It was snowing pretty good yesterday and I left the job and came home at noon. For the rest of the day, I put this together while I watched the white stuff pile up outside the shop. Last night I weathered the Chevy (last 2 pics). Just what I needed, another work in progress. public.fotki.com/stryper50/187_scale_dioramas/old_tanker/
Dave, Thanks, I really don't know the origins of that tanker body, it is a resin casting that was in a box lot I won on ebay some time ago. If anyone can identify it, I would appreciate it. The wheels are from Jordan, they are a good size for light/medium duty trucks and so I bought several sprues of them (at $1 per sprue you can't go wrong)
Post by DavidJohnson on Dec 13, 2005 0:01:01 GMT 1
The casting for the tank body is based on the EKO tanker. I have the EKO model and can confirm that the overall shape and nearly all details match. It looks like only the rear lights were changed.
Thanks for the tip on the source of the wheels. The answer was right under my nose, as I have one of the Jordan models with these wheels. I will need to check the Walthers print catalog to order some. They are not shown separately in their on-line catalog.
Dave, you can write directly to Jordan (I have address if needed) and they will mail to you directly. In fact they will send you anything you want for $1 per sprue, not just wheels. I glued some styrene tubing on the back of the Jordan wheels so they would take a steel axle as this truck sits on an Athearn Ford C cab chassis. That tanker body is pretty nice actually and the lights are added.
David, I would also recommend going to the bottom of m. Gribi's page and pressing the "suivant" button for finished results of thirty different kinds of trees (pines, eucalypti, olive trees etc.). Unbelievable work.