Here is the start of my new rig, U may well ask why R you building so many car carriers well that's because I use to drive them and they R my favourite rig I just love to see a car carrier. So here is the chassis so far.
Dingo, your dexterity with cardboard and the variety of models you produce is to be commended. I'm still exploring the complexities of plastic and having had a less than good experience with a cardboard kit many years ago, I'll just enjoy watching your progress.
Thanks Nick for U'r comments and I to am trying to improve on my cardstock building along with my plastic models as well, U know Nick I've been building plastic trucks & cars since I was well young and I still haven't improved on them at all not even to the point of super-detailing them with all the stuff the yanks use although it does cost a small fortune to get them here and the aftermarket stuff that you can buy in Oz is just as expensive as most of it comes from the States BUT with our dollar now heading back to where it once was up above that of the U.S> Dollar I might just be able to afford a few bits & pieces. I still love my cardstock and will continue to build them as long as I can get them cheap, real cheap and some for free.
Here is couple more pix of the twin steer rig, this time instead of building an open framed rig I'm going to do a closed box unit where a pantec will sit on the truck and via 5th wheel a trailer will hold maybe 6 cars, I think I'll be only able to get 2 cars in the rigid pan but I will try for 4 depending on size.
Sorry this is abot dark in the background.
Dingo p.s. this project has slowed for awhile as I build a cardstock rifle for Kerin's business partner son who is chasing me for a sniper rifle after giving him a cardstock 6 shooter.
This rig has changed from being a car carrier to a general freight rig after a small complication arose, it seems that after building the frame work for the rigid part of this project it turned out to be too small to fit 4 cars into it so I have now decided it will be a general freight carrier instead hence the new "subject" title. The rig will also carry a freight name but a fictitious one at that as we don't actually have trucks like this in Australia.
First of let me applogise for the crappy background BUT all that junk (except electric lawnmower) well most of it is one day going to be my hobby shed if I ever get it built. Now for the final product of this build the Hino twin steer general freight rig.
bavaria: 20% OFF....Hi...first post let alone Shout. For anyone visiting Oxford (as I was) or resident, Boswells department store has a plastic model section on their first floor that they intend closing in the near future. Everything reduced by 20%
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baxter19: hello, I'm a new member recently taken up the modelling hobby to keep my mind active.
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rodm: I wonder whether anyone can advise me. I have a model airport in 1/72 scale (no runway !) but can't find any plastic kit accessories such as aircraft steps, airport service vehicles etc. It is set in the 1960's. Any ideas appreciated. Thanks.
Oct 29, 2016 17:20:39 GMT
jamessolomon: anyone know the group from telford this year that had the AEW Nimrod from Cheshire?
Dec 10, 2016 19:25:18 GMT
wafu819: Can anyone please tell me colour of f4j cockpit and where I can get a decent picture of the tie down points
Jul 15, 2017 20:10:53 GMT
jay16: can anyone help i'm after the decalpool 1/12 wayne rainey and kevin schwantz leather decals for the 1988 season
Sept 12, 2017 21:39:05 GMT
jay16: hello i've recently returned to the hobby i mainly build motor bikes from the 60's-00's kit all 1/12th scale and would like to thank the fellow members at the harrow club for helping me improve my builds
Sept 12, 2017 22:16:24 GMT
dc: I'm trying to get in touch with Mike Verier, I spoke to him at the Tyneside show but I've lost the e-mail address, please could you reply Mike if you see this or pass it on to him if you know him,
Nov 5, 2017 19:14:50 GMT
modelmotab1: hello everyone. off on hols to hanoi and phuket. does anyone know if there are any model shops in either of these places?
Nov 9, 2017 16:13:42 GMT
bannyjunior: I'm trying to find the F Parts sprue for the Tamiya 1/12 Williams FW14b. Unfortunately this is no longer available from Tamiya. Help would be very gratefully received.
Nov 27, 2017 14:28:16 GMT
jeeves103: Hi, i’am Looking for instructions and decals for the old Revell HH-53 Or CH-53 USAF / MARINES in 1/48 Scale. Can anyone help please. Thank you in advance. Regards, Dave
Jan 30, 2018 10:38:10 GMT
Jason: Blog updated pop on over to theaveragemodeller.com for a read,
May 27, 2018 11:26:32 GMT
bannyjunior: Glad to report that I stumbled across this site: www.spotmodel.com who offer free copies of instructions for lots (all?) Tamiya kits - including my missing ones!
Jun 17, 2018 15:51:59 GMT
stimpy60: Does anyone know the UK contact for AMP? If there is one that is. I've just had the front clear cockpit crack on the Westland Dragonfly helicopter and want to try and source replacement parts if possible.
Jul 28, 2019 18:39:57 GMT
xvtonker: Can anyone please point in the right direction for ordering kits from Big Die Scale Models? Thanks...
Dec 25, 2019 11:31:26 GMT
dave82820: I am building a roden mohawk jov. I have had a accident with the top canopy, I have a small crack in it. I need a replacement for it. I have tried to contact roden @ firstname.lastname@example.org have not had any response. Can you please give me some advice on how to
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kfirfae: Joined recently. Been stashing kits for years. Time to start building! A few years ago I purchased several lots/old kits off ebay. Need Instructions for the following 1/72 kits; Heller Alouette III, Airfix Coursair II, Hobbycraft Beaver.
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