Thank you guys, I am glad you like it. I promised you fenders, here they are. Using 0,8 mm sheet I cut out patterns of stepboard fenders, triangle inserts and fuel tank brackets.
The hood lower boards are glued to the grill and added to the frame.
The rear fenders are made of the same material. I was inspired by someone here on the forum who made custom fenders. I just made ordinary fenders that way. I cut out four identical sides and two stripes. I glued the stripes on top of the side edges and added round rod inside. Then I cut the sides to shape and rounded corners. I hope that pictures will explain it better than words.
No, it´s not salami sliced hex rod. I prefer punch and die instead. I never achieved even cuts slicing the hex rod. Working with punch and die is slower but the nuts are one like the other.. I also use cast nuts and bolts by Plus Model. They offer a few sizes and a variation of nuts and bolt heads like with or without washers. I painted the exhaust manifold with enamel colors by Revell or Humbrol. I use thick color straigh from the can and stipple it with brush to get a bit rough surface. Starting with dark shade as a base I dry-brush lighter shades of brown to orcher later. You can try oil colors as well for dry-brushing, but that would probably require a layer of acrylic clear to keep the enamel undamaged. I usually add some pigment powder later on to get a dry look. In my case just grated chalk. But that´s not in the photos yet. Thanks for your interest.
BMF is good for rims but I never had satisfactory results on big surfaces like bumpers or fuel tanks. It just doesn´t get really even. I prefer sprarying alclad on those things. But overall you ve done a great job with your 388. Fantastic.
This build is nice and clean. I believe it must have taken a lot of work to make it look like this. Very nice color combo with flawless execution. I am impressed a great deal though I am not a fan of single axle tractors. This one is sure worth attention.