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Karl LaFong
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This may be in the wrong topic but...

Several years ago I purged my model stash.  I should have been more careful, as I had the running gear for the 1926 Mack AC, but only a very odd selection of body parts.  So I added a gas tank built from Evergreen styrene, a floorboard cut from 1/32" basswood, and a front bumper also made from basswood.  All plastic parts were weathered with various shades of rusty brown paint and washes.  The wood was stained with an alcohol/brown or black ink mixture.

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It's kind of boring, so I'll be adding some scratchbuilt or modified kit pieces.

 

The gearbox was made from basswood, lettered with Woodland Scenics dry transfer letters, and stained with alcohol/ink.  I'll be adding rusty watch gears and other parts later.

 

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The sign was constructed of the same materials as the box.

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A HO scale Walther's storage tank was modified with an Ozark Miniatures stopcock and aluminum tubing inlet and rusted with paints and washes.

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A pallet was constructed of basswood and stained.  The large gear is an HO scale item, the other gears are watch parts.

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Finally, an industrial piping fixture was made from an Ozark Miniatures shutoff valve and aluminum tubing, painted with Rustoleum black primer (which yielded a nice gritty surface), and rusted in the same manner as the other pieces.

 

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More details will follow.
 

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Great weathering on everything! If your chassis had a cowl, steering wheel, seat & radiator it would look like an old doodlebug tractor. Here's a pic of a few of my fathers doodlebugs.

 

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