well thanks to mannimal for the inspiration for the fuel tank...i looked at the kit on the web and decided that it could be built with some old cans!.
as i run the village bar we have tons of cans and that was the starting point, .
i chose not tho use the normal coke can as it would be too recognisable, but i cut 2 bottoms off two coke cans and cold welded (glue) them onto a pink fish can, to make it look more like a tank. i had to drink the energy drink and so i've been buzzing all day, dont know how they drink that stuff!
anyway, then the cradle was cut mdf, with 4 ikea shelf support legs screwed in, the barrel tapes are cardboard, tank lids are heads of wood bolts and other bits laying around my work bench. the petrol exit is a rawl plug and a bit of fake leather laces, heres a pic before painting, play spot the piece....
anyone whos ever bought an ikea cupboard will recognise those legs.!
so then the fun started, i masked off the ends and painted it all black, thinking it'd be a good idea...wrong ...it looked like a shiny black coke can....so i put on a layer of grey that i had.....which reacted with the black underneath ofcourse!!
so keeping calm at the edge if disaster
i started rubbing around where the oil may spill from the tank, or where the tanker drivers walk to fill it... so the black came through but started to look ok. then i scratched some drips in and left it for a while. found some 30 year old transfers in an old scaley box and decorated the tank a bit (if completely incorrect shell logo). by then the grey had raised at the edges giving a really good rusty steel look! bargain!!..so with a bit of brown rust paint applied, here we have it..probably wouldn't pass health and safety regs but we are in a cave in spain after all.
hope you like it , i'm having fun