Aaron Corey

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About Aaron Corey

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  • Birthday 07/10/1972

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  • Location Canada
  • Full Name Aaron Corey

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  1. Aaron Corey added a post in a topic Midland Belly Dump Trailer Build   

    Thanks for the kind words guys. Originally I thought about making the hopper doors and fifth wheel workable, but I ultimately decided to keep them fixed in place. I'm not sure if these things are prone to tipping... but a lot of the load sits down at the bottom of the hopper so it probably has a low center of gravity.

    Aaron
  2. Aaron Corey added a post in a topic Exhaust pipes   

    Micro Mark carries suitable aluminum and brass tubing in various diameters. You can get a package with just the diameter you want, or you can do what I did and get an assortment pack like this one:

    http://www.micromark.com/round-aluminum-tube-assortment-18-pieces-12-inches-long,8246.html
  3. Aaron Corey added a post in a topic This time, a Commonwealth Sherman   

    Great job! I like the paint scheme.
  4. Aaron Corey added a post in a topic Midland Belly Dump Trailer Build   

    Thanks guys

    The build went quite smoothly overall. Creating the drawings first really helped me plan everything out.

    Aaron
  5. Aaron Corey added a post in a topic Midland Belly Dump Trailer Build   

    Well, after taking a bit of a break I've finally completed this build. Here are a few shots:






  6. Aaron Corey added a post in a topic My armor builds   

    Thanks guys

    The art of weathering is a difficult one to master... I usually weather the tracks slightly but leave the rest clean. My first attempt at weathering a full vehicle was the whitewahed Stug III at the bottom of my post. I used a whitewash method I saw in a magazine once - a coat of chalk powder mixed with water applied over the base coat. Then I used a stiff brush to wear off some of the whitewash (I probably took too much of it off though). I clearcoated to protect the whitewash then sprayed a light coat of brown on the lower hull to simulate mud. I was trying to depict a muddy vehicle in the spring where the winter whitewash was partly worn off.

    The vehicles in my post from top to bottom are:

    M1A2
    Tiger
    Panzer III
    Panther
    M26 Pershing
    M4A3 E8 Sherman (Canadian Army, Korean war)
    Sherman V Firefly (Canadian Army, WWII)
    M923 and M35 trucks
    T-34
    Stug III

  7. Aaron Corey added a topic in All the Rest   

    My armor builds
    Hi all,

    Lately I've been into big rig models, but my primary interest over the past 15 years or so has been armor and other military vehicles. Here are a few of my armor builds I've done over the past few years:














    And a few more...









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  8. Aaron Corey added a post in a topic Miter Rite Feedback?   

    Micro Mark does carry them (that's where I got mine).

    http://www.micromark.com/the-dobson-miter-rite,6453.html
  9. Aaron Corey added a post in a topic Miter Rite Feedback?   

    I bought a miter rite last year, and I'm quite pleased with it. The saw blade is held snug so your cuts end up much more precise and consistent (compared to the aluminum miter boxes, which allow the saw blade to wiggle back and forth a bit due to the width of the slots). Plus you can set any angle you want instead of being limited to 90 and 45 degrees.

    Aaron
  10. Aaron Corey added a post in a topic Midland Belly Dump Trailer Build   

    Thanks guys

    Right now I'm waiting for an order of grey paint to arrive. I'm still debating whether to add extension boards around the top of the trailer - they're an option offered by the manufacturer.

    Anyway, here's the paint/decal scheme I plan to go with:


  11. Aaron Corey added a post in a topic Midland Belly Dump Trailer Build   

    Now I've added the push block and mudflap brackets:



    ...and the air cylinders for the hopper doors:



    Now I just need to paint and decal, and this thing will be done.
  12. Aaron Corey added a post in a topic Questions About A Paystar 5000?   

    If it's the dump truck version you have, the instructions are here:

    http://public.fotki.com/modeltrucks25thscale/truckkit_instructions/amtertl/31007_international/

    They've got quite a collection of instruction sheet scans on that site, in addition to lots of other useful reference material.

    Aaron
  13. Aaron Corey added a post in a topic Krupp Titan SWL 80   

    This build looks amazing so far. If I didn't have so many unbuilt trucks in my closet I'd pick one of these up... I really need to start building faster than buying It's one of those kits I've been wanting to do for years.

    Aaron
  14. Aaron Corey added a post in a topic Midland Belly Dump Trailer Build   

    I've also created the artwork for my decals. It's based on the actual paint scheme used by the manufacturer.


  15. Aaron Corey added a post in a topic Midland Belly Dump Trailer Build   

    Thanks for the great comments guys

    I've fixed the suspension. Here's a mockup to see how everthing fits together:



    Now, I just need to add a few more details (push block, air cylinders for the hopper doors, mudflaps etc.) and then it'll be time to paint.