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15 hours ago, malefactus said:

You have a real flair for spotting thingies that have craft potential. I LOVE watching your creations develop.

Thanks! I've drawn a lot of inspiration for this project from a bunch of trash bashing youtube videos, mixing it in with a hefty dose of "It's just trash, the worst that can happen is what? I make it trashier trash?" I do still sometimes have to remind myself that it's okay to trash something if it isn't working, I don't have to keep going with something just cause I've put effort into it.

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I started last night by cutting out the foam for the other cargo pods, and gluing them together.

 

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Then I cut out the parts for the trucks flatbed, and glued them together.

 

And waited for the glue to dry...

 

I really should have used hot glue for this, but was using wood glue...

 

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I was tossing some junk mail into my recycling when I noticed the mesh from a clementine box... and inspiration struck!

 

 

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This could work for the flatbed!

 

But will it take glue & paint?

 

Lets try a bit of black craft paint and see how it goes on this one spot... Oh, that was more paint than I meant to use

 

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Okay, we'll just let that dry...

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Okay, not bad. Little fragile, as the paint scratches off, but maybe after glue and a clear coat to protect it? This could work!

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The wood glue pulled a little more paint off, but once dry, it's solid, and the paint resists scratching!

 

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Now to repaint it to fix the chopped paint and kill the glossy... Plus all the other detailing work to do.

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