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Project by Pjonesy posted 05-30-2016 05:44 AM 891 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The Dump Truck, I built this about 4 years ago before I knew about ebonizing

-- Peter New Zealand





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Dutchy

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#1 posted 05-30-2016 06:35 AM

Very nice Peter. What are the woods you used and what is the size of the dump truck?

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LittleBlackDuck

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#2 posted 05-30-2016 07:14 AM

Nice one PJ. Even better considering you were probably a novice back then.

As for ebonizing… I wouldn’t worry about it, an ebonised fender, tray and cabin wouldn’t look that good.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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crowie

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#3 posted 05-30-2016 07:57 AM

G’Day Peter, The wheels still look great….
I’ve used Australian Red Gum for wheels and the contrast is good as your is in this truck…

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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LittleBlackDuck

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#4 posted 05-30-2016 08:18 AM

On the serious side, I consider walnut or any dark timber tyres for contrast is more than acceptable for construction type models so your choice holds. I will admit that road vehicles, in particular trucks, do scrub up better with black tyres and ebonising seems a more “natural” solution than paint and even stain. My primary issue is that for stain (and by inference ebonising) there needs to be a separation of the rim from the tyre to prevent leeching into the rim which then sort of contradicts what I said previously as that is a feature of the construction vehicles’ (separate tyre and rim).

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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htl

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#5 posted 05-30-2016 01:11 PM

Been eyeing those as a fun build but have no need for such a BIG block a wood in the house. LOL
Nicely done.
May I ask how long you’ve been building up your collection.

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bruce317

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#6 posted 05-30-2016 01:27 PM

Very nice model.

-- Bruce - Indiana - Sawdust is just, MAN GLITTER!

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PaulDoug

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#7 posted 05-30-2016 02:54 PM

Another great build!

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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ralbuck

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#8 posted 05-30-2016 04:23 PM

Another reason; I do not do models! A;; of you do such fine work mine would look bad!!

GREAT JOB! I took pictures of the real ones in the ND coal mines!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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helluvawreck

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#9 posted 05-30-2016 06:57 PM

This is a very impressive miniature which shows a lot of craftsmanship.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Pjonesy

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#10 posted 06-01-2016 05:20 AM

I have been building models for about 4 years. I am a carpenter by trade so I guess I learned some skills along the way that I am now able to use making models.

-- Peter New Zealand

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crowie

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#11 posted 06-01-2016 12:20 PM


I have been building models for about 4 years. I am a carpenter by trade so I guess I learned some skills along the way that I am now able to use making models.

- Pjonesy

Peter, From what I see, you sir are very accomplished and skilled craftsman….Keep them coming!!

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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