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1/35 scavenged, electric 3 wheeled truck DONE
« on: August 20, 2021, 09:13:14 AM »
This is post apocalyptic GB adjacent - I started it before the GB started, so I won't enter it. This is one of those cursed kits - I don't know if it's the blue plastic or what, but it's been on my shelf of doom in one state or another for several years with various plans for it going by the wayside. At one point, it was going to be a half-track, but I looked at the plastic and lost interest.

Here's where I was earlier this week. The chassis frame and cargo area are from the Arii 1/32 1955 Daihatsu CM-10. The body is from the blue hot rod from the Lindberg 1/32 Show Rods, the front is the front of the Daihatsu cabin, cut and trimmed to fit the hot rod body. The tires are an alternate set from the Hobby Boss GAZ-67 kit. I've since replaced the cargo area bars with scratchbuilt ones. It took less time to build than to remove the flash from just one of the very fragile bars:



You can tell from the way Nigel is sitting that this is a cramped vehicle. The single electric motor drives the rear wheels through the existing transmission. It's a left-over 3D printed motor from my Theseus 8x8 Amphibious cargo hauler Surprisingly, it fit well with only minor trimming.



« Last Edit: September 06, 2021, 10:36:43 AM by Frank3k »

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Re: 1/35 scavanged, electric 3 wheeled truck
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2021, 10:42:05 AM »
Will it tip over like the Reliant Robin?  :smiley:
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Re: 1/35 scavanged, electric 3 wheeled truck
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2021, 10:55:08 AM »
Will it tip over like the Reliant Robin?  :smiley:

It's post-apocalyptic, so I imaging it would at the worst possible moment.

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Re: 1/35 scavenged, electric 3 wheeled truck
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2021, 01:22:31 PM »
Tip it in the Post Apoc Gb, we are short on starters so more than happy to have it join the GB, we only a month and a bit to go and I am sure you are going to add more and paint it so bring it over.

Let GTX know if you want it move to the GB thread.

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Re: 1/35 scavenged, electric 3 wheeled truck
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2021, 09:29:55 AM »
Even though it looks almost done, I think I'm barely half way there.

Front view. One of the kit's headlights was a short shot. I'll make use of that defect; they won't stay this shiny:


The cargo bars are scratchbuilt. I tried to do a Reliant Robin Roll... but this vehicle is too long and it refused to roll.
The big gray boxes are from the Space:1999 1/24 Amphicat/Moon Buggy. Here, they're batteries for motive power and general power when the vehicle is stopped:


The cargo area. The body looks turned to one side, but it's not glued in yet:


The other side, I made one of the wheels red, just to be different. I know there are ejector marks. Hopefully they'll be covered by cargo:

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Re: 1/35 scavenged, electric 3 wheeled truck
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2021, 10:26:16 AM »
That is a gorgeous bit of neglect and rust-out  :-*

Nice work Frank! Watching with interest  :smiley:
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Re: 1/35 scavenged, electric 3 wheeled truck
« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2021, 11:21:07 AM »
Thanks! It looks pristine compared to this similar Mazda:

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Re: 1/35 scavenged, electric 3 wheeled truck
« Reply #7 on: August 21, 2021, 11:41:47 AM »
Needs a name on the door like some Asian version of Sanford and Son Salvage!
Seriously this looks awesome!

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Re: 1/35 scavenged, electric 3 wheeled truck
« Reply #8 on: August 21, 2021, 06:37:23 PM »
Trotters independent Trading ?   ;D ;D

To be honest the ejector Mark's look like part of the component,   cool looking vehicle, interested how you are going to finish the detail on this one

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Re: 1/35 scavenged, electric 3 wheeled truck
« Reply #9 on: August 22, 2021, 12:29:57 AM »
I think I have to rust this baby up some more.

I was thinking of some Japanese markings  "鮮魚" (Fresh Fish) Overwritten with "Compra, Vendta, Canje" (Buy, Sell, Trade - it took me way to long to find the correct phrase in Spanish...) and equivalent in several languages.

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Re: 1/35 scavenged, electric 3 wheeled truck
« Reply #10 on: August 22, 2021, 02:42:07 AM »
... It looks pristine compared to this similar Mazda:

 :o  It looks like this fella likes to start each day with a drive through the low-tide zone!
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Re: 1/35 scavenged, electric 3 wheeled truck
« Reply #11 on: August 22, 2021, 08:28:31 AM »
I found this Japanese blog with some amazing builds. The rust method he used works great! I spent an afternoon making small cuts in the plastic and painting it black and hull red.

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Re: 1/35 scavenged, electric 3 wheeled truck
« Reply #12 on: August 22, 2021, 10:09:11 AM »
Here are the results from following the suggestions in the blog above. It's still not quite as rusty as the real world example, but good enough:



Closeup of the cab:


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Re: 1/35 scavenged, electric 3 wheeled truck
« Reply #13 on: August 22, 2021, 08:57:58 PM »
That's amazing Frank   :smiley: :smiley: :smiley:

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Re: 1/35 scavenged, electric 3 wheeled truck
« Reply #14 on: August 22, 2021, 09:35:51 PM »
Very impressive  :smiley: :smiley:

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Re: 1/35 scavenged, electric 3 wheeled truck
« Reply #15 on: August 22, 2021, 10:22:29 PM »
Very impressive, indeed! :D
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Re: 1/35 scavenged, electric 3 wheeled truck
« Reply #16 on: August 23, 2021, 01:26:07 AM »
Thanks! His instructions are pretty easy to follow and the results - even after the first attempt - were pretty good, I think. You can do the rusting either before or after painting. I went back and chipped some of the less convincing rust spots and added some paint. You can thin the plastic or add holes and make it even more convincing, but I don't want a complete rust bucket.

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Re: 1/35 scavenged, electric 3 wheeled truck
« Reply #17 on: August 25, 2021, 11:46:22 AM »
I found this Japanese blog with some amazing builds. The rust method he used works great! I spent an afternoon making small cuts in the plastic and painting it black and hull red.

Great link!  :smiley: The method of slicing into the bodywork to make the raised portion of rust is pretty neat.
And it looks like it has paid off already.  :smiley: The rust on your truck looks really convincing.
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Re: 1/35 scavenged, electric 3 wheeled truck
« Reply #18 on: September 02, 2021, 11:19:46 AM »
I'm almost done with this. I need to add some figures (20% of the work takes 80% of the time...)

I think I used the same solar panel image that Brian used for his build. The driver just has to park his vehicle South (or North in the Southern Hemisphere) angle the panel according to latitude and season and get some free energy. The wirecutter in the front is from the Tamiya WWII Jeep kit. You know there are going to be jerks trying to hijack vehicles by separating the driver's head from their bodies:



The very faded decal on the sides says "Fresh Fish" in Japanese, although this won't be a Japanese vehicle. To fade the decal, I printed a single pass in white (so it would be slightly translucent), then added some dirt once it was applied to the sides. I distressed the decal by rubbing a fiber pen over it. The solar panel supports are from a 1/48 B-29 landing gear on the left and from a quad 0.50 cal kit on the right. Obviously, toilet paper will be a major post apocalyptic commodity:



I took the solar panel off to show the cargo area. The "bed" is a stretcher from a Revell 1/35 Bell-H-13 "M.A.S.H" kit. The pillow is an undersized (or 1/48?) sandbag. The sheet is a used laundry color catcher, painted and shaped while wet. Some of the gear is from a Meng set, the wooden box is from Value Gear and the cardboard boxes are mine.  The toilet paper rolls are styrene rod, cut to length:


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Re: 1/35 scavenged, electric 3 wheeled truck
« Reply #19 on: September 02, 2021, 11:23:13 AM »
Oh, yeah! That's good! 8)
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« Reply #20 on: September 02, 2021, 04:25:29 PM »
Love all the little details  :-*

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Re: 1/35 scavenged, electric 3 wheeled truck
« Reply #21 on: September 03, 2021, 02:33:30 AM »
When I saw the toilet paper I had a snicker...so this is the continued COVID apocalypse? ;D
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Re: 1/35 scavenged, electric 3 wheeled truck
« Reply #22 on: September 03, 2021, 04:55:21 AM »
As Voltaire said:  "The more often a stupidity is repeated, the more it gets the appearance of wisdom." so yeah, I expect COVID and worse pandemics to flourish...

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Re: 1/35 scavenged, electric 3 wheeled truck
« Reply #23 on: September 03, 2021, 06:12:08 AM »
Too cool Frank. Looking so good

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« Reply #24 on: September 03, 2021, 11:37:45 AM »
Indeed! Great things are happening here Frank  :smiley:

And the TP aspect is hilarious  ;D
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