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  • #61
    The rock truck has been put on hold for a bit and I decided to knock out another of those Roco Zis 5 trucks in a different configuration. The tanker body is a ball point pen body that I heated and squashed into an elipse. Then covered it in brass foil and strapped it with wire. The tanker bunks and walkway are wood.


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    • #62
      Sweet tanker truck Chester. That muffler must be making a helluva racket its so far gone with rust.

      The tank looks great for such humble origins as a ball point pen.

      Stevie O'

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      • #63
        Very nice, Chester! Like Stevie, I really appreciate the rusted out muffler. What a nice touch!

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        • #64
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          Originally posted by Chester


          The rock truck has been put on hold for a bit and I decided to knock out another of those Roco Zis 5 trucks in a different configuration. The tanker body is a ball point pen body that I heated and squashed into an elipse. Then covered it in brass foil and strapped it with wire. The tanker bunks and walkway are wood.




          Excellent model and as said a very creative adaptation for the tank.

          A question about the brass foil?

          Is that the Bare Metal Foil as others have been asking about their brass foil in different threads.
          <img src="http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/data/bbags/20076794158_b3b.jpg" alt="" /><br /><br>John Bagley<br /><br>Modeling the Alaska Railroad in HO in Wildwood Georgia.

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          • #65
            Thank you everyone. Yep, I did go a little heavy rusting out the muffler.

            John, no, not Bare Metal Foil which is extremely thin and has an adhesive side to it. This is a sheet that is slightly thicker than the aluminum foil one would find on the tops of food containers like peanuts (which works very well by the way). I acquired a roll of this brass some 30 years ago, forgot where and am coming down to the last few inches of it shortly. I like the brass mostly because it takes paint and glue better than aluminum and can be soldered if I want. It seems that every year, beer and soda cans get thinner, they will soon be the thickness of what my brass is.
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            • #66
              I may be going off the deep end here, but I have seen this combination, perhaps just not the same choices as far as the model of each vehicle. The truck is the Alloy Forms Mack BM/BQ (not a very good representation or model kit either) The steam platform is for the Bucyrus Erie B-2 steam shovel from Vintage Vehicles. I may leave the top and sides off and do some more plumbing (which is probably totally inaccurate) I'll let you know how this goes, I can't wait to weather the shovel.


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              • #67
                Those are some great looking trucks Chester :up:

                A ball point pen wrapped in brass...quite the imagination. Keep it coming!
                In memory of Mike Chambers

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                • #68
                  A while back here, I started doing a 1950's Autocar quarry rock truck. My business has been a little slow which is good and bad. The good is I've had some time to catch up on some modeling. The bad news is......

                  Anyway, all that was left to do really was the windows, mirrors detail painting and weather. The rest of the build is here:

                  http://public.fotki.com/stryper50/1/autocar-build/



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                  • #69
                    Here's a Iver's tractor and a flatbed I kitbashed from a Boley lowboy.



                    and a matchbox kit bash from 2 different generations, cab from sixties, trash compactor from nineties


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