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#41 truckabilly

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 09:16 PM

Photobucket has made some change. Even though they say that all my pics are safe, there is some problem, apparently. Everything is okay on my computer though. I am sorry if my pics do not work. Let me try it through the "attach files" feature.

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#42 mackinac359

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 12:25 AM

The pics show up for me just fine.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 02:42 AM

Wow how did I miss this one. Incredible work.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 05:23 AM

Yep....workin' fine now!

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 07:19 AM

Now all the main parts are in surface primer.

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Now it is time to think about the colour. What colour of DTU would best match to a dark-blue truck? Yellow, red, orange or black? What do you, guys think?


I would have gone with a mediium blue, silver, medium grey or white, but that's just me. Any other color you mentioned would work pretty nicely except black
as it would not have enough contrast with a dark blue. This thing is shaping up nicely Jarda, keep it up. Outstanding work as usual.

#46 truckabilly

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 12:10 PM

Okay, I try my luck with yellow. I will have to play with the finish a little but this is how it looks after the first coat.

 

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Besides the yellow DTU parts you can see the tanks, the brackets, the breathers and a reshaped fifth wheel ready for painting. The pair of fuel tanks are the kit parts while the short one for the hydraulic liquid is scratchbuilt.

 

The headache rack is made of the RoG parts. I still need to produce the base for it. 

 

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The back wall is cut to shape off the scrap piece of sheet, brush painted the humbrol silver. I did not take too much care of the looks as it will be facing the back of the sleeper.

 

PC190092_zpsaeabb132.jpg

 

The conditions for painting are not excellent at this part of the year. I wonder when I am able to continue with the paint job. There is not much to do on the model till the painting is finished. Plus, I am waiting for some aftermarket parts, so the progress will not be any faster. But stay tuned, I will update now and then.

 



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Posted 20 December 2012 - 01:56 PM

This thing looks very nice...Excellent work..The plumbing looks great...Something I'd never do...Just don't have the patience...But you guys seem to have an infinite amount of it...Awesome...



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Posted 20 December 2012 - 02:20 PM

If your wife can use nail polish inside during winter, I can't see any problem painting a model inside where it is warm also,   :) and the bathroom is the best place to do it, my wife has a few stories she could tell you hahahahaha



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Posted 20 December 2012 - 04:04 PM

Okay, I try my luck with yellow. I will have to play with the finish a little but this is how it looks after the first coat.

 

PC190088_zps5885b712.jpg

 

Besides the yellow DTU parts you can see the tanks, the brackets, the breathers and a reshaped fifth wheel ready for painting. The pair of fuel tanks are the kit parts while the short one for the hydraulic liquid is scratchbuilt.

 

The headache rack is made of the RoG parts. I still need to produce the base for it. 

 

PC190090_zps2e224b9b.jpg

 

PC190091_zpsb3ec8038.jpg

 

The back wall is cut to shape off the scrap piece of sheet, brush painted the humbrol silver. I did not take too much care of the looks as it will be facing the back of the sleeper.

 

PC190092_zpsaeabb132.jpg

 

The conditions for painting are not excellent at this part of the year. I wonder when I am able to continue with the paint job. There is not much to do on the model till the painting is finished. Plus, I am waiting for some aftermarket parts, so the progress will not be any faster. But stay tuned, I will update now and then.

 

 

 

 

I dont know whats going on but photobucket is being a pain in the butt still!...still broken links? :angry:



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Posted 20 December 2012 - 08:40 PM

 

 

 

I dont know whats going on but photobucket is being a pain in the butt still!...still broken links? :angry:

 

There is nothing wrong with the links, but try these 

 

Clear out your browser's cache and cookies and make sure you have the most current versions of Flash and Java Also, check to see if Javascript is enabled (Javascript is different from Java)

in other words make sure your computer is up to date with all updates current

 

Hopefully this will help



#51 truckabilly

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 10:17 PM

I do not quite understand how these computer things work and interact with one another. Since I got only one complaint, Sean, it looks like there really must be a problem on your side. But in that case you should have problems with another photobucket based pictures as well. If you do not, then it is a mystery to me and I really do not know what to do about it.

 

The Photobucket changed the outfit (probably a wrong word but I hope you know what I mean). Things are arranged differently and yestarday the image links were hidden from me. I post pictures by copying the image code from the photobucket and paste it in the reply field of  the forum. Yesterday  the image links were hidden. The lines were still there but they got blank (blackened in fact) as soon as I moved the cursor towards them. I did what I used to do anyway. I copied the blackened line and pasted it to the reply field. And it worked - the pictures are here. But it was pretty inconvenient.

Maybe there is a better way how to post the photobucket pictures but I have not found it yet.

I know I can use the attach files feature of the forum and I did several times. But the data limit kinda bothers me.

I will switch to this method next time if I remember to do so.

So, till next time 



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Posted 21 December 2012 - 08:55 AM

great job on detail on the frame...looking great..i had to go back to the old photobucket..couldn't figure out the new one..



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Posted 24 December 2012 - 07:23 PM

That is a cool looking headache rack. Nice job on what you have done so far.

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 05:47 AM

Here we are in 2013 and the Earth is still turning so love and happiness to you all.

 

I am working on a few different parts for my build. Like the smoke stacks that I have made using the CMT photo etched parts and aluminium tubes. The same way as with my 377.

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I attached the PTO and hydraulic pump to the bottom side of the transmission. Maybe it is too big for this scale but I did not have the real dimensions.

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The air dryer needed the bottom cover. The shape is a bit complicated. It took me three trials before I came up with this.

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Here is a few other views:

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I wonder what is the red can on the frame rail. It might be the air filter on the compressosr output line or a fuel filter. Can somebody tell me what that could be? Thank you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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Posted 01 January 2013 - 05:51 AM

Thats looking real good man.



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Posted 01 January 2013 - 06:28 AM

The details on this build are excellent!  Great work!!



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Posted 01 January 2013 - 09:27 AM

Here we are in 2013 and the Earth is still turning so love and happiness to you all.

 

I am working on a few different parts for my build. Like the smoke stacks that I have made using the CMT photo etched parts and aluminium tubes. The same way as with my 377.

attachicon.gifP1010110.jpg

I attached the PTO and hydraulic pump to the bottom side of the transmission. Maybe it is too big for this scale but I did not have the real dimensions.

attachicon.gifP1010120.jpgattachicon.gifP1010118.jpgattachicon.gifP1010116.jpg

The air dryer needed the bottom cover. The shape is a bit complicated. It took me three trials before I came up with this.

attachicon.gifP1010132.jpg

Here is a few other views:

attachicon.gifP1010126.jpgattachicon.gifP1010134.jpgattachicon.gifP1010127.jpgattachicon.gifP1010123.jpg

I wonder what is the red can on the frame rail. It might be the air filter on the compressosr output line or a fuel filter. Can somebody tell me what that could be? Thank you.

 

 

 

fuel filter..

 

 

 

 

 

 



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Posted 18 January 2013 - 07:53 AM

A fuel filter... thanks a lot for the info.

 

I needed to check if the components fit alright onto the frame. I took a few pics on that occassion.  Everything just sits on the frame, nothig is glued yet. So, don´t jugde the alignment and geometry yet. I will take a better care of that when the time comes.

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The front mounting points of the DTU get in collision with the hydraulic tank brackets. I will have to make some changes in placing those on the frame. In fact, I cut them off already. Maybe I will have to make some new tanks as well. Will have to think it out. Till then, thanks for looking.

 

 

 


Edited by truckabilly, 18 January 2013 - 07:55 AM.


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Posted 03 February 2013 - 11:09 AM

A little more done on the DTU. I added a few lines and valves. The glad hands and electric connectors are scratch built. The other valves are from the KFS chassis valve set. The hydraulic pistons are BMF covered.

 

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 11:32 AM

I think it would be safe to say....you've mastered the realism

 

that looks great