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#1 Johnag4004

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 04:48 AM

Hi all,

I managed to find this a few years ago in a charity shop, it used to be a remote control but all the electrics had been removed, anyway, it's been sat in my loft for some time and I thought I'd give it a fresh look...

This is how it used to look, it's not painted, it's just shiny black plastic...

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 04:49 AM

Complete strip down...

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Primed and a couple of coats of silver...

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The headlights where two holes with bumps in the middle, I left the bump silver and filled the space with Micro Kristal Klear ( http://www.scalemode...scale-mskk.html )

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I stripped the rear bumper...

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 04:51 AM

I then painted in some lights and used the Micro Kristal Klear for the lens...

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Drying on the radiator...

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 04:52 AM

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Interior Before and after...

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 04:53 AM

Finished...

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Thank you for looking...

Any and all hints & tips greatly received...



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Posted 02 December 2012 - 06:16 AM

it looks good, the only thing i would change is to get a diffrent hitch on there one that dosent look like a toy.



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Posted 02 December 2012 - 06:41 AM

it looks good, the only thing i would change is to get a diffrent hitch on there one that dosent look like a toy.

yes i agree with the 5th wheel change...but a great face lift...



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Posted 02 December 2012 - 08:25 AM

Wow... that looks cool...I like the transformation...Even with the toy like fifth wheel, it looks good...If you put a trailer on it, nobody will know....Very nice..



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Posted 02 December 2012 - 11:57 AM

I haven't seen too many scale T2000's. Except for the De'Elegant kit and some 1:32 toys. So this is a good save, nice job!



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Posted 03 December 2012 - 03:47 AM

Nice work on the turn around. Nice color choice..



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Posted 03 December 2012 - 09:05 AM

Nice renovation the raised detail is a bit big ! but it still looks good



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Posted 03 December 2012 - 01:10 PM

Many thanks everyone for your kind words and tips...

 

Wow... that looks cool...I like the transformation...Even with the toy like fifth wheel, it looks good...If you put a trailer on it, nobody will know....Very nice..

 

It did come with a trailer, I'm going to have a go at turning it in to a flat-bed trailer, so I can then try and make some cargo for it...

 

Nice renovation the raised detail is a bit big ! but it still looks good

 

Thank you Dave, may I ask which bit please...



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Posted 07 December 2012 - 01:53 AM

Hi all,

 

I've just finished the trailer...

 

To start with...

 

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Stripped down...

 

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I used two pieces of thin Balsa for the new bed...

 

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Taped up so I could paint the edges, the head-board is also made from Balsa wood...

 

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 01:55 AM

All finished...

 

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Again, please let me know what you think and any hints or tips great fully received...

Thank you...


Edited by Johnag4004, 07 December 2012 - 01:59 AM.


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Posted 07 December 2012 - 06:21 AM

nice turnover on the trailer..looks great..



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Posted 07 December 2012 - 01:17 PM

Many thanks...



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Posted 07 December 2012 - 01:28 PM

Came out looking good. Color made a big difference.