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TAT Brockway 361 "Mountaineer" FINISHED !!!

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finally time for a weekend update ~~  Oh boy its been  good week too.. I added a pretend drip rail to the firewall to hold the hood after hinging it, and cleaned up all the stray cuts. The hinge was made from brass tube / music wire .

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I'm really pleased how thin this cab was, Ive seen a few that were seriously thick , making this process almost impossible without making resin dust clouds !! I did lightly thin the edges for a more to scale appearance, trying to improve my cleanliness during construction.

             You should be pleased . Everything you've done looks great !

              Be Well

                Gator

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Fine work sir! That is really looking great. The thick cabs you saw were probably mine, lol. Daves are made from a completely different master so Im sure theyre thinner. Thats why I dont cast anymore 😄

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Its been unseasonably warm here in the great white north, so I stole a chance to take the Husky outside for a shot of primer..and COLOR !! Taking advice from Dave I sprayed the cab with duplicolor primer, then after drying overnight a light coat of Tamiya white to brighten the upcoming color coats.

I grabbed the chassis heading out the door also , decided the frame would look good in black..the battery boxes will be yellow like the cab.

Hopefully you can see my attempt at adding a few airlines to the brakes, not up to the level of other builds here.

The cab after its first coat of paint , bear in mind the hood and fenders will be black.

stay tuned for more soon !

 

 

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Thanks Gator and Terry !  I'm very pleased how this build is going, just trying to pay tribute to a local truck built nearby !

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Fine work sir! That is really looking great. The thick cabs you saw were probably mine, lol. Daves are made from a completely different master so Im sure theyre thinner. Thats why I dont cast anymore 😄

LOL the ones Ive seen where an older cab he used to have, knew hes been working on thinning them up . One Brockway comes to mind that a local builder built and he would attend shows carrying a large zip bag half full of resin he removed from the bodies..

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Wow!! That is looking great!! I like yellow almost as much as JT likes orange.

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Wow!! That is looking great!! I like yellow almost as much as JT likes orange.

lol I knew you'd appreciate the yellow cab !! I almost went red ,but the yellow works really well on it. My biggest concern is keeping it from looking like a bumblebee!  

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We have a paint job !!!!  enjoy the pics !

I picked up a set of diamond plate fenders from AITM, absolutely pleased how they look . I actually cut one in half , making quarter fenders keeping the theme going. A quick coat of deep gloss black.

any comments welcome !!

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Jeff, the paint job is awesome!!! Very nice work on hinging the hood. What a great looking project!

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Thanks I really appreciate the comments ! 

I ran out of clear just before committing to the cab, call it good luck ! Luckily the lhs had a can .

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like it , that,s my color!!! great work

jacobus

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Nice work, this is looking excellent! I picked one of these up from AITM and was really impressed how thin the casting was, hardly any clean up at all. Your color choice is perfect!

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Thanks I really appreciate the comments it helps keeping the drive going ! 

The cabs in clear, hopefully tonite I'll get a full mockup done . I'll say the quick test I did really floored me how appropriate the color looked ! 

Stay tuned

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Very nice Brockway.....................that IS a nice thin casting. Gotta try one of them!

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I finally found a few minutes for an update..but before I get to the Brockway I wanted to show a pic of how big our little girl has gotten since the beginning of the project ! She's closing in on 10 months, and been giving the pets a serious game of chase the baby!!

ok back to the plastic

I gave the engine a light wash of engine grime pigments to give it a few road miles cause these trucks actually worked ! I'll dust the exhaust once more w rust powder before closing it up.

The rear fenders were hung for good after grinding tons of resin from underneath..arggg. I used a set of dm 800 hangers for them

The one part I was putting off was the curved "glass" windshield panels, but turned out much easier than I expected .Everything was secured w white glue then a coat of future to seal them in and hide any fine blemishes. One more test fit before installing the interior and bolting down the cab !

I fabbed up the exhaust pipes from 1/8 rod and robbed a stack from the autocar . everythings waiting for chrome now

 

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That's a beast of a truck.. looking amazing

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looking great Jeff,looking forward to seeing this one done.

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You couldn't pick a better color combination than this...it really stands out! Nice sharp details!

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Thanks everyone!  Finding time to work on it has been scarce..too busy clearing snow

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