|Project by Dutchy||posted 08-05-2016 05:23 PM||1403 views||5 times favorited||50 comments|
It is more than two years ago that I made the CAT 966 wheel loader from T & J. I made some special wheels for it but it didn’t came out the way that I had in mind. I kept thinking about how I could make the profile more like the real tire. It took me two years before I had an idea how this might be possible. When I was on a long car trip (for Dutch standards) I got a eureka moment .
Last week I gave it a try, and now I know it’s possible to do it like I had in mind. There are some shortcomings, and the next time I’m sure I will change the making process. Also the profile should be different. I didn’t take pictures when I was busy making it. Not that I don’t want to share it with you, on the contrary I like to! But first I would like to see how others would do it, since I don’t want to influence anyone.
In short; I challenge you to make a wheel with a realistic profile and I am curious about any ideas from other modelers. Eventually I intend to make a how too, but I really hope others will have better ways to make similar wheels.
There is one thing I want to share about my construction and that is that making it the way I did is as time consuming as making crane tracks.
Diameter of the wheels is approximately 92mm (almost 4”).
Thanks for watching.
-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?