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Conversion MB L1500S into a Borgward 1000Z
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Posted: Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 02:38 AM UTC
Thomas,
Looks great. A fantastic presentation piece including the display case. I'm sure that the Senior Associate Manager will be thrilled.

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Posted: Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 03:02 AM UTC

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Thomas,
Looks great. A fantastic presentation piece including the display case. I'm sure that the Senior Associate Manager will be thrilled.

Joel



Thanks a lot Joel! I hope so as he have a soft spot for Borgwards. I will post pictures of the presentation as there will be a photographer within the party.


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Posted: Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 06:50 PM UTC
Hello,

I continued with my build last night. A good modeller friend of mine sent me some wicker baskets which I need as a load for my fladbed. They do look very similar as these baskets at the picture of the real truck. Only drawback was that the open baskets had something like breadloafs inside. I was forced to drill out these breadloafs in order to load firewood instead later.



look very ugly, eh?


a first try with real wood


and the painted results. Have to leave them now for getting dry


Thats it for today
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Posted: Monday, October 01, 2018 - 03:54 AM UTC
Ok after the wicker baskets were dry I did cut some small rectangular block of wood in 45° degrees to get the typical appeareance of wood billets, planished them in an orderly way into the open wicker baskets and finally placed these baskets on top of the bigger closed baskets onto the fladbed accordingly to the picture of the real vehicle. Don´t ask for load securing - I didn´t recognized one at the original picture. The people have had bigger problems as that in these times.


The truck itself is therefore completed and looks like this way:








I am very satisfied with the model so far and I am also happy to reach the end of the build stage of it. No more broken parts to fix now . The left headlight broke off about 10 times or so...

Now there is just the acrylic display left to assemble which will be my work for this evening and fix the awaited metal plate which will arrive during this week punctually for the final handover next saturday evening

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Thomas
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Posted: Monday, October 01, 2018 - 07:12 AM UTC
Thomas,
Those wicker basket loads look tremendous. Well done.

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Posted: Tuesday, October 02, 2018 - 05:42 PM UTC

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Thomas,
Those wicker basket loads look tremendous. Well done.

Joel



Thank you Joell, I also like the outcome. These were my first wicker baskets I did.


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Posted: Tuesday, October 02, 2018 - 05:50 PM UTC
Last night I assembled the plexiglass cover for my truck. SORA make excellent and easy to assemble covers and I like to use them. This is the finished cover:


And this is how everything looks like inside






So in the end there is just the metal plate in front of the wooden display missing. I was promised to get it on thursday so tomorrow I will pick it up and finish this build. This is the draft of the advertise company who will make the plate. The inscripts on the plate means "1946 A new beginning with the Borgward 1000Z" and below "125 years and still full of energy". What do you think?



The last part of this story tomorrow
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Posted: Tuesday, October 02, 2018 - 10:27 PM UTC
wow Thomas!

Just catching up on your build!

Amazing work!

Gonna look great on display!
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Posted: Wednesday, October 03, 2018 - 02:47 AM UTC
Thomas,
The plaque really turned out quite well. And the case looks like it could handle anything that comes it's way.

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Posted: Friday, October 05, 2018 - 11:25 PM UTC
I did received the metal plaque yesterday and glued them on the socket.




Now my mission is almost complete - just the last act "handover" to do during the common dinner this evening. I will post pictures of it tomorrow morning.

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Posted: Monday, October 08, 2018 - 10:38 PM UTC
Nice one Thomas

I can only hope after 125 years, that I'm still full of energy
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Posted: Tuesday, October 09, 2018 - 05:15 AM UTC

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Nice one Thomas

I can only hope after 125 years, that I'm still full of energy




Thank you Russel; well it is already the fourth generation in command there
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Posted: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 03:02 AM UTC
That is a build no more. That is a trophy! Well done!

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Posted: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 05:59 AM UTC

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That is a build no more. That is a trophy! Well done!

Gabriel



Gabriel thank you very much, I do feel honored