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5 years 5 months ago #2 by CyNaKyL
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Getting stuck in I see DA. Looks pretty good so far. It's a bit hard to see any detail on the engine with it being all red but once you paint 'er up it should look mint.

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5 years 5 months ago #3 by Wally
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Good to see you back here DA. Looks like fun and going good so far.

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5 years 5 months ago #4 by Dads Army
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Having trouble with both my cameras (or lighting). It just wont show the true red of the paint which is actually a dark glossy hot sort of brew.
Anyway, the sun might come out one day soon, should look better then - here's a quick fit check / photo mock up






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5 years 5 months ago #5 by Dads Army
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:blush: Um, .....................little embarrassed right now - seems I started a build log on this 6 months ago HERE
Mind like a sieve :oops:

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5 years 5 months ago #6 by Glenn
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Keep up the good work DA :) and please dont make it fly.........
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5 years 5 months ago #7 by r4b1t
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looking good mate well done

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5 years 5 months ago #8 by Tiger
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Nice rig DA, bit of an old classic isn't it :)
Looking good
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5 years 5 months ago #9 by grunzter
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Dads Army wrote: :blush: Um, .....................little embarrassed right now - seems I started a build log on this 6 months ago HERE
Mind like a sieve :oops:


...hahaha... good stuff.
Seeing truck kits brings back memories when i was young... nice, Grant.
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5 years 5 months ago #10 by Dads Army
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Making great progress here. The box says from 6 to 12 years, but at the rate I'm going I reckon I can get it done in three years - if I burn a bit of midnight oil :pinch:

Got the Alclad on the fuel tanks and I'm quite happy with it. Painted the interior and I seem to be taming the airbrush - we're getting on a lot better now anyway :lol:
I'll have to paint all the exterior before assembly, so heaps of painting still to do before we see much progress.







Been a great project say far.

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5 years 5 months ago #11 by Dads Army
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Paint and panel shop is getting busy.



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5 years 5 months ago #12 by Tiger
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Looking good DA
Ooooh like the Dart in the paint shop :)
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5 years 5 months ago #13 by Wally
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Nice DA, nice. Both looking really good. I especially like the truck.

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5 years 4 months ago - 5 years 4 months ago #14 by Dads Army
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I've spent the last fortnight chipping away at this behemoth with various struggles to iron out - the worst being this ugly gap in the sleeper. This was caused due to the gimmicky opening and closing doors, which I wanted shut. I tried filling with various fillers/puttys and made a real hash of it, so I've chosen to sacrifice all the detail, rivets etc and re-skinned the whole thing with plastic card. I've actually made a hash of that too, but I'm not spending any more time on it.

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After



I'm happy with the office, although it was hard not loading the airbrush up with Cockpit Green



Various stages of the Alclad process - I've really enjoyed this and have several experiments planned (fine-tuning for bigger and "brighter" things) The stainless steel amazed me!!



I asked for the silvering under theses decals as I put them straight down on the matt finished mudflaps with no clear coat


At least I feel like I'm up in high range at last!!



Over and out, roger roger and a big 10-4 !!

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5 years 4 months ago #15 by r4b1t
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hey mate

looking very nice

I know what you mean with the kit I built it couple years ago my 2nd only truck kit

I had the sam problem with the sleep doors I just filled them tho..

looking really good well done

photos are a bit crappy too sori

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5 years 4 months ago #16 by Dads Army
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That's a beauty Nic!! Love the trailer too B)

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5 years 4 months ago #17 by Tiger
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Looking good DA
Shame about the sleeper but it looks ok. Cockpit is looking good :)
Dave
Nice NZ reference on ya rig NIc
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5 years 4 months ago #18 by Dads Army
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And...........................................disaster strikes again!!


What a mess :angry: I shouldn't have rushed it, so totally my fault. The windscreen is a one piece deal and in hind-sight I should have made it a two piece with my trusty razor saw. The angle was not right so I glued it in situ, then wedged it in with a couple of lengths of plastic rod hoping it would take. It didn't :pinch: If I can get it cleaned up I'll test my two piece theory.


Just too much angle :evil:

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5 years 4 months ago #19 by 1/35th Battalion
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Now that would rot yer socks fer sure. :oops: :dry:
At least you are living up to your tag line :P ;) :whistle:

Stick with it DA, the rest it lookin' good . . .


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5 years 4 months ago #20 by Glenn
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Never give up DA :)
ITS JUST ANOTHER CHALLENGE TO OVER COME :cheer:
You can do it........
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5 years 4 months ago #21 by Dads Army
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Number 11 blade followed by 2000 grit wet & dry



Then 4000 grit



Then 8000 grit



And finally 12000 grit and a dip in Vectra


Nearly done - should have some "finished" pic's this weekend so long as we have no more disasters. Probably more detailing I could do but I've spent long enough on this one + a heap of plane masks arrived yesterday B)

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5 years 4 months ago #22 by Tiger
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Well recovered and great repair work DA
Looking good again :whistle: :)
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5 years 4 months ago #23 by Bishop
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You guys are amazing modelers, just look at that polished finish

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5 years 4 months ago #24 by Dads Army
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Bishop wrote: You guys are amazing modelers, just look at that polished finish


"amazing" might be pushing the envelope a bit Bishop :lol:
I'm real happy with the save on the windscreen, but I owe that to what I've seen and read on this forum so I agree, there are some amazing modelers on this forum. Personally I'm happy with average ;)
I've just got to stop doing dumb things like wrecking windscreens and stuff. I actually assembled the cabin twice - I was really pleased with it the first time..................................and then I saw the dashboard/steering wheel assembly sitting on the shelf right in front of me :pinch:

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5 years 4 months ago #25 by r4b1t
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hey mate
looking really nice
you saved that windscreen well
what is Vectra? is that similar to future or pledge?
great work
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5 years 4 months ago #26 by Dads Army
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Yep, same as Future I think?
It's an acrylic floor polish anyway. I got 250ml for $10 from Flooring Extra or somewhere like that about four or five years ago and still got 100ml left. Great for a high gloss clear coat, windscreens, canopies etc. I always use it if I'm working on clear stuff, dip it, spray through an airbrush or paint it on.
You can thin it with water and use ammonia based window cleaner to clean up or to remove it if you need to :)

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5 years 4 months ago - 5 years 4 months ago #27 by Dads Army
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I'm calling this one done now :)
If I built it again I'd approach things a bit differently and there are still quite a few touch ups and detailing jobs I should have done but basically this has been a bit of a hack - my first truck and I'm happy with it. I wouldn't build the same kit again but I would definitely build another truck if I could find something a bit "crisper".
Anyway, thanks for looking and the encouragement along the way - means a lot guys :)
















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5 years 4 months ago #28 by Webby_NZ
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Very tidy truck you have there. It will definitely demand attention when displayed, I hope you have a good size cabinet :-)

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5 years 4 months ago #29 by r4b1t
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hey mate
well done looking very nice
the truck amt kits I found quite difficult too
if you want something easier try one of the italeri ones they are a bit better
don't pick a scania tho there are a few issues with that ive herd the man tgx/tga is a nice place to start?
anways well done looking forward to seeing more rigs from you
ps they doo take up a lot of room especially once you start adding a trailer or too haha]
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5 years 4 months ago #30 by Dads Army
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Cheers Nic and Webby, I'm pretty keen on building a trailer in the future, maybe a flatbed like the one you posted here earlier. Would look good loaded up with packets of timber ;)
Has anyone built the Italeri Mack Superliner? I was going to get one off Trade Me but then I couldn't find one, that's how I ended up with this sucker - not that I regret it, I learnt a lot along the way.
As for display room, I know what you guys mean - I'm running out of room fast :blink:
I have always intended to give this one to my father-in-law who drives trucks for a living and has a collection of model trucks he built years ago (some actually need re-building :pinch: ). He does however have a large display shelve in their home.

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5 years 4 months ago #31 by Bishop
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I love it. A great looking rig even if it's been a bit of a pig to build at times. You should definitely try another, better kit.

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