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#1 martinfan5

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Posted 05 October 2013 - 02:52 PM

Started work on the ProStar, doing it for a build off at Scale Avenue,  plans are to make another race team rig, no driver or team in mind, so its going to be painted boring white .  I am going to be starting with the ProStar since the BO last two months, I might start work on the trailer next weekend, just have to get the LHS for the trailers parts( sheet plastic), so lets foucs on the ProStar for now

I will be building another trailer like this one that I built a few years ago
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A look into the box
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Look at the mock up for the cab
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Chassis starting to take shape
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And painted some the front/rear axles in satin black, and the bags in flat black
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Posted 05 October 2013 - 03:30 PM

Your off to a good start I'm interested in how the build goes I've got one in the closet to build.

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Posted 05 October 2013 - 03:57 PM

Cool idea. I've ordered a prostar as well. Will be watching.

Ben

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 06:37 AM

will be watching as well, I too have one in the closet waiting it's turn,



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Posted 06 October 2013 - 05:37 PM

Made a little bit more progress

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 10:34 AM

Nice. Can't wait to get mine.

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 10:38 AM

Nice. Can't wait to get mine.

Ben

It is a nice kit, you wont be disappointed at all



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Posted 07 October 2013 - 02:57 PM

Looking good, already.....I finally got one of these.....Can't wait to get started on it.....Should look good with that trailer....



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Posted 07 October 2013 - 05:10 PM

your welcome jt lol



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Posted 08 October 2013 - 10:44 AM

Jonathan,
This looks great! Can you measure the whee base from the front axle to the middle of the rear duals in millimeters for me? I recently got a kit that will be converted into a day cab straight framed fire tanker. I would appreciate it! Thanks.


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Posted 09 October 2013 - 10:30 PM

Started working on the engine, used Tamyia blue for the block, and Model Master Steel on the tranmission
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and more work on the chassis
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stripped the chrome from fuel tanks and step plates
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and how about a mock up
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Jonathan,
This looks great! Can you measure the whee base from the front axle to the middle of the rear duals in millimeters for me? I recently got a kit that will be converted into a day cab straight framed fire tanker. I would appreciate it! Thanks.


David

David, if I measured correctly, its 215.9 mm


Edited by martinfan5, 09 October 2013 - 10:34 PM.


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Posted 09 October 2013 - 11:51 PM

Thanks!

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 05:25 AM

Coming along nicely, I've got to get one of these, luckily Revell AG have released this kit in there packaging ......



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Posted 11 October 2013 - 12:46 PM

I decided I wanted to get started on the trailer(this way it gets built), I have a feeling if I waited, I wouldnt start it, and this has been my plan since the ProStar kit was announced, so I went to the LHS and bought the pieces to get the frame/floor started.

Coming along nicely, I've got to get one of these, luckily Revell AG have released this kit in there packaging ......

If I am not mistaken, it was released first in the Revell AG boxing before it was released here



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Posted 11 October 2013 - 06:52 PM

Looking good....Looking good....



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Posted 12 October 2013 - 08:37 PM

Little bit more work on the engine
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and started working on the trailer, starting with the frame/floor,  for the floor, I am using .60 sheet, and I am just using two I-Beams for the frame, not going all out on the frame( I am too lazy for that), just something to attach the wheels/tires to really, and add a little bit of support, dont mind my not so straight cuts
Starting with the rear section of the trailer, cut out for the wheels, I have since the photo, that opening longer
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I am pretty sure you all know what I-Beams look like, but I still took a pic of them anyways
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and I beam and rear half became one
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I have since added the front half and the deck, and started working on the sides (but might be starting over)



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Posted 13 October 2013 - 01:32 AM

looking good, can't wait to see this one finished.



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Posted 13 October 2013 - 01:17 PM

Engine is pretty much done, along with the radiator
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And a mock up
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And the tanks and steps in Alcald polished aluminum

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And more work on the frame/floor, this time
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Started working on the sides, this is the rear section,  using .20, but not real happy about that, so I may see if some of the other LHS have .30 in stock , so I am sort of at a stand still right
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Posted 14 October 2013 - 01:27 PM

Looking good.

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Posted 02 November 2013 - 11:28 AM

Let me start with the trailer, as there is not much to show, been going back over my numbers and making adjustments to the floor length, I was way off of being scale 53 feet, so I am now closer to I think 50 scale feet I think, anyways, the sides have been cut, and are one piece
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On to the truck,  body is almost ready for paint, been working on the panel lines
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and the interior is almost done, front seats, dash installed, waiting for the bed to dry and I can button it all up
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and wheels/tires on, fuel tanks installed as well
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