Landing gear required scratchbuilding as there were no "leftover" kit parts close enough to match 1:1 version, still to be added are the gearbox and crank handle. (Since a number of smaller styrene pieces used did come from the drawer of short ends/offcuts/etc does that still count as "leftovers"?):
Thanks Jim, got the rest of landing gear completed now. Crank handle made from 3/64" brass rod, tire carrier is 3/16" styrene channel shaped using a styrene form and hot (boiling) water.
At back, tail light boxes made using styrene, door lock rods are a mix of styrene and brass (3/64" rod again with 1/16" x .006 wall tube, also some 1/64" thick strip for part of handle) with rivet detail from Tichy Train Group.
And up front, of course I had to pick a 1:1 trailer with recessed area on nose where glad hands attach.......glad hands themselves are resin parts from Plaskit. .010 styrene and nut/bolt/washer castings used to represent access panel for wiring.
Thanks gator, while masking for red on this trailer I realized that more thought should have gone into picking a simpler prototype colour scheme.......four colours in total for this one! (White overall, red undercarriage/stripe, blue stripes to go be added yet and aluminum for the roof)
Tamiya gloss white used on van body, same Chinese red enamel that tractor was painted with decanted and airbrushed. Next is blue. In its current state trailer reminds me of the "candy stripe" tank cars that used to be used in hydrocyanic acid service, painted overall white with contrasting red stripes for easy identification.
Wow, almost a month since I posted an update! Work has been going on, mostly tedious items like 1/16" wide decal stripe along the colour separations. Since it is white over a darker colour, in this case blue, one layer of stripe isn't quite opaque enough.......so the stripes got done twice!
Carling O'Keefe lettering made up, the shield part of logo still to be done. Beaded side texture not only gives one fits when masking, it also makes applying decals "fun".......
Dock bumpers made from styrene strip, centre drilled out. Reflectors are disks punched from polished sheet aluminum with drop of Tamiya clear red on top. Mudflaps are AMT kit parts (from "doubles" trailer set) sanded to more acceptable thickness.