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Here's a little something I built yesterday. I saw one on the road, and knew I'd have to build one for Brickington Island. After my logging truck, I thought it would be nice to have more vehicles that would represent other businesses and services on the island, so this fits the bill nicely.
From the front. I'm not completely satisfied with this yet. I like the printed brick, but it seems a bit small, and perhaps brick built detailing might look better. Suggestions or comments would be much appreciated!
Rear view. I may change the black jumper plate to a yellow one. Not sure yet.
Open view. Most glass trucks around here seem to have fixed sides, so I don't think this is a "realistic" feature, but I like it for playability and for access to the inner glass racks.
Overall, I'm pretty happy with the results. This is one of those projects where the old style clip hinges were key. I tried the new varieties of hinges, but they were too bulky to be convincnig on a 4-wide. Also, I had planned to make more 6 wide trucks, but this 4 wide seemed to built it'self, and glass trucks are often pretty small, so it should fit in with Brickingtons 4-wide cars and 6-wide trucks.
As I mentioned, I'm definitely open to suggestions as I think there is room for improvement, especially in the front and cab area which look pretty generic.
Edited by Phred, 30 March 2012 - 04:12 PM.