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Wednesday, 2 May 2018

#1 SCATTER TERRAIN: Farm Tractor and Trailer

My first bit of scatter terrain for my European terrain, a Tractor and trailer, bought on the cheap for 5 dollars,



Cheap purchase from a local large department store (Kmart, if you live in Oz).


The tractor and trailer un boxed.


Deconstruction process. 
Need to remove all the modern aspects of the vehicle. 


Reconstruction process.
The start of the process of turning the tractor into a 1940's tractor.
All the necessary parts are reattached with super glue.
The front mud guards were removed and the rear ones trimmed.
The seat will be removed.
The front portion of paint was removed with the use of a hand grinder.


Further reduced the width of the wheels 
The width of the front and rear axils where cut down.
Used green stuff putty to shape the radiator,the top of the tractor engine and the seat.
Plastic Infantry sprues used for the exhausts and the lights.
Any empty spaces were filled in with plaster. 


Sprayed black primer


Painted using Vallejo paints.


Tractor with the trailer


Cheers John 


10 comments:

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    1. Thanks Greg for your comment
      cheers John

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    1. Thanks Michat for your comment
      cheers JOhn

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  3. Awesome work john. I will have to start keeping my eyes open for such things in stores.

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    1. thanks Tabletop CP for your comment, I also found (future project)a old style coal train engine with one carriage on the cheap in the same toy department.
      cheers John

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  4. Wonderful! This‘ll add even more atmosphere to your set ups.

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    1. Thanks Moiterei yes little scatter terrain adds to the gaming table.
      cheers John

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  5. Splendid work sir! A friend of mine once put a rusty tractor model on the table for a 1944 game only to have a "rivet counter" tell him it was a 1948 model! 😂 😂
    Cheers
    Matt

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    1. Very funny Matt, yes I have also en counted "rivet counters", thanks for your comments.
      cheers John

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