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#61 truckabilly

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 02:51 AM

A bit of a progress again. I connected the radiator to the engine. But first I made a little change to the shroud surface. The milliput putty that I used to reshape the shroud made a nice smooth surface. But it wasn´t the right thing for a laminate part. So, I applied a paper adhesive tape with a rougher surface and painted it black. Then I added the bolts and a drain tube.

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The engine - radiator joint is still a bit flexible. I hope it helps to position the assembly to the frame correctly.

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 10:23 PM

Nice detail Jarda, should look great when fitted

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 12:40 PM

Hey guys, I need a little help with my tires. It might have been discussed here already but I can´t find the thread. I think that the front super singles of Bill Signs (and CAN DO for that matter) are much too big for the 1/25 scale. I know that they were originally used on a car in 1/16 scale or something like that. I wonder if the Italeri super singles are closer to reality than those of RoG. I don´t think the difference in diameter between the front super singles and rear dual drives should be that big.

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What do you guys think about it? Any ideas or help appreciated.

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 01:23 PM

Jarda
These mayl ook better than the RoG 1/16th gt tyres, but mind you anything would look better than the car tyres

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 04:37 AM

Jarda,

The engine detail looks great!! Very impressive indeed. As for the front tyres and wheels these always looked odd to me. I have a plan to build this kit sometime in the future and will use the KFS wide wheels and tyres.

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 02:13 AM

I guess I will use the Italeri trailer tires as these are a bit closer to the real dimensions. The rims can be modified.
Meanwhile I worked on the suction pipes and exhaust tubing as the ones from the kit don´t fit no more. Everything is yet to be painted but I took these pictures for better contrast.

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All the tubing is made of Tamyia 5mm plastic rod and Evergreen 4.8mm tube. I bended the elbows above a candle and added thin stripes to make the elbow details. Bending the rod above the flame didn´t go very smooth but finally I got what I wanted. I hope it looks okay when painted.

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 02:54 AM

Nice work on the pipes and hoses.

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 06:03 PM

Jarda
If you thread the styrene tube onto some aluminium rod it bends better and holds the corners in shape, I find using a flame a little to harsh for bending unless it is solid tube
Nice job on the detail for the bends, I like the result, just like the real deal

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 01:11 PM

Thank you Tim and Tony. The bended part is actually a solid styrene rod. I wouldn´t even try to bend a tube on a flame. The bends were not perfect, I had to smooth the shape with a file and sandpaper. And, to be honest, they are not perfectly identical. Can´t wait to paint the whole tubing.

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 04:11 PM

Tucker likes A LOT!

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 09:29 PM

There is a thread on this forum about a bad quality of the reissued Bill Signs chrome parts. I thought mine were okay but then I found this. Even though the trees were wrapped in the bags the surface is damaged. The mirror brackets have excesive plastic around and it will leave a bad mark after I cut it off. Also, the mirrors have a different set up from the real unit 402 of the Bill Signs fleet.
So, it´s just a little more work with a knife and glue and alclad paint. That´s what model building is about, isn´t it?

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 07:05 AM

There is a thread on this forum about a bad quality of the reissued Bill Signs chrome parts. I thought mine were okay but then I found this. Even though the trees were wrapped in the bags the surface is damaged. The mirror brackets have excesive plastic around and it will leave a bad mark after I cut it off. Also, the mirrors have a different set up from the real unit 402 of the Bill Signs fleet.
So, it´s just a little more work with a knife and glue and alclad paint. That´s what model building is about, isn´t it?


I agree with the modeling part, but for the price s they're asking for these kits, quality should be way better. I buy fully finished 1:18 scale cars for not a lot more and the finish is near perfection. So either they lower the prices or give better quality kits. The others can do it and some for a lot less.

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 02:50 PM

I think the pipe job is awsume the Lbows look supper!Great work so far!

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 04:29 PM

Great job on the piping,and other detail work.

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 02:50 AM

Clydes II is back again. The cab & hood is polished and decals applied. This is just a rough mock-up with no try for a correct alignment. The chrome parts are in various stages of progress. Some are ready to put on the model, some need a bit of touch up, some deserve a complete redo. But I´ve done that already and they do not look any better. Maybe this is where the border line for my abilities is set.

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You might have noticed that one of the front wheels centre is open. That´s how the real truck looks in the picture.

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Edited by truckabilly, 15 April 2012 - 02:55 AM.


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Posted 15 April 2012 - 03:01 AM

I used a photo etched mesh for the breathers. But the one I used was too short for the Revell part. I had to extend it with another piece of mesh. This is how I´ve done it.

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More pictures the next time. I ran out of batteries.

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 05:29 AM

Really looking good! Can't wait to see more!

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 09:57 AM

Here´s more. I continued on the open centre of the front wheel - passenger side. The tips of the Evergreen tube and rod is what I used.

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I also assembled this module. The silver lines are of two different thicknesses. The thin ones are elastic threads taken out of some clothing. The thick ones are cut off a bijoux bought in a toy shop.
The rest of the cables are the standard electric wires.

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 12:27 PM

Man that is awesome. I will try to do a detailed model like this after I am done with my B87 Mack Gun Truck up in theAppocolypse 2012 Thread. Plan to do some detailing but not sure how far yet?

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 03:44 PM

Beautiful work Jaroslav!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!