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Szmann
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Netherlands Antilles
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Posted: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 02:01 AM GMT+7
Mike, coming along nicely!

Pete, the cab looks neat! I like it!

Cheers!
Gabriel
noddy927
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Posted: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 07:24 AM GMT+7
Hi Jim

It will be an Iveco, I will be using just the front wheels for the rear wheel steering from the DAF and also the box section and the rear bit of the chasis.
Here is some more work done today.
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Dry fitting the cab
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Back to work tomorrow so nothing for 4 days.
Liking the builds on here. Looking forward to everyones completed items.

Pete
Dragon164
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Posted: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 07:19 AM GMT+7
My kit

Cheers Rob.
Dragon164
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Posted: Monday, February 12, 2018 - 02:07 PM GMT+7
It's clean because it's new and not used yet. lol
That was an F-111 before my landlords got a hold of it.
See here:

https://armorama.kitmaker.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=230766#bottom

Cheers Rob.
jimb
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Posted: Monday, February 12, 2018 - 11:37 AM GMT+7
Rob, that's one clean workbench! What's that Wingy Thing by the computer?

Peter, nice work on the IVECO, or is it going to be a DAF?

Jim
Dragon164
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Posted: Monday, February 12, 2018 - 10:56 AM GMT+7
Looking good guys!
I hope to get started soon, I finally have my workbench sorted.

Cheers Rob.
noddy927
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Posted: Monday, February 12, 2018 - 09:18 AM GMT+7
Some major work done on the main chasis today with air tanks and fuel tank on. Wheels painted and tyres done (pics to follow).
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Pete
noddy927
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Posted: Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 09:01 AM GMT+7
Hi Mike
That looks great bud.

The rig I am building is a deicing rig I drive at EDI airport.

Cheers

Pete
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Posted: Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 07:02 AM GMT+7
Mack's got new shoes.





Pretty much left to priming the remaining parts as I'm out of Medium Gray. Awaiting an order to come in.

I think the only chrome that'll be on this build is the MACK emblem on the front and perhaps the roof lights and horns. I have a Molotow Chrome Pen and will see how that works out.

Cab is Ghost Gray and most everything else that attaches to the cab will be the Medium Gray (like the grill).

Now debating about a stripe (or two) on the cab. Dunno.

Mike
jimb
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Posted: Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 03:41 PM GMT+7
Peter, that looks interesting. I have no idea what that is.

Richard, I believe that most transmissions (new) were either semi-gloss black or the frame color. Spicers were Oxide Red, and I think Allison automatics were natural aluminum.

Nice looking interior, Mike.

Jim
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Posted: Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 01:27 PM GMT+7
Noddy,

It'll be interesting to watch those two kits become one.


More work done on mine. Plumbing is in now. Dash is in. Wheels/hubs and tires ready. Fuel tanks on. Battery boxes tomorrow?



I bought some 1/48 scale aircraft gauge decals some time back. Six of them now in the dash of the Mack. I have a set of decals on the way that should fill up the two main gauges. Touch up paint needed in a couple of places.



Mike
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Posted: Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 10:15 AM GMT+7

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Looking nice, Richard. What color are you going to paint the transmission?

Jim



Thanks Jim.
I still have to do some research on trani colours.
noddy927
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Posted: Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 09:31 AM GMT+7
Finally got the flickr embed sorted.
Here is the 1st work I have done on the model over last week.
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This is from the Iveco kit.

This is the work done on the Daf chasis, it will be cut down and added to the Iveco chasis.
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This is what I am building
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jimb
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Posted: Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 09:20 AM GMT+7
Looking nice, Richard. What color are you going to paint the transmission?

Should be an interesting build, Peter.

Jim
noddy927
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Posted: Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 09:04 AM GMT+7
This is my kits, a costly kit bash to make one deicing rig
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tinbanger
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Posted: Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 07:48 AM GMT+7
"Richard, super smooth job on the primer, what did you use there?Those photos seriously look like CAD images the model companies use to promote new releases pending."

Hi Damian.
I take my photos on a black photo backdrop most of the time,
I adjust my RAW photos to set back ground back to black using photoshop so that is probably why I end up with a CAD look!
I use automotive sandable primer(spray bomb)

Here is my update:-



I stripped the rims with oven cleaner and sprayed them gloss black let them dry for a few days the used Alclad II Polished Aluminum.
Engine is painted with Tamiya Buff.

TacFireGuru
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Posted: Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 12:18 AM GMT+7
Notifications are coming in now. Thank you!

Mike
Dragon164
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Posted: Friday, February 09, 2018 - 05:25 PM GMT+7
Yay!
I am getting notifications

Cheers Rob.
jimb
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Posted: Friday, February 09, 2018 - 04:33 PM GMT+7
The AMT kit is a 1970 Peterbilt 352 with a Detroit Diesel 8V71. All engines in Peterbilts, regardless of manufacturer, were painted white from 1950 through 1986-ish. There are exceptions, of course. The OEM color for a Detroit Diesel in that era was Alpine Green (Testors Model Masters RLM Grun 62 is a close match). Gabriel is correct, yellow is the OEM color for Caterpillar; while Cummins engines of the era were beige.

Several other truck manufacturers painted engines regardless of manufacturer a certain color. Ford painted all engine Ford Blue from 1966-82, Kenworth painted engines white from 1950-74, and International Harvester painted all engines International Red (except for the International V800 which was Acapulco Blue, go figure) from 1950 until the early 1970s.

That was sort of a roundabout answer to your question, but engine color is a big debate in the Model Truck Community. So to answer your question, yes, Gloss White would be correct from the factory for the time period, but Alpine Green would be correct as well.

Jim
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Posted: Friday, February 09, 2018 - 03:14 PM GMT+7
Hopefully the notification problem has been solved. Jim let me know that there has been a long-standing bug relating to topics with quotation marks in the title. He has removed these now so please confirm you are getting email notifications.

Cheers, D
Szmann
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Posted: Friday, February 09, 2018 - 03:57 AM GMT+7
I think Paccar engines are white, same as Cummins. Caterpillar are yellow. Depends what you have inside. Plenty references on the net.

Yeah, the flash on AMT frames is unbelievable resilient. I remember on my last build I had to prime / sand the suspension three times. But the plastic is good.

Cheers!
Gabriel
Cosimodo
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Posted: Thursday, February 08, 2018 - 06:33 PM GMT+7
Mike and Richard, your builds are looking great.
I have started the Peterbilt cabover and though forewarned by Jim about AMT kits this has been a challenge. The instructions provide numbering for parts that bear no relation to the sprue numbering and the amount of flash is incredible. I couldn't believe the amount of work required just to get this far.


The engine is looking a bit underdone because there a few chrome parts to go on and I have yet to try Richard's method for dechroming. Also the kit instructions suggest the whole engine is painted white, which doesn't quite sound right. Any views on that?

cheers
Michael
Szmann
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Posted: Thursday, February 08, 2018 - 04:48 AM GMT+7
Hey, D.!
Still no notification. I have received from your other thread (three-five), but not from this one.

Mike, Looking good! I cannot wait to start mine, although I'm being horrified to apply gold on the engine It's against my European beliefs

Cheers!
Gabriel
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Posted: Wednesday, February 07, 2018 - 09:36 PM GMT+7
Ok, looks like we have the subscription/reply/email notification issue sorted out, did a few test posts on my Caddy Eldorado thread, can somebody please confirm that it works here as well now?

Cheers, D
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Posted: Wednesday, February 07, 2018 - 01:33 PM GMT+7
There are some highly detailed kits in this one. My Dekotora is just a curbside. pictures later