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  • 1 month later...

And we continue!

With all the rivetting with the Freightliners, i also complemented the rivets for this cabin.

This cabine is shorter than the Freightliners, and that's why I  "only"  needed about 250 till 260 rivets.

The edges of the door handles are made out of 0,25mm thick styreen and i have cutted and sanded this completely to the right size,  and i can guarantee you,  these edges are quite thin and small.:blink:

After all this work I sprayed the cabin in a primer and all look good and smooth.

The only small spot i found,  is an edge in the corner of the left headlight.

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And with ther cabine on the chassis for the looks.....

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Looks more better with the primer instead of all that white plastic.:D

Thats it for today guys, and see you next round!

 

Hermann.

 

Hermann.

 

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Hi guys, thank's for the nice comments!

To be honest, i don't know wich state exactly the are active, the info is pretty poor on this one.

As far as I could find it, these magnavans rode in various states of the United States.

There were also different types of magnavans or volume transporters active in the states, like Internationals, Freightliners and even Kenworths, all of them COE's afcourse.

Maybye you can trace the states by the company names, st Joseph Motorlines, LHT and Charles Chips, these 3 company's drove with this type of Marmons.;)

 

Hermann.

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Hi guys,

 

Today some progress on this Marmon.

After all the rivet work and primer, it was time for the final colour.

I sprayed the cabin with Motip - dark blue.

The color will not be exactly exact, but it's pretty close to the real color.

After the paint was hardend, i polished the cabin with carwax and the cabine shines incredibly well , much more than i expected.:o

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Then i painted the rest of the interior.

Currently I cannot close the cabin yet, because I am still waiting for a package from the states, and in this package there is also some interior parts that i really want to have inside this cabine.

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Out of styrene i duplicated the steps from the AITM parts.

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In color, this Marmon suddenly looks very different instead of the white plastic.:)

And  finally, a few fun pictures.

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Next job is to polish the top sleeper.

That's it for today!

 

Hermann.

 

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Thank you Vince!

Today i show you the start of the small details at the sleeper.

First to begin with, is the two air horns with two different sizes,  because I am not sure yet which size is the best.

The cones themselves come from an another kit and the backside of these cones are selfmade, including the supports.

Then the transparent glasses  panted with Tamiya clear and glued them with superglue on a strip of  BMF foil.

In this way the glasses and the top lights are attached to the top sleeper as stickers, and i don't have to be affraid for glue mistakes with attching this stuff with normal glue.;)

The danger of normal glueing is that you have to move the lights a little bit to the right position and with this movement the superglue can damage the paint or you see glue spots on the fresh painted surface.:(

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I renewed the stairs in the inside of the cabine, this time a little bit thinner than the first one.

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And with the first lights attached....

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Now the Marmon finally starts to look like the reference pictures....

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Source: Hank Truck Pictures

Thats it for today guys, and see you next round!

Hermann.

 

 

 

 

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Thanks for the comments gentlemen!:)

On 5/17/2019 at 4:15 AM, clayton said:

I something use clear paint like nail polish.

I will remind that Clayton, i also used sometimes nail polish on the car, when a tiny spot of paint is chipped by small stones, works very good with nail polish.

Ok guys, the sleeper is done now, the windows are made out of a transparent smoke sheet.

All the lights are attached and to finish it wel, the horn is also attached now.

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Also the cabine has his windows now, all the glass work is just attached, not gleud.

During the construction of the cab, I prepared the inner window frames for this.;)

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Then attach the 2 fans, that i ordered by Double Take Replicas....

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I also ordered by Moluminum the 1/25 low rider tires, drive- and steer tires, and replaced them with the 1/24 low rider tires from KFS.

The rims are also replaced with the more original rims and hubs, these rims and hubs are also from Moluminum.

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And all together so far.....

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That's all folks!

See you next round!

 

Hermann.

 

 

 

 

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And we continue!

For this cabine i had to renew the steps, the old ones are a little too small in lenght.

Things like this just happen when you don't have much info, but it's not a limitation.:lol:

This also applies to the sky,  after watching some other pictures of other Marmons, i found out that they all have turbo's.

For this Marmon i changed the engine also to a turbo version and saw that the space for the exhaust pipe was much better in this way.

Ok, than make the bends and made them wit a piece of a sprue and make the ribs with 0,25mm x 0,5mm styrene strips.

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Then make a new airfilter and attach this to the chassis an painted already the airpipe.

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The batterybox is part of another kit and attach this to the right spot, what i saw on the real Magnavan.

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And afcourse the steps for this cabine.

I made them in one piece, so that the attaching will be more easy.

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Than the metal parts for the steps.....

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and with a tape i attached them on the cabine for the looks.

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With bare metal foil i made the chrome details on the cabine.

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Thats all folks, see you next round.

 

Hermann.

 

 

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  • 11 months later...

Hello everyone,

 

With all the other projects, i made some time for this one.

I now also want to paint this chassis in black paint, also to protect the plastic.

Before that, there are still some final things to do and we start with the coupling of the pup trailer and the modification of the rear chassis beams.

I had this situation from a photo of a Marmon Magnavan, which was for sale some time ago, and was taken a picture from this area.

The only thing that cannot be seen is the coupling for the air and electric cables to the puppy trailer.

On European trucks, there is a separate outward-facing plate on a support on the chassis for easy access by the driver.

With this Marmon this cloupling plate is nowhere to be found in the pictures, so I will have to guess a bit.

 

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Then the tanks and the modified radiator painted in color.
The tank tires will be made at a later stage, as I always do.;)

 

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Then it was the turn to place the cabin permanently on the chassis.
After a lot of measurements I found out that there was a little less than 1mm deviation on the left side.
Now I thought that this problem was on the tilt supports, but after additional measurements of the chassis, this deviation turned out to be on the leaf spring.

First I carefully cut the shock absorber, made a custom piece that fits between the leaf spring and the chassis, with an extra piece of styrene of 0.75mm thick, which should compensate for the height deviation.

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Then glue the shock absorber back to the leaf spring and let it dry for a few days.
After measuring again, the model, and therefore the cabin, is now straight as it should be.

Even if it seems so obvious at first look, always measure everything before you adjust something, just to be sure.
Things could be different then expected.;)

Then the tilt supports for the cabin, and the cabin support at the rear of the cabin.
For this support I used a photo of a Marmon tractor.

 

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Some extra details at the battery box...

 

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And the tilt supports on the front....

 

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And checking if everything works....

 

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And it does.:)

And some overall pictures.....

 

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Ok guys, that's it for today and see you next round!

 

 

Hermann.

 

 

 

 

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Thank you guys!

 

Aaaaand we continue.

The chassis is almost done, just some small rivets on some spots and a support with a gear stick.

First we start with the volume box, the trusses and the subframe are now ready, and the volume box is now at the correct height.

 

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Then the 2 air bottles....

 

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Then attached the spacers for the front bumper, which the front bumper will be mounted on.

 

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And the tank straps which are made separately and will be connected with a hole-pin connection in the lower tank support.

In this situation I can paint the tank and straps separately.

I kept a little space on these straps, because the rubber straps  have to be simulated with auto pinstripe tape and fill the space between the fuel tanks and the straps.

 

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Yes guys, the next update will be shown with a black painted chassis.

See you next round.

 

Hermann.

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Hello everyone,

 

As I said, this time the chassis will be in the black paint.

After everything was sprayed, I have assembled all the sperate parts, like engine, fuel tanks and other small stuff.
The fuel tanks are clamped in the tank tires, at the bottom of the supports I have tightened the pin-hole connection and glued it firmly.
This makes the fuel tanks themselves, not glued.;)

The air bellows of the air suspension and the battery box lid are painted in a matte black color, and a few  wiring have been fitted.

 

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Then attach the cabin to the chassis and the radiator grill and the bumper with a piece of tape for the looks.

 

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And together with the volume box.....

 

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So far so good.

Now i can finish the details on the cab and start with the rivets on the volume box.

After all is done, then I still have to build the pup trailer.

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

 

Hermann.

 

 

 

 

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