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semijoe
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Posted: Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 10:32 AM UTC
today I started on the wind shield , looking at the real truck it has an 5 inch thick window for protection.
so I cut , glued, drilled , made and installed it





I had some time left so, I made the net 2 pieces that go to the sides of the hood

semijoe
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Posted: Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 10:17 AM UTC
today was day from hell. I hate electronics, love to build though.

any way, I have everything to install, light, sounds, esc , battery(grade later to 5000mah) speaker


rear lights are in, will make bucket later


have to make a lot of change in rear of the cab,
I was able to keep the sides, but the floor I have to raise 6mm


the mfu needs airflow, I remade the fllor and cut out a vent



semijoe
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Posted: Saturday, November 02, 2013 - 07:03 AM UTC
interior is back in



the mfu unit has a control panel. the truck has some kind of storage box in the back bay, so I will make the storage box and put the control panel in it , I still need to make an opening door for it

gcdavidson
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Posted: Monday, November 04, 2013 - 05:00 AM UTC


wow!

Have you got any other scratchbuilds like this on Armorama? Would love to see your other stuff.

The fact that its gonna be RC is the icing on the cake!
semijoe
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Posted: Monday, November 04, 2013 - 07:44 AM UTC

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wow!

Have you got any other scratchbuilds like this on Armorama? Would love to see your other stuff.

The fact that its gonna be RC is the icing on the cake!



Oshkosh airport fire truck and a hemtt
semijoe
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Posted: Monday, November 04, 2013 - 07:46 AM UTC
I had to reinforce the sides with plastic square stock and with metal inserts



next I installed the speaker



reattached the hood and sides

semijoe
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Posted: Monday, November 04, 2013 - 11:55 AM UTC
I made the grill and made the hinges



hey its a working door

semijoe
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Posted: Tuesday, November 05, 2013 - 08:40 AM UTC
today I worked on the side of the hood, theres a lot of parts to make here . tomorrow I will do the other side

newdriftking
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Posted: Tuesday, November 05, 2013 - 08:52 AM UTC
Keep up the good work its looking awesome, can't wait to see it painted and running.
semijoe
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Posted: Tuesday, November 05, 2013 - 11:55 AM UTC
I made the lid/door to the rear storage box


semijoe
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Posted: Wednesday, November 06, 2013 - 10:11 AM UTC
today I made the air cleaner, wind shield wiper mounts and started on the right side hood



here I finished the right side

DaGreatQueeg
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Posted: Wednesday, November 06, 2013 - 10:26 AM UTC
Wow - just fantastic engineering.
Sorry I missed this before ........

cheers
Brent
semijoe
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Posted: Thursday, November 07, 2013 - 04:27 AM UTC

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Wow - just fantastic engineering.
Sorry I missed this before ........

cheers
Brent



cant miss this one, shes huge , thanks man
semijoe
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Posted: Thursday, November 07, 2013 - 04:30 AM UTC
GOOD NEWS and BAD NEWS , bad news is I have to take apart. good news is , the lower hull will be painted

a day of disassembling, sanding and painting . im thinking 3 days

semijoe
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Posted: Thursday, November 07, 2013 - 11:41 AM UTC
damn, there goes a quick 3 cans of paint



semijoe
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Posted: Friday, November 08, 2013 - 08:53 AM UTC
I kept the drive shafts black, linkage black and painted the brake drums flat black . still need to paint the air containers



little by little she's coming back together , I cant paint the roof yet, as there is a lot of parts that I still need to make

semijoe
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Posted: Sunday, November 10, 2013 - 05:21 AM UTC
some small updates

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Posted: Sunday, November 10, 2013 - 11:26 AM UTC
Beautiful job, dang that looks crazy good.

Question where did you get the Diamond plate from?


Jeff
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Posted: Monday, November 11, 2013 - 12:54 AM UTC
thanks man ! towerhobbies has the diamond plate
semijoe
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Posted: Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - 07:33 AM UTC
right fenders are on




for comparing to a 1/16 scale truck


semijoe
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Posted: Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - 09:55 AM UTC
theres a couple of platforms that sit on top the rear fenders , I made one so far

semijoe
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Posted: Wednesday, November 13, 2013 - 10:43 AM UTC
these are the parts that I cut and put together for the platform . this is the right side that made today



here it is finished and painted



next I started on the roof top. there is 6 hatches to be cut and made .

semijoe
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Posted: Thursday, November 14, 2013 - 10:09 AM UTC
started on the roof



cut the holes, drilled 96 holes and started with the micro screws



screws are in, roof Is glued , tomorrow I will sand and start on the hatches

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Posted: Friday, November 15, 2013 - 09:03 AM UTC
great work Joe,cant wait to see it finished[ ]
LeftyDan
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Posted: Friday, November 15, 2013 - 05:01 PM UTC
Very Impressive, I know I cannot pull something off like this. My hat is off to you.

I know it's RC, I just see it flipping over and something breaking in my head. The horror!