N Scale Dump Trucks

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by fifer, Dec 20, 2003.

  1. fifer

    fifer Active Member

    Here is a picture of my Fifers Unobtainium mine fleet of trucks.
    The cab over dump and fifth wheel are stock Mini Metals.
    The flat bed is new Mini Metals (shortened).
    The other two dumps are new Mini Metals Swift Reefer trucks with the boxes cut off and two Mini Metals cab over dumps glued in place and frames shortened.
    Swift lettering was removed from the doors with a soft Lifelike eraser type track cleaner.
    Then they were all drybrushed and replacement hoods and fenders painted on.
    Hope you all enjoy the pictures.

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  2. Racharg

    Racharg Member

    That's awesome I'll keep my eye out for them!
  3. Catt

    Catt Guest

    Mike,I am totally impressed.Its to bad that all the N scalke mini-metals don't look as good as those new trucks
  4. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    These trucks look great. Hope I can do some like these too.
  5. GNRail

    GNRail Member

    Nice reworking :thumb: :thumb:

    While shopping for my son I have noticed an increase in the number of almost nscale vehicles. I say almost since they either seem to be too big or too small but for $7.00 I am not going to argue.

    In the great white north here (thats anywhere north of Barrie, Ontario) There seems to be three manufactures (distributers?)

    Hot wheels, MicroMachines by Hasbro and Speeeedz by Playmayes (previously posted here)

    I have been searching through our various toy stores. They don't seem to have alot of selection in the different sets. The most I've seen here is the Micro Machines. I've picked up a couple of sets so far more in speculation than real need at this time. (Merry Christmas to me)

    A quick question

    How hard was it to remove the orginal paint?


  6. Arlaghan

    Arlaghan Member

    Excellent work... at first I thought it was just weathering... but a kit-bash as well? Very nice! It's amazing what a little work can produce. :D
  7. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    That's some treally nice work, Mike!
  8. fifer

    fifer Active Member

    Thanks Guys

    Thanks Guys , for all the feedback.
    Those Internationals do give us a lot of choices in truck modeling now.
    I am going to do one in a fifth wheel next (whenever that may be).

    Merry Christmas All
    Mike & Robin Fifer
  9. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Very nice work indeed.

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