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3 minutes ago, Pete68 said:

I’m glad you did Sam 

So am I, and I also found the rest of the parts. Stripping the chrome off them as I type...

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Glad this is back on the bench, I know you’re not short on spare parts, haha.

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Found time to scrub the trailer. A little warm water, dawn, and an old toothbrush does wonders. Now I need to go find that thread that discussed wooden decks...

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Sam looks great was that you that mention you can buy the wood grain for this  at Michael’s craft store seem like I read that in this thread or another one

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It was not me but that was the thread I was talking about.

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Baby steps.

I have been able to finish up the axle assemblies and repair the wheels.  I also was able to make a trip to Michael's and pick up some basswood strips. 

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Looking good so far Sam!!! Can't wait for more!!!

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Sam, on the Lowboy trailer, I used the kit's deck plates plus an additional one, since I lengthened it. I will be interested in seeing how your "real" wood deck turns out.

 

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  Sam,

          That model is one of my all time favorites, and you are going to couple it to the lowboy kit awesome .

And in yellow as well ! Are you also going to build the JD 310 as well ?  All told I spent about 6 years running a JD 310.

One of the best machines of its size back in the day .

  Your choice of basswood for the deck is a good one  !

 

   Be Well

    Gator

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Thanks so much guys, I do appreciate all the encouragement.  

I have a huge problem with squirrels, but my wife said "you really need to work on a model today", can't argue with that, so I didn't. 

I have all the basswood cut and mocked up. Before I glue it in place, should I weather it before, or after? Also, for those who have done a wood deck, do you use thinned out artists oils, or chalk powder, or both? I use both when weathering plastic. 

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When I built the Russian Maz 537 , I dirtied the wood after in place. I broke corners away , and weathered w thinned oil very very thin solutions of a few . Powered dust was last . A gray wash over all for a sun faded look , w drips of oil in select spots . Thinned sienna or burnt umber, run around made convincing aging . 

Best advice I got from armor builders was try a section on spare wood..get a feel for how itll look..ohh and let the layers dry a little before the next or they tend to mix 

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Thanks Jeff. 

So pretty much just do it like I would plastic,  and yes, practice on the scrap first.

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Nice work Sam but I would cut some of the planks in half as I dont think a trailer would have planks that long? Or draw a pencil line where the cross members are. You can also add the look of screws with a pencil too. Just a thought.

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Well...here is what I have at the moment. A few different  oil washes...still a little more to do.

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Looking good, time to scratch up the back of it as well😁

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looks good Sam !  Really cool detail adding the screw holes to the deck boards .  A little scuffing along the metal parts and you nailed it 

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For some reason the pics are showing up much brighter than the real thing. This is the best pic I could manage.  I rubbed in a couple different colored chalk dust onto the metal decking. Here is where I am at.

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So I installed the lights and will call the trailer done until I get the load on it so I can figure out the angle I want the D rings set. Then finish getting it dusty.

I had a couple questions. I have seen the resin binders and the hooks you put on the end of the chains online but cannot remember where.

Also, if someone has about half a dozen binders, and a dozen hooks they want to trade, let me know.

I also went through my wife's broken necklace drawer and found one that should work, I just do not know if there is enough length to do all I want. Since I cannot match it up at a craft store, can any of you recommend a size that I can get online? 

Oh, and I put the lowboy behind my Titan.  

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