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Sergey

Custombilt 379

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9 hours ago, clayton said:

You still working on this!

Well, actually I have finished it in Spring. Then I send all materials to Truck Model World, and as they split it to 4-5 issues + there was time consuming for edit the material, it comes out slow. I guess final part of the article will issue in 2019. So I will slow down with updating.

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On 11/22/2018 at 5:01 PM, landman said:

Impressive.

x2

 

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Furthermore

New floor

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New interrior trim

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New dashboard

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with gauge visors anf tumblers

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Finished interrior

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and working LED

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Cut out the door

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and hinged and altered it

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14 hours ago, blackbeard said:

looking great where did you get the hinges from

Made them my self.

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Let's continue...

Drilled old wheel nuts

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And made a conductor to glue new nuts to new studs

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And got this

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Second rim added to trailer wheels

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The walls of the living module were cut out of candy box. They are hard enouth and I don't have to cut out windows.

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But before I made a pattern

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Rectangular tube was used as taillights surraunder, chromed later

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Stock sleeper walls cut for hatch inserts into living module

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Tease are window frames

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Tool boxes and steps

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with frames

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Diamond doors

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Driver box can be opened to operate different LED circuits.

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Rear double wings

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Semi sphere part of fuel tank

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Rear bumper

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Air filters

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Exhaust pipes

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and brackets

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Nice work!!!! Like the kustom touches you're putting on this rig!!!

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Thank you Kerry!

Trailer was increased in hight
[URL="https://www.4shared.com/photo/5Ne5FZdygm/53__1_.html"]53__1_[/URL]
The gates made openable to accept two 12V rechargable batteries
[URL="https://www.4shared.com/photo/5Ob9WYumgm/54__1_.html"]54__1_[/URL]
I made my own trailer lenses and remade under run bar
[URL="https://www.4shared.com/photo/HIU995K_fi/55_online.html"]55_online[/URL]
I used Water tank from Italeri Accessories and remade brackets to suit trailer ribs
[URL="https://www.4shared.com/photo/PHXuTUQlda/56_online.html"]56_online[/URL]
Trailer bogie frame cut in two pieces, so trailer got spread axles
[URL="https://www.4shared.com/photo/0I6u7SkVee/57__1_.html"]57__1_[/URL]
Also front frame got new spring brackets and crossmember, plus both axles changed to brass tube.
[URL="https://www.4shared.com/photo/Vvm1xXc2gm/58__1_.html"]58__1_[/URL]
Altered brakes
[URL="https://www.4shared.com/photo/Xfw-Yh1Cfi/59__1_.html"]59__1_[/URL]
Brake system receivers made from Evergreeen tube + plumbing
[URL="https://www.4shared.com/photo/44Id_Agqee/60__1_.html"]60__1_[/URL]

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Now that's what you call a spread axle! the tyre scrub on these trailers must be horrendous and the risqué of doing even more damage to the running gear a big possibility too, turning too tightly with a loaded tri axle trailer on uneven ground is a risqué but these spread axle trailers must be a night mare.

Great work and detail Sergey, as always.

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On 12/10/2018 at 9:08 AM, Sergey said:

Made them my self.

Think you should put the hinges on production.

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On 12/30/2018 at 1:32 PM, Sergey said:

Thank you Kerry!

Trailer was increased in hight
[URL="https://www.4shared.com/photo/5Ne5FZdygm/53__1_.html"]53__1_[/URL]
The gates made openable to accept two 12V rechargable batteries
[URL="https://www.4shared.com/photo/5Ob9WYumgm/54__1_.html"]54__1_[/URL]
I made my own trailer lenses and remade under run bar
[URL="https://www.4shared.com/photo/HIU995K_fi/55_online.html"]55_online[/URL]
I used Water tank from Italeri Accessories and remade brackets to suit trailer ribs
[URL="https://www.4shared.com/photo/PHXuTUQlda/56_online.html"]56_online[/URL]
Trailer bogie frame cut in two pieces, so trailer got spread axles
[URL="https://www.4shared.com/photo/0I6u7SkVee/57__1_.html"]57__1_[/URL]
Also front frame got new spring brackets and crossmember, plus both axles changed to brass tube.
[URL="https://www.4shared.com/photo/Vvm1xXc2gm/58__1_.html"]58__1_[/URL]
Altered brakes
[URL="https://www.4shared.com/photo/Xfw-Yh1Cfi/59__1_.html"]59__1_[/URL]
Brake system receivers made from Evergreeen tube + plumbing
[URL="https://www.4shared.com/photo/44Id_Agqee/60__1_.html"]60__1_[/URL]

I've done that too. Then got the parts from KFS for other builds.

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WOW!!!! Incredible scratch building going on here!!

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Mad skillz dude !!! Cant wait to see more :o

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Trailer suspension looks awesome Sergey!!! Looking great!!!!

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Thank you guys!

I appreciate it.

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I guess it's time to finish this On the Workbench tale:

Paintig was TS-2828 over white Tamiya primer
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Interrior sprayed with a mix of Tamiya's ХF-78 и ХF-2but before that preshading was made in deepenings. Wooden inserts on the doors, ceiling and steering wheel - painted in several steps: Modelmaster - Wood - with airbrush, x-26 and XF-10 - by brush and - X-26 from airbrush in the end.
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The engine was painted with water soluble ScaleColor paint, color - Fucsia. The block head, oil sump, alternator and pulleys – chromed by Alclad. After painting I added resin nuts and bolt heads into under hood compartment, and etched clamps from Czehc Truck Model.
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Paint was followed by the decals. These are Golden pin stripes and scrols, as well as the name of the transport company on cab doors, purchased earlier on KFS. Further - clear varnish. After drying and polishing, the door and window openings were covered with model Factory Hiro foil. It more adhesive than BMF, but the reflective ability of it – worse
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The mudguards are made of black matte Oracl. Finally was able to apply here Pin Up silhouettes. Reflective red and white stripes on the trailer are from "Line O Tape". Bought on eBay.
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The Swan figurine on the hood was bought on Ausie Models in advance, but sorry, where is the Swan!? It's a dove! Its height is 11mm, it is more suited to the scale of 1: 16.
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I was have to cut the "Swan's" wings and paws. Reduced to 8 mm. I drilled a 0.8 mm hole in the head and removed the excess with a scalpel. The result was a normal curved neck. The wings are used to represent a single one. A furrow was filed down in the center with a needle file. It turned out two wings.
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As a result, the construction lasted 8 years with breaks. Not changed / not replaced left, about 10% of the original parts. I had the idea to make the mounting clamps on the fuel and water tanks, but in the end I was worn down and let it go.

Here is finished model:


 

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