Friday, May 2, 2014

Go Big Red - Pete 379 & Friends

I have been waiting for my new Pete 389 design to arrive from Shapeways, and thought it would be a great time to finish a 379 that has been in the works for awhile now.  I experimented with aluminum foil tape, the kind used for HVAC applications, and it makes nice shiny surfaces.  The mirror tape that I have was simply to rigid to go around details like a fuel tank or air cleaners, but worked well on the KW 900 visors.  I also was able to finish a trio of livestock trailers so I now have a larger set.  I have a couple triple axle versions that need my attention now.

Here it is sporting a coat of red paint and straight pipes.  The mirrors are custom, made from brass wire for brackets and styrene for the mirror.  Looks pretty good on the cattle pot.