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truckabilly

Member Since 03 Aug 2011
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In Topic: Freightliner Build (Last and Final Update) 9-03-2014

01 September 2014 - 10:34 PM

I prefer "paint first then assemble" method because I am scared to fit the different color in the right spot afterwards. My hands don´t shake too much but I am getting nervous anyway. And yes, I have to scrape the color off the spots where a glue is supposed to go. Some guys apply a piece of adhesive tape to the joint areas prior painting. After the color has dried they strip the tape off and they have clean spot for applying the glue. I have never done that but I should try some day. 

By the way, great build, JT. I like that.

Your initials and mine are sort of the same. So, there goes a greeting from JT to JT.

Jarda Tulacek


In Topic: California hauler and fruehauf flatbed

25 August 2014 - 07:31 PM

That´s really a nice model. I like the way you built it up. The single theme really works.


In Topic: Peterbilt 351 with Peerless trailer

25 August 2014 - 07:53 AM

I reworked the piping in the cab to a smaller size. I think it fits better even though the details don´t stand out that much. The following picture shows both attempts on the plumbing.

 

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This is the the smaller one

 

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I´ll get the hand wheels from another modeller in a short time. 

 

 


In Topic: Peterbilt 351 with Peerless trailer

22 August 2014 - 11:04 PM

The last few days I occupied myself working on the pipes and valves in the cab. I used K&S aluminium tubes which are awesome to work with. The valves and hexagonal fittings are made of plastic channels. With a photo of the real thing I tried to copy every possible detail but kinda lost the track of proportions. Too late I realised that the plumbing is more of 1/16 scale than anything else. Here is some pics.

 

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I put pretty great amount of work in this thing and it took me four afternoons to make it. I am quite disappointed with the size I ended up with. Like it or not, I launched another try. I hope it will look better. Perhaps like this...

 

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In this picture I see three valves but I wonder if there is the fourth one also hidden behind the hand wheel. I suppose that the yellow lever is of the main shut off valve while the other two (or three?) control the amount of water running to the wheels. Is there someone who can explain how this thing works?

Thanks, Jarda 


In Topic: Peterbilt 352 Wrecker

18 August 2014 - 10:18 PM

Terrific job on this one. The rivets turned out great. This will be my text book if I ever come to build something like this.