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Truck Loading Bay
Posted by tiking on Wednesday, January 04, 2017 2:58 AM

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Posted by Bainford on Wednesday, January 04, 2017 8:32 AM

Wow! I am very impressed. The scene is very realistic and the weathering is top notch. Excellent work.

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

Trevor

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    March, 2008
  • From: Canada
Posted by smellyfatdude on Wednesday, January 04, 2017 9:30 AM

I used to work at a "big box" retail outlet, unloading trailers. That scene is spot on. Excellent details and execution! Bow

introducing a leaner, fresher smellyfatdude 

Next builds:

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Posted by Shambles on Wednesday, January 04, 2017 10:03 AM
Outstanding work!
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Posted by tiking on Wednesday, January 04, 2017 1:24 PM

Thanks for looking guys. Out-door pics would probably do it justice.

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Posted by High octane on Friday, January 06, 2017 8:45 AM

Beautiful job on that truck dio, congrats as you "nailed" it.

High octane

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Posted by tiking on Friday, January 06, 2017 9:27 AM

Thanks for your comment.

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Posted by justmike on Friday, January 06, 2017 11:09 AM

Unbelievable!!  So real, even when I enlarge the pics I only see more detailed realism.

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Posted by tiking on Friday, January 06, 2017 2:45 PM

Thanks a lot Mike.

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  • From: Southeast Pennsylvania
Posted by peanutgallery on Friday, January 13, 2017 7:09 PM

Every once in awhile a diorama pops up on this site that requires a lot of concentration to examine all the many small details. Sometimes it requires a second look to see them all....Yours fits that criterion....... Outstanding job..Bow

 

Dennis

 

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Posted by tiking on Saturday, January 14, 2017 1:59 AM

Thank you Dennis.

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Posted by bugs-one on Saturday, January 21, 2017 3:17 PM
Great job. Looks realistic.
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Posted by tiking on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 3:14 AM

Thank you.

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Posted by justmike on Saturday, February 04, 2017 11:26 PM

My third time checking this out and still can't get over the realism. That forklift is awesome. 

Feelings are like scents: The more they are analyzed, the worse they smell.
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Posted by tiking on Tuesday, February 07, 2017 7:13 AM

Thank you Mike. The forklift was actually a toy when i bought it. But it was in 1/24 scale which O couldn't pass up. So I did a facelift. 

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Posted by Shambles on Tuesday, February 07, 2017 9:55 AM

Amazing! The background, lighting and photography are all excellent too.

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Posted by tiking on Tuesday, February 07, 2017 11:34 AM

Thank you kindly. 

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Posted by tiking on Tuesday, February 07, 2017 11:37 AM

Forklift WIP:

Did some detail work on the forklift to give it some character. This is a Dinky toy model I bought at my local grocery store. The price was 'ok' and on top of it, it is 1/24 scale. To my surprise this model is pretty close to the real thing in accuracy. So I did not have to do too much extra work to get it to look descent. I added the hydraulics, strobe, extra lighting and cabling bind to the framework of the forklift.

 

 

 

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Made a lock for one of the opening, which I'not too sure what it is used for; but according to my prototype pic, it has a gas-tank lock on the right side of the chassis. So I made it to look like the one in my pic.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Added some small details to the steering wheel:

 

 

Scraped away the extra stud that was on the forks:

 

 

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Added an extra link from the steering wheel to the base of the forklift floor:

 

 

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Since this forklift was missing peddles, I scratch built a pair:

 

 

An over view of the forklift ready to paint:

 

 

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The forklift painted and weathered. Looks much better than in its original state. I see I forgot to add the logo before weathering(Darn it!!!) See if I can still add it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I used some kind of grease( don't know what kind) Otherwise, I usually use machine grease, mixed with black paint. Then I just apply it on the areas that has it on the real model. Like on the rack below:

 

 

 

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Posted by mini man on Sunday, February 12, 2017 3:41 PM

W0nderful work as always Charles.Yes keep up the good work.Big Smile

Will build most anything,love American cars muscle etc.Britishvehicles are a buzz too,trucks are great - want to do a jet truck,building parts up...

Nigel.

 

U.K.

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Posted by tiking on Monday, February 13, 2017 2:13 AM

Thanks Nigel.

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Posted by trainwreck on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 9:12 PM

You've set the bar pretty high, some of the best detail I've seen in my 57 years. Trainwreck.

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