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#1 tbill

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Posted 17 May 2014 - 10:44 AM

well, I cracked open the prostar and a 53 foot trailer today. so far, I am loving it. zero flash, and awesome molding. i now truly understand what you guys have been saying about these kits.

 

my little bit of progress so far,

 

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in white primer, i think i am going with Inca Gold on this. will probably do the trailer in white, but who knows, i tend to like to have color matched rig/trailer :D



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Posted 18 May 2014 - 04:50 AM

got some color on it, next will be clear coat.

 

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 06:56 AM

Nice color.



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Posted 18 May 2014 - 07:05 AM

Lookin good man. The moebious kits are amazing, highly detailed, a far, far cry from amt. i really like that color. Lookin forward to seein more!

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 10:16 AM

I think she's gonna buff out nice,

 

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will probably start on the chassis/motor this week as time allows.....



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Posted 18 May 2014 - 11:07 AM

Thats gonna look ridiculous, in a very good way. I can only hope mine comes out lookin that good

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 07:26 PM

Wau, shine like a diamond :)

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 08:50 PM

You're off to a great start with the color choice...looks nice Tom!



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Posted 18 May 2014 - 10:48 PM

When it comes time to set the cab on the frame, you have to bring the cab in like you are landing a plane, but with the nose down.  If you try to set it straight down, the floor fouls out with the back of the engine and nothing will line up.

 

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 11:32 PM

Looking good. Love the colour. I've got one in progress at the moment. Can't seem to post pics on this site though. It can be seen on ozautobuilders.com. I found the separate cab roof needed to be sanded in order to line up with the cab. Also when building the chassis, the cab mounts should be checked with th floor pan to ensure the cab mounts are even. Have fun. Cheers.

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Posted 19 May 2014 - 03:21 AM

The paint sure looks nice and shiny .  B)



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Posted 19 May 2014 - 08:55 AM

May I suggest a 1/4 or 1/2  inch Inga gold stripe down the side of the trailer ? With the truck it will really sharp.



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Posted 19 May 2014 - 01:12 PM

thanks for the comments and especially the tips guys, much appreciated :)

 

Steve, ya know, i have been giving that some thought, i have some old paint masks from my r/c days, was thinking of maybe using some of those on the trailer side to integrate some Inca gold into the trailer, just something subtle to tie it together, and maybe use the 'swoosh' stripes in the rig kit somehow as well to tie the colors in. time will tell............



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Posted 19 May 2014 - 05:25 PM

Wow that really stands out. Awsome paint job



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Posted 19 May 2014 - 05:29 PM

That is looking great



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Posted 19 May 2014 - 05:41 PM

Definitely a good color choice.....I like that....Nice sized paint booth, too....I need to build a mega sized paint booth, myself....One big enough to paint a 53' trailer..... :) And, everybody is spot on about the marriage....You will have to fudge it in there, but the biggest thing is getting it to sit level....You can raise the rear cab mounts about 2mm higher and it ought to be ok.....Good luck on this one....Can't wait to see what you come up with....



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Posted 20 May 2014 - 02:12 PM

 

 



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Posted 20 May 2014 - 02:14 PM

dont know what happed    onmy post  but  trys again

 

 

lookin good  so far  Tom  the   gold looks  good on  it



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Posted 21 May 2014 - 12:57 PM

got most of the interior parts painted and two toned, and I stole JT's roof cutting idea as well :D  [no sense in hiding that interior]

 

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I am thinking maybe tomorrow I will start the motor/chassis so I can get most of the big stuff painted. still working on coming up with a paint scheme for the trailer.......



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Posted 21 May 2014 - 04:20 PM

Great job on the cut.....Glad you agree that interior must be seen.....Thanks for the props, Man.....I like the gray 2 tone you picked for it.....Looking very nice.....