IH 4300 Dump Truck

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Here is my IH 4300 dump truck i just finished. Paint is Tamiya Italian red with dupont clear. I scratchbuilt the lift axle and plummbed the motor, airlines for the brakes and hydraulic lines. Italeri floats up front. Italeri standard tires on the back and amt/ertl tires on resin two holes for the lift axle.

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Here i sprayed the box with Alclad steel then weathered with oil paints thinned with turpeniod

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great job..i like it..

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Here is the engine. I added fuel lines and airlines. Also did underhood insulation.

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Some W.I.P interior shots

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Please feel free to leave comments or criticism. Thanks!!

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Very nice , tough looking O'l binder.

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Good job! Excellent interior!

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Excellent job!

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Extremely NICE looking truck Jason!! :D

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What a beast! I love it! Well done!

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Nice looking

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.I think that you wouldn't of put dea tires 1/24 you break the look of your model.Your truck is not heavy duty to have the tires larger than 1100 x 22 wide. 1/24 Tires can be utiluse to make of big heavy duty has the 1/25 scale

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Looks good man! I like the look overall, looks mean. I love the dashboard detail painting, very good! Nice truck.

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Here are some more W.I.P shots of the engine and chassis.

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Wow that's some great detailing on the interior and engine. Good looking truck

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Alain, there are plenty of trucks here in florida running front floats similar to what i am depicting here. However , I am not a truck expert and simply made use of what i had on hand that fit the wheels i wanted to use. Heres a pic of aother transtarwoth floats up front that i think look even bigger than what im showing. . Thanks for all the compliments!

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ok, you schooled me on dashes, now how bout on exhaust manifolds?? holy cow that looks real! rest of the build is pretty sweet too!!

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Tom, thats an easy one! The exhaust manifold are painted with a two part system called sophisticated finishes antiquing solutions. Its available at Michaels cradft stores. The first part is a iron colored paint that has real iron dust in it. The second part is a chemical solution you brush on in multiple coats that rusts the paint. I follow that with a black wash and a silver drybrush to hit the highlights.

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Very nice model. The detail is amazing

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This is a good looking model....I really like that dash and the other details ain't too shabby, either.....Excellent build....

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Never thought I'd say rust looks good, but your rust does look good! :)

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Very nice build. The truck looks good with the dump body and lift axle. The engine looks great and I donĀ“t mind the floats at all. What is that box behind the batteries? A hydraulic pump?

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The box behind the batteries is a wet tank for hydraulic fluid. The pump is actually just on the other side of the frame rail driven by a PTO.

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Jason, thanks, one more item to put on the list of things to try. again, great looking build.

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Nice! It needs to be weathered a bit and taken outside and photographed in a realistic setting.

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Tom, thats an easy one! The exhaust manifold are painted with a two part system called sophisticated finishes antiquing solutions. Its available at Michaels cradft stores. The first part is a iron colored paint that has real iron dust in it. The second part is a chemical solution you brush on in multiple coats that rusts the paint. I follow that with a black wash and a silver drybrush to hit the highlights.

Wow! I was just about to ask this question because I got so excited when I saw the turbo and exhaust parts! Good thing I took a deep breath and read through first! :) I am building a 4300 as we speak as my first build and this is serving as basically a walk through! Looks great man!

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It looks fantastic!

If it was mine, though, I'd add some sort of company name and graphics (logo, phone #, etc.) on the doors.

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