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Hermann Kersten

Marmon coe Topsleeper

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On 2018-05-27 at 4:34 AM, truckabilly said:

Awesome scratch building skills. And a nice project too. This is worth watching!!! 

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Frightening your skills are.  You set a very high bar.  That's a good thing in my opinion.  It's always a pleasure to see your craftsmanship in action.  

Question...what do you use for a vision aid and how do you sand, glue, and clean up with such precision. 

Peace.

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Great work here! Keep it comming!

Edited by Sergey

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Thank"s for the nice comments guys!

On 14-11-2018 at 12:33 PM, olsbooks said:

Frightening your skills are.  You set a very high bar.  That's a good thing in my opinion.  It's always a pleasure to see your craftsmanship in action.  

Question...what do you use for a vision aid and how do you sand, glue, and clean up with such precision. 

Peace.

For the really small parts i use a magnifying glasses and for the cleaning i use the Cif liquid and a toothbrush.

With this cleaning fluid u sand the gleu particles away without damaging the plastic.

After this cleaning job it looks clean and smells very fresh.:D

The glue i use is a Revell contacta glue with needle and for the rivetting i use the Tamya green extra thin glue fluid with small brush.

For the sanding i use the sanding sticks wich are available in any modelling store.

 

Today i show some small progress of this Marmon Magnavan.

Now the flooring plate is done, it was time to open up the engine bay.

I cut the styrene out, sand it smooth and after all this work it look like this....

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After this job i use the CTM Kenworth dashboard set to make a Marmon dash.

This KW set  approximate the actual Marmon dash very well.

From this set i had to cut 1 plate and make 2 seperate parts to make it look like the real dash.

All the parts are not glued yet, its only for showing, because i have to paint the dash first before i attach all the dash parts.

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Than the nicest part.....the loading box is made now and with a dry fit it gives this Magnavan model a whole different face.

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Ok guys, this was it for today and see you next round gentleman.

Hermann.

 

 

 

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Beautiful.  Thanks for sharing some of your "tricks"

Peace.

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Jim, Geoffrey, JC and Tom, thanks for the nice comments, I really appreciate it.

Yes gents, today it's time for some the small details in the cabine.

First I made the pedals, airvents, and handles for the doors and on the dashboard at the co-rider side.

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After this job i had to made a steering colom and the steeringwheel.

The steering wheel is a modefied KW wheel, and the colom is a duplicate from the AITM marmon transkit.

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Than it's time to paint the interior and attach the dash components.

On the driver's side I have made a substructure what is attached under the dash, an on the co-rider side i had to make a kind of black box.

I really don't know what this black box is or what it do.:unsure:

Anyway, after all the components are made and painted, i put also a ashtray at the co-rider side.

Later another ashtray will be made, what is attached to the drivers door.

Let's go to the paintjob.....

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Looks very different from all that white plastic.:lol:

Then in the meantime I continue with the other details, and I see you again with the next round.

 

Hermann.

 

 

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Neat, precise work, so very inspirational! Looks great up on its wheels and ready for paint

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Excellent building looking forward to seeing more paint. 

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Superb detailing Hermann! The Kenworth dash pieces look to be a perfect fit for a Marmon.  I believe the black box you were referring to would be the heater box. 

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WOW!! This looks incredible! I really like your scratch built air vents! I've been wanting to try and make some myself. Excellent work!!

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Thanks for all your nice comments guys!

On 11/25/2018 at 6:41 PM, drinkone2 said:

Superb detailing Hermann! The Kenworth dash pieces look to be a perfect fit for a Marmon.  I believe the black box you were referring to would be the heater box. 

Thanks for this info Jim, i like to know what i'm making.;)

On 11/28/2018 at 9:19 PM, clayton said:

Looks to me you need a pup trailer to go with that.

Yes Clayton, this Marmon get also a tandem puptrailer, without this trailer this Marmon looks not complete.:lol:

3 hours ago, DRIPTROIT 71 said:

WOW!! This looks incredible! I really like your scratch built air vents! I've been wanting to try and make some myself. Excellent work!!

Yes Brian, its not that hard, but it's a patience job.

First i used a belt hole pliers and looked for the right size of the hole.

Than cut out from 0,5mm styrene a hole and take out the circle you just cut out.

On this round styrene i glued 3 strips of 0,25mm x 0,5mm on its 0,25mm side with the extra thin Tamiya glue.

To make this job easier, these strips should be longer than the round styrene and when all is dry and hardened, you can cut this strips on the right size.

Than sand the elips shape on these strips and you get very nice air vents.;)

 

Hermann.

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Hello gents,

Long time no see, but not forgotten.:lol:

Today i show you the progress of this Marmon.

The cabine is closed, sanded and the rubber of the windshield attached.

The headlights are also made from the CTM photo-etch USA headlight set, just like with the Freightliner FSBA.

After the cabine was done, i focused myself on the radiator grill.

This ngrill is from the Revell Marmon kit and i had to modify this grill to a right one for this Marmon model.

First i show you the old situation.

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And the modification of this grill.

First i cut the frame of this grill so that a new frame around the grid could be made.

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After this cutting job i start to build up a new frame, and on the grid also a frame where the surface is flush with the outside frame.

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After this job, I placed two strips behind the grill, which are later will be attached on the straight lower part of the cabin.

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Than it's time for a dry-fit...…

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And placed on the chassis for the looks.....

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It already starts to look like the "few" reference pictures in the top of this topic.

That's it for today gents, and see you next round!

 

Hermann.

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Fantastic work on this, wow, looks terrific!

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3 hours ago, tbill said:

Fantastic work on this, wow, looks terrific!

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Excellent scratchbuilding work!  :)

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Posted (edited)

Seriously unreal building skills really like the way this truck is coming together.

 

 

 

Edited by NothingAsFineAsaW9

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Thanks for the nice comments and the interest gentlemen!

 

Hermann.

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