Constructing the cab

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After making the Fleetmaster part that I needed, and having cast a bunch of wheels, I started working on the cab in earnest.

I just have to say that the cab is one of the most awesome design jobs that I have ever seen. Here are some concept sketches from Weta Workshop's Artstation page:

Here is the final version from the big screen:

Taking the Fleetmaster from before, I cut out the windows and amputated the front half, then started adding it all together:

At this point, the silhouette is generally there. I still need to add the cow pusher, the hydraulic arms, the exhaust pipes, tanks and other greeblies.