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#1 Piero

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 10:32 AM

I'm working on a 1/25 AMT Ford C-600 Stake truck...

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600 is written on the box, but 800 on the cab. And there's a problem in this kit, no numbers on the graps !

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This truck will take place in a junkyard diorama... so it will have a "rest in peace" look ...


To be continued...

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 11:46 AM

Can't wait to see more

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 12:07 PM

What are graps?

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 12:10 AM

Sorry, that's a mistake of translation :D , I believed the translation for "grappe" was grap... but I see no... Do you say cluster ? Where the parts are fixed.

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 12:15 AM

Paint base on the cab, chassis and bed. Cream and yellow primer for the cab. Black and rust for the chassis.

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Here is the cab with rust ( not finished ) :

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 04:04 AM

Nice rust job.

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 08:45 PM

Sorry, that's a mistake of translation :D , I believed the translation for "grappe" was grap... but I see no... Do you say cluster ? Where the parts are fixed.


Sprue is the word you want (I think), most of us call the frame all the parts are attached to a sprue.


As far as the C600 on the box and C800 on the cab, this kit has been issued as a C600, C800 and C900 at different times. It is correctly a C800 or C900 as the engine included in the kit was only available in those heavier duty trucks. A C600 would have had a 300 cubic inch inline 6 cylinder engine, a 330 or 361 cubic inch small block Ford V-8.

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 10:08 PM

Another detail of this kit, there is no year on the box... I think that's a 1965 C-800, but not sure.

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 06:04 PM

A little later than that, the side marker lights on the door came in 1968, but the truck is actually a 1974 or later. In the 1970s (1973 or 74 I think) the side marker lights on the door moved from above the trim line, to below the trim line.

The Boxart shows a 1968-73 but the actual model is the later version with the marker lights lower on the door (1974-85). In 1985 or 86 until the truck ended production the F O R D on the front of the cab was replaced with a blue Ford oval in the center of the cab (between the headlights where the kind of trapizoidal badge is on the kit).

The engine in the kit was dropped as an option after 1982, so most likely the kit is a 1974-1982 C-800.

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 08:45 PM

OK thanks for the info ;)

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 12:51 AM

Some pics of the building :

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 03:27 AM

Your doing a great job of that rust thanks for the translation :lol: What did you use for the rust base?

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 03:45 AM

A little later than that, the side marker lights on the door came in 1968, but the truck is actually a 1974 or later. In the 1970s (1973 or 74 I think) the side marker lights on the door moved from above the trim line, to below the trim line.

The Boxart shows a 1968-73 but the actual model is the later version with the marker lights lower on the door (1974-85). In 1985 or 86 until the truck ended production the F O R D on the front of the cab was replaced with a blue Ford oval in the center of the cab (between the headlights where the kind of trapizoidal badge is on the kit).

The engine in the kit was dropped as an option after 1982, so most likely the kit is a 1974-1982 C-800.

The AMT Ford C kits were first released in the mid '70s, so '74ish sounds right.

Edited by Rob Hall, 15 October 2012 - 03:46 AM.


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Posted 15 October 2012 - 07:34 AM

What did you use for the rust base?



I use "Instant Rust", I love that product, that's real rust ! :)

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 02:50 PM

It's looking good so far. Nice job or the rust.

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 08:23 AM

Well, some news of my building...

I've printed some stuff for the interior; newspapers, popcorn box,...

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Here is the interior finished :

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 11:32 AM

The chassis is almost done.

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With the cab, just for fun :

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 01:56 PM

Oooo, nice weathering !

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 04:44 PM

That looks great!!!!!! If I make a suggestion (you may already intend on doing it) Those wheels are cast iron spoke wheels and are always plated. I don't ever remember seeing them chrome plated as they have a very rough, cast finish. I could see someone leaving them chrome on a fancy truck but it looks like your going for a realistic "Work Truck" look.

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 10:10 PM

Yes you're right, I intend to do it. On the pictures only the chassis is almost done ;) I had the same comment on a french forum :lol: