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Got a little bit done today.

Was a bit disappointed that even this early Ertl kit has a large amount of ejector pin marks that need cleaning up like the current AMT kits.  But..  on we go...

 

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Slow going.

Got a bit more of the 903 together.  The water pump piece is kind of Mickey Mouse.

Will post a pic later this week.

A bit delayed in progress -- we're moving my mother from the house we grew up in to an assisted living facility.  It's a tough time.  So I'm on "pause" for a bit.

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Sorry for my extended absence here.

I travel a fair amount for work, and have been struggling with some personal/health issues.  I'm trying to get back to my bench again as a type of therapy (much needed).

Thanks all for your understanding.

 

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I hope things go better for you. I'm curious to see where you go with this one.

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Hope things are getting better. Looking forward to your progress on this project. Hang in there.

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Thanks --  my brother-in-law's father passed away yesterday.  Sometimes it seems like you just can't catch a break.

 

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Well, I got to my bench for a while this weekend. It doesn't look like a lot of progress, but it was mostly more clean-up work.  I did get some of the 903 primed.

I'm still not sure which "red" paint to use on the 903 -- i.e. I know that DRIPTROIT has used the "Majic Tractor and implement" spray cans from Tractor Supply and they do have an "IH red".  Or whether there is a good red from Testors/Model Master ?

 

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From what I've been told (by someone who know a heck of a lot more about Internationals than I) is that Testors Red 1203 is an almost exact match for International Red.

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Cool, thanks for the info.

 

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16 hours ago, Goodwrench3 said:

Well, I got to my bench for a while this weekend. It doesn't look like a lot of progress, but it was mostly more clean-up work.  I did get some of the 903 primed.

I'm still not sure which "red" paint to use on the 903 -- i.e. I know that DRIPTROIT has used the "Majic Tractor and implement" spray cans from Tractor Supply and they do have an "IH red".  Or whether there is a good red from Testors/Model Master ?

 

We used to restore a few farm tractors and IH Red varies some from manufacturer to manufacturer. Farmall Red is often slightly different from that. As Jim has said Testors 1203 looks plenty close. Also, sometimes implement paint is very thick, so if you go that route, be careful because you can hide engine details under paint before you realize it.

 

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Thx Brian !

I'll go with "pretty close" and hopefully avoid a "paint bomb".  I'm capable of creating one of those even with good paint !

 

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4 hours ago, Goodwrench3 said:

Thx Brian !

I'll go with "pretty close" and hopefully avoid a "paint bomb".  I'm capable of creating one of those even with good paint !

 

You're not alone in the ability to mess up a paint job.:D I've messed up my share too.

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Got down to the bench this afternoon, but after an entire afternoon I don't have a lot to show for it -- more parts clean-up (filling, sanding, etc.).

It was too cold here today to do more primer work -- I'm afraid winter will be early in southern Wisconsin !

I do have one question for the "veterans" here (and those who have built this kit in the past) -- the rear suspension has some "lugs" that appear to me to need to be removed and cleaned up.  I can't see a purpose for them in the instructions.  The picture shows both sides of the rear springs/air bags and those "dots" indicated by the orange arrows are on the inside of them.  I'm guessing those "dots" should be removed?

 

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Those are from the manufacturing process. You may want to remove them, but they will hardly be seen once together. Here's the underside of mine looking through the case, and I didn't sand them off. Of course you can see them on the inner portion of my frame rails though.

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Thanks for the pic !!   roger that.

Well, they're gettin' sanded off  :-)

 

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