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Steel Haul - New tractor unit UPDATE!!!!

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Steel Haul - New tractor unit UPDATE!!!!
Posted by Tiking on Sunday, December 20, 2015 4:12 AM

The tractor is 95% done. Still experimenting with different weathering techniques and some more detailing. I have been working on the trailer for the Scania 142H long based chassi for some time now. So far this is where I am. I also toned down some of the weathering on the passenger side. Still have a little toning down near the windshield as well.*

 

The trailer was scratch built and it is 90% complete. I have to add more details and a bit more subtle weathering around the trailer. I tried to make it look somewhat outdated by design but yet have a kinda modern feel to the rest of the overall look. I decided on the mix color combo; has the trailer, had been painted unprofessionally several times during it's hard course life. Secondly, I wanted it to be different and stand out.

 

I am making the precast concrete slabs that will eventually be placed on the trailer when done..I am experimenting with various materials. The ones you see in the pics are made from poster boards. We will see what I end up using. The trailer has rest mounts for four precast slabs, which in turn can double up on each mount depending on thickness of the precast slab.

 

So I hope you like the trailer and the overall look of this tractor/trailer combo so far.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Tiking on Sunday, December 20, 2015 4:12 AM
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Posted by Pawel on Sunday, December 20, 2015 9:05 AM

Tiking - that truck looks great! Nice trailer, too - it's scratchbuilt, right? Congratulations and thanks for sharing, have a nice day

Paweł

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

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Posted by Tiking on Sunday, December 20, 2015 9:43 AM

Thanks. Yeah. Its scratch built.

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Posted by SprueOne on Sunday, December 20, 2015 12:11 PM

Another impressive scratchbuild build from you. The weathering is always so realistic too.

 

 

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Posted by Tiking on Sunday, December 20, 2015 12:19 PM

Thank you for that.

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Posted by fox on Sunday, December 20, 2015 12:50 PM

Outstanding build! 

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Posted by Tiking on Sunday, December 20, 2015 1:11 PM

Thanks Jim. Much appreciated.

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Posted by knox on Sunday, December 20, 2015 7:44 PM

   Your build is truly amazing!  The weathering is something else.  I mean, a bent rim and split tire that looks so real it is almost scary.  I'm very impressed 

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Posted by Tiking on Sunday, December 20, 2015 8:29 PM

Appreciate  your feedback Knox. Thank you for looking.

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Posted by Stage_Left on Sunday, December 20, 2015 9:12 PM

Tiking- very well done! I'm a fan of the big rigs, and you did an excellent job on this one. The worn paint effects and various damage are especially good.

Dave

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Posted by Tiking on Monday, December 21, 2015 1:46 AM

Appreciate the positive  feedback Dave.

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Posted by DUSTER on Tuesday, December 22, 2015 2:16 PM

I'm blown away (pun intended) by the spare tire- such a unique presentation. That is light years above the "sand the bottom to look like it’s got weight on it" school of modeling.

 As for the rest, spectacular would almost cover it.

 

Steve

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Posted by Tiking on Tuesday, December 22, 2015 4:38 PM
Thank u kindly for your positive feedback. I appreciate it. I guess the spare seems very popular amongst the viewers I have shown this to. Thanks again.
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Posted by Tiking on Sunday, January 3, 2016 3:46 AM

Hi guys. Here are the some pics of what was done to the trailer since the last time I posted. As mention before, I had removed the electrical box and support stands to the front of the trailer. I also added a fire extinguisher. Instead of concrete slabs I decided to go with steel slabs, Only two. I think I will build a third sheet. Why steel? Well. I saw a haul with several large steel plates being transported in a similar manner and thought I would go for the 'not-so-normal' look, instead. You know me. Different is my middle name. I know there are standard trailers for concrete slabs and steel plates and slabs. But I found out that certain companies, in rare instances, use by any means necessary, quick and unconventional methods in transporting goods, if time was of an essence. I too have seen weird setups that just proves to me that transport methods do differ. Now, if they do not adhere to the EU regulation code; then that's another issue all together.*

The sheet of steel were made from cardboard. The chain tensioners were scratch built. I am contemplating building another short base tractor 2x4 tractor for this trailer. I already have one in mind. Not too sure. But I will build it and see if it suits it better. If not, I will stick to the one I already have.*

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Posted by midnightprowler on Sunday, January 3, 2016 8:01 AM

You sure have weathering down to a art!

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Posted by mrmike on Sunday, January 3, 2016 1:20 PM

Truly inspiring work. You imagination, patience and skills are first rate - thanks for posting!

Mike

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Posted by Tiking on Sunday, January 3, 2016 1:32 PM

Too kind gents. I do appreciate your support. Glad you like the results.

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Posted by Tiking on Monday, January 4, 2016 5:26 PM

midnightprowler

You sure have weathering down to a art!

 

 

Thanks. All part of being an artist regardless the medium. ☺

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Posted by tankerbuilder on Thursday, January 21, 2016 10:35 AM

Hey !

    Now I know why there aren't any Scanias or Volvos on the roads here .You done went and shrunk them all ! !  Another awesome build . Luv It ! Luv It ! Luv It!      T.B.

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Posted by Tiking on Thursday, January 21, 2016 3:19 PM
Hihihi! Thanks.
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Posted by Jim Barton on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 5:14 PM

knox

   Your build is truly amazing!  The weathering is something else.  I mean, a bent rim and split tire that looks so real it is almost scary.  I'm very impressed 

 

 

The rim and split tire were my favorite too.

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Posted by allan on Thursday, January 28, 2016 2:35 AM
Your builds are just absolutely impressive. Very realistic! Ever considered building a bus?

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Posted by Tiking on Thursday, January 28, 2016 3:38 PM

Jim Barton

 

 
knox

   Your build is truly amazing!  The weathering is something else.  I mean, a bent rim and split tire that looks so real it is almost scary.  I'm very impressed 

 

 

 

 

The rim and split tire were my favorite too.

 

 

Thank you kindly gents. Much appreciated.

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Posted by Tiking on Thursday, January 28, 2016 3:40 PM

allan
Your builds are just absolutely impressive. Very realistic! Ever considered building a bus?
 

 

Thanks. Never considered doing a bus. Might though. But it probably won't be anytime soon. Got lots of other projects.

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Posted by Tiking on Saturday, February 13, 2016 2:30 AM

Here is the tractor I built just for this trailer unit. The blue Scania 142H tractor unit has now been replaced with this Scania 144L 530 unit. I think it suits the trailer better, especially with the similarities of the color schemes. Hope you guys liked this better.

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Posted by DUSTER on Saturday, February 13, 2016 7:49 PM

I do like this new tractor better.   The colors make a great looking  combination.  

 

Say, do you ever get letters from Trafikverket, asking you to register these vehicles ?

 

Steve

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Posted by Tiking on Sunday, February 14, 2016 12:27 AM

Hahaha ha! Good one. Not yet I hope. ☺Big Smile

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Posted by Greg on Sunday, February 14, 2016 10:04 AM

Mind-boggling workmanship.

Very impressive, and great fun to drool, er, I mean look at.

-Greg

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Posted by Tiking on Sunday, February 14, 2016 10:22 AM

Thank you kindly Greg. Glad you like it.

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