Saturday, February 10, 2018

Opening car hoods

Opening the hoods on HO scale cars on the used car lot by optical illusion ... the hoods are painted flat black. A second hood is cut from styrene, painted to match the car, then propped and glued on top of the SALE signs, lettered with leftover decals.



Thursday, February 8, 2018

Lifting 20' containers at Kenton

The crane operator at Kenton Freight Forwarders has just placed a 20' intermodal container on a flat for delivery. This Tyco 40' flat has had its center dividing tabs ground off so the container rests within the molded tray. The lift rig is made from scraps of brass rail soldered together.


Containers are scratchbuilt from 1x1 wood molding. Details


Monday, February 5, 2018

Garbage - before and after

Some acrylic paint brushed on makes this Matchbox garbage truck a bit more garbage-worthy.