Thanks for the nice comments guys!
Yep, today another progress and a few new insights regarding certain details.
Fisrt of all, i renewed the sbrackets of the the air tanks, and attach the grey air tanks.
After this job i modified the cabine supports what is attached to the chassis.
With some detail pictures from Purple Wave Auctions, I had a clear view of what these supports looked like.
These supports are 2 mm higher, which means that 2 mm must be removed from the cabin.
The red arrows are from the FLB and the yellow are the from another FLA conversion.
Here you can see the difference in height.
The front axle is now also attached and i used the brake drums from the Revell Marmon kit, what is actually a Peterbilt.
I also use the engine from this kit, and modifie this one into a newer version of the Cummins for the FLB.
The new insight with regard to the FLA FSBA is that this time I cut the storage compartments out of the side walls.
The doors of the storage compartments are at the same level as the door frame around the doors.
With these photos you can also see that the rivet work is in full swing.
Later I will glue the door frames with 1mm x 0.5 mm styrene strips into the cutted holes.
And the rivetting on the front, here I just have to attach the rivets on the top and bottom of the windshield and then the front is done.
Then a handy tip, at the doors it was not completely smooth, with the closing of the seam.
Now that the rivets are done, sanding is a difficult job .......or not?
I glued a piece of a waterproof sandpaper on a 1mm thick styrene piece, let it hardened and made a mini sanding pad in this way.
In this way, you can make any shape you want and with the 1mm thickness you dont have to worry for bending the piece.
If you want to really be sure, you can make it 2mm thick.😉
Now it was a easy job to sand the part what was filled with Tamiya putty, without damaging the rivets and an even surface.
The result.......absolutely smooth!
Ok guys, that was it for today and see you next time.