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  • Member since
    July 2003
  • From: Sweden
Tight Squeeze
Posted by Tiking on Saturday, September 26, 2020 9:35 AM

I still have to add insignia to the 144L front grill which I have to order. The title 'tight squeeze' is relates to the awesomeness of how the driver managed to back in his trailer into a docking bay whose entry way is almost as wide as the trailer itself. This proves how experience the driver is with his truck.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charles King ----------------------- You may think you know...but you don't

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: Dayton, Ohio USA
Posted by minitanker on Saturday, September 26, 2020 12:29 PM

Outstanding. Great details. Used to marvel at the drivers' skill watching them maneuver double dump trailers in San Diego.

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Saturday, September 26, 2020 2:29 PM

Hey Tiking!

     You either got me a nice empty dock or one where I have to wait my turn! What's the deal? Another photoshopped model? Naw, Just kidding. Another Beautiful job, With life in it. Luv it! What I luv, is your ability to tell an interesting story without a lot of add ons.

  Really, in life, drivers used to marvel when I slipped my forty foot fifth wheel into one of their holes at the Quiet backlot after getting fuel and groceries. We' stick out just enough to drop the rear door and serve coffee and donuts to the drivers.

     Ya See, That's what I did, while the wife managed the local Businesses we had. X-Tra Heavy, X-tra Long Escorted loads. I loved seeing the looks, when we would actually make the corners without wrecking half the corner!

  • Member since
    July 2003
  • From: Sweden
Posted by Tiking on Saturday, September 26, 2020 3:19 PM

Tanker-Builder

Hey Tiking!

     You either got me a nice empty dock or one where I have to wait my turn! What's the deal? Another photoshopped model? Naw, Just kidding. Another Beautiful job, With life in it. Luv it! What I luv, is your ability to tell an interesting story without a lot of add ons.

  Really, in life, drivers used to marvel when I slipped my forty foot fifth wheel into one of their holes at the Quiet backlot after getting fuel and groceries. We' stick out just enough to drop the rear door and serve coffee and donuts to the drivers.

     Ya See, That's what I did, while the wife managed the local Businesses we had. X-Tra Heavy, X-tra Long Escorted loads. I loved seeing the looks, when we would actually make the corners without wrecking half the corner!

 

 

What a story. Love it. Appreciate your dejavu my friend. Thank you kindly. 

Charles King ----------------------- You may think you know...but you don't

  • Member since
    July 2003
  • From: Sweden
Posted by Tiking on Saturday, September 26, 2020 3:20 PM

minitanker

Outstanding. Great details. Used to marvel at the drivers' skill watching them maneuver double dump trailers in San Diego.

 

I can understand the feeling. Some real seasonal pro driving. 

Charles King ----------------------- You may think you know...but you don't

  • Member since
    November 2005
  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Saturday, September 26, 2020 6:10 PM

It's a beautiful dio, and excelent grungy realism.

Now, as a general rule, drivers leave enoguh of the truck out to open the doors, though.

And, for US trucks, often the fuel tanks poke out a bit, whcih means they won't quite fit as tightly.

It also allows tipping the cab in case routine maintenance is wanted--like fuel filters or the like.

  • Member since
    May 2009
  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Saturday, September 26, 2020 7:13 PM

Hello Charles!

Great work, as always! The last photo got me thinking though... At first I thought - briliant, he got some leftover cab parts left and managed to integrate them in a very nice dio - but then I've seen that last photo showing your dio has more than a few cms of depth, so here's my question - did you put a whole truck there or what is in the back of your dio? Thanks for sharing and have a nice day

Paweł

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

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  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Sunday, September 27, 2020 12:00 PM

Hello Tiking:

 Check out the engines in the " Mystery Arado,Vacu-Form " Kit Post. They would be perfect for Pod Racers.

  • Member since
    July 2003
  • From: Sweden
Posted by Tiking on Monday, September 28, 2020 2:25 AM

Pawel

Hello Charles!

Great work, as always! The last photo got me thinking though... At first I thought - briliant, he got some leftover cab parts left and managed to integrate them in a very nice dio - but then I've seen that last photo showing your dio has more than a few cms of depth, so here's my question - did you put a whole truck there or what is in the back of your dio? Thanks for sharing and have a nice day

Paweł

 

The whole tractor is the size of the depth of the diorama.

Charles King ----------------------- You may think you know...but you don't

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 3:12 PM

That's another beautiful diorama Tiking- congrads!!! Heart

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 5:33 PM

That makes me chuckle. It reminds me of a firefighter friend I know where his fire station ordered a huge million dollar rig, and the thing barely fits in the firehouse, pretty much like your dio.

Nice work Tiking, as always.

  • Member since
    July 2003
  • From: Sweden
Posted by Tiking on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 8:07 AM

Gamera

That's another beautiful diorama Tiking- congrads!!! Heart

 

 

Thank you buddy.

Charles King ----------------------- You may think you know...but you don't

  • Member since
    July 2003
  • From: Sweden
Posted by Tiking on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 8:09 AM

Bakster

That makes me chuckle. It reminds me of a firefighter friend I know where his fire station ordered a huge million dollar rig, and the thing barely fits in the firehouse, pretty much like your dio.

Nice work Tiking, as always.

 

Appreciate the reminiscing scenario. :)

Charles King ----------------------- You may think you know...but you don't

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 10:58 AM

Love your work!

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    May 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 11:46 AM

Always a treat to see your work.

Thanks for posting this one. YesYes

-Greg

  • Member since
    July 2003
  • From: Sweden
Posted by Tiking on Thursday, October 1, 2020 5:35 AM

Appreciate the support guys. 

Charles King ----------------------- You may think you know...but you don't

  • Member since
    April 2015
Posted by Mark Lookabaugh on Thursday, October 1, 2020 8:46 AM

Those figures are awesome... and so accurate.  I can almost hear their conversation.  :)

  • Member since
    July 2003
  • From: Sweden
Posted by Tiking on Saturday, October 3, 2020 12:43 PM

Mark Lookabaugh

Those figures are awesome... and so accurate.  I can almost hear their conversation.  :)

 

 

Thank you Mark. I'm not a good figure painter. I'm still learning, but will get there, God willing.

Charles King ----------------------- You may think you know...but you don't

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