The AFOL community lost one of its own last month, scale modeler and truck aficionado Ingmar Spijkhoven. Ingmar lost his brave battle with ALS on July 30th. I never had the pleasure to meet him, but we were friends on Facebook, and his passion was infectious. Builder Bricksonwheels built this wonderful tribute to him, sadly he passed before it was completed, but he did get to see some work in progress photos. The tanker trailer is Inmar’s design, being towed by a stunning new Peterbilt 389 tractor. While I love all the shiny chrome, eye-catching red color and scale accuracy, my favorite detail is the license plate.
Builder Bricksonwheels is back with another incredibly detailed rig. This time it's a Peterbilt 379 hauling a Polar Tanktrailer, and it's stunning. The attention to detail and care that went into this is staggering, and thanks to a full compliment of lighting products by Brickstuff, it looks a treat even in the dark. Click through for many more pictures, it's amazing.
Way back when my family used to do cross country trips (in a beetle no less) and of course we had a CB radio, it was the 70's. So naturally we came to rely on the useful information of the truckers on the road, and when the opportunity arose with a well timed pitstop, we got to admire some of the trucks up close. This one has always been one of my favorites, the Peterbilt. This MOC by Bricksonwheels does it justice with a great paint scheme, loads of detail and just the right amount of chrome.
When someone mentions "18 wheeler" you might immediately think Optimus Prime, but this is what I think of. Check out this huge, shiny and supremely detailed classic Peterbilt truck by builder jarekwally. This is classic trucking, the kind we were all fascinated with for some odd reason back in the days of disco. It must have been a combination of the movie Convoy and Smokey and the Bandit, but suddenly everyone had on a trucker hat and owned a CB, damn the 70's were weird. Check out the really nicely done video for more details.
Flickr user bricksonwheels is a master of the large vehicle, and his latest creation is no exception. This Peterbilt Rotator is a museum quality masterpiece. It's positively packed with accurate detail and subtle techniques. Just look at the taper on the hood, the contouring on the cab extension, the brick-built graphics. It's beautiful, and the crazy thing is his previous vehicle (and the one before that, and so on) is the same quality.
I thought this was just a photograph of a truck. There's always a little rush of excitement to realize something you thought was real is brick built. I'm also a bit of a sucker for chrome, so this one packs a punch. I can't imagine how much was spent on custom chrome bricks but as far as I'm concerned it's a good investment, we all win.