Author Topic: Beavertail Vehicle Transport  (Read 238 times)

Offline tiking

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Beavertail Vehicle Transport
« on: May 28, 2022, 11:27:34 PM »
This build came about by converting and scratch building, the old Italeri Volvo F6 Fire ladder kit. I had bought this a couple of years ago at an exhibition together with other second hand kits for little or nothing. I did not know what to do with the kit, until recent. So, it is no more a fire truck but an old beaver-tail machine transport carrier. I see most enthusiast convert old trucks into other types of themes to suit their intensions. This might carry a lot of load but ,we'll consider this a private farmer or truck company wanting to have easy access to transport small and medium size machinery to their destination without renting.

The diesel tank was taken from another truck model as the original would not accommodate the space. So I took a cylindrical tank, cut 1/3 of the tank and made it to fit the space. I got the idea for a smaller tank from a photo of the Scania model that inspired this build.

The rear angle chassi C-bracket was taken from another truck model that I used to mount on his truck, after some minor modifications.

Additions to the truck:

1. Added two tool boxes, one on each side. 2. Air tank on the left front side with support brackets. 3. Tyre recess or support bracket/s. 4. And most important, stabilizers at the rear. ( thanks to Håkan Zaar, for this tip). The stabilizers are hydraulics. Simple manuell construction. 5. Extra platform supports for vehicles that are too shallow for the front lower section of the transport. 6. Tie-downs.

 

WIP:

 

The original Italeri fire ladder Volvo kit:

 



 

 

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Charles
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Re: Beavertail Vehicle Transport
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2022, 12:13:07 AM »
Exquisite detail, as usual, Charles! :smiley: :smiley:
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Offline tiking

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Re: Beavertail Vehicle Transport
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2022, 12:22:01 AM »
Thanks for lookng.
Charles
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Re: Beavertail Vehicle Transport
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2022, 01:15:30 AM »
It looks like you're trying to fool us by showing a picture of a kit under construction then swapping out a picture of a real truck! Awesome job. Your detailing and weathering are phenomenal. What are you using for dust/weathering?

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Re: Beavertail Vehicle Transport
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2022, 02:26:55 AM »
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Offline tiking

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Re: Beavertail Vehicle Transport
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2022, 03:05:28 AM »
It looks like you're trying to fool us by showing a picture of a kit under construction then swapping out a picture of a real truck! Awesome job. Your detailing and weathering are phenomenal. What are you using for dust/weathering?

Thank you. I am using dust effects from Mig. I am also using Tamiya panel wash, and different brands of pigments mixed together.
Charles
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Offline Dr. YoKai

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Re: Beavertail Vehicle Transport
« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2022, 12:26:50 AM »
I have to agree about the weathering-you have captured the look of a vehicle that works hard, but is still very well maintained. And the conversion work has a precision I wish I could emulate. Beautiful work.

Offline RayS

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Re: Beavertail Vehicle Transport
« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2022, 07:26:40 AM »
A very nice conversion, love the paintwork as well.
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Re: Beavertail Vehicle Transport
« Reply #8 on: June 04, 2022, 07:44:40 AM »
Really nice build with an exquisite finish.