I decided to redo the wheel guides. I thought they were too small in
diameter. So I decided I had to scratch built them from Styrene. There
are several design types but the one in the picture I posted below, is
the common one.
The most difficult in building this guide was getting the angle right. I
had to cut three rod sections at an angle to get the curved 90 degree
angle that you get in some of these guides. The one in the first
prototype picture fortunately has a smooth one flow curve section all
the way through. But I am modeling after the above, which has angle
sections instead of the smooth curved version in the picture.
Most wonder how I weather certain normal areas in my dioramas. Well.
Nothing new or fantastic. I use real dust or dirt that I gathered from
the ground at my work place. I even used dried much from my neighbors
farm yard. They are the best.
Forklift WIP: Did some detail work on the forklift to give it some
character. This is a Dinky toy model I bought at my local grocery store.
The price was 'ok' and on top of it, it is 1/24 scale. To my surprise
this model is pretty close to the real thing in accuracy. So I did not
have to do too much extra work to get it to look descent. I added the
hydraulics, strobe, extra lighting and cabling bind to the framework of
I used some kind of grease( don't know what kind) Otherwise, I usually
use machine grease, mixed with black paint. Then I just apply it on the
areas that has it on the real model. Like on the rack below: