Wooden Toy Play Pal Trailer Truck Version 2

The photo doesn't realy do justice to the colors on this toy truck. There are two shades of orange and they are both quite bright. Not Florescent orange bright but very bright. In daylight or 6500K+ LEDs it practically screams orange.

2017-05-11 04.20.25 - Wooden Toy - Play Pal - Trailer - Truck - Orange
Orange Wooden Toy Play Pal Trailer Truck  With Dual Wheels


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The truck cab is made of pine and sprayed with two coats of Krylon, with a light sanding between coats with 220 grit sandpaper—just sanded enough to knock off the fuzz.

The trailer bed is made of southern yellow pine, and the undercarriage is made from spruce. The paint is two coats of Anita's Acrylic Craft Paint. They are applied with a brush and sanded in between to smooth things out just a little. This paint covers very well for orange paint. I was surprised. It has the typical dull, flat finish most craft paints have. I added a top coat of Clear Bull's Eye Shellac to give it more durability and shine it up. The shellac popped the color.

All of the wheels are brushed on amber shellac. One coat of as much shellac as they will take.

The axles with the dual wheels are painted on the ends with black acrylic craft paint. These are measured and cut to fit. The ends are then sanded round and painted. When the paint is dry, I glue on one pair of wheels per axle and allow the glue to cure before inserting the axles and adding the second pair. I could do them all at once, but this works much better for me. If I mess up and get a bit of glue in the wrong place, the wheels or the axle could get glued to the toy's body. It's straightforward to mess this up when all the wheels are glued together.

The front wheels have axle pegs painted with black acrylic craft paint and coated with clear shellac. I really like the look of the hubs on a truck and intended to put them all around. Unfortunately, during the dry fit, I discovered that they were not long enough for dual wheels.

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