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PostSubject: Ford F-350 Super Crew Cab   Sat 11 Jun 2016, 3:31 pm

I've been charged with reviewing and building this model. I'd like to share it here as it's the first truck I've ever done.


I started with the brakes using silvers and steel colours with golds for the calipers.


I gathered some of the axle parts, note how well they are moulded.


I assembled the axles and brakes, detailed it with steel and did some grey highlighting on the blacks.


The chassis was assembled and all the little details picked out and the exhaust was painted and installed.


I just glossed over the leaf springs as I want the kit to be pretty much out of the box for the review I'm doing.


The axles and suspension were put in place and a little more detailing was done.




Fuel tank and prop put on.


On to the engine. These are the parts cleaned up and ready for paint.


The transmission parts ready and a great big fan.


The engine was completed using aluminium, silver and steel colours and brown inks for the slight rusting.


I used Valejo game ink black for the shading and aluminium drybrushing for highlighting.


The engine was installed along with the front prop shaft.


The engine is done.


I installed the fan next. I just used beige for the colour.


Preparations for the interior.


I painted with the last drop of my snakebite leather, shaded with rust brown ink and highlighted with yellows then detailed the dashboard.


I put down a couple of strips of dolls house carpet for the flooring.


I then put the interior onto the chassis.


The final assembly for the engine is done by adding the radiators, coolant bottles and both batteries. I have just done a simple wiring as I want to show the quality of the kit without too much customisation.




Onto the bodywork. After sanding out mould lines and putting down a grey prime, I sprayed the cab with Titanium gold.


I then hand painted the black window borders by brush and ran some brown ink into the shut lines then I installed the glass.


I installed the chrome grill on the hood.


The cab was put onto the chassis and the headlights were painted and installed..


The front and back bumpers were painted and detailed. Here you have a choice of running board.


The front bumper was installed.


The body panels for the bed were prepared and polished.


The bed was assembled and the back lights were painted. The kit didn't come with a number plate so I supplied my own from the spares box.


The bed was put on the chassis along with the back bumper and the Ford badge.


There is an option to extend the bed.


I put the decals on the sides and also painted the tire writing in white.


I installed the side badges and some final details such as the mirrors and wipers.


A nice shot of the completed underside.


The completed vehicle took 18 days from start to finish. That's ultra quick for me but I had a deadline.


I'll post some complete shots in finished models later.
Thanks for looking.
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PostSubject: Re: Ford F-350 Super Crew Cab   Sat 11 Jun 2016, 3:51 pm

Brilliant!!
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PostSubject: Re: Ford F-350 Super Crew Cab   Sat 11 Jun 2016, 4:51 pm

Super detail work. Not a fan of these stock modern truck builds but I really enjoyed looking through your work. Great work.

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PostSubject: Re: Ford F-350 Super Crew Cab   Sat 11 Jun 2016, 7:53 pm

Great color pick for this one. Super clean build.
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PostSubject: Re: Ford F-350 Super Crew Cab   Sun 12 Jun 2016, 12:26 am

Never heard of "MENG," but details are as good as any Tamiya kit. Engine itself, with compartment extras, is a model in itself. From fotos only weak spot is boxy look of the seats and some good dashboard dial decals would really help. That is one beautiful kit and you did it "box stock" perfect!
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PostSubject: Re: Ford F-350 Super Crew Cab   Sun 12 Jun 2016, 6:03 am

Great looking truck. Beautiful finishing work all around.
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PostSubject: Re: Ford F-350 Super Crew Cab   Sun 12 Jun 2016, 10:22 am

harron68 wrote:
Never heard of "MENG," but details are as good as any Tamiya kit.

Thank you for the positive words fellow modelers. Harron, this kit is pure quality. All the parts are excellently moulded with the contact point in out of the way places. The glass is crystal clear with no distortion and came boxed with a 'rip off' film to protect them. Even the manual is high quality glossy and in colour. The part fit is a dream. In my opinion, this is better than a Tamiya kit. It's just a shame that MENG tend to do military models mostly.
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PostSubject: Re: Ford F-350 Super Crew Cab   Sun 12 Jun 2016, 2:01 pm

that is extremly nice!

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PostSubject: Re: Ford F-350 Super Crew Cab   Sun 12 Jun 2016, 3:18 pm

Very NICE....! ...I love crew cabs.
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PostSubject: Re: Ford F-350 Super Crew Cab   Sun 12 Jun 2016, 5:25 pm

That is some serious kit detail going on there, a beautiful build!
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PostSubject: Re: Ford F-350 Super Crew Cab   Sun 12 Jun 2016, 5:41 pm

Real nice job D.

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PostSubject: Re: Ford F-350 Super Crew Cab   Sun 12 Jun 2016, 8:36 pm

Lovely, fantastic paint detailing.
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PostSubject: Re: Ford F-350 Super Crew Cab   Sun 12 Jun 2016, 8:58 pm

First time I have seen a MENG kit,now I know to buy some......
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