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#1 cavejohnson

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 07:53 PM

Got somewhere on that Titan 90, Not my favorite truck ever, but I have a soft spot for cabovers and 2 stroke Detroits so I couldn't resist.

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 07:57 PM

Here's what I have so far, the wheels are finished in that dark blue with silver hubs and lugs. The engine needs one more coat of paint that I have to mix myself. I figured out that if I put on the robin's egg blue first then put my mixed detroit green on, it looks perfect.

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 02:26 AM

Very nice. I never drove a Titan 90, but I did drive a few GMC Astro 95's and always thought that wrap around dash was pretty cool. I'm looking forward to see more of your Titan 90 build.

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 09:09 AM

Hay Karak,

Im building one right now, keep in touch! I have never heard of mixing paint like that, I can't wait until you finish the engine. I will post some picks of my engine when done :rolleyes:

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 12:19 PM

Here's the engine with some of the paint done. I have to put another coat on and touch it up a little. But that's about as close to DD Alpine green as I could get.

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 03:04 PM

They can have those "Hoods" if they want them, never quite understood the obcession with them! :lol: I like seeing where the front corners of the truck are and the great view of the road ahead! ;)
Yeah, the old cabovers would beat the kidneys out of ya, but I still love em'! B)

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 08:03 AM

Got the frame and part of the cab painted the main color today. I'll take a picture of the frame later on, but here's the base color. The cab is going to have a white roof, with white stripes and lighter blue stripe sandwiched between the white ones. so it'll look like this

Dark Blue
White
Lightblue
White
Dark Blue.

Oh the wonders of an airbrush!

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 12:19 PM

Update on the paint job

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 12:23 PM

Nice scheme.

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 02:36 PM

The finished paint in all of it's tri-tone glory

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 04:39 PM

Nice paint! Reminds me of Atlas Van Lines.

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 05:10 PM

Nice paint job, if this helps I got alpine green known as detriot diesel green at o' riley auto parts DE1618 by dupli color if this helps. You did a nice job matching the color

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 06:15 PM

I originally went to O'riley but they didn't have any. I figured with my background in automotive paint I could probably mix my own so I did. I'm glad everyone likes my paint!

Nice paint! Reminds me of Atlas Van Lines.

That's where I got my inspiration from, just tweaked it to my liking.

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 09:26 PM

very nice on the paintjob like that colourscheme

and also for the titan and gmc you have photoetch update,s its also need very little fingers ore tweezers [and in my case readingglasses]
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Posted 24 July 2012 - 09:16 AM

That update kit is really neat, I never have seen that before! Where did you find that? I'm darn near blind as is so I'd probably need reading glasses too. (100/20 vision is a blast let me tell you)

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 10:29 AM

here is the webside www.modelmakershop.com
look at additional parts czech truckmodel
you find the upgrade,s even for kenworth- peterbilt-white freightliner and other stuff in photoetch
hope its something for you and other people,glad i can help
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Posted 25 July 2012 - 01:09 PM

A Couple more progress shots, little by little it's coming together. I played hell getting those tanks put on though

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 01:16 PM

Looks good. I had trouble with those tanks, too. And the "mounting locations" for the cab hunges are non-existant.

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 07:42 PM

I asked my Grandpa, he knows a lot about trucks and helped me get them lined up right. Also mentioned that the titan's doors liked to fall off because of their weight lol.

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 04:48 PM

Your doing a very nice job, only one problem, I went on the website and I didn't understand the language? Did I do something wrong? Your truck is coming out nicely!!!!