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  • Member since
    March, 2004
  • From: Canada
Ottawa Yard Tractor
Posted by hct728 on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 8:18 AM

Comments and suggestions welcome. Don't know why, but cutting plastic really appeals to me, despite having many projects started and stalled, mainly waiting for paint. On a lark I built up a chassis from a European cabover kit that was missing the body and was looking for something to put on it...

Where I'm headed

Starting out 

Where I'm at.  To quote a modeling luminary, "It's starting to look like a truck".  I will have to cut out a lot of the interior plastic to clear the engine, once it has some overall structural integrity

  • Member since
    November, 2004
  • From: UK
Posted by PatrickW on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 11:00 AM

It's looking good hct  728. I'm looking forward to the rest of the build. I've always wanted a 1/24-1/25 scale aircraft tow tug so I may go the same way! It needs large wheels and a low slung front cab.

  • Member since
    March, 2004
  • From: Canada
Posted by hct728 on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 6:20 PM
Thanks, Patrick! Every time I get on a flight I see those aircraft Tugs and want to build one too. All flat surfaces, yippee! Gotta be some dimensional plans out there somewhere...
  • Member since
    December, 2003
  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Thursday, October 19, 2017 8:26 AM

I photographed a rig just like this a few years back, and whenever I see the picture I think what a great scratchbuilding subject it would make. Yours is looking good. I'll be watching this one come together.

Power matters in the straights.
Lightness matters everywhere. - Colin Chapman

Trevor

  • Member since
    March, 2004
  • From: Canada
Posted by hct728 on Friday, November 03, 2017 7:28 PM

Some progress. Still need to figure out how to do the sliding back door, and I guess the interior (with its L-shaped dashboard) will have to go in first?

 

  • Member since
    March, 2004
  • From: Canada
Posted by hct728 on Thursday, November 09, 2017 9:23 AM

Got some work done on the interior 'bucket'!

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