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ShakyCraftsman

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  1. Hey all I bought this kit for the Cummins NTC-400 engine so I can put it in the 1/24 Italeri Peterbilt 378 that I purchased off of Ebay to pull the 6 axle flatbed, and it is in the mail as we speak. I'm going to take the Detroit diesel series 60 out of the Pete and put it in the Western Star. Does anyone know how hard it would be to convert the Detroit 60 into an early Cummins X15? I'm hoping I can, as I don't really want to have a Detroit diesel. So, I started by putting the Cummins NTC-400 together so I could detail it, and that led to building the Western Star. I also have a 1/24 Italeri Mack Superliner coming in the mail (If my wife finds out how much I have spent in the last week she is going to castrate me!...lol) My plans are to take the Australian parts, tanks, air cleaners, bull bar, etc. From the Western Star and put them on the Mack. I plan on swapping the interiors of the two trucks so I will have a right hand drive Mack and a left hand drive Western Star. Thank God Italeri kind of comminized there trucks so you can switch parts around. this view shows the Italeri Western Star kit I'm using. this view shows how far I am on this build. Its just temporarily put together. view from the front. this view shows the Cummins NTC-400. The front and rear tires are from the European truck rims and wheels kit. The fronts are 385's and the rears are 315's. These are for Italeris European trucks. this view shows the steering mechanism turning right. this view shows the steering mechanism turning left. this close up view shows the micro screen from model car garage that I used to simulate the rear of the radiator. this view shows the Cummins NTC-400 sitting in place for pictures only. this view shows the Cummins NTC-400 and the details that I added. I painted it with a custom mix of Tamiya tan, dark yellow and brown. I'm still adding painted detail to it. I need to add a gloss clear over it, then weathering. view from the other side. this view shows the lines from the trans to the trans cooler. Well that's it for now be back soon with more. Ron G
  2. Hey Straightliner I have a set of the ones from Shapways. They are printed in the high detail resin/plastic which makes them really detailed, but they are VERY!!!!! brittle. You cant put any tension on them or they will brake. If you can get a hold of the person thet designed them (available on Shapways site) have him print them in the white smooth detail plastic, they wont be as detailed (they'll have some fine ridges from the print process) but they will be way stronger. Ron G
  3. Hey Straightliner Try Kit Form Services, there in England but have some great truck stuff. They only do 1/24 scale, but that shouldn't be a problem with load binders. Ron G
  4. Hey all Well I did it, I started another project. I purchased some air suspensions from Shapways for the lowboy, but they were to tall, they were meant for a standard height trailer...sooo, I decided to start a new project so I could use them. I'm making a 6 axle heavy haul/steel hauler 48' flatbed trailer based off of info form the internet and kind like the AMT flatbed trailer, but different. here is my drawing that I built it from. side view of 6 axle flatbed trailer. this view shows the air suspensions that I'm using, they still need a lot of work. I now need 6 complete air brake setups. this view shows the Italeri Peterbilt 378 tractor that will be pulling it. I'm going to replace the Detroit diesel that comes with it with a Cummins from the Australian Western Star from Italeri. I have 4 extra rear duals from an old old kit that I did eons ago that I might use to add a pusher axle to it, don't know for sure, will see. Well that's it for now be back soon with more. Ron G
  5. Hey metalhead Where did you get your kit, I can't find one any where, need one for up coming build project. Ron G
  6. Hey all I'm looking for the dash panel part and the dash decal in order to covert the Australian truck #719 to a left hand drive American truck. I would even be interested in the whole interior. Ron G
  7. Hello Steve I used to work for Chrysler (FCA), but I've been retired for 7 years. I have done some work on Unigraphics NX16 on trailers,trucks, excavators, dozers, etc. I've been using my wifes computer that she has from FCA, she works there, but she is furloughed at home now, so I have access to it, temporarily sadly to say. The trailer, jeep and booster/stinger are all made from Evergreen or Plastistruc plastic with a few 3D printed items from Shapways and Moluminum. Wheels/tires are from Moebius, the rest is from the parts box. The excavator tracks are from Bruder toys, there 1/16 scale for there mini excavator, but are perfect for a 1/25-1/24 scale large excavator, like the Cat 374F L. Any other questions please feel free to ask, I'm glad to help. As for McComb in November Im not sure I will have the whole thing done by then. What is the McComb thing anyway? Ron G
  8. Hey all Small update for you all. this view shows the support legs that I added to the booster/stinger and that I moved the nitrogen tank to the mounting bracket for the trailer. Also the frame braces between the tires. this view shows the support legs and crank mechanism. Well that's it, be back soon. Ron G
  9. Try TDR Inovations on Shapways, he has 3D printed various engines and parts. Ron G
  10. Hey guys Small update. I did some more work on the booster/stinger. side view of the XL 42 PMB booster/stinger. I drilled some lightning holes in it. view looking down at the booster/stinger. You can see the nitrogen bag with mounting bracket I added, I also added a power pack, its under the cover with the handle, you can see the exhaust pipe for it sticking up and I added a nitrogen holding tank just above the hydraulic cylinder. this view shows the nitrogen bag, nitrogen tank and the power pack cover and exhaust. view looking down at the nitrogen tank and power pack cover and exhaust. Now all I have to do is plumb the darn thing...lol. well that's it be back soon with more. Ron G
  11. Hey guys I have the booster/stinger almost completely built, I'd say about 80%. I assembled everything temporarily together to see how it looks, and WOW!!!! It's Lloooonngg!!! So here are some pictures for you all to perose. this view shows the mounting bracket, the attachment/pivot bracket with the hydraulic cylinder and the booster/stinger. I have to add tge power pack, hydraulic lines and nitrogen cylinder/tank. same thing from above. this view shows the whole set up, WOW! It's over 5' long! this view shows the Peterbilt 359 heavy haul tractor attached to the jeep this view shows the XL 80 JPS jeep attached to the trailer. this view shows the XL 130 HD drop nose RGN trailer with the Cat 374F L sitting on it. The outrigger boards and deck boards are in place. this view shows the rear of the trailer attached to the booster/stinger. this view shows the XL 42 PMB booster/stinger. This view shows the whole thing from the rear looking forward. You can just see the driver waayy up there at the front...lol well that's it for now be back with more updates soon. Ron G
  12. Hey guys I now have the bracket that goes from the mounting bracket to the booster/stinger pivot point. I still need to create the cylinder, nitrogen chamber and attachment mechanism. this view shows the rear of the trailer, mounting brackets and the booster/stinger. this view shows the mounting bracket and the attachment point for the hydraulic cylinder. top view of the whole set up. Well that's it for now be back soon. Ron G
  13. Hey all I started on the XL 42 PMB booster/stinger. Its a nitrogen charged hydraulic one. This allows you to adjust the ride height and load on the trailer. this view shows the booster/stinger and the mounting bracket that attaches it to the rear of the trailer. I need to make the bracket that attaches to the lower pivot on the mounting bracket and the upper attachment point for the hydraulic cylinder, also it attaches to the pivot pin on the booster/stinger. this view shows the mounting bracket. I still need to add the attachment points to the trailer. this shows the mounting bracket from the top. this view shows the beginnings of the booster/stinger and the pivot pin at the front. this view shows the booster/stinger from the bottom and the pivot pins keeper pin. There's a lot of work that still needs to be done. I'm waiting on air suspensions for it from Moluminum. Well that's it for now be back soon with more. Ron G
  14. Hey all I have the brakes fixed and plumbed. I also took some pictures of the trailer with the deck boards in place. view from the side. view of the bottom. You can see the "tee" fittings that I added to the rear axle pivot brackets in order to connect the center brakes and the rear brakes to the air control valve. view from the rear. This view shows how I added the Moluminum brake chambers to the ones I had on the axles already. front air control valve. rear air control valve. both air tanks and connection pipe. I still need to add the supply and control lines. View from the top with the tires added. this view shows the deck boards in place. this view shows the deck boards and the outrigger boards added. Well that's it for now be back with more updates soon. Ron G
  15. Hey all Today was a lot of small tedious work. I mounted one side of the outriggers to the trailer frame. Cut the two long outrigger boards and I have all the deck boards cut and sized, but didn't get any pictures of those. this view shows the outriggers folded in. his view shows them folded out. this view shows the outrigger board in place. I wish the outriggers were printed in the white detail plastic, because in the fine detail resin/plastic they are VERY!!!! brittle, and the whole weight of the excavator will be sitting on them. well that's it for now be back with more soon. Ron G
  16. Yeah, but it keeps me from getting burnt out on one project....now I can get burnt out on 5 projects...lol🤪🤯😉 Ron G
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