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#81 Truck parts

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 05:15 PM

That's one Great build,and I will be checking this out as you go.

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 03:11 AM

looking great...



#83 truckabilly

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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.

 

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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!



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Posted 30 May 2013 - 12:23 PM

I love this truck. Very very nice detail on the frame. More pics?

 

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 09:39 AM

Wow super detail work

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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.

 

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 10:32 AM

Looks good in blue.

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Posted 27 July 2013 - 04:46 AM

Lookin' good!



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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.

 

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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.

 

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A few shots of cab and hood and sleeper resting on the frame.

 

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Edited by truckabilly, 29 July 2013 - 10:27 AM.


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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. 

 

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It looks more like a polished aluminium than chrome but that´s alright with me.

 



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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.

Great truck.

gr chris



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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.

 



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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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That has been my progress over the weekend.


Edited by truckabilly, 05 August 2013 - 11:07 AM.


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Posted 09 August 2013 - 07:27 AM

I'm likeing it, nice work.



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Posted 09 August 2013 - 09:06 AM

Very Very nice work i love that thou doest :)  :)


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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!


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Posted 09 August 2013 - 12:12 PM

Nice progress.

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 01:38 PM

she is looking good..



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Posted 09 August 2013 - 02:42 PM

  words just can not do this build justice.

 

Spectacular!

 

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