Sergey

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  • Birthday 02/25/1977

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  • Location Moscow, Russia
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  1. Sergey added a post in a topic '90s GMC TopKick C7500   

    Well Mark..... For those who want to make a model using resin without donor-kit (like me), or for the man who scratchbuild models, KFS frame kit is must have IMHO.
  2. Sergey added a post in a topic '90s GMC TopKick C7500   

    The more I work on TopKick cab, the more imperfection I found....

    Here we see, that the bottom of the back wall of the cab is not parallel to under grill bar. So the cab/hood is twisted slightly.

    Here headlight niche was depressed on hood corners. Stock state on the left.
    Now let's make a frame. I tried CNC-milled frame from KFS.

    There are nice cross members in a kit, though it is hard to glue bottom and upper strips to the main strip at once.... I think I must make a jig next time

    There should be reinforcement abowe rear boogy. This was made of right angle and styrene. Perhaps I will change it a little.
    Try on.

    The inside of the grill was treated with ceramic blade to open the holes. Here they are almost opened. The side columns of the grill shouldn't be opened on a real truck. That's why I used ceramic blade for accuracy.

    Head light bezels was made of halves of 5 mm plastic tube and pieces of styrene by sides. Also I found head light lenses in my spares

    I guess it's a resin copy of this Ford's face

    The only probleme, that sikkens resin has tinted yellow in time.  Anyone knows vhere can I get transparent resin, that won't get yellow anymore.
  3. Sergey added a post in a topic '90s GMC TopKick C7500   

    Thank you guys! Hey Craig! Where is that bed from?
    I guess the cab is Silverado's?
  4. Sergey added a post in a topic '90s GMC TopKick C7500   

    Well, it is hard to transfertransfer COE paint scheme on such conventional. Genelal hood sides slightly higher, then TopKick's, so it not so easy too. Perhaps Ford L-series have similar hood and that schemes in the bottom of first page will suits TopKick.....         I should think it over.                               Thank you Russell anyway!
     
     
  5. Sergey added a post in a topic Which Build Next? IH S Hood   

    Sorry for my 50 cent to the converstion. If I have an International S-series, I would build a safe on wheels (a bank truck). Sertanly it wasn't offen.
  6. Sergey added a post in a topic '90s GMC TopKick C7500   

    So, the steering wheel has been remade. I used the rim from Ford LNT kit. The rest of steering wheel are styrene, epoxy patty, wire, piece of sprue. Though Ford's rim is 1mm bigger, then TopKick one should be it has an ideal cirkle.

    I also made the gear shift lever.

    Here is how it should be:

    I also filed down the bottom and back side of the dash. Now it sitssits a litle lower.

    Almost like at home. Erly Tahoe and Silverado have the same cab and dash.





  7. Sergey added a post in a topic '90s GMC TopKick C7500   

    The model will be the same as a dump truck on first photo, except the high rooth and some decals for the doors.
    You're reading my mind. I planed to use AMT Ford kit for chassis and dump body, but Ford's frame is differs from GMC's. It has higher frame spar piece in the middle. So I use KFS frame. I show you later. Dump body will be reworked too for modern style.  I already bought Evergreen strips.
  8. Sergey added a post in a topic '90s GMC TopKick C7500   

    Well, I searched all over the internet for color schemes of TopKick. Haven't faund anything better, then first picture. Do you have something interesting on mind?
  9. Sergey added a post in a topic '90s GMC TopKick C7500   

    Thank you Brian! Of course I can do that. I'm not sure which one I like best jet.
  10. Sergey added a post in a topic '90s GMC TopKick C7500   

    So, the bottom of back wall of the cab has filled up:

    Almost finised on the left side, not on the right. Here is the original:


    Door pockets and elbow-rest are up graded too:


  11. Sergey added a topic in On the Workbench: Big Rigs   

    '90s GMC TopKick C7500
    Hello my dear colleagues!
    I haven't write here for a long time....
    As I am American Medium Duty  trucks fan, I can't stand to work (make a model) on this one.
    :

    The only thing I will change is the rooth. I like standart one. And I not sure about the bumper. May be I will use the stock one. I bought the resin on e-bay couple years before. I guess it's Perry's:

    The grill is fited to suit.

    There are couple fuel tanks and acumulator boxes in kit. Plus chequered plates and buckles for hood and boxes in separate bag:

    I like this kit. Quality of the cast rather high. No boubles.

    There is pimple on a back wall, like the real cab has. Also bottom line need correction.

    Door handles are made through


    Interior tub is flat as usuall.

    I have PDF with dimensions, so I can say the scale of a kit is something between 1/24 and 1/25.

    Toolbar sits rather high. Next photo shows it better.

     The steering wheel is too small for this truck. It's a pitty - no head lights lenses or wind screen in a kit. No instruction too.....
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  12. Sergey added a post in a topic 22.5" low profile tires   

    Well done KJ! Is there any news about 19,5" wheels?
  13. Sergey added a post in a topic Gauging interest in Dodge W-300 & W-500 cab kits   

    Hello Larry! Is there any news about W500 kit?
  14. Sergey added a post in a topic Duramax Diesel Engine resin   

    Well done Rusty. Where can we buy one and how much?
    Waiting for sharp pictures.
  15. Sergey added a post in a topic Gauging interest in Dodge W-300 & W-500 cab kits   

    If it has 68' grill or later - I'm in.