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Posted: Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 12:32 AM UTC
Looking good guys, some really class looking trucks.

Keep at it Gabriel

Pete

Oh I started another deicing rig a Scania this time, its for one of my colleagues who retires shortly. I will post the odd picture if anyone is interested.

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Posted: Sunday, April 08, 2018 - 09:27 PM UTC
Rob, you're getting there! Looks good so far. As for spraying errors, I'm with you . I had to drop the airbrush yesterday after I botched twice the same simple part (the under-dash engine cover on passenger side). Also I had to strip the air filter

Damian, slow progress is better than none. I was doing "things" with my DM600 over the week-end, but I have nothing to show: small touches, seam removal, priming a few parts - nothing worthy of a picture!

Guys, I'm getting weary of my kit but I know I have to finish it so... more sanding tonight!

I hope I have something to show the following days!

Cheers!
Gabriel
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Posted: Sunday, April 08, 2018 - 08:52 AM UTC
Second coat and primer on hood.

You can just make out that I did not get paint into the gap between cab and sleeper very well will have to take care of that still.

Cheers Rob.
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Posted: Sunday, April 08, 2018 - 05:23 AM UTC
Well, no real damage done!
A little bit of sanding and on to a second coat.

Cheers Rob.
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Posted: Sunday, April 08, 2018 - 03:46 AM UTC
Got a bit done on the chassis and primed and painted the cab! I did however blow it off the stand while adding the colour will see how much damage when dry.
Also should have turned the flash off for the colour shot.

Cheers Rob.

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Posted: Saturday, April 07, 2018 - 06:55 PM UTC
Good luck with your Model T.

AutoWorld has a Coca-Cola decal sheet so you could (theoretically) make your own. Although the sheet does say the logos are from the 1950s through the 1970s.

Jim
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Posted: Saturday, April 07, 2018 - 06:07 PM UTC
Looking good everyone.. A lot of interesting builds here..

For a Side Note, The First Model I did when I got into the hobby as an adult, was a Truck.. AMT's Ford Short Hauler.. LOL

Anyway here is a photo of my kit before the start, It is the 23 "T" Delivery Van, There have been several versions of this released with the difference being the decal sheet.. Mine is the Sweet Edition which has period markings for various Candy Bars..



The latest one I saw on the Store Shelves yesterday have the markings for Coke.. kinda wish I had that one.

Later
Delbert
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Posted: Saturday, April 07, 2018 - 05:55 AM UTC
Slow progress for me. The inside got a sludge wash, got the cabin assembled, glass in and masked, ready to close it up now and get on to some hairspray shenanigans.



BTW the steering column is not glued in yet, I just had to fix the steering wheel onto the inside end before it all got sealed up.

Cheers, D
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Posted: Monday, April 02, 2018 - 05:10 PM UTC
Gabe looking good my friend.
The lights.....try alclad chrome or Mig Chrome they work pretty good for chrome parts without the garish look. Once dry gloss over the top to look like lenses. Just a thought.

Pete
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Posted: Sunday, April 01, 2018 - 11:37 PM UTC
Good job, Peter! Congrats on finishing the build!

Rob, I understand very well what you have to endure! We're in the same kind of trouble

UPDATE
I have tried this product:


I considered the result not all that worthy:


and I thought I can achieve the same result or better with Krylon black. I was right:


Moved to the chassis frame, but first I have drilled lightening holes which I'm going to use for plumbing as well:


I was rather surprised that the frame fit was nearly perfect and, to be correct, this MPC kit is not bad as engineering; the molds are really bad.


The rear suspension detailed and waiting for the clutches:


More sub-assemblies completed, ready to attach to chassis frame when it will be ready:






Painfully slow I'm going forward but I have a couple of issues that I don't really know how to address:
1) The smoke stack shield is very bad and I have no photo-etch mesh at my disposal;
2) The lights are just full "blobs". Initially, they were chromed, but now are just bare white plastic.

Cheers!
Gabriel

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Posted: Sunday, April 01, 2018 - 04:13 PM UTC
Thanks for the comments guys.
Rob the tanks on that kit are a nightmare to do. On the one I built I painted the straps black after masking the rest of the tank. Then I used Ali tape to make the straps, but you have done a great job.
Pete
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Posted: Sunday, April 01, 2018 - 03:32 PM UTC
Peter, super job mate, a unique build and a great looking rig!

Rob, really neat work on the tank straps, definitely a tricky little detail to get right but you nailed it mate!

Mike, your build is taking shape nicely. Love the big COE cabins.

Cheers, D
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Posted: Sunday, April 01, 2018 - 09:41 AM UTC
Very Nice Peter!

Now to say the fuel tanks were a pain is an understatement!

Masking and painting the rubber under the straps proved useless! I had to carefully scrape away the chrome and paint the rubber part by hand. Then I touched up the chrome.

Cheers Rob.




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Posted: Sunday, April 01, 2018 - 04:17 AM UTC
Well done Peter! Certainly a most unusual vehicle, not to mention what it took to get there! Sharp and clean.

Mike
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Posted: Sunday, April 01, 2018 - 03:24 AM UTC
Wow, Just Wow, Pete.
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Posted: Sunday, April 01, 2018 - 02:51 AM UTC
Very nice finish, Pete.




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Posted: Sunday, April 01, 2018 - 02:18 AM UTC
Its coming along Rob

Mike the Mack is looking really good buddy.

Here is my final pictures of finished deicing rig. I changed the colour of the base to concrete, I think it looks better.

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The green tint is to represent the deicing Type IV deicing fluid which is green in colour. The rigs get covered in it........as well as the aircraft lol.

Cheers

Pete
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Posted: Friday, March 30, 2018 - 04:14 AM UTC
Interesting Gabriel!

A small update got a little done.

Cheers Rob.

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Posted: Friday, March 30, 2018 - 01:02 AM UTC
Cab is now attached. Still a lot of little things to do and figuring out how I'll attach the fenders. Tried to mount them to the sides of the frame and that just didn't quite work ("hidden" mounts). Now I'll try "exposed" mounts. We'll see.



Mike
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Posted: Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 11:28 PM UTC
James, KoSprueOne and Peter Thank you, guys! The engine is not finished yet. I added the turbo last night but I took no pictures because it's still in works.

I realized that not only the bad fitting is my problem, but also the color scheme I chose; every single part needs at least four coats (!) and, being enamels, they need time to dry. So I decided to break the build in small sub-assemblies, detail them completely and then add them to the "puzzle".

The only sub-assemblies finished so far are the wheels (before washes):


Then, finally, I was able to decide on the graphic layout. Initially I wanted my truck orange, then yellow and now is smoke gray! The reason for such an abrupt change is a small achievement: my YT channel has passed 100 subscribers and this build was the first on the row and I decided to mark the milestone accordingly. I tested my masks and color combos and this is going to look like:

My channels stylized logo on the doors and rear mudflaps; probably on the hood too (mirrored):


The milestone to be displayed on the front bumper and front mudflaps:


The abbreviated version of my channel's name on the rear fenders and possibly sideways on the left edge of the hood:


The main color is going to be smoke gray (civilian version of German grey), the secondary color is that sick orange and the trim color is white. I'm still working some details out, but generally speaking I know the direction I'm heading into.

Happy Modeling Easter!
Gabriel
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Posted: Monday, March 26, 2018 - 04:32 PM UTC
Damian nice work on the cab

Gabe the engine looks superb buddy.


Pete
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Posted: Monday, March 26, 2018 - 05:59 AM UTC
Gabriel, Nice progress on that power plant.

Rob, Those Molotov pens are great for chrome. I'm using it on my truck chrome as well.

D, dude, that interior paint is looking fine.




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Posted: Monday, March 26, 2018 - 05:01 AM UTC
That engine looks great.

Jim
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Posted: Monday, March 26, 2018 - 04:32 AM UTC
Rob, nice trick with the tires. Comes right on time, as I was worried about my wheels fit; I just tried them last night and I was utterly disappointed. Thanks!

D, The wash effect looks nice indeed.

UPDATE
I went on with different sub-assemblies which need to be painted individually after the mandatory seam scrapping:


"Test shots" for my paints. From left to right: base coat, primer, white over primer, and gold leaf:


"Pre-production run" test - passed


A few pics with the engine, the most advanced sub-assembly up this moment:




Cheers!
Gabriel
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Posted: Sunday, March 25, 2018 - 03:32 PM UTC
About time I put up some progress here, you guys are trucking along beautifully!

I have repainted most of the exterior and sub assemblies in Tamiya Red Brown acrylic to give a rust base for chipping. I also started on the cabin interior which won't get much work put into it due to the plan for the windows to be quite dirty. I gave the fabric parts a quick burnt umber oil wash over Tamiya Deck Tan acrylic, and will do a bit more blending to tone it down. I will also give the dash a pin wash and some grunge, then close it up.




Cheers, D