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On 3/18/2020 at 1:51 AM, peteski said:

For soft floppy rubber flaps I would take some electrical tape, remove its adhesive (Naphtha should take it off), and use the leftover black vinyl.  It is very thin and flexible, yet it still has some stiffness to it.

Good idea................will try it. Thank you!

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Added a few details to the screed tonight. Put the hand spinners and ratchet stops  on the thickness controls, handrails and ladder steps, as well as the crown control drive and handwheel.  

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Wow. Just came across. A tour de force in scratchbuilding. Goes to show if you want something bad enough you can find a way to make it happen.

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On 3/16/2020 at 9:56 PM, redneckrigger said:

 Still figuring what to use for rubber flaps.  Need something very thin and flexible but it can wait until the very end. 

There is also another idea, just ordinary paper,  I used it often on my trucks as mudflaps.

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Just paint both sides and when its dry, you can bend them in any position you want, even you want them curved.

I glued them with ordinary  hobby glue.

 

Keep up the awesome detailing work.😎

 

Hermann.

 

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18 hours ago, Hermann Kersten said:

There is also another idea, just ordinary paper,  I used it often on my trucks as mudflaps.

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Just paint both sides and when its dry, you can bend them in any position you want, even you want them curved.

I glued them with ordinary  hobby glue.

 

Keep up the awesome detailing work.😎

 

Hermann.

 

Thank you.........that is a great idea.  I will give it a try!

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5 hours ago, Chariots of Fire said:

Makes you wonder if he's going to find some scale asphalt mix to put inside the hopper, eh??😁

What about model railroad coal or ballast?

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Sawdust mixed with India ink might work. Might take a little bit of Mod Podge as a binder.

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Now you guys are trying to get me REAL confused! I actually have thought of something like that but it goes against my routine of doing paintshop fresh builds! I may do some staining and very mild weathering but adding blacktop???? Hmmmmmmmm!   Lots of detailing to do yet, but a rough mockup is shown. Have controls, and literally days worth of details to add. This is absolutely the most difficult and complex build I have done yet, out of the Galion crane, roller, RGN lowboy etc. This is over the top.  Not only does it have a zillion parts, it is something I am mot intimately familiar with, unlike the others.   But, oh boy, has it been a fun ride so far! And lots more to go! And so much more to learn about this machine and new building techniques! This build HAS taken on a life of it's own.

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Added the operators seats, all control linkages and control levers. Installed the feeder drag bars and built the feed hopper shields. Still have to install the rubber flaps. Have to get to adding the hydraulic lines, engine details, tamper drive guards, and then see what else is screaming to be added!

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Finished adding the steering controls, seats and handrails, tamper driveshaft guard, and finished the hopper. Lots more yet!

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Fabulous scratchbuilding,  every detail looks like a tiny version of the real thing 

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This has been a very great kit to watch come together...

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Yer joshin' right?  You don't know much about this machine????????????????????????????Looks to me that you know a lot about it!  Fantastic work my friend!!👌

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More work today.......installed the feed gates, and the tamper drive flywheel guards.  Still have to install screed side shields, engine exhaust, and the rest of the sheet metal along with about a hundred bolt heads. Then, unless my OCD kicks in again, primer and paint!!! Will install all hydraulics and wiring after paint.  Tomorrow is yet another day!

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Just now, Chariots of Fire said:

Yer joshin' right?  You don't know much about this machine????????????????????????????Looks to me that you know a lot about it!  Fantastic work my friend!!👌

Actually Charlie, the only thing I ever did with a paver was to repaint a couple of them years ago. I never paid much attention to how they worked. So, as usual, I did hours of research into them, and acquired lots of reference material, and then I looked at how other people, yourself at the top of the list, did various techniques.  Truth be told, if I was doing it over again, I would button the whole thing up and skip all the inner workings as they are going to be near invisible anyways. But it sure was fun!   Getting the green paint ready!

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For the rubber flaps, what about a heavy weight plastic garbage bag?

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13 hours ago, redneckrigger said:

Actually Charlie, the only thing I ever did with a paver was to repaint a couple of them years ago. I never paid much attention to how they worked. So, as usual, I did hours of research into them, and acquired lots of reference material, and then I looked at how other people, yourself at the top of the list, did various techniques.  Truth be told, if I was doing it over again, I would button the whole thing up and skip all the inner workings as they are going to be near invisible anyways. But it sure was fun!   Getting the green paint ready!

Well, I guess you did all of the right things.  Reference materials, photos, measurements go a long way to getting things right.  Hope you have enough sub-assemblies that you can paint separately.  

Something I have done a couple of times now when it comes to painting is to brush paint areas that are hard to get at with a rattle can or air brush without putting too much paint there.  Use a bottle color that is close to what the outside color will be.  I think a flat is better than a gloss.  When you do the rest of the outside the overspray will cover the edges of the brush painted areas so you won't even notice the difference.  

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I have been following this and you are doing a great job. Scratch building is tedious work and involves a lot of trial and lots of error. You have done a fantastic job on this, can't wait to see the final product. 

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Finally reached paint day! Everything is done except the wiring and piping that will be done after paint along with the hopper rubber flaps. Will be priming with Mr. Surfacer and then painting with PPG enamel with a flattener added to kill the high gloss.  It’s gonna look paint shop fresh with some VERY minor grease and grime added.  I thin the primer to get into all the nooks and crannies and then give it thin coats of color.  I do exactly what you suggest, Charlie, with a brush in hard to reach areas. Have lots of bits to paint.  It should look pretty good when done! Primer done, paint tomorrow night!

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Man oh man have you been busy really digging this screed monster. 

Now you just need a shuttle buggy for it. 

 

 

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