Red tippers, dirty and mean...

Red tippers, dirty and mean...

Postby Michi » 02 Sep 2013

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Some slightly converted, repainted and weathered die cast lorries of cold war era in 1/64th scale.

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I moved the steering wheels to right hand driving and added British license plates.

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The tippers were repainted in red, the cabs got white roofs, interiors were painted black and brown, lights were painted on and warning markings added at their backs.

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Of course the beds were rusted drybrushed with silver and dusted with pigments...

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Three heavy duty Mercedes Benz await their tasks on the gaming table. Actually I got my driver´s license in a lorry with that type of cab design, therefore I really love them.

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The female miniature is not part of the entry, but to show how well 1/64th scale goes with 28mm! :grin:
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Re: Red tippers, dirty and mean...

Postby mausmann » 02 Sep 2013

Superb work as always Michi!... :clapping: :clapping: :clapping: :clapping: :clapping: :clapping: :clapping:
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Re: Red tippers, dirty and mean...

Postby Richard B. » 02 Sep 2013

Your weathering is a thing of beauty mate - spot on :yahoo:
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Re: Red tippers, dirty and mean...

Postby Iain R » 02 Sep 2013

To job, Michi! Are those wagons Siku, by any chance?
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Postby panzerfaust200 » 02 Sep 2013

Nice work dude! :clapping: :clapping: :clapping:
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Re: Red tippers, dirty and mean...

Postby Taylor » 03 Sep 2013

1st class entry :good: :good: :good: :good: :good: :good: :good: :good:
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Re: Red tippers, dirty and mean...

Postby start_the_purple » 03 Sep 2013

Lovely stuff :good:
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Re: Red tippers, dirty and mean...

Postby Michi » 03 Sep 2013

Thanks for the nice comments. I miss some nipply comments yet... :lol:

Iain R wrote:Top job, Michi! Are those wagons Siku, by any chance?


I regret not, Siku do 1/50 and some 1/55, but these are some mixed plastic/metal made in China no-name makes. However the models are rather detailed and well enough designed to look like the prototypes. I´ve got a Scania and some MANs too that look properly real. :good:
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Re: Red tippers, dirty and mean...

Postby Captain Black » 11 Sep 2013

Fab Michi like all your work :thumbsup:
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