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Kit manufacturer: ICM
Vehicle type: Freight Cars
Country of origin: United States
Model scale: 1:35
Dear colleagues, let me present you my last work, it is a model of Ford 098T Tow Truck.
I took a well-known model ICM Ford V3000S as the basis. Plastic parts are molded well, sink marks can be found only on the cockpit doors, if you try. There is almost no burr. Details get joined wonderfully. The model is well known and everything about it it has been said before me, so I’ll turn to my work.
As soon as I came across a photo of this tow truck, I immediately decided to assemble it. I especially liked the contours of the housing so smooth, rounded, and at the same time strict, I was also “hooked” by the fenders over the rear wheels, so without hesitation I purchased another set especially for them. I began to look for other photos, but alas, I haven’t found this example, so the housing is a collective image of the American tows of 1940-1960s.
In the original I didn’t like the wrecker crane. After a searched for appropriate options, I stopped at the drawings G.M. Aston VEHICLE WRECKER HOIST MECHANISM 1949 as the most appropriate for me to make.
Painting and finishing the truck model, used materials
The main task I set before myself was to make the housing and hoist I killed with my own hands, and possibly close to appearance to the original, of course.
I coped with the task, but then. There was a lot of troubles with painting. As luck would have it, my airbrush collapsed, but hands were “itching”. I chose two colors and painted from a spray (except the hoist).
In my work I used:
- “Evergreen” plastic,
- “Elf” lights,
- marker lights “SKPmodel”,
- rivets, nuts “MasterClub”,
- acrylic spray “MagicLine”,
- acrylic “Vallejo”
- washing “MIG”
I hope that you will be interested in my work. I welcome criticism, and feedback is desired.