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#21 mackinac359

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 02:37 PM

That's the truck I was thinking of!

Tim

My inspiration came from these pics. The pattern is not exactly the same, the colors are not authentic. I used GSI semi gloss 45 for the cream and GSI gloss 100 for red.



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Posted 02 March 2012 - 04:27 PM

Nicely done!! By the way my can-do makin some awesome progress as soon as its done i will kick out the pics!! By the way have to agree with you the decals sucked luckily i got a hold of 2 sets!!

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 01:07 AM

You should do a tutorial on your seat belts !

Tim


My way of making the seat belts is simple. The belt is cut off a cigarette paper, two layers glued by a white disperse glue for paper and painted black or whatever colour the belt might be. The buckles are cut off a junk plastic. Then there is a wire and a bit of a photoetched rim to complete the buckle
I have never seen the seat belts of the US trucks in a great detail. The design may be more of an European car. The pictures show the things needed and the work flow.

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I used brush for painting for it was quick. But the airbrush would probably make a better result. I am glad if it you find this tutorial useful.

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 02:23 AM

Thanks for posting this !

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 04:17 AM

That's a great tutorial. US seatbelts look like that, too.

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 06:02 AM

the colour looks nice and see him also on a kenworth of the same company
its seems the same name to my
and the building is just great,great
jacobus

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 07:30 AM

Jaroslav those R nice seat belts I luv 'em, makes me want to spend more time on my builds and get things right maybe I'm going to have to hey anyway thanks for the Tuts.

Dingo B)

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 05:15 PM

Great work Jarda, the 377 is not my favorite Peterbilt, but you are making something really good out of this one! Actually you're inspiring me for my Pete 379 out of a 378. I might use a similar paint scheme as your 377. Keep it up!

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 10:57 AM

Thank you guys for your kind words. I sprayed a few layers of clear coat and this is how it looks now. Not very shiny but I didn´t even want it that way. But still I think I could have done better. The skin isn´t very smooth. Is it possible to polish clear coat?

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 11:39 AM

wow...really nice job on the paint work so far......i dont know about polishing clear...but i do know why dont you do a light wet sanding before...that will even everything out for final polish and wax???....

BUT HEY KILLER PAINT....I WISH MINE LOOKED THAT GOOD! :lol:

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 11:51 AM

Oh yeah! That's what I'm talking about, told you this paint job would make that truck pop! Good Job!

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 12:37 PM

I polish all of my clear coats using a mild rubbing compound followed up with a carnuba type car wax. Be very careful around the raised details (rivets, panel seams, etc).

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 10:33 PM

I working on the details for this build. Right now I think I can show some pics of the firewall. I added a few details and plumbing. The firewall is not perfectly accurate. Italeri mirrored some of the elements on the firewall and I have noticed that after it was painted. I will take care of that on my future builds.

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I will add a beeper under the windshield center post and maybe a few more tiny wires. Unfortunatelly, I do not have a complete knowledge of all the wiring and plumbing so the wires and hoses will end up in some hidden spot under the cab.

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 01:08 AM

Nice firewall plumbing! You are correct, Italeri mirror-imaged most of the firewall, almost as if they were thinking right hand drive.

Tim

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 03:06 AM

So far so good!!!
Nice detailed firewall.

Kostas.

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 04:28 AM

fantastic work and patience to do that kind of work pure artistic work

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 07:16 AM

Nice firewall plumbing! You are correct, Italeri mirror-imaged most of the firewall, almost as if they were thinking right hand drive.

Tim


geez! :( ...Another problem i just have to fix...you wouldnt happen to have ref material needed that tells or shows how i have to correct it would you tim?

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 07:19 AM

Excellent detail work!!

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 07:45 AM

Reference material such as photos of the firewalls?

Tim

geez! :( ...Another problem i just have to fix...you wouldnt happen to have ref material needed that tells or shows how i have to correct it would you tim?



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Posted 30 March 2012 - 08:31 AM

Being a novice modeler I have a lot of respect for you, your work is very nice. How do you make the exhaust coming off the turbo look so real!!!! I mean the rust look is very beautiful Kudos to you, :rolleyes: