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truckabilly

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Thank you all very much. I added yet another modification. The kit bumper has integrated lights. They look well but not much realistic. The real truck has the lights separated from the bumper and I want my model look this way. So I cut the lights off, reshaped them a bit and the glued them back again leaving the gap around them. I hope the pics will explain it better than my words.

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real thing

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before modification

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modificated lights - front view

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modificated lights - rear view

I also painted the mud flaps. They are photo-etched parts, the red oval is a kit decal and the flap holder is an Evergreen channel. The bolts are made by Plus Model. There is no weathering yet, but I am working on it.

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Thank you all very much. I added yet another modification. The kit bumper has integrated lights. They look well but not much realistic. The real truck has the lights separated from the bumper and I want my model look this way. So I cut the lights off, reshaped them a bit and the glued them back again leaving the gap around them. I hope the pics will explain it better than my words.

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real thing

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before modification

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modificated lights - front view

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modificated lights - rear view

I also painted the mud flaps. They are photo-etched parts, the red oval is a kit decal and the flap holder is an Evergreen channel. The bolts are made by Plus Model. There is no weathering yet, but I am working on it.

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Don't worry about your english, it's very clear! I understood what you ment before seeing the pictures. Nice job on the lights by the way.

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I usually do not install the fuel tanks before the cab is glued to the frame. A- the alclad chrome that I use can be rubbed off easily, B- I have better view to the cab mounting points that way. But this time I decided to do it the other way. So, I could take pictures of the fully assembled chassis.

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The stripes holding the fuel tanks and the tank caps are PE parts by the CTM. The black stripe underneath is a foil taken from a wine bottle. The smaller tank for hydraulics has its stripes made of aluminium sheet, again with the wine bottle foil. The cap is made of a plastic rod.

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The grime around the tank caps is made with AK Interactive Fuel Stains and Engine Oil colors. Will try to make them look a little better.

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Nice, and even the 4 spot welds on the top of each tank strap to form the loop for the "T" bolt.........Amazing Detail :D:D:D

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The credit for this detail goes to the guys of Czech Truck Model (CTM) team. Recently a new set of PE parts for International Prostar is about to go out. Coloured dashboard and other details.

I used their exhaust covers and mounts for this Long Hauler. I added a bit of rust to the mounts. It looks overdone in the pictures. The camera enhanced the rusty look.

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The smoke stacks are yet to be connected with the rest of the exhaust system. I have got the elbows ready.

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I added a brake valve under the floor and a part of clutch pedal linkage. Won´t be visible too much but, you know...

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And a view to the lowered rear mounts of the sleeper.

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All for now. Thanks for looking.

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Do you mean the BMF lining, Chris?

I cut four stripes for the door rims, wide enough to cover the rim plus some reserve. Say 5-6 mm wide stripe. The length is corner to corner. After peeling the paper off I softly apply the foil stripe over the raised portion of the rim with my finger, trying to make it stick only on top of the rim. Then with a help of a soft brush or a cotton bud I gradually press the stripe to one side of the rim. If it is necessary I use a toothpick to get the foil to the corner. Once the the foil is firmly stuck to the one side I carry on with the other side in the same manner. Then I cut and peel off the excessive foil so that only the rim was covered.

I continue with the other stripes untill the whole rim is finished. If a part is missing here and there, like in the corners, I just add another piece of foil. The stripes should overlay one another and the joints are barely visible.

The job is the same with the handles. I usually need two pieces of foil per one handle.

If you clear-coat your cab, you better do the BMF job before spraying the clear. The foil will be sealed under the clear.

Hey Jarda, thanks for your answer. I try that on my next built.

Your truck looks really amazing.

greets chris

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Thanks Chris. I worked on the exhaust system a bit. With the cab position being lowered down I had to adjust the parts a little. The alignment is not perfect but all the major parts came together somehow.

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The headache rack is in its place too. I was inspired by this picture here post-8448-0-51143900-1377286130_thumb.jp

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The U bolts are there but they do not hold the headache rack. It is firmly glued to the frame and the U bolts are left just for show.

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The hoses and cables are tied by the PE binders of CTM. The springs holding the harness are made of a plastic rod wound around by a CU wire. The housing is a black painted cigarette paper. If you are looking for Christmas candy string, it is there too, somewhere around the engine and the frame. Probably not in the pictures that posted yet but I will have another set of pictures soon.

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Jarda, this is probably the best detailled truck model what I ever seen. Really. I hope will enjoy it in Bratislava Exhibition. I must learn so much from you detailling of models. This is something AWESOME! Paul.

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Thank you all very much. I have almost finished the build. The last item I have yet to add is the front mud flaps. I forgot to paint them in time. The following set of indoor photos is without them. First, the tractor alone.

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Now with the D.T.U. attached

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I hope to be able to take the outdoor pictures as well soon. Thanks for watching.

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Great work, I 'm starting to do more details on my trucks. You take it to a next level. NICE WORK this will be a great job just like the Bill Signs truck. Oh by the way can I get some of the pictures of that work of art? :)

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wow, really awesome truck.

So much details to watch. And i have learned a lot from your built haha.

Thanks mate.

gr christiaan

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