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AMT Ford LNT-8000 Day Cab
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Posted: Monday, October 05, 2020 - 08:16 AM UTC
Thanks Joel. I've got a gravel trailer and a 40' dry van in the stash, leaning toward the 40'er at the moment.
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Posted: Monday, October 05, 2020 - 02:05 AM UTC
David,
I'd say that one really nice cab build. Can't wait to see it paired up with a trailer and type of your choice.

Joel
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Posted: Sunday, October 04, 2020 - 11:34 PM UTC
Thanks Nick. I will definitely give them a try.
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Posted: Sunday, October 04, 2020 - 05:50 PM UTC
Hi David,

Nice looking tractor! and man, you pulled this one together pretty fast!

I'll second D's comments on Vallejo Metal Color (in fact, one of his reviews turned me on to them!) - I've airbrushed and hand painted with them and really like the results. Depending on your goals, it can look really shiny or can be a bit more dull. They have lots of color choices to experiment with.

If applying some shade of silver metal color over a primary paint color, I have found first painting the part I want silver with a good Vallejo Model Air silver shade as a base, then hit with the Metal Color.

The Metal Color is thinned pretty heavily, so direct application over a base color (like red etc) can become somewhat unpredictable, and the final part can be shaded like the base color - sometimes interesting, other times - not.

Ok - sorry to go on and on!

Looking forward to your next post

Cheers
Nick
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Posted: Sunday, October 04, 2020 - 02:14 PM UTC
Thanks guys, I appreciate it.

Damian, I've been toying with the idea of trying those as well based on seeing your results. So many choices now.
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Posted: Sunday, October 04, 2020 - 10:36 AM UTC
Very nice looking LNT8000. Very well done.

Jim
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Posted: Sunday, October 04, 2020 - 10:30 AM UTC
Congratulations David, looks great.
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Posted: Sunday, October 04, 2020 - 09:33 AM UTC
Very nice clean build David, looks really good!

Like you said, best to leave any weathering until you get a trailer done so they match up.

I've taken to doing the tiny detail painting with Vallejo Metal Colour acrylics. They cover nicely over the base lacquer paint, and any little mishaps I just clean up with a toothpick dipped in water.

Cheers, D
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Posted: Sunday, October 04, 2020 - 09:21 AM UTC
Calling this one done for the time being. I'm going to wait to weather it until I have built a trailer to go with it.




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Posted: Friday, October 02, 2020 - 11:54 PM UTC
Not a lot of progress in the few days I've been back home. I got the windows installed last night, but ended up with some clear glue smudges that need to be cleaned up today.

60 lug nuts were painted across the 6 wheels that have them. Not fun at all and in one of the three sessions the paint fought me and won. Going to have to disguise the failures somehow.

Tires and wheels should be on the chassis tonight as well as mounting the interior to the chassis.

Found that I missed a couple parts when painting too. Have to hit them tomorrow most likely.
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Posted: Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 03:31 AM UTC
David,
I've met up with two guys from Aeroscale and it does make such a huge difference in the friendship. Now we talk about when we'd be able to meet up once again.

I've got one long term goal for a meet that the odds aren't realistic of ever happening, and that's with Rowan. Seems that the little pond just East of me is the main cause. But who knows, stranger things have happened.

Joel

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Posted: Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 02:40 AM UTC
Thanks Ryan, would have been cool to meet someone from this section of the forum. I've met in person folks on the Armorama and Model Geek sections so far.
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Posted: Monday, September 28, 2020 - 09:20 PM UTC

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Thanks for the info and offer Ryan. The center I'm going to wants us to work on the unit Tuesday evening. I'm going straight from RDU to Duke and working till late, should be a 4-6 hour upgrade. Hoping to catch a few Z's and then hop an early afternoon flight, at least that is the plan.

As I'm fond of saying, Murphy was an optimist.

Anyway, nothing much accomplished tonight as I went to my neighbor's to help him and his son move a slab of 2" thick White Oak into his office to build a computer desk from. Think a slab of tree that goes from 24" wide at one end to 54" wide at the other and about 120" long. Stayed and had a couple beers after that.



Hope the install goes well and if other forces keep you around we will welcome a new face. If not safe travels then, they say it will be wet.
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Posted: Monday, September 28, 2020 - 02:26 PM UTC

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Truck is looking good.


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On the plane to Durham, North Carolina tomorrow morning for a couple days.



If your free Wednesday night we have a club meeting in Cary @ Hanger 18.
Also I have ordered from but not been to Atomic Empire in Durham if you need a hobby shop to visit.



Thanks for the info and offer Ryan. The center I'm going to wants us to work on the unit Tuesday evening. I'm going straight from RDU to Duke and working till late, should be a 4-6 hour upgrade. Hoping to catch a few Z's and then hop an early afternoon flight, at least that is the plan.

As I'm fond of saying, Murphy was an optimist.

Anyway, nothing much accomplished tonight as I went to my neighbor's to help him and his son move a slab of 2" thick White Oak into his office to build a computer desk from. Think a slab of tree that goes from 24" wide at one end to 54" wide at the other and about 120" long. Stayed and had a couple beers after that.
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Posted: Monday, September 28, 2020 - 06:46 AM UTC
Truck is looking good.


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On the plane to Durham, North Carolina tomorrow morning for a couple days.



If your free Wednesday night we have a club meeting in Cary @ Hanger 18.
Also I have ordered from but not been to Atomic Empire in Durham if you need a hobby shop to visit.
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Posted: Monday, September 28, 2020 - 05:30 AM UTC
Thanks guys, been a fun old school/ clean every part/ the details are there, but they're soft/ not a Tamiya shake and bake / why did I attempt this? kind of build.

Working on detail painting the interior and the lug nuts this evening. Hopefully she'll be up on all 10 by tonight. Seems I misplaced the shifter lever somewhere, may have to make something up for that too.

On the plane to Durham, North Carolina tomorrow morning for a couple days.
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Posted: Monday, September 28, 2020 - 01:07 AM UTC
David,
your mock up looks great as everything seems to fit from what I can see.

Joel
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Posted: Sunday, September 27, 2020 - 11:59 AM UTC
Looking good David, the test-fit is showing things dropping into place nicely.

Cheers, D
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Posted: Sunday, September 27, 2020 - 11:41 AM UTC

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Nice mock-up. Looks pretty good to me.

Not sure if you're aware of this, but Detail Masters makes a Ford L8000 P/E set. The only issue is, there is only one hood sire emblem. The need to fix that.

Jim



Thanks Jim.

I wasn't aware of that so thanks on that too. I'll file that way if I ever build this one again.
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Posted: Sunday, September 27, 2020 - 11:04 AM UTC
Nice mock-up. Looks pretty good to me.

Not sure if you're aware of this, but Detail Masters makes a Ford L8000 P/E set. The only issue is, there is only one hood sire emblem. The need to fix that.

Jim
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Posted: Sunday, September 27, 2020 - 07:56 AM UTC
Small update since getting home the other day.

Mocked up.






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Posted: Monday, September 21, 2020 - 02:23 AM UTC

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David,
Funny that you should mention ScaleFinishes. I'm going to be switching over to both his lacquers and enamels over Gravity's as long as he has the colors I need. With my heavy road racing focus, I'm sure that I'll be using both Co's often.

I'm really looking forward to trying out those enamels as I kind of remember just how great of a gloss finish you can get with them.

Joel



In a kind of cross posting from your Jagermeister build and the mention of old aircraft paints. In the using of the MM stock I found a bottle I'd forgotten about. MM Chrome Silver FS 17178. That is/was just about the best single stage chrome look paint prior to the Alclad and later stuff. I used some on the door mirrors and ICC marker lights last night. Would make a lovely base color on a nuBSG Cylon Raider too, may have to pick one up.
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Posted: Monday, September 21, 2020 - 01:30 AM UTC
David,
Funny that you should mention ScaleFinishes. I'm going to be switching over to both his lacquers and enamels over Gravity's as long as he has the colors I need. With my heavy road racing focus, I'm sure that I'll be using both Co's often.

I'm really looking forward to trying out those enamels as I kind of remember just how great of a gloss finish you can get with them.

Joel
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Posted: Sunday, September 20, 2020 - 11:43 AM UTC
Stay safe on your road trip David!

Nice work on the engine, the yellow over black primer is a good deep shade. I just noticed the "sawtooth" rocker covers. They would look great on a hot rod V8!

Looking forward to the next update.

Cheers, D
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Posted: Sunday, September 20, 2020 - 11:06 AM UTC
The MCW and ScaleFinishes enamels are some of what I was looking at trying. Scale Finishes first because his are available to order more easily right now and he has a specific color I'm looking for. Kenworth Ivy Bronze

I'll be online from my hotel, just no modeling for me.