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Offline tiking

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Overload Truck
« on: September 27, 2021, 05:19:48 PM »
Like my last overload project this one takes things a little further. The scale is 1/35, simply because, I had this vehicle on hand, that I did not know what to do with it. So I turn it from being a military truck to a civilian vehicle instead. This brand of trucks are sometimes used in the African regions so I thought I would use it for this build. I used whatever fits the bill, from old clothing, rubber, tissue paper, plastic, and odds and ends that I had saved in my ‘box of tricks’, to get the job done. I even added a toilet bowl to throw in some interest. The plastic yellow/orange containers are used a lot in many regions in Africa, so I painted and added them to the mix of odds and ends. I want to thank Ulf Lindgren for sending me the containers. These were 3d printed. He did and amazing job with the fine details of the containers. The drawings were provided by another great modeler, Peter Olsson. Thanks guys.

Note. I just noticed, I had forgotten to shave off the thin rubber in the middle of the tyre on top of the cab. Will try and shave it off. Since these photos, I've already removed the tyre from on the roof, and placed it  in the cargo bay. Otherwise, it was a fun build. Thanks for looking.





































Charles
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Re: Overload Truck
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2021, 07:56:30 PM »
Those Kamaz 4350's* must have some seriously strong suspension! ;)

Most trucks would be dragging their arses, with their suspension flattened & the rear tyres scraping the top of the wheel arch! ;D

Brilliant build, though! Love it! 8) 8)




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Offline tiking

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Re: Overload Truck
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2021, 09:18:59 PM »
Those Kamaz 4350's* must have some seriously strong suspension! ;)

Most trucks would be dragging their arses, with their suspension flattened & the rear tyres scraping the top of the wheel arch! ;D

Brilliant build, though! Love it! 8) 8)
[*: Zvezda?]

I know what you mean. But I probably should have sag the the suspensions some; but I have seen trucks with suspensions not flattened much, loaded like this. I think it also had something to do the loads. They har lots of matress-like cargo on-board with light construction equipment and other personal household items. And yes, it is a Zvezda kit.

Here is one example:



Another smaller vehicle. I see it is slightly sagging but not by much. This one is carrying white packaging foam:



Another one fully loaded:




« Last Edit: September 27, 2021, 09:25:08 PM by tiking »
Charles
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Re: Overload Truck
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2021, 09:42:35 PM »
This shows just how accurate your model is to Real Life! ;)



I looked at the large version of this photo &, barely visible between the tyre & the mudflap, is the suspension - dead flat horizontal without any bend left in it. ;D


So, I guess Soviet trucks in this load range don't have a lot of flex in their springs. :smiley:
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Offline tiking

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Re: Overload Truck
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2021, 10:53:18 PM »
It would have better weighted down though. I agree.
Charles
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Re: Overload Truck
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2021, 01:59:17 AM »
Wow
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

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Re: Overload Truck
« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2021, 02:19:07 AM »
Awesome, awesome build! I've always wanted to build something like this. The GAZ-66 and KamAZ-4350 and impressive trucks.

Offline Kerick

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Re: Overload Truck
« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2021, 04:56:56 AM »
Awesome build! I hope the roads are fairly level! I would get sea sick on top of that!

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Re: Overload Truck
« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2021, 07:01:16 AM »
Great build. The real world reference shots help to sell it completely


Offline tiking

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Re: Overload Truck
« Reply #9 on: September 28, 2021, 07:41:16 AM »
Thanks very much guys .
Charles
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Offline finsrin

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Re: Overload Truck
« Reply #10 on: September 28, 2021, 10:43:45 AM »
Believable model of another unbelievable truck maximum overload as in these pictures and others.  Cargo is realistic and different color wheels are fitting.  :smiley:

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Re: Overload Truck
« Reply #11 on: September 28, 2021, 04:56:19 PM »
Believable model of another unbelievable truck maximum overload as in these pictures and others.  Cargo is realistic and different color wheels are fitting.  :smiley:

Glad you agree. Thanks for looking.
Charles
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Re: Overload Truck
« Reply #12 on: September 29, 2021, 04:56:28 PM »
It would have better weighted down though. I agree.

Meh! There are limits to what even the most exacting modeller (You!) will go to for a build & keep it enjoyable! :smiley:

As I said, "Brilliant build" none-the-less! 8)
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Re: Overload Truck
« Reply #13 on: September 30, 2021, 03:13:20 AM »
Really fun looking project, great inspiration, wonderfully executed. What else to say!