Long Hauler 379 - 119
Posted 28 May 2013 - 05:15 PM
Posted 29 May 2013 - 03:34 AM
Thank you. The cabs and hood are getting ready for paint booth. The first layer of primer is on.
The chrome parts are ready and waiting to be installed. The molded stripes are off and they will be replaced by photo-etched parts. The breathers and exhaust cover mesh is also photo-etched. Everything is sprayed with Alclad II Chrome.
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Posted 29 May 2013 - 03:39 AM
The attention to detail is just insane!!!!!,HOLY WOW!!!,everywhere you look on this is just detail that looks so real!
Posted 30 May 2013 - 12:23 PM
I love this truck. Very very nice detail on the frame. More pics?
Posted 26 July 2013 - 07:36 AM
I tried to come up with a very dark blue colour and I think I did. But it appears a lot more lighter in the pictures than it is in reality. The flash ruins it a great deal but even with the flash off it looks much brighter. The first picture is probably closest to actual shade of blue.
Posted 29 July 2013 - 10:27 AM
Thanks a lot. Here is the cab with decals applied. The door rims and handles are covered with BMF. I used the aluminium foil this time but I haven´t noticed any difference from the chrome one.
I added a few details to the fire wall. Things like wipers motor, AC accumulator, beeper, new washer bottle and a few lines. The air duct should be in line but Italeri thought different. I have noticed that much too late to fix it. Maybe some other time with a different model.
A few shots of cab and hood and sleeper resting on the frame.
Edited by truckabilly, 29 July 2013 - 10:27 AM.
Posted 02 August 2013 - 05:19 AM
I have finished the rear fenders. I did not take pictures of making them. I used two spray can covers cut in the middle and shaped them with a help of plastic sheets and putty. I painted them with Alclad II chrome. This is how they turned out at the end.
It looks more like a polished aluminium than chrome but that´s alright with me.
Posted 02 August 2013 - 12:14 PM
How do you do that with the door rims and handles?? Tim does that also but i not yet figured out how to do.
Posted 05 August 2013 - 10:45 AM
Do you mean the BMF lining, Chris?
I cut four stripes for the door rims, wide enough to cover the rim plus some reserve. Say 5-6 mm wide stripe. The length is corner to corner. After peeling the paper off I softly apply the foil stripe over the raised portion of the rim with my finger, trying to make it stick only on top of the rim. Then with a help of a soft brush or a cotton bud I gradually press the stripe to one side of the rim. If it is necessary I use a toothpick to get the foil to the corner. Once the the foil is firmly stuck to the one side I carry on with the other side in the same manner. Then I cut and peel off the excessive foil so that only the rim was covered.
I continue with the other stripes untill the whole rim is finished. If a part is missing here and there, like in the corners, I just add another piece of foil. The stripes should overlay one another and the joints are barely visible.
The job is the same with the handles. I usually need two pieces of foil per one handle.
If you clear-coat your cab, you better do the BMF job before spraying the clear. The foil will be sealed under the clear.
Posted 05 August 2013 - 11:06 AM
I glued the fenders to the frame. I was affraid of the correct position and alignment. But I think it turned out well.
When I test-fitted the air filters I found the breather tubes to be too short. I could easilly see the open ending of the tube inside the round hole of the cab. Unlike the treal truck, there is no gasket in the kit.
I stretched the breather tubes with a straw painted GSI Alumine. The black rings are the added gaskets.
The exhaust piping will be quite a challenge. With the lowered cab it is necessary to modify the position of the pipes and mounting points. I hope everything fits well at the end of the day.
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The cab and sleeper are glued together.
That has been my progress over the weekend.
Edited by truckabilly, 05 August 2013 - 11:07 AM.
Posted 09 August 2013 - 09:06 AM
Very Very nice work i love that thou doest
Edited by mackd, 09 August 2013 - 09:07 AM.
Posted 09 August 2013 - 12:07 PM
Wow, you used the decals from the standard kit??? Nice! It's going to look good with them! I like the rear fenders too, they look good in "polished aluminum". You also added extra ribs to the front grill, very cool!
Edited by BigBad, 09 August 2013 - 12:13 PM.
Posted 09 August 2013 - 02:42 PM
words just can not do this build justice.