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When I first saw Dave Van Domelen’s kitbash
page that featured
mini-Scourge's trailer, I knew I had to try it myself.
putting it off because I just didn’t have the time nor found the right
trailer. When I was searching for new releases of Transformers Robots in
Disguise at Wal-Mart, I noticed a Highway Hauler by Maisto with the
perfect dimensions and proceeded to checkout counter. The
Highway Hauler retails for $2.47 at Wal-Mart.
I already had
a Testors modeling set for beginners (paint, brushes, glue, and
and a cheap Testors airbrush
(1000S Single-Action No.8826) that I had used for painting a GEAR Dendoh model,
so I was on my way.
I examined the trailer for sometime and realized that it was too long
for Scourge when I compared it to my Black Convoy figure. I knew that I
had to do some serious modifications to shorten the length of the
trailer, so I made some pencil marks and began cutting the front-end of
the trailer. I removed about 1¼ inches from the container, sanded the
edges, and then glued the "end" to the main trailer.
I removed the rear wheels and decided to use the rear chassis of a
spare Scourge so that the wheels would match. The first thing I did was
remove the screws from Scourge’s cab then kept the legs and rear wheels
intact. I put this aside because I needed to figure out how I wanted to
connect this to the trailer.