Wednesday, April 8, 2020

The Keys to the City

The Waterworld Quad 50 Barge Project

I always thought this was the coolest thing I'd seen in a movie apart from the Interceptor so thanks to Covid-19 I have decided to stop dreaming and get er done
I will of course need: 1 x M55 50 cal quad gun
1 x 1968 Peterbilt "needle nose" semi tractor
1 x barge to be totally scratch built
maybe some resin water effects
shitload of rust effects
Current forum build diary at Whatif Modellers

Unable to find a suitable model 351 Peterbilt I decided to go with this later model die cast truck

Unable to source the Dragon M55 Quad Trailer kit I had to buy this M35A1 guntruck kit ,which is actually coming in handy for extra truck parts for the dies cast model

The die cast is something new to work on takes a bit of dremel work to get it to where I need to start

First scale comparison between the 1/32 ebay die cast truck and the 1/35 quad gun, they look good and lot of parts from the guntruck marry up to missing bits from the diecast truck, the back tray I will use as is

These crates are a pain in the ass, they are extra long "Pelican" type missile cases and I haven't been able to find anything like that online in the right scale
I do have something close but too short I'm considering trying to cast them and joining 2 together to get the long box

Working out the barge dimensions its looking to be over 50cm long !

Modded V-55 tank engine 

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