I picked this kit up off the "bay" for $23.00. Kit was complete but engine had been previously poorly assembled (gluebomb)
Before I get into the assembly I want to show you something . The worst part of a truck kit for me is the tires. I hate scuffing tires. My method up till now had been a small piece of green scotchbrite and a sanding stick.
Tires shown left to right - Left tire ,Black and shiny out of the box, Middle tire scuffed with scotchbrite took me about 10 minutes, still has shiny spots in low areas, Right tire took less then 15 seconds to scuff.
How did I do this so quick and thorough ? Simple with this.
That mini sandblaster had been collecting dust in my hobby room for almost 10 yrs now. I had bought this years ago when I was custom painting "Brass Locomotives" for model RR guys back in Southern Nevada. Fact is I was considering taking it to Goodwill.
The drawbacks - Dusty and safety equipment as eye protection and a dust mask is a smart idea.
I am excited though as I have been dragging out this project for over a week dreading the tire and wheel assembly.
Edited by Old Buckaroo, 31 May 2014 - 10:18 AM.