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Nah!  Sans the tire chains.  With this amount of weight and the blower doing all of the work you wouldn't need them.  Hard to get them into scale anyway.  JMHO!!?

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59 minutes ago, Chariots of Fire said:

Nah!  Sans the tire chains.  With this amount of weight and the blower doing all of the work you wouldn't need them.  Hard to get them into scale anyway.  JMHO!!?

I like the reasoning behind this lol  save those chains for a plow truck

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Update time and its a colorful one...

The mesh arrived yesterday so I framed in the walkway w U strip and a popsicle width strips of screen. 20210115_160114.thumb.jpg.1a73feb1a1557cd06f9f5c3961be4a05.jpg

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The radiator opening for the blower engine also received a patch of screen , ill frame it in w narrow 020 strip and meng bolts right before primer 

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After the last mockup, the major parts were transferred to the paint side of the shop and received a light coat of tamiya red oxide fine primer . I chose this color to darken the final color into a goldenrod shade seen on the NYSDOT trucks .

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Jeff

 

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Jeff the paint really brings out all your awesome details. Looking forward to seeing your next update. 

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We have color  !!!! Ended up using tamiya camel yellow after chrome yellow can was dud . As per norm w yellow coverage was poor and several coats were needed . This will be weathered so gloss wasnt a factor .  Once the paint cures ill spray the black hood and blue warning stripes on back20210118_154326.thumb.jpg.67c4bd10799c067dd1ad26d6be85a1ea.jpg

 

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Wow Jeff the yellow really brings out all your little details that is making this awesome!

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3 hours ago, landman said:

Absolutely fascinating!!!

Thanks ! Really like how it turned out 

 

28 minutes ago, Mopar - D said:

Wow Jeff the yellow really brings out all your little details that is making this awesome!

Glad it worked out that way too, seems some colors bury details . I'll take a few around truck once its cured more . I gotta break out the airbrush to add all the larger color sections , black stripes, hood and the bank cutters are red oxide ..whew a huge way to go

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I'm liking it!  The expanded metal screen really looks right.  Just asking:  How does that whole mechanism get raised up for travel?  Hydraulic pistons up front of the grill?

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Amazing work.  You need the chains, you haven't lived 'till you've made a set!  I did once, never again! 

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1 hour ago, Chariots of Fire said:

I'm liking it!  The expanded metal screen really looks right.  Just asking:  How does that whole mechanism get raised up for travel?  Hydraulic pistons up front of the grill?

Not sure about this beast but I had to move one similar at NJDOT years ago, was a 1960's vintage International with the blower on the front and second engine on the flatbed.  IIRC, it was air pressure that raised the blower assembly for travel as she had to build air pressure after I started her before I could lift the blower.  The one I moved didn't need the aux engine running in order to lift the blower, ran off the main engine.  The blower itself ran off of hydraulics, the hydro pump was on the aux engine.

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Very nice.   You're a much faster builder than I am.   I don't think I could do that in a whole year.   

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Charles  - there's a large hydraulic cylinder right below the grill that raises the blower kinda right behind front tires . 

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10 hours ago, Doug 1061 said:

Very nice.   You're a much faster builder than I am.   I don't think I could do that in a whole year.   

Thanks its surprisingly going together quickly 

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17 hours ago, Warren D said:

Amazing work.  You need the chains, you haven't lived 'till you've made a set!  I did once, never again! 

Hahahha yeah I ordered some very small oval link necklace chain from hobby lobby and combined with the round for cross bars figure ill try to fab a suitable set..well see 

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3 hours ago, gotnitro? said:

Hahahha yeah I ordered some very small oval link necklace chain from hobby lobby and combined with the round for cross bars figure ill try to fab a suitable set..well see 

I got mine from Micro Mark last year for the Mack logger.

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20 hours ago, Warren D said:

I got mine from Micro Mark last year for the Mack logger.

Thanks I forgot about micro mark they always have nice supplies . 

 

14 hours ago, Dutzie said:

This thing looks so cool!

Thanks now the wknds almost here I'll have some time to putter w it . I've been making another one for a plow chaser in Cali. started the second set of augers ..much easier this time around . He mentioned casting the parts to go with his plows / sanders 

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Un-b-leevable!!

All I can say is that I wish I bought some stock in a couple of styrene companies before you started this project. 

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4 hours ago, gotnitro? said:

Thanks I forgot about micro mark they always have nice supplies . 

 

Thanks now the wknds almost here I'll have some time to putter w it . I've been making another one for a plow chaser in Cali. started the second set of augers ..much easier this time around . He mentioned casting the parts to go with his plows / sanders 

Nice!

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22 minutes ago, Sam I Am said:

Un-b-leevable!!

All I can say is that I wish I bought some stock in a couple of styrene companies before you started this project. 

Haahahaa its always how that goes right..no insider tips either to plan ahead just WHAM..I actually didn't burn through much this time..stocking up on 11 blades was key 

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Update time !!! Sprayed a few detail colors on the truck once paint has plenty of drying time . The anti glare hood , and chute was airbrushed w flat black, then the blue  DOT stripes sprayed across the blower engine compartment.  The bank cutters also got a squirt of red primer.  Looking at the chute photos I gotta add more black along the sides..20210129_120323.thumb.jpg.69f57e4ec3e34a2e7192fa585abe1d03.jpg

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Enjoy! 

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