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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #10 'Trucks'   Sun 18 Oct 2015, 2:50 pm

Cole, the dumper truck is a cracking little model, nicely dome mate.

Al, as per usual .... doggies droopy bits !!
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #10 'Trucks'   Sun 18 Oct 2015, 4:07 pm

Thanks Colin.

Andy.... originally I was going to dump some snow on it and I mentioned to JohnJ about having difficulty in finding a 1:24 driver for it. A few days later he'd bought one for me at a local store. However I'd forgotten to mention to him that I wanted a standing trucker and the one he'd got for me is seated at the wheel.

BUT....... leaving out the snow, I'm confident I can have him sitting on the drivers step reading another newspaper. I'll know better when it arrives. If it's a goer, it will get a simple 'truckers park' styrene base.

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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #10 'Trucks'   Sun 18 Oct 2015, 4:50 pm

Although I got the tarpaulin cover to fit pretty well in the end, it doesn't feel right AND it hides all of the natural wood of the bed.

SO.... I'm giving it some cargo covered with a tarpaulin.

This lot will be glued together, covered in cling film, coated in white glue then covered in nasal tissue. When it's done and painted, I'll 'tie it down' with some ropes.




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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #10 'Trucks'   Sun 18 Oct 2015, 6:07 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #10 'Trucks'   Mon 19 Oct 2015, 12:24 am

I skipped the cling film stage as it's not going over a nice shiney car body.

The 'cargo' was covered in a single sheet of twin ply nasal tissue, which was then coated with a thin solution of diluted with water white glue. Left to dry of it's own accord would take about 24 hours so I 'baked' it in the oven at 100c for about fifteen minutes. No.... really!!

I then sprayed it with Tamiya Khaki, picked out some of the shadow areas with brushed on darkened down with black, Tamiya Khaki drab and then sprayed with well thinned Tamiya J.N.Green.

When it's fully dry, It will get some more treatment.








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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #10 'Trucks'   Mon 19 Oct 2015, 12:51 am

Beautiful work Al, but....I think a non-military looking tarp would look better on this build.
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #10 'Trucks'   Mon 19 Oct 2015, 9:38 am

Looks really good Al but im sort of with Sam on the colour, maybe a faded blue canvass?

Also, an idea I use is when using tissue for canvass that is to be tied down .... I use some of that elastic I sent you to hold it down whilst drying ... it gives the realistic ridges and depressions that you follow with your preferred tie down material when its all painted and weathered.
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #10 'Trucks'   Mon 19 Oct 2015, 9:47 am

I think it looks good s you have it. Skid. Nice contrast.
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #10 'Trucks'   Mon 19 Oct 2015, 3:01 pm

Hi Al,

Loving this more and more with each update...

As for colour, going back to when this truck was new, I think the only colours they had where green or black canvas, and a lot of the times they would have been ex military stock from WW2...

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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #10 'Trucks'   Mon 19 Oct 2015, 5:16 pm

I like what you have done. Not sure that a different colored canvas would make that much difference. I guess the only way to find out is to make one and see what it looks like.
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #10 'Trucks'   Mon 19 Oct 2015, 6:08 pm

He got the tarp at the Army surplus store...

Although it does look like he's hauling a Nissan Cube.
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #10 'Trucks'   Mon 19 Oct 2015, 6:11 pm

Thanks for the input and comments guys.

As for colour, going back to when this truck was new, I think the only colours they had where green or black canvas, and a lot of the times they would have been ex military stock from WW2... wrote:

That was my thinking Andy.

I guess the only way to find out is to make one and see what it looks like. wrote:

LOL.... not making another Buck. It will probably stay this colour but IF I change my mind, I'll simply re-spray this one.




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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #10 'Trucks'   Mon 19 Oct 2015, 6:12 pm

The Western Star interior has now had it's last mockup prior to painting. Here is an update, first with a photo of the sleeper with the roof cap (removable) in place:



Here is a shot of the interior:


The side and rear wall panels ended up with the scribed diamond pleated pattern. I tried it with individual diamonds, and it looked terrible, so back to the original plan. No comments are needed, but I still may add the buttons at the points of each diamond. Will try this on a scrap piece first. Cabinets are done, as are the sidewall vents and a sleeper control panel (including an alarm clock, hvac controls and rocker switches) on the backside of the left side cabinet.

Here are two shots of the interior of the roof cap:



Front panel has what we referred to in Engineering as "the dogbone", which has speakers and dome lights in it. The rear wall has a storage cabinet with doors.

Here is a photo of the sleeper with the basic cab in front of it:



The cab interior panels are completed. As part of the trans-kit that was purchased from Auslowe, it included a new resin front wall panel and a RHD dash. These are shown here:



The resin parts need some carving on their backsides for a proper fitup, so it is time to get the dremel out. The front wall will be glued to the basic cab prior to paint, so it can be blended into the cab sides and roof. The interior parts will put in from the bottom.

Not sure of a color for the cab/trailers. Most of the trucks sent to Australia were white cabs/sleepers with a red chassis. The Aussie dealerships added the graphics, and in many cases pin-striping. Some were totally repainted over there. Here is an example:


Here is a show truck that was made for the Brisbane Truck Show, that had cool blue tribal flames over dark gray/silver base colors. Might try this, as it looks pretty cool!  


That's it for now.
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #10 'Trucks'   Mon 19 Oct 2015, 10:07 pm


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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #10 'Trucks'   Tue 20 Oct 2015, 12:36 am

Well ROG don't have any decals for me, which is what I expected as the kit has been OOP for quite a while. SO... this is it for the decals.

Cargo installed and roped down.









Just the front bumper, headlights and a bunch of other little doodads to add and I'll be calling it finished for the time being.

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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #10 'Trucks'   Tue 20 Oct 2015, 11:06 am

Looking good. Skid !

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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #10 'Trucks'   Tue 20 Oct 2015, 1:08 pm

The sleeper part of the western star project was a learning experience for me.  The kits come as "bare bones" interiors, so anything to make them look more real is good! 
On the fine open bed WANDT I strongly feel the addition of something a bit dirty, as the tarp is and that it's a flat finish both add to the realism of the model.  Without it the look was just too clean and new.  Thanx to all for very clever modeling!
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #10 'Trucks'   Tue 20 Oct 2015, 6:28 pm

Pete, that is quite a truck you got going. Nice work on the cab.

Al, looking good. Can weathering cover your decal woes? Looks good as it is.
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #10 'Trucks'   Wed 21 Oct 2015, 12:33 am

Thanks all.

Buck, the decals aren't so much 'woes' as 'missing'. LOL

I'm not going to do any 'propper' weathering but I'm pretty certain I'm going to give it an overall coating of 'road grime'. It just looks too clean methinks.

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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #10 'Trucks'   Wed 21 Oct 2015, 9:57 am

Al: Seeing the tissue tarpaulin is a first for me. Thanks for sharing the technique. It looks very good.

Pete: Nice progress. I'll be interested to see your final choice for colors and graphics.
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #10 'Trucks'   Wed 21 Oct 2015, 10:41 am

Cole.... like many things in modelling, it's not that difficult once you know how.

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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #10 'Trucks'   Wed 21 Oct 2015, 12:38 pm

Tissue tarps were used here a few times in the military models and I guess is common to military model sites.  With this community build "wrapping up" maybe tissue is the right finish.  Thanx to everyone!
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #10 'Trucks'   Thu 22 Oct 2015, 11:55 pm

Nice work everyone.  

I'm calling this little one finished.  Added a couple of chains for the tailgate and an old 1906 Renault motor for the payload.



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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #10 'Trucks'   Sat 24 Oct 2015, 1:26 am

That little "antique" may be the most smile-inducing of this community build!  Considering the smaller scale and parts limitations it makes the grade.  Thanks!
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #10 'Trucks'   Sat 24 Oct 2015, 4:21 am

Nice work Mike. The brass and wood grain finishes look really good.
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