Author Topic: Endzeit - Peterbilt 353 "Zombieplough"  (Read 6942 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline scooter

  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 4434
Re: Endzeit - Peterbilt 353 "Zombieplough"
« Reply #15 on: January 09, 2014, 10:58:32 am »
Having a truck to collect cars is a good idea. One of those things from Walking Dead that kinda bugged me. They should have been collecting cars....for all sorts of reasons !

And raiding the National Guard armories...and the airports.  Most stuff painted green will run on kerosene/JP8/Jet-A without a problem
The F-106- 26 December 1956 to 8 August 1988
Gone But Not Forgotten

Quote
Oh are you from Wales ?? Do you know a fella named Jonah ?? He used to live in whales for a while.
Groucho Marx

My dA page: Scooternjng

Offline Go4fun

  • Moderator
  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 2050
  • You say "Your Insane!" like it's a bad thing.
Re: Endzeit - Peterbilt 353 "Zombieplough"
« Reply #16 on: January 09, 2014, 03:54:51 pm »
Having a truck to collect cars is a good idea. One of those things from Walking Dead that kinda bugged me. They should have been collecting cars....for all sorts of reasons !



Collecting cars is a great idea. Spare parts, getting the roof metal, (Usually the strongest metal in the body), fuel, )For starting fires if nothing else), spare parts and building blockades.
Of course you need what we call "A rollback bed" for that.
"Just which planet are you from again"?

Offline Old Wombat

  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 5791
  • Armour: The Gods of War love it!
Re: Endzeit - Peterbilt 353 "Zombieplough"
« Reply #17 on: January 09, 2014, 07:07:05 pm »
Hi, Norbert, the English term you're looking for here "towing-vehicle without trailer" is "prime mover" (at least in the US, Canada & Australia - not sure about the UK).

Quite a number of multi-rear-axle vehicles I've seen have the rear set as single wheels & the front set double, so that should work.

She's looking good, so far! Hope to see more soon.

:cheers:

Guy
Has a life outside of What-If & wishes it would stop interfering!

"The purpose of all War is Peace" - St. Augustine

veritas ad mortus veritas est

Offline MaxHeadroom

  • Kitbasher
  • ***
  • Posts: 176
Re: Endzeit - Peterbilt 353 "Zombieplough"
« Reply #18 on: January 10, 2014, 05:43:17 am »
Go4fun:
Something like the tools and gear box was in front of my inner eyes but without braces. I will place the box on steel-"columns".
The rollback-bed is a good idea, but much too much... I will put a pair of wooden or aluminium tracks on the back with linked ramps. This is much easier to build.

Guy:
Once I have read, this type of truck is also called "tractor"!?

Norbert
« Last Edit: January 10, 2014, 05:46:26 am by MaxHeadroom »

Offline Go4fun

  • Moderator
  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 2050
  • You say "Your Insane!" like it's a bad thing.
Re: Endzeit - Peterbilt 353 "Zombieplough"
« Reply #19 on: January 10, 2014, 09:49:26 am »
Go4fun:
Something like the tools and gear box was in front of my inner eyes but without braces. I will place the box on steel-"columns".
The rollback-bed is a good idea, but much too much... I will put a pair of wooden or aluminium tracks on the back with linked ramps. This is much easier to build.

Guy:
Once I have read, this type of truck is also called "tractor"!?

Norbert

 Norber your correct. In America we call them "Tractor-Trailer Rigs" when connected and a "Tractor" for the unit when separated.
"Just which planet are you from again"?

Offline MaxHeadroom

  • Kitbasher
  • ***
  • Posts: 176
Re: Endzeit - Peterbilt 353 "Zombieplough"
« Reply #20 on: January 10, 2014, 09:56:49 am »
Nice to be here!
I like to learn and you all (I have contact with until today) are really friendly!


Norbert

Offline Go4fun

  • Moderator
  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 2050
  • You say "Your Insane!" like it's a bad thing.
Re: Endzeit - Peterbilt 353 "Zombieplough"
« Reply #21 on: January 19, 2014, 05:43:37 pm »
I really like what your doing with both builds. I just thought I'd throw some ideas out there for you to take or leave.
"Just which planet are you from again"?

Offline kerick

  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 4021
Re: Endzeit - Peterbilt 353 "Zombieplough"
« Reply #22 on: January 19, 2014, 08:36:35 pm »
Will you be armoring the truck the same as the car? It would look awesome!!
There's someone in my head, but it's not me!

Offline MaxHeadroom

  • Kitbasher
  • ***
  • Posts: 176
Re: Endzeit - Peterbilt 353 "Zombieplough"
« Reply #23 on: February 03, 2014, 09:35:01 pm »
The truck will be "transformed" by an other survivour but, I think, both men will do a similar work.

Norbert

Offline MaxHeadroom

  • Kitbasher
  • ***
  • Posts: 176
Re: Endzeit - Peterbilt 353 "Zombieplough"
« Reply #24 on: February 07, 2014, 11:50:36 am »
O.k., the next steps:

After deassembling and cleaning and remove some faults of the sprued parts of the kit I'd started to reassemble.

First step was to reunite the frame, the suspensions and some other additional stuff:


Meanwhile, I'd extracted the driver's door and the driver's door inside paneling from the each 1-thing-parts of the cabin and the interior:


And I coloured the Diesel-engine:

following this model:

(It may give you a hint to the future color of the body.)

Norbert


Offline NARSES2

  • Nick was always on his mind - just ask the Pet Shop Boys
  • Global Moderator
  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 33642
Re: Endzeit - Peterbilt 353 "Zombieplough"
« Reply #25 on: February 08, 2014, 05:44:28 am »
 :bow: :bow: :bow:
Decals my @r$e!

Offline kerick

  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 4021
Re: Endzeit - Peterbilt 353 "Zombieplough"
« Reply #26 on: February 20, 2014, 07:22:43 pm »
How's your zombie crushing truck coming along?
I used to have a boat load of these truck kits but I got rid of most of it. This gives me so many ideas I wish I had it all back!
There's someone in my head, but it's not me!

Offline Captain Canada

  • "but this time it's different. I was drunk when I agreed to it."
  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 28567
Re: Endzeit - Peterbilt 353 "Zombieplough"
« Reply #27 on: February 20, 2014, 07:31:46 pm »
That's looking awesome ! Looks like a lot of work to rebuild....but keep it up !

 :cheers:
CANADA KICKS arse !!!!

Long Live the Commonwealth !!!
Vive les Canadiens !
Where's my beer ?

Offline MaxHeadroom

  • Kitbasher
  • ***
  • Posts: 176
Re: Endzeit - Peterbilt 353 "Zombieplough"
« Reply #28 on: February 21, 2014, 10:46:52 am »
Continuation!

Frame and additional parts primed and hangend to become dry in the bathroom:


The battery compartment cover:

At the same time it is the steps for entering the driver's cabin
I Won't paint it, so I took some aluminium from the kitchen to cover it to look like a chromed part.

You see, I'm busy by painting the frame with bright black:

I did it for 3 evenings, every evening for several hours.
But bright black is stupid!
Indeed!
Sometimes, I'd thought to have forgotten some places to paint and did repaint... only to see the same. The shine of my lamp was making the black in some corners looking white (or primer-grey).

Now the later base of the Porsche at the back of the truck::

I'd welded L-profiles and put some bracing between. Total lenght (scaled): 6.5 meters.
Above you see the material for the next steps.

Now with wodden planks:


And finished, the planks covered by plates of aluminium:

I used pieces of  pharmaceutical blister packs ;)

How it might looks (1):

and part 2:

As you can see I've also built movable and foldable ramps and already added the framework.

Now?
What do you think?

Norbert

Offline Father Ennis

  • Makes own decals
  • ***
  • Posts: 584
Re: Endzeit - Peterbilt 353 "Zombieplough"
« Reply #29 on: February 21, 2014, 11:09:26 am »
Love it !!!    :wub:   :wub:   :wub:     

     Any chance you could show us how you weld the metal ?  I need to do some but I've never seen how.  Only thing I've ever seen written was just what you said. You welded the parts and that is all.