Jump to content
Model Cars Magazine Forum

IronHide TopKick C4500


Recommended Posts

@Sergey Your scratch-building skills are beyond kompare!  Kraftsmanship komes from hands on experience with a konuntless number of tools and techniques!! 

I'll be watching over your shoulder, Brother -KK

AWESOME.jpg.9ec925ada3c0204b56a547fb9286a3e0.jpg

Edited by Kit Karson
delete a picture & add a picture
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 3 months later...

Thank you Kit and Bob for your support!

Let's continue!

I decided that it is easier to process panels individually than together. The stiffness is greater. I sanded off the excess plastic on the roof.
88_online
The front side of the roof had to be lifted with putty.
89_online
I'm slowly processing it, but this is not the final yet
91_online
I took care of the sidewalls. I started making stamping lines. The upper one:
90_online
... bottom one
92_online
So - it 's clearer
93_online
Next - putty in the right places, but first - are masks
94_online
95_online
Then the most dreary thing for me: putty, sanding, putty, sanding ... :wo_ol:
Thank you for watching!

Edited by Sergey
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 3 months later...
Posted (edited)

Hello, Friends!

It's time to upgrade, after 3.5 months. About the long break a little later.

I have sanded trim lines in the draft version

99_online

Yes, I noticed that gutters run along the upper edges of the roof...

10_online

...decided to reproduce them. Cut "skis" out of brass

98_online

Something like this they could look like:

96_online

97_online

And here's the reason for the break: 5 or 6 times I glued the side panels. I was never able to glue them perfectly, and even squeeze a piece of brass between the roof and the sidewall   :( 

100

In general, "skiing" has been postponed for now. Then I'll stick it on...from Evergreen.

I took care of the front axle. The donor Ford has a narrower track than the GMC. Front axle with rotary fists is about 64mm, and you need about 80.

101

I cut off the plastic axles from the gearbox, replaced them with brass. It's harder.

Drilling the differential was difficult. One half inside is a pipe, but of a smaller diameter than necessary.

 

103

The rotary knuckles also had to be drilled to accept the brass pipe. First with drills, and then, at the edges, with an end mill. Yes, the reciprocal parts of the fists were also drilled and cut to accept the brakes. The right one hasn't been cut yet

102

I tried on the wheel on the cargo hub. There was a reason to start learning 3D. To begin with, the wheel hubs are the very thing.

104

The front of the cabin lacks rigidity. Pasted sheet plastic for now

105

106

Only in the photo I saw that the front of the roof on the left is lower than on the right. I'll have to re-glue it again   :(

107

108

Enjoy watching! 

Edited by Sergey
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Posted (edited)

Hello, Friends!

There is nothing to show about plastic today, but I will show the first modest experience in 3D modeling.

Front hub

FrontHub

Many thanks to Mikhail aka Stratos75! He has drawed the cap.

476467054_HubF01.thumb.JPG.a779c01be8df3

It was already faster with the rear hub

Rear_Hub

I'm slowly getting into progress. I should learn a little more and to may print out something more serious  :dance:

Edited by Sergey
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 1 month later...

Hello, Friends!
Let's continue our perversions. :)
109
Re-glued the front left upper corner. It became even.
It's time to make the fire wall.
I have finally found a picture of the most "stripped" front wall of a cab
119
Started from styrene:
110
111
112
Next - putty
113
The floor is made of "candy" plastic 1.5 mm
114
116
It will be further developed (however, like everything else)
115
Molded a plastic pad under the wipers. It's still an intermediate option.
117
And I tried on a long-prepared etching
118

Enjoy watching! 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

×
×
  • Create New...