Promoting Excellence in HO Scale Vehicle Modeling

1920 Titan Truck - By Randy Sawyer

Here's another look at Randy Sawyer's wonderful little 1920 Titan stake bed truck. The model is completely scratchbuilt and made of styrene, brass, and scale lumber and based on a photograph found in the book, "The Illustrated Encyclopedia of American Trucks." Circus Craft wagon wheels with 3/8" plastic tubing stretched to size was used to simulate the wood spoked wheels and solid rubber tires. The model was painted by hand with thinned down Humbrol enamels and weathered with dry pigments and chalk. A driver figure by Preiser was affixed securely into the cab. For that final touch, MV headlight lenses were glued in place on lighting fixtures made with seed beads. Also shown in Photo Gallery 267.

Posted August 28, 2005