I have not posted here for a while because I was fighting the painting job. The skin of the cab / sleeper full of rivets, grooves and diamond pattern is not ideal for the paint scheme I chose. Masking over rivets and such is anything but wise. This is my second attempt in spraying the white and dark-dark blue combination. The surface is anything but smooth but I believe I can polish it with a fine paste. But first I have to repair all the imperfections.
It is going to take a bit more time to finish the paint job. Be patient with me please.
I wish I had anything like this. My workbench is non-existent for most of the day. When I want to work on my model I have to collect my stuff and tool boxes around the writing desk in the living room and that´s where my models come to life. I do the paint job in the corner of the bathroom with the window open. Anytime I want to work I have to bring the stuff in and get it out when I finish. Cannot leave anythin on the desk overnight and block the others from using it. Crazy? Insane? Yes. But it´s reality. Jarda
I feel very sad because Muleskinner has been one of my model building heros. I borrowed some of his ideas when building my Pete logger. He sure left an empty space in my heart.
May you rest in piece, sir.
Thank you guys very much. When testing the cab position on the frame I always attach the hood. This way I can see how it works as a whole.
I got me Mecury sleeper and looked for for interior pictures. I found one with a black paneling inside and that got me to this idea. Originally a credit card cover this material was the right thing for covering the inside walls with.
Maybe it does not look any special but I will not open any door and there will not be anything visible anyway. More impontant for me was to make a decision wether the sleeper should be in line with the cab floor or the cab roof. The sleeper is a bit smaller in height compared to the cab.
In lower position the crawl-through tunnel fits perfectly to the cab rear window. In higher position it would take some modification. But I kinda like the higher position better. What do you think?