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Posted: Thursday, March 01, 2018 - 10:08 PM UTC
Peter, you need a bigger cutting mat, mate!

Your build looks very attractive indeed. I hope I clear my bench until next week-end so I can start my DM-600.

KUTGW!

Gabriel
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Posted: Friday, March 02, 2018 - 11:05 PM UTC
This is my kit:


Upon opening the box my first impression was that the frame was too thin. Having only built AMT and Ertl kits I was expecting more from a newer kit. Now after starting the kit my impression has not improved The first pick shows it just clipped together almost like a snap kit the next one shows the holes that will need to be fixed in the back and so on. I will do what I can but I am not happy with the kit.

Cheers Rob.





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Posted: Saturday, March 03, 2018 - 01:00 AM UTC
For what this kit is, it actually builds up fairly nicely. And it's held together like a snap kit, because it is a snap kit (even though the box doesn't indicate that).

The best part of the kit is the Caterpillar 3406A engine. Several truck modelers on other forums have purchased this kit or the snap Kenworth W900 Aerodyne just for the engine.

One of the major disappointments of this kit & the Kenworth are the tires. If you're disappointed with the kit in general, you'll be horrified by the tires.

Good luck with your build.

Jim
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Posted: Saturday, March 03, 2018 - 02:42 AM UTC
Thanks for the info James!

I am disappointed but it's not a deal breaker I got it cheap and it will look good when finished I just wish I had known the origins of the kit.

Cheers Rob.
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Posted: Saturday, March 03, 2018 - 02:53 AM UTC
Rob
Stick with it bud it does build into a reasonable kit with a bit of work. The tyres do need some major sanding to get rid of the flash.
I recently finished it and this was the outcome.
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Pete
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Posted: Saturday, March 03, 2018 - 03:04 AM UTC
At work yesterday driving my Iveco beast and it started making a knocking noise. I pulled up behind an aircraft and it stopped completely, terminal noises then nothing. After the mechanic checked it out he said a conrod had punched a hole through the side of the engine. Gutted the rig I am building will be no more in real life. The company is going to replace it as an engine will be 16K and they can get a tractor unit for less.
At least I will have something to remember it.

Pete
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Posted: Sunday, March 04, 2018 - 06:40 AM UTC
I've done a little here and a little there.

My rear fenders have arrived and....well....not a great fan of 3D printed fenders. I'm going to have to do even more sanding or filling or both to get them right. (not attached yet - looking for pics of they way they are supposed to be)



Mike
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Posted: Sunday, March 04, 2018 - 09:12 AM UTC
I have started filling all the locating holes that show on the outside, and some other areas that don't quite fit well. I also cut the locating tabs off the engine for a better fit.

Cheers Rob.




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Posted: Monday, March 05, 2018 - 01:53 PM UTC
Mike your build so far looks very sharp. The rear fenders do look like they are sitting on the ground.
And Rob, I hope your Peterbilt is in better shape then mine. The Revell kit seems to a bit more modern than my AMT.

This kit does not have me pining for the good old days. I can honestly say the only thing I have enjoyed so far is painting the rear mud guards. But now I have managed to get some paint on the chassis and engine I am feeling slightly more inclined to finishing. I have gone for a nice retro paint job of blue and orange.





cheers
Michael
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Posted: Tuesday, March 06, 2018 - 01:43 AM UTC
Good work Mike & Rob both looking good. I know when the kit is not great to build it is frustrating,but I find once it is done and you have made a good job it is pleasing.

Pete
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Posted: Tuesday, March 06, 2018 - 10:29 PM UTC
Started work on the basket
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And the platform forthe lights at the back.
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Cheers

Pete
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Posted: Thursday, March 08, 2018 - 05:42 PM UTC
I have been burning the midnight oil to get some more work done on the deice rig.
The figure has had some work done on his arm
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Work on the back and the lights
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The back is in place
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And reflective paint on the sides
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Figure now has a hi-vis jacket
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The basket is more or less done, with hose and buffers
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Back plate in place
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Figure has his orange gloves on
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And work done on his harness. I need to paint it as it is only undercoated.
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Hope to get some more done this afternoon.

Pete
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Posted: Friday, March 09, 2018 - 12:10 AM UTC
Very Nice! Pete

Your putting us all to shame!

Cheers Rob.
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Posted: Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 01:32 AM UTC
Some more progress

With a sharp knife and some sanding I cleaned up the mud flap mounts and I fixed the rear mounts for the air bag suspension.

Cheers Rob.


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Posted: Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 02:39 AM UTC
Rob, Michael, nice progress. Mike, Those fenders, I dig it!

Pete, wow so far, just wow.







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Posted: Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 02:42 AM UTC
I should get a lot done today. It's a curbside and it's raining today.

Dry fitting the cab and interior here:









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Posted: Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 07:48 PM UTC
Hello everyone..

Getting ready to start building again after a winter break..

This looks like an interesting subject.. and I have a

1923 Model T Delivery Van than I think will fit right in if thats Ok..

Delbert
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Posted: Sunday, March 11, 2018 - 12:54 AM UTC
Thanks for the comments guys.
Good work on your lits too. Ko nice cab. Rob looking forward to seeing your tractor unit done. What colour are you doing the chasis?

I have done a fair bit more on mine over the last week. Including attaching the boom and cage/basket. Some minor details to add and a base to sort out.

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The ladder is not the best I might redo it. Brass rod and superglue. I think stretched sprue might be better.

Pete
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Posted: Sunday, March 11, 2018 - 04:41 AM UTC
Funny you should ask Peter

I just painted it, gloss black with the axles and such being semi gloss black. A few more bits put together and almost ready for paint.

Cheers Rob.
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Posted: Sunday, March 11, 2018 - 06:58 AM UTC

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That'll be just fine Delbert. Looking forward to seeing an old timer put together.

Mike
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Posted: Sunday, March 11, 2018 - 07:06 AM UTC
I've been working on the air intake and exhaust stacks today. They are very close to the same size as the kit's plastic parts.

Brass and polystyrene tubes inside each other. The small "half-round" sections will hold the perforated PE acting as the heat shields. I'm not 100% sure I'll put them on though...maybe, maybe not.



Oh, dipped the windshield in Future - had a couple spots that didn't coat right. Tried to clean off the Future and ultimately had to sand the clear plastic. So....waiting on a couple more super super fine sanding sponges and some polish to arrive. What a let down.

Mike
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Posted: Sunday, March 11, 2018 - 09:39 AM UTC
Suspension painted

Mike I usually let the part sit in Windex for however long it takes if I mess something up with future.

Cheers Rob.

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Posted: Monday, March 12, 2018 - 12:35 AM UTC
Nice work Rob black works well. Will you keep the chromed parts as they are or strip them.?
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Mike
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Posted: Monday, March 12, 2018 - 02:27 PM UTC
That stacks up great Mike

Pete