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1957 Tonka Steam Shovel Digger State Highway Truck Restoration HiWay 4K

I purchased this 1957 Tonka State HiWay Steam Shovel as a set with the truck and flatbed trailer on an online auction site January of 2022 for $251.45 after shipping. The steam shovel was missing the chain spool on the top, as well as the excavator reinforcement rods and tracks, otherwise it was all there, which is pretty impressive for being 65 years old. The orange color I used is one of my favorite colors from Prismatic Powders, It’s called “Bright Orange” and always comes out incredibly bright. This is only the second time I’ve attempted to make my own rubber tracks and I’m pretty happy with how they came out, however I’m not entirely sure how to prevent the few remaining air bubbles from forming in my finished parts, If you have any suggestions I would gladly hear them. Overall I’m extremely happy with how this little steam shovel turned out and hope you enjoy the video as well. Thanks again for watching!!

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