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#61 kilrathy10

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 08:46 PM

Dude!!!!! You got some serious skills....Very nice work....Nothing I'd ever have the chicklets to mess with.....Absolutely amazing.....



#62 rcdave

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 11:00 AM

Dude!!!!! You got some serious skills....Very nice work....Nothing I'd ever have the chicklets to mess with.....Absolutely amazing.....

Thanks, glad you like it.



One of the first things I notice when I look at other peoples build of this model is the big gap between the bumper and grill so I have been planning on doing this. I am looking at the hinges on the hood trying to figure out why the person who designed it didn't do it the right way(like a 1:1). It wouldn't have been more work or cost more money. Anyway it wasn't hard to fix I just made some hinges and cut a nail for the pins and glued them where they needed to go. Then I added styrene to the front fenders so they match the rears and filled in the hole in the hood where the air cleaner goes.

 

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 11:41 AM

This is just awesome looking, You are doing some really cool stuff to this rig.



#64 rcdave

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 12:14 PM

This is just awesome looking, You are doing some really cool stuff to this rig.

 

Thanks, wait untill you see the lights.

 

 

Question for anyone who likes Hot rod/show trucks. I am planning to paint the body blue and silver and the frame and axles will be blue. Should I paint the engine blue, silver or Cat yellow?

 

Also should I put the air horns on top of the cab?



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Posted 23 January 2013 - 04:26 PM

I love seeing this build come together. How many hours do you have in it so far?



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Posted 24 January 2013 - 09:36 PM

I love seeing this build come together. How many hours do you have in it so far?

 

Thanks, I almost don't want to say but I do kind of keep track and since I started this almost 1 year ago I have over 130 hours in it. Sounds like alot but most of the time is research, design and finding parts. I have about 8 hours on the 5th wheel, 4 hours on the front wheels and over 20 hours on the axles and suspension. I have done alot recently that I have not posted yet like about 25 hours on lighting.



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Posted 25 January 2013 - 11:45 AM

Starting to take shape.

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 12:48 PM

Oh that is sweet. The lights are just gonna push it over the top. What kind of lights did you say you were gonna use? I used 5mm LED's for my front and back lights. I used 3mm for the sides.



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Posted 25 January 2013 - 02:06 PM

Oh that is sweet. The lights are just gonna push it over the top. What kind of lights did you say you were gonna use? I used 5mm LED's for my front and back lights. I used 3mm for the sides.

 

I used 1.8mm for the back and top of the cab and Osram micro side mount 1mm x 2mm for headlights and side markers. 50 led's total!



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Posted 25 January 2013 - 04:55 PM

Oh, OK. I'm building a wrecker with them, but with flashers. So you gonna drill out the original lights and put the LED's behind them?



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Posted 28 January 2013 - 06:43 PM

Oh, OK. I'm building a wrecker with them, but with flashers. So you gonna drill out the original lights and put the LED's behind them?

 

 What do you use for flashers? It's hard to explain what I'm doing but I should have it posted by the weekend.



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Posted 28 January 2013 - 06:45 PM

The bumper was custom made to my measurments from ebay store Trick My Plastic Truck Model and it will be held on with a few drops of glue. Now you can see why I remade the hood hinges.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 07:32 PM

 

 What do you use for flashers? It's hard to explain what I'm doing but I should have it posted by the weekend.

I bought the Police car kit for 80 clams.



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Posted 29 January 2013 - 12:45 PM

Very impressive building skills you have and it shows with everything you have done on this truck.

 

As for the engine color with a truck like this, I would paint it to blend in with the body.

 

I love the hot rod/custom trucks myself.

I've built two myself and will build more of them.

 

And theres a lot of custom show trucks with color matching engines and transmissions also.

Even working show trucks match sometimes.

 

This truck to me if I was building it would be built as a custom show truck,only driven to the shows,even if it has a trailer for it to match the truck.



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Posted 29 January 2013 - 04:28 PM

Very impressive building skills you have and it shows with everything you have done on this truck.

 

As for the engine color with a truck like this, I would paint it to blend in with the body.

 

I love the hot rod/custom trucks myself.

I've built two myself and will build more of them.

 

And theres a lot of custom show trucks with color matching engines and transmissions also.

Even working show trucks match sometimes.

 

This truck to me if I was building it would be built as a custom show truck,only driven to the shows,even if it has a trailer for it to match the truck.

 

Thanks for the comment. I put a couple coats of yellow on the engine to see how I like it but planning to match theengine and body color later if I don't. I will be building a Featherlite Race Trailer for it to carry one of my other builds.



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Posted 31 January 2013 - 03:41 PM

Great build and love the details. What did you use to cover the bumper,looks amazing!!



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Posted 31 January 2013 - 04:23 PM

Great build and love the details. What did you use to cover the bumper,looks amazing!!


Thanks, the bumper is thin , highly polished aluminum. I just bought it and trimmed it to fit.

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 06:34 AM

Nice so far!....Any idea's about colors yet?...unless i missed it while running through this thread again!?



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Posted 01 February 2013 - 09:46 AM

Nice so far!....Any idea's about colors yet?...unless i missed it while running through this thread again!?


Thanks, you missed it. Post #64

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 01:07 PM

Thanks, you missed it. Post #64

 

 

 

Any themes?...ie...Siminole, classic, etc...