|Solvang Construction visiting Nystrup for a heavy haulage task.
|Equipment added to the trailer includes steel chain, wooden blocks, sledge hammer, a tarpaulin and a selection of spanners.The track panels are made from Blitz Models French army steel sleepers and code 100 rail.
Before I got so far, I added most of the small details to the model. The kit came without exhaust pipe. With part of the chassis highly visible even when coupled to the trailer, I made a exhaust pipe from brass pipe and slid on a length of larger diameter plastic pipe as silencer. On the inside of both chassis channels I glued thin copper wire to illustrate part of the braking system. Here and there I glued on a few bolt heads. The kit part for the instrument panel in the cab looked rather bad, so I did a new one from plastic card with holes punched for dials. The dials themselves are Archer transfers.
|My resin Commer with added parts from scratch. Ready for painting.
The lorry first received a cover of Games Workshop primer (with the 'war hammerish' name of 'Chaos Black').
|I forgot to add the roof mounted sign signalling a trailer on tow. I sanded the primer away to get good glue adhesion. The cab roof was primed again before painting.
|Very little touch up needed on the cab. Tires will need covering with dark grey.
Decals were fitted on doors and front roof line as well as on the plastic card license plates. As usual the decals were made by 'Skilteskoven'. Front mudguards were painted gloss black. Small details were picked out in their appropriate colours, rear view mirrors and wind shield wiper fitted. I weathered the lorry to make it look like it had travelled long and dusty roads with its heavy load. I used a mix of oil paint washings and very thin mixes of earth colours through the air brush.
|It turned out that a locomotive was the load to be picked up in Nystrup. Destination unknown.
|The transport has reached the viaduct over Nystrup Gravel's railway.
With this road vehicle project finished I'm moving on to work on other models that have lingered unfinished on my shelves.