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#41 manman

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 10:37 AM

Hey Dave,
Love your work. I'm a Dutch modeller building RC and static models in 1:24 scale. We ( my dad and me ) don't use donor models, but our models are completely scratch build. To build them we use brass profiles te build the frame work. We create all the parts we need by hand. I have some pictures includet to show you what we have done until now
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this is a chassis of a MAN TGA includig a hand build diff

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this is a picture of the chassis of a Western Star

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and some of te parts for the front and rear axles

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to give you an immage of the completed models these pictures of the MAN from below

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and the Western Star

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keep up the good work, hope to see you again

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Posted 14 July 2012 - 05:20 PM

I have to really compliment on the job you did, the work was really well thought out. KUDOS is all I can say!! you are a true artist and it shows. Thank you for sharing the progress I learned a lot from the picks. :rolleyes:

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Posted 14 July 2012 - 07:31 PM

That is so, so cool. I would love to cruz one of those down my street (with a trailer).
I do see a lot of room to light up those side lights in LED.
Great job, to you and your dad.

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 08:42 AM

Hey Dave,
Love your work. I'm a Dutch modeller building RC and static models in 1:24 scale. We ( my dad and me ) don't use donor models, but our models are completely scratch build. To build them we use brass profiles te build the frame work. We create all the parts we need by hand. I have some pictures includet to show you what we have done until now
keep up the good work, hope to see you again

Sjoerd


WOW, trying to show me up on my own thread, I will allow it this once because they are impressive. j/k
I was going to say you should post a thread but I guess this isn't really a R/C forum.

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 09:50 AM

@ Thundercat

I'm busy building not one single trailer but a b-double. The first one is a 1675 cu four axle Polar dry bulk with a fifth wheel. The second one is a 1330 cu tree axle Polar dry bulk.
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All seven axles have forced steering, chassis are build out of brass, tank is styreen

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It took me several years tom come to this. I hope you all like it

Sjoerd

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 07:11 AM

very nice sjoerd!! amazing work

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 09:27 AM

Very impressive.

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 12:13 AM

Hey Dave,
How about an update on building your Pete

Sjoerd

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 08:43 AM

Hé Sjoerd,

Why not start your own topic with updates of your rig. I think people across the ocean would love to see your and your dad's work.

Hessel

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 04:47 AM

Some very impressive scale engineering and craftsmanship going on into your build Dave.

Here I was thinking the mods and custom work im doing my Peterbilt was challenging,but you mate are on a whole other level when it comes to a challenge and executing it with some serious skill.

Top class work keep at it.
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Posted 18 September 2012 - 09:54 PM

Amazing work Dave B) ;)

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 08:04 AM

It's been about 3 months since I have posted an update because I don't usually work on these builds during summer/fall but there was a few days of rain and I couldn't resist. The rear fenders are cast resin from P&P Vintage Kits and I made mounting brackets from styrene and they are attached to the frame with 6 screws for easy removal.
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Posted 06 October 2012 - 08:32 AM

Thats cool B)

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 08:34 AM

Great project and nice fenders, i saved your pics for my next project.
I could nowhere find the way these fenders are attached to the frame.

Gr christiaan

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 09:30 AM

Nice fenders! Thanks for showing the way you installed them. This is going to look good!

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 09:29 AM

Hi Dave,

A great build with this truck. Some very clever construction with this scale.

I have shipped your wheels and grill. I will mail you,

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 06:09 PM

I agree. That's really awsome the way you attached the fenders to the frame. Great job on the whole build. I couldn't do it.

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 09:18 PM

this is gona be one awsome ride!

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 07:04 PM

Thanks for the comments, glad you guys like it.
On the front wheels I drilled out where the lugs go and cut up some aluminum nails and polished them then glued them in place. I really like the result and surprised I havn't seen anyone do this before. I want to do this to the rears and trailer but thats 80 more little peices of nail. Don't know if I can commit to that.
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For the rear wheels I glued on a peice of styrene for the drive pin.
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Posted 11 January 2013 - 02:40 PM

I have alot of time into this build and I'm just now getting to the cab. Decided I wanted a bigger sleeper so I cut off the stock one and added a 60" sleeper I bought on ebay. Next I added more styrene to the firewall and cut holes for the air cleaners, added some styrene strips around the bottom and glued the bed in.

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