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.
Here are thress 1/35 scale models that I have built. The Stryker ATGM and the LAV III were heavily modified and scratch built using the Trumper Styker kits as the basis. At the time I built them, there were no kit availble of these variants. I [...]
This is basically a 'What-if' project like the other project I did with the M915 Trumpeter kit and burnt-out excavator. The basic kit is the Takom Ukrainian KrAZ-6446 Tractor with MAZ/ChMZAP-5247G Semi-Trailer. I had to shorten the chassi of bot[...]
This is the Hasbro tread speeder, that I modified to a desert speeder instead. I sawed off the treads, the toy-like missile launcher and it's mechanism, and other parts that I didn't want and replaced the opened areas with plasti-card and some m[...]
From a simple toy model engine, to an almost believable working engine. The photo in the top left corner is the original excavator which is scale 1/24 - 1/25.
Finally added the side amber lights and slightly more weathering; and took some outside photos.
Here are some better photos of the diorama I posted before. I made some changes and took some outside photos of it. I took more detail photos of the Fug 2.5ton forklift, after completing it. I have to add figures and a flood light and a mobile c[...]
This is also another downsizing vignette, which I'm trying to maintain at this point in time, due to space constringency.
Just another technical. This one is 1/24 and the base kit is a Fujimi pickup brand. I just added the extra details I had on hand, like the gun, scratch built/kitbashed the gun mount and modified the interior just a little.
This is a result of down sizing a diorama. The older version of this vignette, was called 'Fire Fight', which was slightly bigger. I am still adding small details to it but it is pretty much done.
So far, so good. This is the 1/35 Hitachi Vibratory Combined Roller ZC50C-5 from Hasegawa. Almost done with it. I still have to add the side amber lights to the unit. As I mentioned before, this is he second vehicle that will be on my current d[...]