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Federal Trailer unit finished
Tapper
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Posted: Monday, October 13, 2003 - 11:37 AM UTC
Superb work!
turrettoad13
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Posted: Monday, October 13, 2003 - 11:34 AM UTC
As always, excellent job Cliff. One of these days when I go into the model store and don't know what to buy, you may inspire me to get a truck :-) . I know my wife is ready to see me do something without a tread( j/k) . Anyway, love the weathering and I think the tarp looks great as it is. (++)
MrRoo
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Posted: Monday, October 13, 2003 - 09:01 AM UTC

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Now I got to see the entire unit as one piece. May be on a small dio?



Hi animal, I do not know about the dio but I will post some pics in my album in the next week or so showing the unit togeather. The thing to be aware of is that I have made the trailer as a stand alone unit so the front support legs will look to long in pics of them both togeather.

Thanks for all your comments Folks and more are always welcome.
WeWillHold
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Posted: Monday, October 13, 2003 - 03:21 AM UTC

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.... if I can succede at getting even one more modeler to do Softskins then I have succeded in my goal.



You already have----how quickly they forget

Signed
Softskin jr (tm)
animal
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Posted: Monday, October 13, 2003 - 02:05 AM UTC
Now I got to see the entire unit as one piece. May be on a small dio? You have nailed this one perfectlly my friend. Three cheers
kglack43
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Posted: Monday, October 13, 2003 - 12:34 AM UTC
Softskins Rule
MrRoo
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Posted: Sunday, October 12, 2003 - 09:20 PM UTC

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As for the tarp...nice touch, but, the detail dosen't matchup to the rig...seam lines would be nice and the corners are folded abit to perfect...kinda like a bed sheet.



this is the American Army where Trucks and Trailers were often in short supply so they were well used but not 'abused'. Things like tarps and tyres would be regulary replaced and the mechanical parts well serviced even if the paint and panel are not.

As for being tied too neatly most truck drivers I know of, regardless of how their rigs look liked to tie off tarps nice and neat where possible. I know when I was in the Army I was proud of the job and took time to make it look good.

Thanks for the comments though and if I can succede at getting even one more modeler to do Softskins then I have succeded in my goal.
SniperSoldier
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Posted: Sunday, October 12, 2003 - 04:25 PM UTC
GREAT JOB - CONGRATS
blaster76
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Posted: Sunday, October 12, 2003 - 03:36 PM UTC
I have to agree, you should "raggity" the tarp a bit to fit in with the well worn/worked vehicle look
kglack43
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Posted: Sunday, October 12, 2003 - 02:07 PM UTC
Roo,

Great job on the tractor/trailer...so good in fact...i'm wondering where the license plates are.

As for the tarp...nice touch, but, the detail dosen't matchup to the rig...seam lines would be nice and the corners are folded abit to perfect...kinda like a bed sheet.

The vehicle and detail is great.

Hope my next truck looks half that good.

Keep it up downunder.

Kevin
chip250
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Posted: Sunday, October 12, 2003 - 01:42 PM UTC
Very impressive indeed. As Nate asked, how long are they when combined?

I can't believe that it looks that great. Great job!

~Chip :-)
mrs_selrach
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Posted: Sunday, October 12, 2003 - 01:17 PM UTC
Ok.. the tarp is real? or plastic? If its plastic.. that is one fantastic job in bringing out the "cloth" tarp look!!!! ... Again, the weathering is awesome. And this goes together with your Federal Tractor Unit I suppose? I like the frayed and worn out looking ropes holding the tarp down too. Beautiful job!!


MrRoo
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Posted: Sunday, October 12, 2003 - 12:59 PM UTC
Well after a lot of trouble the Trailer unit is finished too along with it's cloth 'tarp'

I think it came out well how about you? Comments welcomed