The Report function of the forum works well. If you see someone acting up, acting out, or just being an okole, use the Report function. It works! I have it set up so it not only sends me an email, but that email is then marked with a flag, and get's put to the top of my email list. I will try to access/look at the report/topic as soon as possible, but remember, I'm on a six hour time delay, and other mods not only have a life, but a real job as well. k den
Thank you Marshall, and long time no talky! I've got more than a couple going on, including the "never seems it will get done" Ford I started almost 7 years ago, and more seem to keep jumping in my mind and then on the bench! This is just one of two choppers that decided to invade the bench, and of course I couldn't prevent myself from turning it into another major modification project!
I think I might have a little reworking to do on the engine, the beast's shoulders might be a little large! After the earlier update where I posted the exhaust painted with Alclad and tried to glue them in place, something must have shifted when I mocked the exhaust up because the turbos cleared the interior tunnel in mock up but now......just a little wide! I just have to clear the mind and think over how I'm going to make the turbos fit and then also make sure all the air intake tubing will clear from the intake stacks to the air cleaners then to the turbos and without any more interference to the interior. Thank you JT!
Also to help you out a little Jason, listing what you are interested in receiving for them is also a big plus. It does help a lot to know that information for those interested in trading, for example "I have ________ and I'm looking for __________ ." Are both the kits 1/16th scale? If so and you haven't worked out something with David, I'd be interested in finding out what you would want in trade.
Actually Christian, there are licence issues here in the states too, but not as stringent as they may be there because the allowable weights are higher (though I don't know what 3500 KG equates to in pounds but guessing around 2000 pounds) for not only the towing vehicle and the trailer itself but also the combination of the two. A combination of a car trailer with a car and even the largest pickups here like the Ford F350 or a Ram 3500 are well under the weights where a Commercial Drivers License is required, but there are cases even pickups towing trailers would fall under requirements where a CDL would technically be required to operate the unit. Here are examples where a commercial drivers license is needed: Class A: A Class A commercial driver's license is required to operate any combination of vehicles with a gross combination weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 lbs. or more, to include a towed vehicle that is HEAVIER than 10,000 lbs. Class B: A Class B commercial driver license is required to operate a single vehicle with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of 26,001 lbs. or heavier AND/OR any vehicle as described above that is towing another vehicle weighing UP TO 10,000 lbs. Class C: A Class C commercial driver's license may be required if: The vehicle you intend to drive does not meet the criteria described for either a Class A or Class B license. ANDIs meant to transport EITHER:At least 16 passengers (to include you, the driver). ORHazardous material (HAZMAT) as laid out by federal guidelines.Examples of vehicles you might be able to operate with a Class C CDL (with proper endorsement) include: Small HAZMAT vehicles.Passenger vans.Combination vehicles not described in class A or B.EXAMPLE: A small truck towing a trailer.Here's where I found the info, though I already know about it because I have a Class A CDL : http://www.dmv.org/commercial-drivers/cdl-class-types.php
Also, even with my Class A, there are things I am restricted from driving because I don't have the proper endorsements to allow me to operate them. I can't drive anything with hazardous materials though I did have my HAZMAT endorsement years ago and did haul HAZMAT, I don't have a passenger, tanker, or double and triple trailers endorsement either. I can't even ride a motorcycle because it requires a special endorsement no matter what type of license you have!
I'm just curious if it will match the box art this time, unlike the early 2000s reissue that had the spoke wheels and square fuel tanks (IIRC without running to the model room to look) on the box art but Alcoas and round tanks in the kit. I actually would like to see this upcoming issue have both sets of wheels. It's just a matter of personal taste, but I like Alcoas for the front steers but the spokes would be nice on the drives for heavy haulers or adding something like a dump or wrecker body to it.
I just find it funny that when it comes to a Revell goof up, that those brake rotors clearly look like to me, nobody seems to care but when it comes to Japanese kits not having a engine everyone gets fired up. I guess it might just be that this kit does have an engine, regardless of the fact there is no transmission or running gear to attach it to the wheels!
As Greg said in his opening post, I have also used DupliColor paints almost exclusively (with a few exceptions like my custom Ford that wears Rustoleum Colorshift on both the truck and the trailer) for many years and haven't any issues other than the one I posted earlier of crazing painting over the DulpiColor "Chrome". The paint on the other custom rig in my pics is all DupliColor Perfect Match Acrylic Lacquer, GM Bright Red and GM Bright White, and some of the red on the underside of the trailer and on the reefer unit was sprayed directly on the bare plastic with no primer.
The trailers for both of these builds are Moebius' 53 foot Great Dane trailers and I didn't have any issues with them.
The only issues I have had with any of the four trailers I have opened was on one roof I originally painted with DupliColor "Chrome" paint, but I think it was more a paint issue that the plastic itself. The "Chrome" came out fine with no issues, but I wanted to change it since the "Chrome" isn't very durable to handling when the trailer was in initial mock up stage and it can't be clear coated to protect the shine, it will turn a silver/grey with no shine. I sprayed grey primer over the "Chrome" and the primer started crazing and cracking. and then tried to repair the damage with Bondo Spot and Glazing putty which also crazed and cracked in the same places I was trying to repair, all the way down to the "Chrome"
Like I stated, I think that was more because of the DupliColor "Chrome" and painting over it rather than the kit's plastic itself. The roof of the painted trailer in this pic is the one I tried to repaint and the paint was fine before I sprayed the primer on it so I could use Alclad instead.