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Hi everyone,

 

First I made the mounting points on the ends of the scissor lift, on which the box with the rail will sit and the scissors are moving while lifting.
These 4 points are in a slightly higher position.

 

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Then the hydraulic lines on the hydraulic pistons....

 

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I also worked a little further on this project, the delicate job was to make the movable cable tray.

 

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This cable tray moves with the scissor lift and at the top end of the tray, the cables will hang in a large loop, because the box can slide a little forward and you need the extra lengt of the cables and hoses for the electric, hydraulics and cool unit.

I had to make a hinge point on the scissor lift to fix the cable tray.

 

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And the whole thing in action.

 

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And finally, the cabin in the black primer, because this gives a much nicer result with the white car paint.
The white color reflects better on a black surface and with 3 to 4 layers, the cabin is perfectly white.

 

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

 

Hermann.

 

 

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You are making good progress Hermann!

Question:  why does black primer give best results with white paint finish?   That seems counter-intuitive (and not how I paint my models). I use light color primer (light gray or white) when the final color is light (like white or yellow).

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2 hours ago, peteski said:

You are making good progress Hermann!

Question:  why does black primer give best results with white paint finish?   That seems counter-intuitive (and not how I paint my models). I use light color primer (light gray or white) when the final color is light (like white or yellow).

Yes It sounds contradictory, there are so many different shades of white and with black primer, you stay much closer to the shade of white you use.

This was a tip from an auto paint shop and of course I tried this, with the desired result.

Gray or white primers make the white lacquer more milky or make the white shade more pale.

The white shade remains intact with the black primer, below an example with 2 cabins.

It is hard to photograph with so much sunlight, but the 2 cabs are sprayed with polar white, the North Benz cabin is done with black primer and the Freightliner cabin with gray primer.
There is now a difference in shade, the Freightliner cabin is more milky white and the North Benz has just remained polar white.

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Just take a test and you will see the difference.
With the black primer, the white is a bit warmer or more vibrant ...... or whatever you may call it.;)

 

Hermann.

 

 

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Posted (edited)

Today it is time to show the progress on the chassis.

I am now mainly working on detailing all the components that were made in the raw form.

I start with the hydraulic tank.

First i made a separate cover with bolts and some other items to make it more realistic.

The most fun job was making the gauge glass.
First I made a window frame and then made a level glass from a transparent sprue.

I started to file the transparent part half round, because it has to be half round glass.

Because the glass is so small, you need pliers to hold it.;)

 

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Then cut this glass at the right size....

 

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After this job i painted the inner side of the glass with Tamiya green, don't stir the paint so that you get the yellowish varnish.

When this is dried, then i painted with Valejo gloss varnish the inner- and outside of the glass for the gloss finishing.

 

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And a self made cap for the filling pipe.

This cap is edited with a Molotow chrome marker pen.

 

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Then the rear light units, the under ride protection and the large step with rubber bumper.
This rubber bumper is made of a 4.8mm round tube cutted in half.

 

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An electrical box on the driver's side and the other attributes with double-sided tape placed on the chassis for the idea and proportions.

 

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So far so good.

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

 

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Hermann.

 

Edited by Hermann Kersten

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Wow!! Incredible fabrication going on here! Thanks for the tip on the white paint!

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On 4/24/2020 at 3:33 AM, DRIPTROIT 71 said:

Wow!! Incredible fabrication going on here! Thanks for the tip on the white paint!

Thank you Brian!

 

Today some small detail work.

First i made a crossbar at the front of the chassis, in which the gearbox will later hang.

 

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After this job I finished the hydraulic tank wit some small details....

 

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The cooling unit is now also ready.
Made a sightglass with a transparent sprue piece and painted a level with blue Tamiya clear.

 

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And in this way, the chassis becomes more and more fuller and getting more and more color.

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

 

Hermann.

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The workmanship on this is astounding. You sir, are an artist!

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Aaaand I'lll second that..!!

 

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Stunning work everywhere you look theres super details. 

Like the tip on the fluid levels , gotta try that 

 

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Thank you for the nice comments guys!

On 5/2/2020 at 2:11 PM, gotnitro? said:

Stunning work everywhere you look theres super details. 

Like the tip on the fluid levels , gotta try that 

 

yes Jeff, you will find out that it look like the real deal.;)

 

Today i show you all some small and very small detail work.

These items are very time consuming, but when the box is lifted you have a clear look at the open chassis.

First i searched for the pictures in my big "Fuso Bible"  what i needed for these air valves and air blocks.

After study these pictures i made the small items.

The first picture is a Fuso with leaf springs, but i only need the details of the air valves.

 

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And the next one is a picture of a a Fuso with air suspension, because the torsion bar is in an other direction then with the leaf springs.

The air block near the cross-member is an air block for the air suspension.

 

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And the 1/24 item.

The 2 supports are supports for the flashing indicators which are attached on the hydraulic legs and the flashing indicators are on top of these supports.

 

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And the air valves on the air bottles....

 

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After this intensive work I attached the flashing lights supports on the hydraulic legs and add more details on these legs.

 

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Then the air bottles which are attached to the battery box and also with connectors for the wiring.

 

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And the progress so far.

 

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

 

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Hermann.

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Hello everyone,

 

Today an update of the small details of this Fuso.

After study a lot of reference pictures, i saw that the 2 hydraulic lines are both connected at the top of the hydraulic cylinders of the support legs.

At least, this was the case with the Fuso Super Great and the Isuzu Gigamax.

With a cutter, some styrene and glue, i made this connectors on the top of these hydraulic support legs.

 

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Then the license plate holder, which is bent at an angle.

 

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And the big support of the floor plate of the "Van Body" that hangs above the cabin.
This support is not yet glued, because it has to be painted white, unlike the chassis which has to be painted black.
 
 
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And everything so far.....
 
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Now I have to make the last few details of the chassis, and then the chassis can be sprayed in the black primer and the black lacquer .
That's it for today and see you next round!
 
 
Hermann.
 

 

 

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That is some jaw-dropping scratchbuilding.  Really enjoy watching your progress.

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Nice work as usual mate....👏

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Fantastic work on this , just amazing ....

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Hello everyone,

 

On 5/8/2020 at 3:02 PM, TarheelRick said:

That is some jaw-dropping scratchbuilding.  Really enjoy watching your progress.

 

On 5/9/2020 at 1:02 AM, DRIPTROIT 71 said:

You make it look so easy! Excellent work!!

 

On 5/9/2020 at 2:44 AM, Scaniart said:

Nice work as usual mate....👏

 

On 5/9/2020 at 3:15 PM, tbill said:

Fantastic work on this , just amazing ....

Thank you for the nice comments guys!

 

Today the progress of the chassis, which is now ready for the primer.

After completion the last details, the torsion bars on the rear axles will be mounted separately, because when i do it in this stage, i cannot reach with the primer all the spots on inside of the chassis for 100% .

The cabin support, at the rear of the cabin, will be also mounted on the chassis after the paint job, because iI still have to determine the exact spot for the cabin.

We start with the rivets on the inside of the hydraulic support legs.

 

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Then the plumbing of the hydraulic lines from the support legs to the front.

This is done with 6mm of brass wire,  insulation tubes of electrical wires and super glue.

 

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And the fenders with the final details, as shown in the reference photos, and these fenders mounted at the correct height.

 

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The struts are made on the  sub frame, on which the Van-Body will ultimately rest.

This means that the Van-Body does not rest on the scissor lift.

 

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Then from the CTM tear plate, cut out a piece and glued on the large step.
This will be also sprayed in the black color.

 

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And of course the detailing of the front hydraulic support legs.

 

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The frame of these hydraulic support legs also has two struts.

Now a picture with extended legs

 

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And the supports for the cab tilting mechanism ....

 

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The support of the floor plate which is now also further detailed with a sensor in the top, and on the side of this support a number of cable fixings.

 

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Then a picture of the real situation ....

 

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And the model ...

 

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As you can see, I gave the cabin 2 layers of clear coat.
I have done this so that the white color will reflects well on the black color, and does not run the risk of reactions with the bottom layer.

Finally, an overall picture so far.

 

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

 

 

Hermann.

 

 

 

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It's always a pleasure to see progress on your current builds....... Envious much..!!

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Absolutely stunning work sir!!! And the engineering put into this is beyond belief! The hydraulic and air fittings look like the real thing............................incredible!!!! WOW!

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My Goodness, Man!! This is one serious project... I'm constantly amazed at your skill level... It's incredible... Excellent work.... Absolutely Excellent!!!

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Hello everyone!

 

First of all, Paul, Tom and JT, thank you for your nice and enthusiastic replay, I really appreciate this.

 

Well guys, the last week I'm really bizzy with a lot of paint work, like the chassis of the Marmon and now the chassis of the Fuso.

First i started with black primer, and after all was dry and hardened, I sprayed the chassis in the gloss black color.

The only thing exciting was that I would hit everything between the chassis with paint, and it did.

When this was dry and hardened, I attached all the separate items what was already made and painted.

This time there is not so much to say about it, but let the pictures tell the story.;)

 

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And all together....

 

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Now I can start with the wiring and the construction of the Van-Body.:rolleyes:

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

 

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Hello everyone,

 

Today the next paint job on the support legs.

For this Fuso, the support legs had to be yellow with red outrigger pads.

After I removed all the masking material, I put the rubber tubes, connected to cocktail sticks to stretch the opening of the tubes, in hot water to make them soft and stretchable.

Now it's very easy to connect the tubes to the bras wires.

After cooling off, these tubes will be sitting tight around the brass wire.

 

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Then attach the warning flashers on the small supports of the support legs.

These transparent parts are painted with Tamiya Clear orange.

 

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The exhaust pot with the first part of the exhaust-pipe that is made of 4mm aluminum tube.

 

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And the rear....

 

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Well guys, the next job is the wiring job.

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

 

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Hermann.

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Your attention to even the smallest details is amazing Hermann!

Once the model is finished and properly photographed, it would almost certainly pass for the 1:1 truck.  The only thing that looks like a model part is the tires.  They they just look like model tires to me.  I think that the soft rubber tires used in Revell Can-Do truck (and probably other models) would look more realistic.

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Impressive work Hermann.

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