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The Siding Construction Pick-up Truck **** MY 40th Upload ****

by Cooldadx4 Posted 11th Apr 2007 at 6:23 AM - Updated 22nd Oct 2007 at 12:36 PM by tigdadx4 : GUID !
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This is a new mesh, and means that it's a brand new self contained object that usually does not require a specific Expansion pack (although this is possible depending on the type). It may have Recolours hosted on MTS - check below the description for more information.
****UPDATE**** I messed up on my GUID's so the old version might conflict with other people's items . If you have already downloaded this and run into this problem please redownload as the current .rar is the fixed version...If you have not downloaded this and are about to no need to worry this will not affect you ....





Here is my newest project !

This time it is a Vehicle to be used by itself or in conjunction with the rest of my construction objects .....This is basically a maxis pickup truck slightly modified as far as the basic truck goes ...I opened the tailgate some , I put a few dents and dings into the truck mesh and did a little spray painting on the original maxis texture ....How this does differ from the original truck is in the pieces I have added to this truck !!!!!

I have used a number of my own created siding construction meshes and made a custom ladder rack ....On this ladder rack I have put the following items :

1: My Aluminum Bending Brake , Which can be found HERE ! ..It hangs on the side of the ladder rack !

2: A 24 ft and 28 ft Fiberglass extension ladder , Which can be found HERE ! .. Them two were placed on one side of the ladder rack !

3: A 12 ft , 16 ft , 20 ft , 24 ft and 30 ft Aluminum plank (Pick) , Which can be found HERE ! .. Them were all placed on the opposite side of the ladder rack !

4: A 12 ft Aluminum plank (Pick) in the bed of the truck ..

5: A Pile of 2x4's and 2x6's in the bed of the truck !

All the textures for all the added items were done by me ..The truck body itself is a Maxis texture ....

I did a little spraying of the original maxis texture for the truck also ....I added Simrolet to the tailgate to simulate a brand name for this truck ...I also added diamond plating for the bed of the truck ... I added a few various paint stains on the truck also ....I also added a sims 2 diamond logo on the grill of the truck .....I also lightly sprayed the entire texture with a sorta rust color and a black to make the truck LOOK more like a construction vehicle ...The rims are totally rusted out also ....The seats and rug were colored a blue .....I also removed the driver side mirror and bent the mirror support like it was ripped off by hitting something ....

Here are a few pictures of the truck :






This took quite a while to get working right in game but everything works great now !!!! This was my first attempt at doing anything "correctly" with a vehicle (those who know me will know what i mean about correctly) and I have to say I like to make vehicles now !!!!!!

This is essentially a slightly modified maxis mesh ! It requires Nightlife and has average polys !

Please do not do anything other than download this and use it in game ....I normally dont care about recolors but since this is a maxis vehicle mesh and texture they are darn near impossible to recolor....You can however inlcude this in house uploads to FREE sites ONLY With credit to me for the mesh and a link back to this thread !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Comments (If they are thanks comments please use the post thanks button) and Thanks are always appreciated !!!!!!

Please enjoy this latest creation from me Tigdadx4 (formerly tigmomx4)

Polygon Counts:
16,785

Additional Credits:
I have to thank Fresh-Prince and Wes_H for their help in making this work !!!!!

Also credits to Maxis for the mesh and texture !

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Nightlife
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Knitting fiend
retired moderator
#2 Old 11th Apr 2007 at 7:23 AM
Tigdad this is fantastic! My mother is a retired electrician so we had those ladders all over the damn place when I was a kid. She drove a van though not a truck, but I love this! Must've been some hard work and taken a lot of time! Thanks!

"Evil genius is still genius." Asura NPC GW2
Lab Assistant
#3 Old 11th Apr 2007 at 7:27 AM
YAY!! Finally!! I love this... this is fantastic, as said before me, I love this tigdad.. Can't wait to see what's next..can you give me an idea of what your doing next?
Field Researcher
#4 Old 11th Apr 2007 at 7:43 AM
Nice...I Like It A Lot...

Yes I agree as well, quite shallow and pedantic....
Lab Assistant
#5 Old 11th Apr 2007 at 7:43 AM
This is amazing! I love the amount of detail you put into the truck, particularly the ladders and the rust stain on the back. Very realistic - in fact, it looks like my neighbor's truck. Thanks for sharing your wonderful creation!

Hehe Simrolet, that's so cute!
Instructor
#6 Old 11th Apr 2007 at 9:38 AM
whoa that's freakin cool! your construction related objects are really awesome :D
Field Researcher
#7 Old 11th Apr 2007 at 11:26 AM
Wow! That is so creative, must have taken a lot of time. Good job!!!

~Roxanne

SIMcredible's Painter
Forum Resident
#8 Old 11th Apr 2007 at 11:41 AM
love it! and lol I see you also use that guy as your test/pic sim.... can't remember his name... I've got him stranded on test lots in town after town after town...
... and his little dog too... .. (sounds like the witch in wizard of oz....)

Subtle In Spades
Moderator of Extreme Limericks
#9 Old 11th Apr 2007 at 12:46 PM
Wow, this is great! The ladders and planks look very realistic. Nice job!

There's always money in the banana stand.
Scholar
#10 Old 11th Apr 2007 at 12:51 PM
Yay! It's here! Im so glad you got this to work. I am amazed on how great it looks! I agree with everyone else, the detail is amazing and it looks very realistic! This is just awesome work, pure awesome work. Nice job on this fantastic Truck! After all that hard work you did, it came out to be perfect. I was on my PSP when I saw this and I just had to turn on my pc to comment,lol. Keep up the fantastic work tigdad! Thanks a ton, it will be very useful!

Congrats on 40 uploads
Test Subject
#11 Old 11th Apr 2007 at 1:44 PM
Looks great! A nice peice of art work for your 40th upload! thnks!
Forum Resident
#12 Old 11th Apr 2007 at 1:53 PM
Wow!, this is just great - extremely useful for my 'Wireless Broadband' installers and very realistic too!.

Althou' as my works colleague has just pointed out, where's yer 'J' clamps gone! - 'Health & safety' would go nuts, you could at least tied them ladders on first!...

Thanks for creating/uploading/sharing!.

To all, of the very talented MTS-2 creative types - my sincere thanks for taking the time to create/upload/share...
Test Subject
#13 Old 11th Apr 2007 at 2:18 PM
I really doubt that truck is road legal! Nice work there, it looks really good.
Test Subject
#14 Old 11th Apr 2007 at 2:19 PM
My hubby is in construction and Im making him in the game,lol so this is kewl!!! Thanks
Test Subject
#15 Old 11th Apr 2007 at 2:34 PM
Awsome! Great for construcion sims!
Scholar
#16 Old 11th Apr 2007 at 2:35 PM
Also, congrats on 3000 thanks! :D

And I just noticed, but the first pic in your thread is pretty funny. It looks like everything is going to fall on the cat,lol. I got a good laugh out of that :D
Greatest Dad Ever
Original Poster
#17 Old 11th Apr 2007 at 2:58 PM Last edited by tigdadx4 : 11th Apr 2007 at 3:41 PM.
Quote:
Originally Posted by DocFX
Wow!, this is just great - extremely useful for my 'Wireless Broadband' installers and very realistic too!.

Althou' as my works colleague has just pointed out, where's yer 'J' clamps gone! - 'Health & safety' would go nuts, you could at least tied them ladders on first!...

Thanks for creating/uploading/sharing!.



LoL , you dont know how hard I tried to add some tie downs ...Actually that was one of the main reasons this truck wasnt uploaded a month ago ...I wanted it to be as real as possible BUT I had to settle on NOT tying the ladders and picks down Oh Well !


Thank You everyone else for all your comments !!!! I can't believe this has been commented on so much already !!!!!


Twiztidchild36 - I really dont know what i am going to do next as far as construction stuff goes , but i do have a journal on my profile with some of the other stuff im working on and how far along them are ...BTW what ever happen to the houses you were going to ulpoad ???
Test Subject
#18 Old 11th Apr 2007 at 3:54 PM
Wonderful work, very realistic! Great job
Space Pony
#19 Old 11th Apr 2007 at 4:31 PM
Looks great. Nicely done.
Forum Resident
#20 Old 11th Apr 2007 at 6:29 PM
awesome work!thanx sweety
Scholar
#21 Old 11th Apr 2007 at 6:48 PM
WOW!! Thanks!

"What we say is good for nothing, if we say nothing for good.".
Forum Resident
#22 Old 11th Apr 2007 at 7:50 PM Last edited by hexameter : 12th Apr 2007 at 9:53 PM. Reason: spelling mistake
Finally one more real business car!!! Thank you for all the work on it and for sharing!
hexameter
Test Subject
#23 Old 12th Apr 2007 at 2:07 AM
Great work. The detail is amazing, and it looks just like my dad's truck...haha...The only thing I don't like it the scaffolding, not that is looks bad, I just think you went a little over board with how much of it there is. If the longest one was taken away it would have looked better. Still fantastic job...

-Rct2123
Test Subject
#24 Old 12th Apr 2007 at 2:15 AM
Outstanding Work. This is one of the best looking mods I have seen anyone make. You better be careful of Maxis may try to hire you! Great attention to detail as well.
Greatest Dad Ever
Original Poster
#25 Old 12th Apr 2007 at 5:59 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rct2123
Great work. The detail is amazing, and it looks just like my dad's truck...haha...The only thing I don't like it the scaffolding, not that is looks bad, I just think you went a little over board with how much of it there is. If the longest one was taken away it would have looked better. Still fantastic job...

-Rct2123



Well i actually worked installing siding for almost 20 years !!!! And these are the exact number of picks we went to EVERY job with !!!!! You just never know what size pick your going to need until the job gets set-up !!!!


Thanks for all your great comments !!!!!
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