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Posted 17 February 2013 - 12:30 PM

Starting a new build. i got this kit for Christmas and started it about a week ago. just got done preping all the parts for primer and sprayed today went on smooth. this one is gonna be pretty much box stock nothing to major going on just a nice shiny pickup. i want to make it look like the picture of the truck below i have this calendar hanging in my work shop and i just love this color on this truck so that's what i hope it looks like when its done.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 12:51 PM

Nice start but this is gonna get moved.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 02:37 PM

Oh ya, she gonna be moved. 56 is just about my favorite all time pick up. Good luck with your project. I will be watching this one. See ya in the pick up truck section.



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Posted 17 February 2013 - 04:07 PM

Good call guy got it moved thank you

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 06:51 PM

That is a cool truck you are using for reference and it looks like you have a good start on the model as well...

 

Please keep us posted....  I like this kit and I am interested in seeing how it looks when completed.....



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Posted 24 February 2013 - 02:45 PM

Started to paint my model and i tried a new clear and it was more corrosive than i thought so i had to strip the model so i started all over and now Im going for a different look.

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 02:47 PM

Here is a updated pick of my model redo so far Im going for a broken down circus truck

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 06:56 PM

Well im addicted to weathering my models its official. but one of these days im going to get a right off the show room shiny model done. here are some updated pictures of the paint job so far. nothing.like a rusty old circus truck.

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 11:46 AM

I got that same kit that I'm trying to make into a mild custom car hauler and I have about 5 hours of work into it, all of which has been puttying, shaping, and cleaning up the truck and I'm not even halfway done with that.

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 06:40 PM

Ya I've been working on this one for a while its a tough kit that's for sure

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 06:46 PM

Here is an update on the circus rat. this kit has been a rough ride so far a lot of bumps in the road but so far im liking the way its turning out hope you like.

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 09:00 AM

Some pictures of the motor and the custom exhaust i did. the motor was tough to get in cause since i lowerd it the bottom of the motor was hitting the top of the front axel but i finally got it to work. the pipes in the back are from a 49 merc. that i did. i couldn't put the stock exhaust on because since i lowered it it wouldn't fit in right.

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 10:01 AM

I too love the look of a truck that's been worked hard, and this one certainly has "the look".  If I may make a suggestion; there is a product called Weather-It that would give the wooden bed a look more homogenous with the rest of the truck.  It's available in the train section of most hobby shops or from Micro Marc.  (That is real wood in the bed, isn't it ?)



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Posted 11 March 2013 - 06:44 AM

Thanks Johann and the wood in the back of the truck is bass wood that i picked up from the hobby shop. and also thanks for the info. on weathering the wood of the bed i agree that it does look a little to neat to be on this truck i just didn't no how to weather it but now i do thanks again much appreciated.

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 05:44 PM

Thanks Derick i watched all of those they helped out a a lot. im pretty new at this so ill take any advice i can get. thanks again

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 08:59 AM

When i was little and i built models i just thought you could only build it box stock and i painted the models all with a brush. i always got so impatient that they didn't turn out the way i wanted them to so i stopped building. i just recently started back up and Im finding out there is more to the hobby than i thought there was and so many things you can do to make your model unique. lately Im trying to learn all the different kinds of product you can use on your models to make them stand out but am having a tough time learning what all them do, but Im sure with a little time ill learn more. anyway thanks for all your help again.

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 05:09 AM

That's is so true. it wouldn't be any fun if every model you make you didn't run into any problems in other words learning from your mistakes. like with this model i was going for a nice shiny flawless finish in the beginning but i put a clear on that was to strong and it melted the paint of. so i learned not to use that clear but i also learned that this degreaser that i have at work strips paint off your model and does not ruin the plastic. and your right about the YouTube videos that is the big reason why i stated weather models in the first place cause i started watching Dr.Cranky video and i was amazed by what he was doing. I am very much like you i learn better visually than i do reading it in a book or off the internet. i have a quick question for you if you don't mind answering it. is it better to have a dual action airbrush rather than a single action when it comes to weathering models or just models in general?