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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #10 'Trucks'   Fri 11 Sep 2015, 7:38 pm

Errrrr ..... thats even better Al .. quite visible even in photo
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #10 'Trucks'   Sat 12 Sep 2015, 9:42 am

Great work Al. The engine stands out so well in the chassis.

As for me, I'm getting on with the major chrome parts. I didn't notice before, but this is a Nissan Diesel.
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #10 'Trucks'   Sat 12 Sep 2015, 5:54 pm

Great work from everyone.
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #10 'Trucks'   Sat 12 Sep 2015, 6:49 pm

little things have gone a bit Pete Tong......first i added the wheels and snapped one of the stub axles, so i had to glue the wheel on........then ive trial fitted the roof and doors....made a little misalignment at some point....the doors are a poor fit on their own but look awful with my slightly wonky roof, so my plan is to do it with the roof and no doors since they were Quick Detachable......found plenty of pics with vehicles like it........the decals are a bit rough, no idea how old this kit is but my guess is mid/late 90s (it dosnt appear on Scalemates)...i hope to rescue the reg number at least......then the oil drums have taken on a white sheen from the matt varnish!

and all that is sort of shaping how i go forward with this....as the camo/decals are for a European based vehicle im thinking about doing minimum or even no weathering......after all its not a combat vehicle, more the base mule, the runabout for collecting and delivery stuff...would it get dirty?...there would always be some poor bugger on jankers keeping it clean lol

so its on its wheels and had a dark wash




i made the cargo from a couple of bits of polystyrene, the tarp is kitchen foil
heres a pic of what im aiming for without the doors



*for the non British, jankers is a military slang term for punishment duties......bit like American KP

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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #10 'Trucks'   Sat 12 Sep 2015, 7:27 pm

I like the idea of it without doors, if it's knocking around the base then it would be kept pretty clean to be honest.

Cargo looks good to me ... maybe just give the barrels a dark matt wash and it'll blend the sheen away.

Painting the rocks around the grass borders white .... jankers here we go .... again !!!
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #10 'Trucks'   Sun 13 Sep 2015, 4:21 am

Time for an update on the Western Star model. Been working on the tractor (prime mover), and leaving the trailers for later.

The resin Cummins engine is now mostly cleaned up and trimmed. Here is a photo of all the parts, and also some turned aluminum bits, mostly the various filters:

Here is the kit engine, which will donate the tranny:

And while I had the lathe out, it was time to turn some aluminum parts to replace either kit or resin parts:

Included are the small and large air tanks, the mufflers, and the resin air cleaners and pre-cleaners. I am pleased on how the air cleaners came out, as they are two pieces fitted together. Here is a close-up:

Not sure which parts will be painted, but the air cleaners and mufflers will be left bare aluminum. Most of the reference photos I have show the pre-cleaners as painted body color.
Here is a fun picture of the assembly of the air cleaner and pre-cleaner, along with the untrimmed tubes and snorkel.

Kinda looks like some sort of sea monster!

I have been making progress on scratch building the interior of the sleeper, just don't have photos yet.
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #10 'Trucks'   Sun 13 Sep 2015, 10:15 am

Paul; The tarpaulin looks great.

The cab is going together. Most of the stickers are now on the dumper.



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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #10 'Trucks'   Sun 13 Sep 2015, 10:32 am

Looking more colourful now Cole...

I like the lustre on the front bumper.
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #10 'Trucks'   Sun 13 Sep 2015, 10:45 am

Nice work on the ali parts Pete. Resin engine is a huge improvment over the kit unit.

Cole.... you sure have colourful dumpsters over there. Looks good.

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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #10 'Trucks'   Sun 13 Sep 2015, 2:23 pm

Now i'm back on the main PC ....

Coles bumper shows up that nice luster even better ...

Pete's resin bits do look better than stock and his lathe work is just so impressive again

And i'm finished with this one ...



Will post photos up in the finished thread tonight
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #10 'Trucks'   Sun 13 Sep 2015, 6:02 pm

Everyone's doing such great work here, it's a GB I'll have to join in - at least with something.  So, like Kimi Raikkonen recently, I'll get a late start with this small item.  It's a Gowland and Gowland Highway Pioneer Series 1911 International Harvester Autowagon.  There's not a whole lot of pieces and it's not greatly detailed, but this is where modelling was at in the early 1950's.  The logo on the body's underside shows this one was redone in 1956 - probably when they were converted from an acetate plastic to a styrene plastic.

Minicraft reissued these in styrene which is much easier to assemble.




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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #10 'Trucks'   Sun 13 Sep 2015, 6:18 pm

You guys are rocking this Truck Build. Good job by everyone.
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #10 'Trucks'   Sun 13 Sep 2015, 6:42 pm

and finished.............
more pics in the finished thread



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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #10 'Trucks'   Tue 15 Sep 2015, 7:05 pm

Nice choice of subject Mike, I like it. Got any plans for putting anything in the bed?

Almost got it on it's wheels. Tyres are dull coated and the wheels painted and detailed. However, the fronts at least need another coat as the red is bleeding through.





Got the clear coat on too but this time, out of a rattle can. No 2K for this one workhorse!! LOL

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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #10 'Trucks'   Wed 16 Sep 2015, 6:51 pm

Nice Al.
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #10 'Trucks'   Wed 16 Sep 2015, 7:54 pm

Thanks Buck.

This is the colour I had planned for the bodywork:



and the Tamiya bottle top looks to be a close match. However, the reality is somewhat different:



.... so now I need to find an alternative.

The seats were somewhat bland and lacking in any texture. So I covered them in medical tape and gave them a few wrinkles.



The colour call out for the door cards, was the same as the seats; Chestnut Brown. That would make the interior too dark for me so I went with a much lighter shade. Tamiya flat earth. They still need gloss coat.


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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #10 'Trucks'   Thu 17 Sep 2015, 11:47 pm

Good idea on using a lighter color for interiors.  They are too often neglected when they get a coat of dark matte paint.  Projects moving right along!  Thanx all for interesting builds.
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #10 'Trucks'   Fri 18 Sep 2015, 12:06 am

Great work on a great looking kit, Al.

My tiny truck had me stymied for a bit.  There was no "REMOVE" molded onto the body anywhere and the instructions lacked any note of plastic removal.  The body fit like it belonged there in this picture, but you might notice the axle offset and the gap under the bed.


So I figured it wouldn't hurt anything to remove this piece.




Now the bed sets flat on the chassis and allows movement to move fore and aft.


Nice work everyone.
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #10 'Trucks'   Fri 18 Sep 2015, 3:29 am

Mike: That looks to be a nice kit with good detail for the scale.
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #10 'Trucks'   Fri 18 Sep 2015, 10:16 am

Good call on removing the cross piece Mike. I'd say it was definitely meant to be removed. Wheel location looks to be centralised now too.

The wheels are finished and attached permanently and the radiator installed.....





.... and I finally have the paint custom matched, at least close enough methinks.


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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #10 'Trucks'   Fri 18 Sep 2015, 10:22 am

Mike .. that bit looked surplus to requirements to me strangely enough, it all looks better aligned now its gone.

Al ... the blue looks good on my screen, the chassis and wheels look like .... the pooches' posing pouches (we're going to run out of thesse analogies soon mate lol)
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #10 'Trucks'   Fri 18 Sep 2015, 5:59 pm

Bot are outstanding. Al that truck looks driveable.
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #10 'Trucks'   Fri 18 Sep 2015, 10:57 pm

Looks great, Al. That red is outstanding.
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #10 'Trucks'   Sat 19 Sep 2015, 4:19 am

Some slow progress on the truck. The resin engine has been soaked in bleach and washed. Some assembly has been done, and now it is ready for primer and "Cummins Red". The kit tranny has been cut from the engine and fitted:


The sleeper has been detailed with the lower bunk and scratch-built interior cabinets:


It now needs upholstery panels. Here are photos of the kit cab headliner, as an example, and my attempt at duplicating this with scribing on thick sheet plastic.

Not entirely pleased with the result, and may try adding the depth to the pattern with added thin plastic sheet. Anyone else have any ideas?

The sleeper roof, which will be removable for detail viewing, now has the interior headliners made, and the front/rear storage cabinets:



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