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    • February 23, 2018 1:41 AM EST
    • This era of cars are not my style but man, incredible work Mike! I was impressed with how quick you built it but the weathering just makes the total package.

      Steve

    • February 22, 2018 8:24 PM EST
    • Get several more pieces of metal, and start selling them, I would buy one!! As always awesome work Mike!

    • February 22, 2018 8:17 PM EST
    • love this!!!

    • February 22, 2018 2:40 PM EST
    • John Caughey said:

      Congratulations, that is a fine model.

      Gonna make a tarp for it?

      These don't normally have tarps, but rather light weight mesh netting. A piece of bridal veil would probably work.

    • February 22, 2018 1:36 PM EST
    • I like it. 

    • February 22, 2018 1:16 PM EST
    • Seriously blown away by your skills!

    • February 22, 2018 12:53 PM EST
    •  Thanks Dan and John . The load was relatively easy to make so others could be made with a tarp on it and others with construction debris instead of wood chips. This car and the other two others I am gonna build will  be wood chips.

    • February 22, 2018 12:40 PM EST
    • Congratulations, that is a fine model.

      Gonna make a tarp for it?

    • February 22, 2018 12:34 PM EST
    • Very well done, Mike. Thanks for sharing your work.  I especially like your method of weathering. 

    • February 22, 2018 12:21 PM EST
    •  Today I finished the construction of my woodchip car. The load is made of blue foam board carved to a mound shape and covered with real sawdust . The load is removable so I can  access the truck and coupler screws . This car was pretty easy to build compared to others I have done in the past and I am heading back to Loews to get a couple more metal strips to build two more cars just like this.                                              Anyhow here are some photo's of the finished car.  Thank for following !

    • February 21, 2018 12:37 AM EST
    • Burl Rice said:

      Craig: if you can pillage an eraser from the school supplies, try carving a boot out of that & use it to make foot prints. 

      Oh that's a good idea. I have plenty of those laying around.

    • February 21, 2018 12:10 AM EST
    • My first attempt at painting a figure. I still need to do a wash or two when this base coat is nice and dry. Not bad for a $6 3D printed figure.

    • February 19, 2018 10:45 AM EST
    • Craig: if you can pillage an eraser from the school supplies, try carving a boot out of that & use it to make foot prints. 

       

      Its a trick I read that one of the model makers that worked on the original Star Wars movie props used.  Lucas wanted a "used universe", so that was one of the things they detailed the original Millennium Falcon with.  Lucas later changed directions, and they came up with the clam shell design we all know, and the original model became the blockade runner, so the effect never made it on screen.  But if it worked for dirty foot prints, it might work for snow too.

    • February 19, 2018 12:39 AM EST
    • mike dorsch said:

      That's another cool weathering effect to add to the arsenal . Thank for sharing . I was just thinking as I'm looking at your interior , is it possible to make a stamp out of foam or something shaped like a 1/29th shoe print ?

      I tried using the boot of one of my figures to make footprints but they didnt turn out very good.

    • February 18, 2018 9:10 PM EST
    • My plans for continuing got pushed aside for the replacement of a heater core in our SUV... The joys of being an adult.

    • February 18, 2018 5:05 PM EST
    • That's another cool weathering effect to add to the arsenal . Thank for sharing . I was just thinking as I'm looking at your interior , is it possible to make a stamp out of foam or something shaped like a 1/29th shoe print ?

    • February 18, 2018 4:24 PM EST
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    • February 18, 2018 8:23 PM EST
    • Welcome Steve M