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Dragon164
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Posted: Sunday, August 19, 2018 - 03:15 PM UTC
Some work on the lights!

Cheers Rob.

Dragon164
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Posted: Saturday, August 18, 2018 - 04:18 PM UTC
I have been patiently putting coats of future on the Peterbuilt logos!

Cheers Rob.

Dragon164
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Posted: Saturday, August 18, 2018 - 09:57 AM UTC
Looking good so far Darrell!

Cheers Rob.
2002hummer
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Posted: Friday, August 17, 2018 - 09:20 AM UTC
Some progress made on the pickup. The engine has been shoehorned into the engine bay. The dash from the Super Bee has been fitted. Still need to do something to cover the floor. Everything has just been dry fitted, no glue yet untilo I am satisfied with the complete project. This is pushing my skills as up until now all my models have been OOB's.



2002hummer
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Posted: Monday, August 13, 2018 - 09:00 AM UTC
A couple of photos showing my slow progress. The engine and trany is a Dodge Hemi from a Lindberg Dodge Charger Super Bee kit. I am also going to use the seats as well. Just hope I can finish in time.



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Posted: Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 08:19 AM UTC
Very nice Gabriel. Colors. Glass does look good (much better than mine!).

Darrell, looking forward to seeing how the mods pan out. I always did like the old Hemi's.

Sprue layout versus instructions layout: Illogical is putting it "nice" with regards to truck kits.....

Mike
Dragon164
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Posted: Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 06:41 AM UTC
Looks Good! Gabriel

Cheers Rob.
Szmann
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Posted: Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 04:26 AM UTC
UPDATE:

Base assembly finished (phew!):












The attachment of exterior details (badges, mirrors, mudguards) follows.

Gabriel
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Posted: Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 01:31 AM UTC

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Your Mack is looking really nice. Definitely has a Euro-flair to it.

Jim



Thanks, Jim!

It is that obvious? Yes, I removed almost all chrome from the truck and played my card on custom graphics, other than eagles stars and stripes

Thanks for stopping by!
Gabriel
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Posted: Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 01:11 AM UTC
Your Mack is looking really nice. Definitely has a Euro-flair to it.

Jim
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Posted: Friday, August 10, 2018 - 03:25 PM UTC

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Here is my entry, a stock? Chevy pickup



I have changes my mind about the build being stock. It will have a fuel injected hemi engine and trans from a Dodge Charger. Some other minor mods as well. Some to allow the engine install and some elsewhere.
Szmann
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Posted: Thursday, August 09, 2018 - 03:31 AM UTC

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I think you're proving Schubert's Law, it doesn't matter what the scale is, the fiddly bits are all the same size.



Haha! That's a good one, Mark!
Well, Schubert is more genial than Einstein for sure because the relativity does not apply here . And on the annoyance scale those parts are scoring equally high

Gabriel
md72
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Posted: Thursday, August 09, 2018 - 03:12 AM UTC
Gabriel, looking good! I think you're proving Schubert's Law, it doesn't matter what the scale is, the fiddly bits are all the same size.
Szmann
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Posted: Thursday, August 09, 2018 - 12:59 AM UTC
Rob, it is still a lucky find I spent 20 minutes yesterday looking for my air vent handle The sprue layouts are completely illogical when it comes about trucks (and MiniArt tanks).

UPDATE

Glazed surfaces added. Well, my sanding and preps didn't completely dealt with the waving, but at least they are clear (almost)




Preliminary test fits show that perhaps I'm going to be forced to glue the bonnet either shut either open. The second one it's a false option, because engine bay detailing it's not as good and storing will be a nightmare. So... shut she'll be:


It's only me or it starts looking like a truck?


Gabriel
Dragon164
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Posted: Wednesday, August 08, 2018 - 04:40 PM UTC
OMG!

I just discovered that the oil tank I have been looking all over for is on the chrome sprue!

Cheers Rob.
Szmann
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Posted: Wednesday, August 08, 2018 - 04:14 AM UTC
Hi, guys!

UPDATE

The lower half of the cab finished. Again, lots of fitting issues but eventually the dry fit shows it will slide tight into place.







The softness of detail sort of defeated my painting attempts, but the consolation prize is that not much is to be seen once the cab will be closed

Cheers!
Gabriel
Szmann
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Posted: Tuesday, August 07, 2018 - 05:34 PM UTC

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Lots of half finished and almost started kits. Trying to finish off the F-94 I didn't get done for Aluminum Cans, a UH-1C extra from Vietnam 50. Think I'm behind on an A-36 for MTO and there are a couple of other campaigns to work on...



I shall see you at MTO campaign, because there's my next stop as well. My Airfix Ju-87 B (an R actually) it's i the briefing room right now and it's going to take off right after I finish this haunting truck

Gabriel
md72
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Posted: Tuesday, August 07, 2018 - 05:20 PM UTC
Lots of half finished and almost started kits. Trying to finish off the F-94 I didn't get done for Aluminum Cans, a UH-1C extra from Vietnam 50. Think I'm behind on an A-36 for MTO and there are a couple of other campaigns to work on...
Szmann
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Posted: Tuesday, August 07, 2018 - 04:57 PM UTC
Cheers, Mark!

Well, cast metal or not, it turned out nicely.
Haha! It's a big IF right there, isn't! Same here, buddy! I'm not sure I'm done with the trucks in 1/24th scale, but I'm darn sure I'm done with MPC trucks. With Revell sunk, with AMT issuing only reboxes from '60s and with Italeri comitted to their poor quality at high prices, there is not so much from where to chose. A relatively new Revell might worth a try sometime.

You certainly contributed solidly to this campaign and the pleasure to have good company reciprocate. See you around, bud!

BTW: what's next?

Gabriel
md72
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Posted: Tuesday, August 07, 2018 - 04:33 PM UTC
Nice work Gabriel. IF, I ever build another truck, I'll look to this thread for ideas.
I'm calling this one DONE!

It was a good break from aircraft, a completely different skill set. But I still had fit issues and glue joints that were difficult.

I'm glad I took a shot at the paper dashboard. I think I'll try some different ideas next time.

Well, it looks like a big rig. And now I have a new problem, I don't have an place to put it now that it's finished.

Thanks guyz, it was a fun build, with great campaigners. See ya next time.
Szmann
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Posted: Tuesday, August 07, 2018 - 04:15 PM UTC
Rob I really like how you you've got that grille. Well done!

Mark, you made it. Good enough for me (and Bobby McGee )

UPDATE

With the chassis now complete and with the trailer out of the way, I found the time to fiddle with the "juicy parts"

I started detailing the dash and applied some color to it - a mix of acrylics across three brands. The detail is very soft and my skills rusty - I didn't get the best of jobs, but there is still hope. I'm waiting for the paints to dry before applying a gloss wash and instrument "lenses" from Micro Crystal Clear:


I also added the A/C control panel inside the cab (man, I hate those pin marks).


On the outside of the cab, I added the unit's radiator and the wind trap:


Hopefully by tomorrow I will have the lower cab ready, steering wheel and all...

Cheers!
Gabriel
Dragon164
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Posted: Tuesday, August 07, 2018 - 05:19 AM UTC
Thanks!

A little Molotow through an airbrush and some ink stuff I picked up somewhere.

Cheers Rob.
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Posted: Monday, August 06, 2018 - 09:13 PM UTC
Rob,
Nice work on the grill. I wish I had done that on mine and put the black on.

cheers

Michael
md72
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Posted: Monday, August 06, 2018 - 04:42 PM UTC
Added some paper gauges to dress it up a bit. I think you'll be able to see some of them once it's installed.

TacFireGuru
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Posted: Monday, August 06, 2018 - 02:50 PM UTC
A lot of nice things are happening! Lookin' good y'all!

Mike