Tuesday, February 7, 2012

New Trukk!

I've been thinking about modifying my trukk for a while. I wanted to create the look of a canvas topper, but wasn't sure how to proceed.

I tried this before using cotton fabric and failed. It wrinkled unrealistically and did not take paint the way I wanted.

This time, I used coffee filters and it worked great! I cut the filters into strips about an inch and a half wide, then soaked them in diluted Elmers glue. Once they were infused with glue, I wrapped them across a grid of bailing wire supports I had pinned to the frame of the trukk. Once the glue had dried, I basecoated the cover in dark tan and then highlighted with bleached bone. The addition of a couple of decals completed the look.

I also had to cut some plastic from the side guards to cover the front exits.

Let me know what you think!

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