From the N scale 2039 - Knox Chemical Fire Engine kit.
Here is some of the text from Peter Wisniewski's notes; it informs us about the extents to which he went to build this incredible miniature:
"I own a Sherline lathe. So I decided to replace some of the kit's flat pieces with a 3-dimensional parts. I turned the bell, horn and siren from a 1/16" brass rod. I also turned a water nozzle from that same brass rod. Nozzle was attached to the right running board. Fire extinguishers were turned from from 0.060" styrene rod. I used a 0.012" brass wire (painted black, with a brass tip) for the extinguisher hoses. Headlights were turned from a styrene rod. Then I glued a tiny slice of rectangular styrene on top of the headlights. They were attached to the brass brackets using 0.006" brass wire. Lenses and reflectors are modified MV lenses.I ground and polished them to have flat faces."
He provided me with many good suggestions and questions concerning this kit as he has taken the entire project to another dimension. Here is a sample of his questions: "There are a few mystery parts in the kit. Could you explain them to me? ... flower shaped parts. Two are above the head of one of the standing firemen. Are those for fire extinguishers? Right next to those, there are a couple of parts that look like water nozzles. Am I correct? Then there is a strange part nested between part 37 and 43. What is it?" etc. etc. I must say that it will take some time and explaining to do as I am unsure as to what these things are myself. What was I thinking at the time? It's kind of embarassing.There are many improvements that can be made to this kit when time allows. All in all though, he worked through the components and built what I consider to be one of the finest miniature vehicles I have ever seen!
And below I have added some of his painting technique images:
"Majority of painting was done using Tamiya clear metal primer and Scalecoat IIAT&SF red paint. I also used Scalecoat II loco black. Headlights were painted using Alclad II Pale Gold. Extinguishers and chemical tank were painted with Alclad II Chrome over gloss black. Fire hose, benches and ladders were painted with various Floquil and Testors paints." -Peter Wisniewski.