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Steel Haul - New tractor unit UPDATE!!!!

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Posted by Tiking on Friday, March 4, 2016 10:51 PM

DUSTER

"Done is in the eye of the beholder" or something like that.

 

 

Hihi! Yeah. Something like that. Big Smile

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Posted by DUSTER on Friday, March 4, 2016 9:54 PM

"Done is in the eye of the beholder" or something like that.

Steve

Building the perfect model---just not quite yet  Confused

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Posted by Tiking on Saturday, February 20, 2016 10:34 AM

Thanks Greg. 

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Posted by Greg on Saturday, February 20, 2016 10:05 AM

Let's see, maybe..... Uh, I dunno ...... oh, ok,........ I guess you can call it done.

But seriously, YesYesYesYesYes. (5 thumbs, best rating possible).

-Greg

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Posted by Tiking on Friday, February 19, 2016 2:50 PM

More pics of the complete model. I think I can call it done - I think so. But as you know me, I am always coming up with something else to add or remove.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charles King ----------------------- You may think you know...but you don't
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Posted by Tiking on Monday, February 15, 2016 11:47 PM

Thank you Allan. Too kind.

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Posted by allan on Monday, February 15, 2016 8:36 PM

You build the most realistic model trucks Ive ever seen, Tiking. Incredible!

No bucks, no Buck Rogers

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Posted by Tiking on Monday, February 15, 2016 2:17 PM

mustang1989

Man the wear and tear as well as the weathering are all represented almost flawlessly! Automotive modeling at its best right here! Yes

 

 

Thanks guys. Appreciate the support.

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Posted by mustang1989 on Monday, February 15, 2016 1:43 PM

Man the wear and tear as well as the weathering are all represented almost flawlessly! Automotive modeling at its best right here! Yes

                   

 

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Posted by CN Spots on Monday, February 15, 2016 1:00 PM

Incredible attention to detail!  You certainly have a gift for faux finishes.  I'd be afaid to pick the truck up for fear of getting grease all over me!

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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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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 12:27 AM

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

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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

Building the perfect model---just not quite yet  Confused

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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 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 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.

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

No bucks, no Buck Rogers

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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.

"Whaddya mean 'Who's flying the plane?!' Nobody's flying the plane!"

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Posted by Tiking on Thursday, January 21, 2016 3:19 PM
Hihihi! Thanks.
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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 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. ☺

Charles King ----------------------- You may think you know...but you don't
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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 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 midnightprowler on Sunday, January 3, 2016 8:01 AM

You sure have weathering down to a art!

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

Building the perfect model---just not quite yet  Confused

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

Appreciate the positive  feedback Dave.

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