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  • Life-Like Scene Master Coal Truck

    I picked up this coal delivery truck in my travels.

    http://www.walthers.com/exec/productinfo/433-1642

    I like the truck, but the red plastic just yelled 'red plastic' to me. Luckily, they are easy to totally disassemble. I trashed the dumping mechanism, and replaced it with some styrene channel stock to mount the dump body on, painted the body a blue/grey, got rid of the shine on the cab, added a driver, added a load of coal, and gave the dump body a wash of rust.








    Bruce

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    Oh yes, I had to slice and dice the driver a bit to get him to fit. His arms were amputated and rotated to better driving positions, and his legs were amputated and put in the parts box for some future use.
    Bruce

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    • #3
      Nice job, Bruce. I've looked at those but I still haven't picked any up. I know I need a few coal trucks, so I don't know what is holding me back. I have a pair of Magnuson Diamond T coal trucks that I have to build. And, this looks like it would compliment them well.

      Chuck

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      • #4
        I've used the cab from one of those trucks for an ongoing conversion of a larger Boley coal truck to an earlier era.
        Karl Scribner-Curmudgeon

        Cedar Swamp
        SW of Manistique, MI

        Avatar image by Savannah Lyn Burgess 7-15-2022

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        • #5
          Doesn't look like plastic any more. :up:

          George
          Flying is the 2nd greatest thrill known to man. Landing is the first.

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          • #6
            Nice work, Bruce.

            Jeff S.

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            • #7
              quote:


              Originally posted by Dutchman


              Oh yes, I had to slice and dice the driver a bit to get him to fit. His arms were amputated and rotated to better driving positions, and his legs were amputated and put in the parts box for some future use.



              That looks very nice and definitely convincing. The driver adds a nice touch, but that leads to a question... what in the world might you needs his legs for??? [:-bigeyes2]
              Mark

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              • #8
                quote:


                Originally posted by MarkF


                That looks very nice and definitely convincing. The driver adds a nice touch, but that leads to a question... what in the world might you needs his legs for??? [:-bigeyes2]


                Some day those legs will simulate a guy working under his car.
                Bruce

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                • #9
                  Thanks for the comments, guys.
                  Bruce

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                  • #10
                    Major improvement Bruce. You got a leg up on this one.
                    http://modelingin1-87.blogspot.com/

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                    • #11
                      Nice job Bruce.
                      Jerry



                      "And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

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                      • #12
                        That looks like the truck I learned to drive standard shift on, many years ago in the hills of Alabama.

                        Robert
                        Robert

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                        • #13
                          You did a great job on it.
                          Robert

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                          • #14
                            Maybe someone diving into a lake??

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                            • #15
                              Definitely a big improvement! Nice job on the finish and the lettering ... and "WOW" on successfully amputating AND repositioning tiny little HO arms ... that means you didn't lose them, which is no easy feat ... or arm ... or whatever! :up:
                              Cheers,

                              Dallas



                              Chambers Gas & Oil -- structure build

                              Quality craftsmanship with a sense of humor! []

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