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#1 OFFLINE   lateapex

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Posted 27 June 2020 - 05:45 PM

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In todays programme we are messing this thing up. :occasion14: I have one more incoming (forever incoming, and its not even Covids fault) that will be very different.

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I dont think these are good at all, but its nice to see some trailers! First some styrene to mount the wheel rack on.

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Early days of said rack.

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Primed and rack on. These wood pieces would not be used, mainly because the wood pattern looks out of scale, but also because I later realized there were nowhere to put the ramps, lol

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As can be seen in the previous picture I first tried to cover the wheel arches with styrene by making a paper template and cut, and my cutting skills/impatience made it look like poo, so I glued on oversized pieces of styrene instead, and went snip-snip -> sanding stick. Looks much better.

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I borrowed these jerry cans from my mothballed Defender build.

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And bent styrene pieces around one to finally have these cradles. Looks simple but it turned out to be a lot of work.  :rolleyes: Luckily I like this nonsense.

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Like so.

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Trailer painted silver and wheel arches semi gloss black.

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New steelies (Autoart Alfa Romeo TZ) and balsa sections that sit flush with the ramps when they are loaded.

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Attempting a galvanized look by first adding Vallejo matte alu with a sponge all over the trailer (except the hitch), then Vallejo aged white more carefully, and finally even more carefully a pure white from scalecolor. Then matte alu again where the whites were too dominant. I dunno, its one way to do it. :giggle:

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The canister holders(?) were painted matte black and chains added.

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I guess these are supposed to be anchor points in retracted form, but thats not gonna work for me since I will be using TK Diecast ratchets straps, and they are glorious btw.

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So I put these little bastards together.

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Attaching fuel cans.

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Repainting parts like the rubber here is super easy I find, I even stopped masking for this stuff. If you paint acrylic over lacquer the acrylic is so much weaker than the lacquer beneath that any mishaps (here I spilled some black onto the "head") is easily removed with a toothpick. Toothpicks at "normal" pressure cant damage the (fully cured) lacquer so they work like pointy erasers basically.

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For the wheel arches I again used a sponge, this time with some flat clear acrylic. Also a few matte black dots applied with a tiny brush.

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I considered not doing this as it cant really be seen at all, but it would annoy me later. Super flexible metal wire eventually glued in so it looks more like winch cable in there.

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Anchors glued on. The feet will get some blackwash later so they blend better.

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As it sits right now. I added some pigments, extra much of it on the tires to super dull them (love that look!) but much like in my R32 pictures my phone - A Samsung S10 - is a turd for this kind of stuff, it exaggerates sharpness/contrast on complex patterns like the dirt here and somehow also tones down the effect on the tires, that look basically untouched. :yahoo: I miss the camera on my old Huawei. I cant really adjust it easily in photoshop either as turning down the contrast to where the trailer looks more like it should makes the pre-toned down tires look light grey, lol. And I really, really cant be bothered to go banzai and spend hours on a picture like this. If anyone knows a good Samsung app that kills this effect in the software I will pay 400 million euros. Aaaaaanyway, its a long winded way of saying its not as dirty as it looks here, but probably a little too dirty, although privately owned trailers seem to be clean the first 10 miles and thats it. We will see.

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On the wood I simply used watered out blackwash and then sanded randomly with 1500 grit. There is a hole in each corner, some of them are just covered in paint.

List of missing stuff includes various reflectors, electrical stuff, brake wires, handbrake, licence plate, all the details on the wheel rack ... some mild weathering at the ... eh ... front. Whats that called in English? I think thats it. Thanks for looking!

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Posted 28 June 2020 - 04:14 AM

Quite an Amazing model and your work is as good as can be. I really love what you have done to this masterpiece,well done. :10: :agreed: :rock: :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap: :drool5: :drool5: :drool5: :drool5: :drool5: :yahoo: :occasion14:

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Posted 28 June 2020 - 07:53 AM

+1 here for this outstanding work.
What are you using as a tow vehicle, and which car model will be chosen to sit on it (if any)?

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Posted 28 June 2020 - 11:08 AM

Yeah man!! Another masterpiece!! I love the effort you put in to make your stuff really stand out. Fantastic!! :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

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Posted 28 June 2020 - 01:55 PM

Nice!  :eusa_clap:

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Posted 28 June 2020 - 03:24 PM

You customizers crank out some amazing work. Nice job so far!

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Posted 29 June 2020 - 08:50 AM

Another fantastic piece of dirt mate :eusa_clap: :10:
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Posted 29 June 2020 - 10:00 AM

amazing work. the trailer looks so much better now. why cant we get something like that directly from manufactures.

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Posted 30 June 2020 - 05:12 AM

Thanks, gents! It will be pulled by a GT Spirit Silverado, slartibartfast229:

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Pretty nice model actually.


TK, if we could I would buy for sure, hehe. Thats the whole reason I started modding, couldnt buy stuff I wanted.

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Posted 30 June 2020 - 05:54 AM

I like your way of messing things up... Making them a lot better in the process :yahoo:
I'll be back
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Posted 01 July 2020 - 04:24 PM

Thanks, sir!

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Posted 06 July 2020 - 11:59 AM

Back to the trailer.


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Started making the handbrake, brass rod and styrene.

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Now looks like this

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Also redid the swivel thingy as it was a bit thin.

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Made some supporting brackets for the wheel rack.

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Tried to "weld" them on with thick, acrylic paint, and it worked better in some areas than others, the shrinking was a bit random, so next time I will use putty.

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Same here

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Painted a metal plate white and added the supplied decals from Otto, but this just looks lame to me (decal liquid is still drying here) so will get a proper plate later.

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Metal wires in the winch.

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Time to get into the TK Diecast ratchets, and these things are simply awesome. Realistic looking and very nicely made. Easy to put together (time consuming though) but looks 11/10. My only complaint would be that the orange colour ribbons are a bit too red, but hey.

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Good to go. I glued the rear styrene rods on the inside so an added bonus is that I can pose the operating handle at will, and the only upgrade I did to them (not seen here) was to paint the ends of the narrow styrene rods with a Molotow marker, and add metal nuts outside the thicker one.

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I initially planned to do the simple solution seen here, but since the hook wont pass through the spokes - and you have to have a tight fit to make it look good so you have to glue the ribbon to the hook - it would have had to be a permanent fit/had to be cut to free the car, so had to go with the more complex setup.

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I spent a lot of time on these, lol, quite a lot of variables. But I wanted it to look like they are secured. Now I can remove them by using some force and unhook the ends and then slide the hoop over the top of the wheel.

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I love how these straps look, and they are done on both sides. Will take some more pictures when some more details are added to the trailer.

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Posted 06 July 2020 - 03:13 PM

Mad skills!! I wish I had half the patience and talent to tackle this sort of thing!! :drool5: :drool5: :drool5: :drool5:

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Posted 07 July 2020 - 10:28 AM

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Thanks, Craig! I took it outside, the only new thing since the last time is some black straps on the rack, spares for the trailer (two facing out since they look bad from the back, hehe) and another hatchet strap.

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Posted 07 July 2020 - 03:17 PM

Unbelievably good,this really is a work of art. Wow,you got me hooked with this Beauty. :10: :agreed: :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap: :drool5: :drool5: :drool5: :drool5: :drool5: :yahoo: :occasion14: :danke:

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Posted 07 July 2020 - 04:32 PM

Super nice trailor and super realistic. Love what you did.
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Posted 08 July 2020 - 03:25 AM

... what ? :omg:  How much time did this take you ?
It's hypnotysing ! can't take my eyes off of that thing

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Posted 08 July 2020 - 08:44 AM

Amazing! :drool5:

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Posted Yesterday, 02:31 AM

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Now that we know the reference pic you are trying to achieve... time to show us the 1/18 scale models! :dizzy:


:adore: Simply amazing. Can't wait to see it finished. Thanks for sharing!

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Posted Yesterday, 03:20 AM

Hehe!

Thanks, men! I have it displayed like this in a 1:12 case for now, the Otto trailer is surprisingly long. In a GT Spirit 1:12 case there is maybe 3cm to spare at each end. I did however unhook the straps as they are so tight I think they might mess up the stance on the AE86 over time.

Thotitim I dont know how long it took, but many hours for sure. :)




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