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Posted: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 02:11 AM UTC
Hi, guys!
UPDATE

I spread myself so much over this kit that I barely know where I'm going anymore...

For the lights I chose to drill the kit's "blobs" and to improvise lenses. If I can scavenge something from my spares will be nice. If not - Krystal Klear! I need to spray the parts with Alclad first:



The frame it's all assembled, primed and painted. I need to do the plumbing next, but air tanks, air brakes and battery boxes aren't quite ready yet:


Another step in my long way to finish: The graphic elements masked and sprayed. Because I need to do the spraying in a single monster coat, much polishing lies ahead... I gave up the idea to mask the white trimming - I experienced it on rear fenders and wasn't a joy! I'm going to use instead white decal film:


Hopefully the air tanks will be ready tonight and at least I'll be able to do some tubing on the frame.

Cheers!
Gabriel
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Posted: Friday, April 13, 2018 - 03:13 AM UTC
Hi, guys!

Finally I can report more consistent progress. The parts of the puzzle start falling in place. By no means it's close to completion, but it's a step forward:

Clutches assembly completed:


Does anybody know if those are hydraulic or dry clutches? I have seen some plumbing to the assembly on the real vehicle, but that could have been the brake lines?

Engine dry-fit to the frame:



As I was already suspecting, the safest way to go wrong with this kit is to use the locator pins:


And a first coat of primer on the hood:


just to find out that nothing comes free of sanding:



Cheers!
Gabriel
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Posted: Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 03:17 AM UTC
Mike, the Cruise-Liner looks good, mate! Very neat indeed!

Meanwhile I've got over my "airbrushing block" and managed to do something:



They are by no means perfect, but it is something I can work with. Some fine sanding needed (for a change) LOL!

Cheers!
Gabriel
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Posted: Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 02:38 PM UTC
Your Cruiseliner is coming along nicely.

Jim
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Posted: Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 02:18 PM UTC
More progress on the Mack Cruise-Liner. Getting there....





Mike
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Posted: Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 03:05 AM UTC
Hi, guys!

Pete, I want to see the "odd picture!"

Michael that engine / chassis / tanks assembly looks gorgeous. I am mightily glad I chose to follow your example. If you can borrow me some painting skills that will be even better




That's the peak of my painting skills right now
the one on the left is a bright and shiny chrome clad air filter. The one on the right is a silky, smooth as butter and spotless under-dash cover. If you see anything else on your computer screen, call the technician! (maybe he can teach me some airbrushing)

I had to take a break after those "artistic masterpieces", the envy of any armor modeler and I just did some video editing.

I still sprayed a coat of orange over the rear fenders, in preparation for masking, just to keep the wheels turning...

Gabriel
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Posted: Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 06:43 PM UTC
As Pete said there are great builds going on here and Pete, your de-icer is excellent. Well done on making it to the finishing line.

I have been plodding along with the Peterbilt. The paint scheme didn't quite turn out as I had imagined, though that's no surprise for me. It did achieve the retro 70's look but not as sharp I would have liked. the rivets and various bumps were nightmare for line masking.


Gave a the cabin a shade of royal blue, a stock PB colour.


And finished the chassis / engine by adding the radiator and grill.


Put in the glass and mated the cab and cabin and tried temporarily tried out some bling.


And if you're wondering where the cab/chassis picture is? Well of course I tried but the fit is not great. Instead of sticking the cab on to chassis I think I am going to reverse that and see if I can things to align. As for a cab that tilts, that's a whole other ball game.
Like Gabriel I am weary of this build. Every bit of assembly requires major work. But I am off on holiday for a couple of weeks so maybe when I am back I'll have renewed enthusiasm to finish this modelling dinosaur.

cheers
Michael
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Posted: Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 07:32 AM UTC
Looking good guys, some really class looking trucks.

Keep at it Gabriel

Pete

Oh I started another deicing rig a Scania this time, its for one of my colleagues who retires shortly. I will post the odd picture if anyone is interested.

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Posted: Monday, April 09, 2018 - 04:27 AM UTC
Rob, you're getting there! Looks good so far. As for spraying errors, I'm with you . I had to drop the airbrush yesterday after I botched twice the same simple part (the under-dash engine cover on passenger side). Also I had to strip the air filter

Damian, slow progress is better than none. I was doing "things" with my DM600 over the week-end, but I have nothing to show: small touches, seam removal, priming a few parts - nothing worthy of a picture!

Guys, I'm getting weary of my kit but I know I have to finish it so... more sanding tonight!

I hope I have something to show the following days!

Cheers!
Gabriel
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Posted: Sunday, April 08, 2018 - 03:52 PM UTC
Second coat and primer on hood.

You can just make out that I did not get paint into the gap between cab and sleeper very well will have to take care of that still.

Cheers Rob.
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Posted: Sunday, April 08, 2018 - 12:23 PM UTC
Well, no real damage done!
A little bit of sanding and on to a second coat.

Cheers Rob.
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Posted: Sunday, April 08, 2018 - 10:46 AM UTC
Got a bit done on the chassis and primed and painted the cab! I did however blow it off the stand while adding the colour will see how much damage when dry.
Also should have turned the flash off for the colour shot.

Cheers Rob.

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Posted: Sunday, April 08, 2018 - 01:55 AM UTC
Good luck with your Model T.

AutoWorld has a Coca-Cola decal sheet so you could (theoretically) make your own. Although the sheet does say the logos are from the 1950s through the 1970s.

Jim
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Posted: Sunday, April 08, 2018 - 01:07 AM UTC
Looking good everyone.. A lot of interesting builds here..

For a Side Note, The First Model I did when I got into the hobby as an adult, was a Truck.. AMT's Ford Short Hauler.. LOL

Anyway here is a photo of my kit before the start, It is the 23 "T" Delivery Van, There have been several versions of this released with the difference being the decal sheet.. Mine is the Sweet Edition which has period markings for various Candy Bars..



The latest one I saw on the Store Shelves yesterday have the markings for Coke.. kinda wish I had that one.

Later
Delbert
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Posted: Saturday, April 07, 2018 - 12:55 PM UTC
Slow progress for me. The inside got a sludge wash, got the cabin assembled, glass in and masked, ready to close it up now and get on to some hairspray shenanigans.



BTW the steering column is not glued in yet, I just had to fix the steering wheel onto the inside end before it all got sealed up.

Cheers, D
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Posted: Tuesday, April 03, 2018 - 12:10 AM UTC
Gabe looking good my friend.
The lights.....try alclad chrome or Mig Chrome they work pretty good for chrome parts without the garish look. Once dry gloss over the top to look like lenses. Just a thought.

Pete
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Posted: Monday, April 02, 2018 - 06:37 AM UTC
Good job, Peter! Congrats on finishing the build!

Rob, I understand very well what you have to endure! We're in the same kind of trouble

UPDATE
I have tried this product:


I considered the result not all that worthy:


and I thought I can achieve the same result or better with Krylon black. I was right:


Moved to the chassis frame, but first I have drilled lightening holes which I'm going to use for plumbing as well:


I was rather surprised that the frame fit was nearly perfect and, to be correct, this MPC kit is not bad as engineering; the molds are really bad.


The rear suspension detailed and waiting for the clutches:


More sub-assemblies completed, ready to attach to chassis frame when it will be ready:






Painfully slow I'm going forward but I have a couple of issues that I don't really know how to address:
1) The smoke stack shield is very bad and I have no photo-etch mesh at my disposal;
2) The lights are just full "blobs". Initially, they were chromed, but now are just bare white plastic.

Cheers!
Gabriel

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Posted: Sunday, April 01, 2018 - 11:13 PM UTC
Thanks for the comments guys.
Rob the tanks on that kit are a nightmare to do. On the one I built I painted the straps black after masking the rest of the tank. Then I used Ali tape to make the straps, but you have done a great job.
Pete
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Posted: Sunday, April 01, 2018 - 10:32 PM UTC
Peter, super job mate, a unique build and a great looking rig!

Rob, really neat work on the tank straps, definitely a tricky little detail to get right but you nailed it mate!

Mike, your build is taking shape nicely. Love the big COE cabins.

Cheers, D
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Posted: Sunday, April 01, 2018 - 04:41 PM UTC
Very Nice Peter!

Now to say the fuel tanks were a pain is an understatement!

Masking and painting the rubber under the straps proved useless! I had to carefully scrape away the chrome and paint the rubber part by hand. Then I touched up the chrome.

Cheers Rob.




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Posted: Sunday, April 01, 2018 - 11:17 AM UTC
Well done Peter! Certainly a most unusual vehicle, not to mention what it took to get there! Sharp and clean.

Mike
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Posted: Sunday, April 01, 2018 - 10:24 AM UTC
Wow, Just Wow, Pete.
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Posted: Sunday, April 01, 2018 - 09:51 AM UTC
Very nice finish, Pete.




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Posted: Sunday, April 01, 2018 - 09:18 AM UTC
Its coming along Rob

Mike the Mack is looking really good buddy.

Here is my final pictures of finished deicing rig. I changed the colour of the base to concrete, I think it looks better.

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The green tint is to represent the deicing Type IV deicing fluid which is green in colour. The rigs get covered in it........as well as the aircraft lol.

Cheers

Pete
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Posted: Friday, March 30, 2018 - 11:14 AM UTC
Interesting Gabriel!

A small update got a little done.

Cheers Rob.