Thanks Peter. Actually, I'm trying to come up with more prototypical colors on some of the vintage pieces. It's kind of hard considering most of the pictures of older trucks are black & white and the paint charts don't cover commercial vehicles.
I have the same problem, it's really hard to find out the real colors of the earlier decades of automility. It might be a bit easier over here, at least in Germany, since it is quite common to finish a restoration in the original livery or at least an original color. I did not participate the "good ol' times" so I tend to go for the more greyish colors on my older vehicles because I mostly have only the old pictures in b&w. The newer models on your site look very "fresh" besides the weathering, that's why I came up with the word "fancy", because it seems so to me. Maybe "fresh" would have been the better word in my earlier post to deliver the right message. BTW, has the Sheepscot conventional Autocar hollowing out been an experiment? Because you built the ones before and your newest solid. I was just wondering because I think it looks very good, almost like an injection moulded piece and why you did not keep up with the idea. I manged to get two of their Harvesters and am thinking of hollowing them out.
BTW, has the Sheepscot conventional Autocar hollowing out been an experiment? Because you built the ones before and your newest solid. I was just wondering because I think it looks very good, almost like an injection moulded piece and why you did not keep up with the idea. I manged to get two of their Harvesters and am thinking of hollowing them out.
You're right, hollowing out the C90 was just to see how it would turn out. I do like the results and it really isn't all that much work. I guess I just got lazy with the U90.
I have removed the interior and replaced it with a Wiking XKE interior and the Wiking wheels look rather good considering what came with the model. Paint is automotive lacquer and the grille has been Bare Metal Foiled. I intend to use the folded down top from a Jordan Model T to represent the model topdown. pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/stryper50/detail?.dir=d798&.dnm=4780.jpg&.src=ph
Problems: headlamps? Windscreen? both unacceptable. Suggestions??
This project has me on the horns of a dilemma. A rail fan that I have made several vehicles for his layout, wants this truck. Which is fine with me, the Wiking Pete base model will have pit fenders and of course details like the mirrors etc added to make it a model 353. The stainless tank and pumper body is from a railcar load but I do not remember who produced it. (A nice little casting I will add) And the j-channel and diamond plate deck is scratch. The dilemma is that this fellow wants to put "milk" decals on it, yes, that's right, he wants this to represent a milk truck. Now perhaps he knows something that I don't, like the oilfield crowd drinks a LOT of milk. pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/stryper50/detail?.dir=d798&.dnm=fa42.jpg&.src=ph
Dave, I agree, the truck just doesn't say "milk truck" to me, and the lighter does make for a good choice there too. Maybe I'll just make up a new bed with the lighter for a tank. Everything is all just dry fitted together at this point. Frankly, the truck as is, I believe would be a real nice fire dept. brush fire truck especially since it is getting the pit fenders.
Post by DavidJohnson on Jul 18, 2005 2:28:00 GMT 1
Chester, The truck, as is, looks like it carries some sort of chemical used in relatively small quantities, dispensed from the truck. I find it resembles the trucks used to paint lines on roads. The grill on the front section of the chrome casting makes me think there is a pump or compressor inside. If your friend's model railroad is set in oil drilling country, I would imagine that the truck could be involved somehow in oil well or drilling servicing. ( Pure imagination on my part, as I do not know the oil industry). And if it is a semi-arid oil country theme, then dairy farming and a milk truck would look out of place. The editorial you wrote about telling a story is very true for many model railroads, and vehicles contribute to identifying time, place, and purpose. The model looks like a great start for either job.
Latest project is a Uraniwa Triumph Spitfire that Christian picked up for me that I want to use different tires/wheels on. Here the rims from a Wiking XKE on tires from the Herpa sport wheels package. The tires are a bit smaller than the original Wiking. Any comments regarding the size? pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/stryper50/detail?.dir=d798&.dnm=40d2.jpg&.src=ph