new to semis
Posted 26 August 2012 - 07:27 AM
Posted 26 August 2012 - 09:11 AM
Posted 26 August 2012 - 12:55 PM
All of these places have good stuff, you can also find some stuff on ebay.
Posted 26 August 2012 - 01:55 PM
Posted 26 August 2012 - 03:08 PM
Posted 30 August 2012 - 01:07 PM
streched the frame a little bit idk how many scale inches or anything
heres some of the power plant painted
im trying to do a little detail but this is my first rig so i keepin it simple
heres the rear axles. gunna be body color still gotta paint the air bags n stuff on that. thinking of clearing it and making it more shiney first tho.
Posted 30 August 2012 - 03:49 PM
As Brian posted, Eric does some Texas style bumpers in resin and you can also find some stainless and aluminum ones on ebay from Ryan who goes by rhino9905.
Posted 30 August 2012 - 04:49 PM
Posted 30 August 2012 - 05:09 PM
Having seen Erics stuff up close and met him and his wife recently I can say they will be getting more of my money in the future. I don't think I've ever seen resin parts from a multi piece mold that need less cleanup than his.
Hey Brian,,Thanks for the good words on the castings my friend, glad you like them. If we can help you with anything else just give us a call.
Posted 31 August 2012 - 12:39 AM
Posted 31 August 2012 - 12:58 AM
24"/24 scale =1". I do a lot of big sleeper so a 144" sleeper/24=6''.
Since you are working with a snap it is a 25 scale so use 25.
Posted 31 August 2012 - 12:20 PM
Posted 31 August 2012 - 03:18 PM
That first one to offer you something well I tried to work with him on something and got stuck on the deal so beware.
If you want top of the line resin get it from Eric and decals from Jerry the reason I speak highly of them is because when I started buying decals and resin they where the first people I dealt with and I stick with what works.
Posted 01 September 2012 - 07:09 AM
I can also recommend Daniel from Plaskit. He offers excellent rims and tires and is constantly updating his parts catalogue. His resin is just like Erics. Smooth with no bubbles or warping and great service too.
I have bought from both these casters and highly recommend them.
Posted 01 September 2012 - 10:29 AM
I posted on this thread the other day that I thought Joshua Galyen of J&T Customs ( without using his nam in the post ) was coping some of our parts for resell,,,,I just got off the phone with him and it seems maybe I had some misinformation,,,He just told me that he has not and will not copy any of our parts to resell,,,so all is good between him and I, Sorry if I caused any drama here for him or anybody else,,,that is the last thing that I want to do. Again sorry to all and I have deleted what I posted,,,
Posted 01 September 2012 - 02:40 PM
Posted 02 September 2012 - 02:50 AM
Lol well thanks for trying to warn n helping other modelers atleast u admit u mistakes n apoligizee i learned alot about this group already lol im thankful for all ur help. I have a small update i primed n painted my frame today and i dropped it when i was bringing it in and it broke in half. So i have to reglue it maybe put braces down inside the rails and i stripped the tanks and did a little sanding and primed on n started more sanding. Im trying to get the seams out
This is the way I stretch my frames.
I glue the strip inside the frame and let it dry.
Then I fill the gap on the out side,after it dries I shape the out side to match the frame.
The inside strip will halp keep the frame from breaking so easy,I have dropped one myself and it held with out a problem.
As far as inside overlapping pass your cut frame a least a 1/4 inch at both ends works good.
The frame in this photo is 1/16 scale so I overlaped it for the weight of the model to keep it from sagging.
Once I get the out side shaped I can post another photo on here.
Edited by ewaskew, 03 September 2012 - 05:17 PM.