:23 pm

Than8 you. It uplifts the soul whwn i hear something like this. ☺
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Post by allan on Sun 13 Mar 2016, 9:13 am

I keep coming back to this one and looking again and seen something new all the time, Its just one beautiful bit of art. Magnifico
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Post by silverfox on Sun 13 Mar 2016, 9:23 am

Great work on this , your work is always so realistic looking , so much great weathering detail .
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Post by DeeCee on Sun 13 Mar 2016, 10:43 am

AS USUAL, that is just magic mate, superbly detailed... Magnifico
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Post by Paul on Sun 13 Mar 2016, 5:00 pm

A+
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Post by tiking on Sun 13 Mar 2016, 10:44 pm

allan wrote:I keep coming back to this one and looking again and seen something new all the time, Its just one beautiful bit of art. Magnifico

Smiling. Thank you for your uplifting comments.
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Post by tiking on Sun 13 Mar 2016, 10:52 pm

Thanks everyone. For those interested. Here is the procedure I used on the boom arm:

For those who have asked or wondered how I did the weathering on the boom. Here it is:

The color used on the boom is Automotive yellow spray paint. I do not own an AB. The brown used as an underlying color is also an Automotive color. I chose a brown that looked right. They had a few to choose from. I started off;

1. Spraying the boom with Citadel Chaos black paint

2. Then sprayed the second layer with a brown automotive color

3. Then sprayed a coat of Citadel Matt varnish

4. Then sprayed the base color with a yellow automotive color. 

5. For the rust/paint faded away weathering, I chose the easy way. I used the sponge technique. I assume you know the sponge technique right? If you don't let me know. I used Citadel Dark earth. A brownish dull grayish color. I do not remember the name. I am not at home so I cannot check the name of it.

6. Then I when over almost every brownish patch with Citadel shade to blend in everything and to give it depth and to accentuate the rust better.

7. Then I high-lighted the edges of the boom and bucket by dry-brushing Citadel leadblencher. It's a type of metal color. I love Citadel range of colors. It gives the discolored areas the metal finish or look.

8. Last but not the least I took so,e real dust and brushed it in every nit and cranny on the boom.

9. The bucket wear n' tear was simply done by taken the enamel solution and an old brush and brushing vigorously until the brown paint started to show through. I just stopped when I was satisfied.

10. Them I took some real dust and brushed it all inside the bucket until I got the look looked good.


That's it! Simple!

Here is the digger I took the boom from. I bought it at a toy cheap store. Before all the bells and whistle were added.







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Post by tiking on Tue 22 Mar 2016, 3:14 am

Ok. Here are some newer pics showing what I've done. I decided to leave some chains hanging to show the
it was in the process of being chained down. I have added wooden blocks behind the bucket as well as
being chained down. I also added the company's logo to the tractor unit and a little one on the trailer
backboard.


















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Post by Wozza on Tue 22 Mar 2016, 11:02 am

Amazing, the weathering and detail is off this planet, very inspiring work...

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Post by tiking on Tue 22 Mar 2016, 1:35 pm

Thanks.
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Post by dv8v8 on Tue 22 Mar 2016, 5:38 pm

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Post by tiking on Tue 22 Mar 2016, 8:47 pm

Thanks for looking.
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Post by allan on Wed 23 Mar 2016, 8:09 am

Shocked hellyeah More AWESOME work on a already a great model Magnifico
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Post by tiking on Wed 23 Mar 2016, 8:28 am

Thanks.
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