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    Doug Shue

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  1. The Gorilla glue works fine. But the tips clog with dried glue really fast. I have had bottles of the extreme power last for years after opening.
  2. If you use too much it will soften the plastic. This softening will spread past the joint. I still have builds and parts from the 90's that were put together with this stuff and the joints are still soft.
  3. The one on the right hand(passenger) side of the radiator should be a coolant filter, the one on the left hand(drivers) side of the radiator is the power steering reservoir, And the one on the firewall is a fuel filter(shown upside down) .
  4. That is stranded and it holds a coil nicely yet still sags. Years ago I bought pre coiled trailer supplies from spaulding trading and shipping and they were solid core wire and much too stiff.
  5. Add Mack rears and a pair of NDT's up front and you'll have a period correct military Paystar 5000. I don't mind the tires, it's something different on the shelf.
  6. Also don't be afraid to use solid brass, steel, and aluminum wire from companies like K&S Precision Metals. It comes in many diameters and the thinner diameters works very well for wires and small diameter hoses. It bends easily, holds its shape, and is easily painted. .015" brass wire works very well for representing 3/8" air lines, even if they need to be coiled. For tubes and hoses I use, .010" material for 1/4", .012" material for 5/16", .015 material for 3/8", .020" material for 1/2", .025" material for 5/8", .030" material for 3/4", .035" material for 7/8" and .040" material for 1". Fuel Injection tubes I use .012" brass to represent 5/16" lines. Small air lines I use .015" brass to represent 3/8" lines Large air lines I use .020" brass to represent 1/2" lines For fuel supply lines I use .025 or .030" to represent 5/8" or 3/4" hoses. For Hydraulics I use .080" material to represent 2" suction hose, and .040" material for 1" pressure and return hose. For electrical wiring I use all sorts of material, braided fishing line, monofilament fishing line, sewing thread, brass wire(this includes stranded conductor wires from small wires) Like I said in a previous post I use the cord wires from a Play Station 2 controller for trailer supplies. It's outside diameter is .035" But on a wire that small the individual stranded conductor wires are .006", a few of these strung together make for a convincing wire harness. .006" in 1/25 scale is around 3/16". I'm all for eyeballing but plug wires the size of heater hoses bug me.
  7. I use the wiring from an old Play Sation 2 controller cord for trailer air and electric supply. The insulation diameter is .035". 1 inch in 1/25 scale is .040" meaning .035" is a scale 7/8"
  8. I was watching a video on youtube, it was an in cab shot of a Cat 992G loading Cat 777F haul trucks. One truck driver was caught on camera getting out and watering the left front tire from under the truck.
  9. It's just storage. My research led me to original brochures that mention it and show it.
  10. Here are the mounted guns that I didn't use on the build but painted anyway,
  11. This is a build that was supposed to be a "slump buster" build, but like all builds for me it took a little longer than expected. It took me hours to find the bumper markings I wanted and rather than delay the build even longer by trying to come up with decals for the bumper markings I hand painted them with a toothpick. All paint (except for the rear lights) is craft acrylic, I mixed the paint by eye. It has washes of craft paint and then sidewalk chalk and make-up for weathering. The unit numbers on the bumper are from a picture I found of a Jeep belonging to the 326th Airborne Medical Company which supported the 101st Airborne Division. Of course my Jeep doesn't have the litter racks that the 326th used.
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