Time for a new project. This time we have a Trumpeter ChTZ S65 Tractor w/ LZ Models Engine Upgrade and a Mirror Models Russian Fuel Trailer on the block. Originally i was going to do the tractor and a 152mm Soviet Howitzer but it would make for a really big model and i want this to be civy so i dont think the green of the howitzer and the gray i plan on using for the tractor will go well. PLus the civy use thing wouldnt jive with that large of a gun. Ill save the Howitzer for another project. Here's the plan:
This will be set after the war and the tractor became recomissioned for farm use. Same with the fuel tank. It maybe had some liquid fertilizer in it. So im going to go for abanonded equipment. Hence why its in rust buckets. For paint i plan to do a rust coat, then russian green on top, heavy chip/peel it. then put this gray color on top and do more chipping and peeling. This way you can see the military colors and maybe tell some of the story. I have a few acessories already like crushed fuel barrels. But im going to go for a farmscape. I may even make one side of a barn. not really sure yet. Going to see where this one takes me. It will be my first time doing rust, as well as tracks. I look forward to it.
Here are the model boxes:
Here is the Fuel Trailer (complete)
I made the tires flat. I know on the more flat tire i got some of the rim but not much i can do. Ill put some caked mud on it to hide that its bent. no biggie.
Underside of trailer, just to show the detail. Nice little kit.
So now i start the tractor. I started the LZ Engine but im at the point where i need to mount the engine mounts so im at a standstill. I have some excellent reference material for the engine, and i added a couple details i havent seen others do yet so Ill take some pics when i get it done. doesnt really need a build log.
Thanks for tuning in!
Last Edit: Aug 28, 2014 21:21:39 GMT -5 by foenetik
decided to do an old wood wall with a door as the backdrop to this scene. like an old farm door. came up with this quick design. gonna try to scratch build it. ive seen plenty of tutorals now on how to make wood from styrene. just not sure how to make it look like old wood paint wise. but ill figure it out (aka ask todd, heh)
excuse the crudeness of the drawing. was just a quick 15 minute sketch (also i know the hinges are upside down, realized that after).
Last Edit: Aug 29, 2014 9:12:09 GMT -5 by foenetik
Small Update ( im doing this small one for a reason, to thank TEABONE)
More Engine work. Its almost done, but i had a bad part so im waiting for Libor to send it over so i can finish.
Frame Fiddly bits
Radiator Fan, added some bends like a real one would have
Pedals and Levers, VERY fragile and fiddly
and finally, my reason for posting. So on the engine instructions the frame looked totally different. it looked much more detailed. it was recessed and had bolts. and mine was smooth. thought maybe trumpeter revised the kit. so i was looking through Teabones thread on the one he built cause i remembered he had a few tips and tricks in there. so then i see it. the reason its diff is cause theres a smooth cover you glue on. Actually T did the same thing. However, i REALLY liked the look better. so i went to pry it apart a bit and it wasnt budging. i glued it well. Then i remembered a trick i saw on youtube during a build video. adding more Tamiya Extra Thin and it will reactivate the glue and let you get the part off. So i knew id run the chance of ruining the frame buuuuuut if it works it would look SO much better., so i did it. and it peeled off with some force but it came off. a lil cleanup was needed but soooooo worth it. So if youre following this thread, THANK YOU TEABONE!
Last Edit: Aug 31, 2014 12:55:54 GMT -5 by foenetik
Dang. Serious project here! I always admire you guys that can stay focused on a single build for long periods of time.
i have to. i cant do multiple things at once or ill either never finish it, or ill be thinking of something cool i want to do on the other project and mess up the current one. its only my 4th model since i started again so i havent really got that comfort level that allows me to crack open multiple boxes at once yet haha.