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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #22 - Truck   Sun 17 Sep 2017, 3:43 am

Great 'used' look, Al.

The engine is not keeping it all in the air.

The cab is mounted to the frame in the back and at the fenders at points 'A'.
The sides of the cab are mounted as low as they can be on the fenders.
The radiator/firewall is mounted to fit in slots 'B' in the cab.
And the slots in the hood line up nicely at points 'C'.


I can't see anywhere an adjustment can be made in mountings.

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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #22 - Truck   Mon 18 Sep 2017, 12:33 am

I never built that kit, but the only advice is what others do on any build. Test fit and if it isn't good, either file off or build up what u can. Where things may rest on the frame, filing down, or building up, and if mounting pins aren't right, one can file off and make new ones from bits of wire.
Since it's an "old kit" there may be tips at online model sites from builders who faced the same troubles.
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #22 - Truck   Mon 18 Sep 2017, 6:55 pm

Well, I have the right colour for the bonnet on the caddy ambulance, but it's in brake fluid now.

That thing fought me all the way painting the shell as I remember, I had to wet sand the whole thing and it's massive, nearly 10 inches long in 1/25th.
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #22 - Truck   Wed 20 Sep 2017, 6:16 pm

That's a shame Mike. Have to look out for that when I build mine.

For the few following this thread I have an update.

I decided to change the colour and also went with the salt method in order to represent flaking paint rather than all over rust. It may still get a few rust spots before it's finished though.





Looks like there may be a bonnet fit problem too!!

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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #22 - Truck   Wed 20 Sep 2017, 7:06 pm

Looking good Al.
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #22 - Truck   Thu 21 Sep 2017, 3:47 pm

Looking okay. Making a model look well aged is a slow procedure! Paint, rust, holes, aargh!
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #22 - Truck   Thu 21 Sep 2017, 5:00 pm

Looking better than anything you're building and posting H.
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #22 - Truck   Fri 22 Sep 2017, 2:08 pm

Perhaps it will change with the addition of the firewall and radiator, Al.

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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #22 - Truck   Tue 26 Sep 2017, 7:57 pm

Decided to make a spacer to fill the gap between the hood and frame.  A few bits of stock are coming along well.







Another shorter piece across the front, some filler, a little sanding, then it'll be painted semi-gloss black like the frame, and I'll be able to continue.
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #22 - Truck   Tue 26 Sep 2017, 8:45 pm

Nice scale engineering!
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #22 - Truck   Wed 27 Sep 2017, 6:23 pm

Very clever,well planned fabricating.
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #22 - Truck   Tue 03 Oct 2017, 11:18 am

That's an elegant rescue Mike. Nice one.

Been weathering the engine.



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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #22 - Truck   Tue 03 Oct 2017, 2:52 pm

Thats sure one weathered motor, Al.
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #22 - Truck   Tue 03 Oct 2017, 5:26 pm

Oh boy! Having lost the original dizzy and having had to make one, I have now contrived to loose the weathered carb!!  

So I'm going to turn it into a curbside, make up a little wooden support for the engine and put it on the bed instead.!!



Roll on getting this one off the bench!

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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #22 - Truck   Tue 03 Oct 2017, 7:47 pm

If this thing fights me any more, it's going to hit the back wall......... HARD!!

This is the best fit I can get on the bonnet.



I'm now going to turn it into a vehicle that hasn't moved in some time. I need ideas as to what I can do to hide the gap. Being a farm truck, I thought about a build up of straw but don't know how I would set about that.

Anyone??

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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #22 - Truck   Tue 03 Oct 2017, 8:42 pm

A gorgeous young Geordie lass lying down on the wing would be nice Al. lol

Maybe a Toolbox and a few tolls in a tool roll?

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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #22 - Truck   Wed 04 Oct 2017, 3:36 am

Al, you could leave it as an abandoned farm truck. Leave the radiator section on, motor in, and remove the hood panels, separate them and lay them on the bed with other odd parts. Just paint the hole in the manifold where the carb went to be a little more believable or draw the opening's profile on paper and glue it on.

Don't damage the back wall for heaven's sake - you just refinished it!
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #22 - Truck   Wed 04 Oct 2017, 3:55 am

I switched over to work on the dump box.  Instructions don't show clearly if the front and rear pieces are supposed to mount within the sides or butt up over them.  Either way seemed awkward, leaving gaps.  I solved the front gaps by putting in two strips of quarter round material at the joint.  The rear is an opening dump gate so it looks OK ajar.





I was a little wary of the decals because they had a thick milky glue I couldn't squeeze out from under.  But when it dried, it cleared up nicely.








I'd like to get another of these kits to be built as a mobile crane unit with a Model T motor powering the crane.

Something similar to this:
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #22 - Truck   Wed 04 Oct 2017, 7:16 pm

Nice fix Mike and the decals look pretty good too.

Thanks both for the ideas but in the intervening time I solved the problem......... I carried out some underside butchery, which I won't show as it's not a pretty site. lol






I'll add the door handles, the wiper, headlights and tail lights, then give it a final blast of matt varnish and call it good. Maybe a few other bits on the bed too, per Mike's idea.

I added some tie down hoops and tied down the engine on the bed.





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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #22 - Truck   Wed 04 Oct 2017, 8:00 pm

On the old Ford, will there be grille damage or bumpers with damage? The wear on the cab hints at more to other areas, maybe rusty wheels too?
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #22 - Truck   Sun 08 Oct 2017, 2:25 am

Looks good, Al. Glad to see it completed.

Got my cab structure complete and aside from the little problem, I'm really enjoying this build.

This is how the spacer fits in atop the frame.

Hood fits snugly now.


So, I continued on with decals and cab parts. A little yellowing shows up against the light colored body and a couple of stains on the decals.





Amost done - yahoo!
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #22 - Truck   Sun 08 Oct 2017, 9:24 am

That's looking fantastic Mike. The spacer looks like a kit part and the decals really lift the whole build.

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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #22 - Truck   Wed 11 Oct 2017, 10:34 pm

Well, another one finishedand time to move on.

A fun build that has some nice detailing for it's age.  Left off the front bumper/ram, since I failed to clear out the mounting holes before I painted the frame piece.  There's a few of those areas on this model.





Thanks for looking and for your comments.

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