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AFV Club Bussing Nag L4500S 2 weeks 2 days ago #1

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Hi guys,



Decided after weeks of procrastinating that I would make a start on this one. It's been a couple of months since I've worked on a kit. Thought I'd give this one a go to try and reboot the mojo.

I've completed step 1.




It's been fiddly so far. All of the cross members needed thinning to get a positive fit onto the rails.




Found an error on the instructions. This cross bar should fit into the notches shown in the green circled areas, not where the instructions say (red circles).

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AFV Club Bussing Nag L4500S 2 weeks 1 day ago #2

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Nice. I have this in the stash, though its a Ding Hao boxing

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It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.

AFV Club Bussing Nag L4500S 1 week 6 days ago #3

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Have been working on this for most of the day and am now up to step 19.

I am trying to assemble as much as possible before priming and painting, but the engine will be too fiddly to paint as one piece, so I will paint a lot of those sub assemblies separately, assemble and weather as a single unit.

Speaking of sub assemblies - there are a lot of them in this build.

Currently working on the cab. There are a heap of ejector pins on the interior. Have been busy sanding and filling.

Have lost a few parts to the carpet monster. I managed to find some other parts that it tried to claim. Some of the parts are minute. I mean, there's a separate radiator cap, fuel tank drain cap, wingnuts etc.













Looking forward to this wind pissing off so I can get outside and start some priming.

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AFV Club Bussing Nag L4500S 1 week 6 days ago #4

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Lovely looking kit, lots of detail.. and seems to be building up well. Will be watching!

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AFV Club Bussing Nag L4500S 1 week 6 days ago #5

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Nice kit
Watching here, looking great so far.

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AFV Club Bussing Nag L4500S 1 week 2 days ago #6

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Well, that was effing frustrating! Went to give all of the parts a coat of primer on Sat morning... obviously some sort of residue on the plastic as the primer refused to adhere in some places and pooled. Nearly earned this kit a place in the bin. Gave all of the parts a wash in luke warm water with dishwash liquid last night, rinsed a couple of times and have set them all aside to dry.

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AFV Club Bussing Nag L4500S 1 week 9 hours ago #7

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Yeah that sucks, not good when your focused and then .............that shit happens.
I guess good thing is it was fixable and didn't end up in the bin, phew, Its a great looking kit.

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