Paulie Hauling's "Love Machine"
Posted 08 February 2011 - 10:28 PM
Posted 12 February 2011 - 06:05 AM
Posted 12 February 2011 - 06:36 AM
Posted 12 February 2011 - 09:57 AM
Thanks Doug. I knov that. Jim makes the decals for this truck 4 years already and still haven't made them. I decided to make my own one.
Jbot makes the decals for this truck.......... nice work so far looks AWESOME!
Posted 17 March 2011 - 04:14 AM
I started with the engine.
It should look like this:
Laying out fuel lines fron injector to cylinders.
I decided to improve pulleys.
Cut off the belts.
Alternator pulley was turn using power drill and device on photo.
The rest of the pulleys were partly punched from styrene.
Alternator seemed too simple.
So it was altered with one more lug (marked with arrow, flywheel (on the left) and bracket(on the right).
Edited by Sergey, 17 March 2011 - 04:16 AM.
Posted 17 March 2011 - 04:20 AM
It's location on the block:
I cut off the part, which will be painted with the engine
...and added some detailes to unit:
The engine (not finished jet):
Some parts are not glued because they will be painted seperattely in a different color. Filters were cut of brackets by the same reason.
Up on the right is the tube locating above the valve cover. Up on the left is reinforced tube surraunding air filter hose:
Kit radiator suffered form lack of rim on the back side. I used 25mm plastic tube to cut a short piece for radiator. By the way, this tube will be used to make fuel tanks.
The hose between air cleaner and intercooler proved to be too short. I plan to cut it and insert pieces of aluminum tube 6mm:
First cross member will be replaced by brass tube (on the left) because it will hold bull bar hinges.
Feel free to ask questiones.
Posted 17 March 2011 - 12:50 PM
Posted 17 March 2011 - 07:14 PM
Posted 17 March 2011 - 08:33 PM
Thank you Ben. I will think it over.
Excellent work Sergey!!! A model so detailed would really benefit from a set of the real aluminum split rim ten hole wheels I'm having made!!!!
One more thing: I plan to paint the engine in gold, like on top photo. I saw they also were light blue and red. Am I right about my decision?
Edited by Sergey, 17 March 2011 - 11:36 PM.
Posted 18 March 2011 - 04:02 AM
Posted 18 March 2011 - 04:03 AM
Posted 19 March 2011 - 09:35 AM
Hello Ben! Here are the examples:
Hello Sergey! I am not a Mack expert but I do know they paint their engines gold or grey. I'm not sure on light blue or red though?
As I mention before the tanks will be replaced. Tank brackets too. Here are the tool and materials for that:
Here are the tank side pieces:
I used the rest of the material for tank brackets:
Fuel tank brackets:
On the frame:
A photo of the real frame to compare:
Posted 19 March 2011 - 12:11 PM
Nice detail happening here, with some nice attention to detail
One thing most people leave off when detailing a engine is the clutch assembly on the gear box
and when you do the tank straps for the tanks, they also have a rubber moulding under the strap in most cases, some custom trucks don't have these
I attached a pic of the KW version of these straps, and a pic of the 1/16th version that I cast in rubber so you could see the result
I really like the pulley detail, they really come up great, will have to use that idea myself
Look forward to another update
Posted 19 March 2011 - 02:22 PM
Posted 19 March 2011 - 06:20 PM
They're cheap too!
Posted 20 March 2011 - 01:17 PM