GMC Astro AMT 1:25

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Hi all....

I don´t sleep just now. After the succes with my Diamond Reo, I decide start the work on another u.s.old school truck. There is Chevy Titan in reedition. But I´ll built it as a GMC Astro, because I´ve PE parts from Czech Truck Model (highly recommended from me).I have prepared some plumbing and electroinstalation. Engine and radiator is also on 95 percents ready. The Cab is litlle bit (3-4mm) lowered, because it seems little high in original kit. This truck will bebuilt also under my ideas, not after original. Now some photos.

Photos: http://www.modelforum.cz/viewtopic.php?f=158&t=74180

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After surface photos.

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Looking really nice. I like the lowered cab.

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Sorry, all the cab must goes down. Not only top. Paul.

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Yes, I knew what you ment; that you lowered the stance of the cab on the frame. Yes, AMT made the cab on the Astro & Titan ride a little too high.

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I have the chevy Titan to make and I have a friend who belong a real GMC Astro

I knew your photo-etched kit, I must command one whith the large front face

I shall follow your job on this model

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Nice work on the chassis.

Tim

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Oh, I am going to follow this one closely Pavel... You're off to a good start I see, nice frame detailing!

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Great job so far.

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Looking good, I'll be following this one, as I have this to build one day, hopefully I'll pick up some tips ....

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Thanx to all.

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looks good like the chassis , engine

i have a couple of these in the stash and also the pe from czech

built these also some years ago ,stil one of my favorit

follow this one

jacobus

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Coming togheter nicely,

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Please show how you are going to work on the photo etch when you get to that stage. Some pointers will be welcome.

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O.k. if will be a time for PE parts, I'll make some photos.

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This is one good looking model....Awesome...Very nice work going on, here...

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looking good so far..

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So, after short pause I insert few new photos.

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Your frame looks great!

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I was not satisfied with the cables for electroinstalation. I decide to rebuilt it. After installation has rised a problem with airbrush, so it´s only painting by brush. Here is some photos.

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It looks a lot better now with the "shoe lace" removed. I like what you have done so far. The frame is well weathered. Keep on the good work.

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Hi....

here are some new photos. I decided to continue with rims. There are: out in chrome alclad, inside disc is white and trilex spyders are red. Weathering has been made by black tamiya panel line and tamiya weathering set (oil stain). Paul.

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Here some new photos....

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Pavel,what are you going to do for the grille,i have seen some with a flush mounted grille and others with the grille mounted on the outer shell of the cab,im sure the grille would be about 6 inches thick if it was on a real truck,i am starting the same kit and mine has the "outer" style of grille.I dont mean to hijack this,but is there a difference in the grilles in some of the older kits?,mine is the "red" GMC one. Harvey

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So that´s the question. I can make it only after photos from internet... I saw only one peterbilt and one kw t600 in all my life. We have only this european boxes in our country....

This kit is reedition of Chevy Titan and I decide to rebuilt it. For grille I will use PE parts for conversion on this truck so as grille. I´ll to believe to the guys from Czech Truck Model, that´s it will be o.k.

After my first look it looks like better than plastic original.

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