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#1 Rebal442

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 12:42 PM

Hello everyone, I have built about 9 semi tuck models now and I can assure you that I am hooked.  All of the builds I have done were all straight out of the box.  I have two more models coming in the mail and I would like to take more time and detail in them, like brakes lines, battery wires, and all of those other ''little touches''.  If anyone could help me and give me some pointers or tips on how to further detail the trucks, it would be much appreciated. 

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 02:33 PM

Hopefully this site will help you out http://public.fotki....s/car_modeller/ where in Virginia are you from

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 03:30 PM

Just north of Richmond, right off 295.  Thanks for the info!



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Posted 20 January 2013 - 04:57 PM

Glad to have been some help you should give the show in Roanoke a try some time is the first week end in March

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 07:40 PM

Maybe I will post some pictures of the trucks while in the process of being built.  Also, if you could give me some more info. about that show in march..it would be greatly appreciated!



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Posted 21 January 2013 - 02:07 PM

Here you go Ben





http://www.modelcars...showtopic=68903


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Posted 21 January 2013 - 04:32 PM

If you want hoses for the wagon hook up ect. Try telephone wire. Just strip off the outter casing and you will find various colors of wire. Then use a paint brush handle and wrap it tight around it, when your happy with the length, slide it off. Now you have a realistic coil hose that has natural droop. Give it a try I think you'll like it.



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Posted 21 January 2013 - 05:18 PM

Thanks for the wire tips.  how is the best way I could go about aging the engine?   like rusting the turbo/manifolds and making it have the look that its been slowly leaking some oil?   I've seen it done very good and very bad and I would like to make it look the best I can.



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Posted 21 January 2013 - 10:59 PM

Research is the key to any build, find photos or take them yourself, and replicate what you see, and generally if it looks right then it is right, so keep referencing your pics

just remember when you plumb or wire something, it should stay in scale to what the real truck is, for example 1mm (0.40) wire x 25th scale = 25mm or 1" not many if any brake lines or suzie cords are 1"

so what you can do is strip the cover off it, which is getting closer to the true scale of what it should be, or use nylon fishing line for things like air lines, detail nuts etc can be cut from hex rod, lots of photo etch stuff is available, as well as manufactured nuts bolts washers, rivets and the list goes on

also ink is a good thing to use  for oil stains on engines

 

Dont be scared to take as many reference pics as you can

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You can build anything you want if you break it down into parts, or pieces

real air cleaner

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one I am playing with

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and the tooling to make it

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and you can use most materials

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Plastic

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Brass

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Certainly the key is  to have a go, do be afraid to try things, and if it doesn't work, try something else, 

 

Yes by all means post your builds, I am sure a few here will be willing to help



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Posted 22 January 2013 - 08:53 AM

Thanks for all of the info!