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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #10 'Trucks'   Sat 05 Sep 2015, 12:48 am

I cracked on and added the glow plugs:



... then the wiring:



When first done, it was a bit to uniform, so I wiggled it up a bit with a toothpick. Now I'm not so sure. Looks a little crude at the moment but I'm hoping it improves with paint.

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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #10 'Trucks'   Sat 05 Sep 2015, 11:01 am

I wasn't too happy with the way the plug wiring looked so I added a tiny drop of epoxy to the top of each plug, to give a sort of 'cap' look to them.

Probably not correct but I think they look much better now.


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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #10 'Trucks'   Sat 05 Sep 2015, 11:11 am

The 1:1 looks rough from what I saw when researching this .... yours look better .... like a proper mechanic has worked on it.

Now get on with the rest of that spaghetti lol
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #10 'Trucks'   Sat 05 Sep 2015, 1:52 pm

Wired the dizzy....



Think it looks good on the lump now it's in the chassis



Interior is basic but you wont see much anyway as the doors dont open, the tacky 1960s carpet is mixed railway scatter.



Gave the windscreen a bit of a muck wash, traced out the wiper sweeps with a bit of masking tape and used a fibreglass brush to dull down the plastic as a key to take a wash






The instrument decal is printed upside down .... typical ... again you cant even see it properly so it'll do

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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #10 'Trucks'   Sat 05 Sep 2015, 6:34 pm

The wiper effect on the windshield is a nice touch.
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #10 'Trucks'   Sat 05 Sep 2015, 7:56 pm

The dizzy looks good Colin, just not sure about orange boots.

The seat looks even better now it's in position. Love the 70's baby pile carpet!! LOL.

The dash decal must be from an Aussie kit Coilin!!

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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #10 'Trucks'   Sat 05 Sep 2015, 7:57 pm

All hooked up:


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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #10 'Trucks'   Sat 05 Sep 2015, 8:27 pm

Orange is the new black Al ......... apparantly .......

Your motor looks cracking mate, bit of oil and grime and it'd look 1:1
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #10 'Trucks'   Sat 05 Sep 2015, 9:32 pm

Painted all grey, that engine looks super, Al.

Colin, I can't believe what they did with the decals!

Great work, everyone.
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #10 'Trucks'   Sat 05 Sep 2015, 9:55 pm

so ive been on nights all week, never get much done when im on nightshift.......this was the whole weeks effort



sat down earlier and ended up getting this far!!


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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #10 'Trucks'   Sat 05 Sep 2015, 10:33 pm

Bugger when real life gets in the way eh

Looks like a truck now, and it'll fall together when you get time to sit at the bench.
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #10 'Trucks'   Sat 05 Sep 2015, 11:00 pm

Mike... the grey is just the primer. The Revell colour callout, calls for it to be a custom mix of
20% light grey, 40% yellowish green, 20% iron grey and 20% light blue.

So a greyee, bluey, greeny colour. LOL

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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #10 'Trucks'   Sun 06 Sep 2015, 5:32 pm

I mixed up some paint for the engine based loosley on Revells colour callout. i.e. I guessed the proportions and then added a little metalic grey!!

I think the end result at least looks more or less correct for a period truck.




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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #10 'Trucks'   Sun 06 Sep 2015, 5:55 pm

Loving that Diesel engine. You need a RAt Rod to stick that thing in so it can be shown off. Nice work Al.
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #10 'Trucks'   Sun 06 Sep 2015, 7:12 pm

Yep, that looks good Al ...

Had a few kit bonnet (hood) hinge holes to fill ... decided to do a half-a$$ job on them as i want it to look a bit untidy, gave the "filler" a bit of primer





The grill was suitably distressed and the headlight lenses were given a wash of copper on the insides, left to dry upright so it dribbled down a bit and hopefully it gives the impression of water staining with the bulb visible in the centre.








Decided to go for thinner white wall tyres instead of the alloys in the kit, they needed a little extention ... the disks still fit nicely over the extentions and i've drilled them ready to add brake pipes.








Loose fit of the body to the chassis and it's about how i want it

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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #10 'Trucks'   Sun 06 Sep 2015, 10:14 pm

Nice. that is one well worn Truck.
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #10 'Trucks'   Mon 07 Sep 2015, 12:56 am

Looking good everybody!  I luv the semi's sleeper with added shelves, practical and more realistic.  The old rusty pickup I thought was maybe too much corrosion, but the body test fit foto shows it looks good.  The mono-color Bussing engine is a bit dull, and the real engine fotos seem to have some of the smaller bolt-on parts like starter motor in a more neutral flat grey or dull aluminum.  There's a many foto model of it as a 4X4 in WWII, with a sort of glossy sea green engine that seems especially odd.  Here's a link to that one: http://panzerserra.blogspot.com/2014/02/bussing-nag-l4500-4x4-and-l4500s-4x2.html.
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #10 'Trucks'   Mon 07 Sep 2015, 7:14 am

Al; the engine looks really good.
Colin; I continue to be impressed with what you're doing.

Well, I finally got started on mine. A very simple kit, so I will have to make it stand out with a good paint job and the stickers, yes stickers, that were provided. The underside of the chassis, and a very rough fit of the main parts. Rather than a red on red with chrome, I am opting for a red dumper and black cab. I think it will provide some welcome contrast on this small truck.  


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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #10 'Trucks'   Mon 07 Sep 2015, 10:24 am

Thanks all.

Harron.... thanks for your input, but all of the Bussing engines I see on the web (not many) are old, unrestored and may well have had replacement parts. With a lack of 'new from factory' or restored photos as refference, I believe the mono colour look would be more correct.

Colin, that is one beaten up truck. Maybe the hubcaps could do with a little rust?

Cole, I think your color choice is good. Will the wheels stay as is?

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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #10 'Trucks'   Mon 07 Sep 2015, 11:35 am

It all looks good, Fellas.
Engine looks great, Skid.
And the 'beater' truck rests near to my heart, Snake. Love used looking trucks!
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #10 'Trucks'   Mon 07 Sep 2015, 1:47 pm

Apart from a 'grunge wash', which it will get before instalation, the engine is done. The brass pipe is a scratched extra part.








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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #10 'Trucks'   Mon 07 Sep 2015, 2:05 pm

That engine looks like most of the 1:1 examples online mate (minus the gunk) .. i think you're right about there not being many pristine examples around ... looks like they renovated them and then sprayed them all over in that greeny grey colour.

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And the 'beater' truck rests near to my heart, Snake. Love used looking trucks!

I love weathering Clay, this won't be the last now I have the bug again!!

Cole, it's a dinky little thing isn't it!! ... looking forward to see what you make of it

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Colin, that is one beaten up truck. Maybe the hubcaps could do with a little rust?

It's there !! you just have to squint lol

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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #10 'Trucks'   Mon 07 Sep 2015, 8:17 pm

It sits nicely in the chassis:




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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #10 'Trucks'   Mon 07 Sep 2015, 9:27 pm

That mate, looks the canine cahooners.
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