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@tiking Charles King

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I have been interested in the building aspect of model making. I love building dirty trucks that look used. Show trucks are great to look at but built-to-look used is what does it for me. I’ve been building trucks since 2011. Before that I’ve been building modern military vehicles since 2002. Must say that truck building is fun and nicer on the eyes, if you old chaps know what I mean.

“Take’em Down… NOW! ” version 2

Although, I’m still working on this diorama, it is 99% complete. Adding a little more details and weathering to certain parts and areas, will bring it to a close. The previous diorama, version one, is no more.

Junk Yard Details

Been testing out more weathering techniques in combination with diorama placements. Trying to make smaller diorama compositions but still trying to maintain, an overall cohesive look. Will be grinding the threads of the tyres to add more wear an[...]

Tight Squeeze

This build is still being worked on. I still have to add insignia to the 144L front grill and a little more wash and one or two details. The title 'tight squeeze' relates to the awesomeness of how the driver managed to back in his trailer into [...]

Picture Frame Diorama – Loading Bay

First things, first. I'd like to thank Andreas Rousounelis for inspiring me with his many awesome Picture frame dioramas. He is a master with these kinds of dioramas. Giving this is my first try, I decided to go with another loading bay theme f[...]

Fuel/Maintenance Anti-Gravity Barge

The thought process behind this build was simple. This is what the subject title entails. An old soon-to-be retired anti-gravity fuel/maintenance anti-gravity barge that service large spaceships that enters within an atmosphere.

UH100 Black Hawk – Upgrade Design

First of all, I must say that the Italeri, UH-60/MH-60 BLACK HAWK 'night raid' 1/48 scale kit, sucked big time. Maybe it was my bad luck but the fittings has one of the worst fittings I have ever experienced. Not only that, but the instructions [...]

Major Overhaul – Stage 3

Ok guys. Here is stage 3. As you can see, since stage 2 was posted sometime ago, I've added a scratch built steel truss with an overhead crane. The overhead crane is a kit from Walthers. Yes, it is a HO scale railroad kit. But within the parame[...]

D9R – ‘Major Overhaul’ Diorama – Stage 2

Ok. Here we go, again,guys. The diorama. It looks complete but it is not. I still have to include the overhead crane, a couple more details, corrugated sidings at both ends with some details, and a welder figure. But so far, things are looking g[...]

Bits & Pieces (D9R Upcoming diorama Teaser) – Stage 1

Hi all. This is what I've been working on lately. It' a D9R propped on wooden blocks. This will be the center piece for my latest diorama. All the other details will be in the diorama. The diorama will be called...'Major Maintenance'. Hope you l[...]

Volvo LM 841 (weathering & diorama commission work)

I was given a brand new Volvo LM 841 to weather as well as make a small vignette, for a friend of mine, Rickard Algotsson. I decided to give this 1:50 scale model a go. It's a beautiful model with great details. Surprisingly enough, it is not ma[...]