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If you look closely, the man at the service window of the truck (left of view) is holding a little girl who is passing the money to the cast member inside the vehicle. The girl second in line is on her celular phone, no doubt informing the party on the other end of the menu selection. I still have another set of table and chairs to add under the third umbrella to the right but, hey, we're almost done here.
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Yes, the corn dog truck is open and already there's a line for these delicious treats. I still have a few more details to add -like condiments, straws and napkins on the table- plus a few more figures. Already the scene on East Plaza Street is "alive" with activity. Creating these scenes is one of my favorite parts of modeling.
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Here is the truck with the separate refrigerator positioned as they will be after I finish painting the street. The 'fridge' was fabricated from styrene with the lid handle made from .006" brass wire.
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I made the black diamond trim on the upper panels from brass photo-etched screen. Also, the white air conditioning unit on the roof was fabricated from styrene and installed.
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The truck has just a couple of more details needed to be complete.
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The headlights were fabricated from styrene rod, sheet stock and brass rod. The radiator surround has been painted brass while the rear-view mirrors and door handles have been added too. The mirror arms and door handles were made from .008" brass rod. Tiny holes were drilled to install them.
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Windows and the cast member were added and the assemblies have been glued together. Note the service window has been left open so the cast member can reach through. The truck has been posed in its location on East Center Street outside the Plaza Inn.
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The cab is painted too and will cover the access to the corn dog preparation and service area in back.
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Now the truck has received basic painting.
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I made a "Outdoor Vending" department cast member to staff the truck from a Preiser figure. She was shortened and glued onto a base to make it easy to position her inside the truck.
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At this point the basic assemblies (cab, box and chassis) are not glued together so windows and other details can be placed inside.
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Consulting my photos, I constructed the 'box' of the truck from .020 ABS and made the 'wood' trim from .010" X .020" styrene (the ABS is grey in color while the styrene is white).
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A cowl was made from .060" styrene and placed between the hood and the cab.
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I then assembled the cab from .020" ABS sheet plastic.
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I began the project of building the Corn Dog Truck by purchasing two N-Scale metal truck kits from GHQ: (1) 56-010, 1941 Chevy Stake Body; (1) 57-006, Model A Pick-Up. Parts from the two kits were combined to construct the basic chassis. Only the hood and running boards/fenders were used from the Model A kit, while the chassis, wheels and flat-bed were used from the 1941 Chevy. The 1941 Chevy chassis and bed was shortened and the Model A's running boards received the same treatment. The two were then super-glued together. The model A's hood was then glued on while the 1941 Chevy's wheels were then applied.
 
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