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#21 truckabilly

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 08:39 AM

It looks a lot better now with the "shoe lace" removed. I like what you have done so far. The frame is well weathered. Keep on the good work.



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Posted 18 March 2013 - 03:39 AM

Hi....

here are some new photos. I decided to continue with rims. There are: out in chrome alclad, inside disc is white and trilex spyders are red. Weathering has been made by black tamiya panel line and tamiya weathering set (oil stain). Paul.


Edited by Pavel A., 09 March 2014 - 08:14 AM.


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Posted 18 March 2013 - 09:51 PM

Here some new photos....


Edited by Pavel A., 09 March 2014 - 08:14 AM.


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Posted 19 March 2013 - 02:26 AM

Pavel,what are you going to do for the grille,i have seen some with a flush mounted grille and others with the grille mounted on the outer shell of the cab,im sure the grille would be about 6 inches thick if it was on a real truck,i am starting the same kit and mine has the "outer" style of grille.I dont mean to hijack this,but is there a difference in the grilles in some of the older kits?,mine is the "red" GMC one. Harvey

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 04:20 AM

So that´s the question. I can make it only after photos from internet... I saw only one peterbilt and one kw t600 in all my life. We have only this european boxes in our country....
This kit is reedition of Chevy Titan and I decide to rebuilt it. For grille I will use PE parts for conversion on this truck so as grille. I´ll to believe to the guys from Czech Truck Model, that´s it will be o.k.
After my first look it looks like better than plastic original.

Edited by Pavel A., 27 April 2013 - 11:39 PM.


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Posted 21 March 2013 - 02:48 PM

One thing to remember, the cab, when installed as per the instructions sits way too high. When the cab is lowered though, the kit grill will interfere with the bumper when the cab is tilted. The Photo etch kit will correct this.

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 08:02 AM

Hi all... Here are some new photos of my ,,working" on theme GMC Astro. The tanks, batterybox, and some rust are ready.

The b.box is not placed, yet. Because I don´t know what says interior and exhaust connection with engine. thanx for looking. Pavel


Edited by Pavel A., 09 March 2014 - 08:14 AM.


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Posted 24 March 2013 - 09:04 AM

Pavel the weathering is great i cant wait to see it finished



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Posted 24 March 2013 - 09:13 AM

Thanx Doobie. Only for information - this is my first bigger weathering ever. Paul.

Edited by Pavel A., 24 March 2013 - 09:14 AM.


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Posted 24 March 2013 - 10:16 PM

Looks great to me

What parts came in the etch pack?



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Posted 24 March 2013 - 10:41 PM

Superb project!  The details and weathering are great.



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Posted 24 March 2013 - 11:29 PM

To Tony: please look 4 topics up. Over there is photo also as small list of parts which are in PE package for this trucks. Thanx Paul.

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 08:07 PM

Great job on what you have done so far.

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 08:26 AM

Hi all, how I promised here are some photos from the work with PE parts from Czech truck model. This is my firts try with PE parts. I feared that this work will be hard for me.

I must to talk that it was very nice and not so hard work. The great helper is bender tool for me... Exellent is that man can polish this parts.

By the cutting off the parts from planchette is very good to used something hard like the underbase. For example some square of glass or I used smooth ceramic tile...

So, if you have some questions.....


Edited by Pavel A., 09 March 2014 - 08:16 AM.


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Posted 27 March 2013 - 11:14 AM

Those photo etch parts are going to look good on there...



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Posted 27 March 2013 - 09:52 PM

The detail is fantastic



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Posted 27 March 2013 - 11:09 PM

Nice job with the photo etched parts. I still do not have a bending tool. So far I have been able to shape the parts without it. But I believe that it is a great help and time saver too.


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#38 Pavel A.

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 11:30 PM

Yes truckabilly, you're right. It is possible to "assemble" it without some special tools, but it is more easier with it. And I think this bender from mr.šrám is very good in this price level (about 20 eur). And I'm glad that my first contact with PE is quite positive...It's a very good skill for me. Pavel.

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 05:49 AM

Hello,

Some new photos from my project. Followed a work with next PE parts, Concrete "raindrops protectors" on exhauts. It´s mounted together from 3 parts.

It is suggest to mount on tube of 4.8mm diameter. Unfortunately i had only 5mm. But it´s in norm, Installation without some bigger problem.

After than I airbrushed in blac, as a base colour for alclad chroming.


Edited by Pavel A., 09 March 2014 - 08:16 AM.


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Posted 30 March 2013 - 11:58 AM

lots of work in your frame.very nice. you work well.


Edited by baloney, 30 March 2013 - 11:59 AM.