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Posted: Sunday, July 15, 2018 - 02:26 PM UTC
Gabriel, Really coming together. The attention to details is really paying off.

Delby, That looks like a fun little build. OOB is my favorite "album"




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Posted: Sunday, July 15, 2018 - 11:56 AM UTC
Neat little truck Delbert. Really looking to see how it progresses.

Mike
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Posted: Sunday, July 15, 2018 - 10:54 AM UTC
Delbert, sometimes keeping the things easy it's the good way... some chillin' how the word goes here in Caribbean .

I've just seen some youtuber making a truck in flat faded red and looked OK... if no decals would have been involved

You stirred my curiosity with that finish... waiting

Cheers!
Gabriel
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Posted: Sunday, July 15, 2018 - 04:00 AM UTC
Hello Everyone..

The Hectic part of the summer is over and have returned from the family vacation, New Orleans this time.. and yes I saw a gator, and it was in the park pavilion of the hotel we were staying at.

Anyways, I have gotten caught up on the campaign posts, and there are some nice and complicated builds going on.. good going to all.

My kit is fairly simple, as the subject itself was pretty simple.. there is not a lot of detail and I'm just wanting to have fun building so I am sticking to a OOB build..

Got the frame and drive train done and the body test fitted and ready to start some painting. I'm going to do a Flat red as I think that will look cool.



and thats the build so far.
later
Delby
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Posted: Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 04:03 PM UTC

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looking really nice, Gabriel. To take the shine off of the tires, you could try some 220 grit sand paper. That should dull them up a bit. Now, I know you're trying to make an accurate DM600 from this kit, so I figured I should tell you: MPC messed up with the tires, they all shouldn't have the same tread pattern. All of the tires are steer tires; there are no drive tires in the kit. The drive tires have a different tread pattern.

Jim



Jim, thank you for the valuable information. I had the same impression about the tires, bur I never dug into the problem. Well, at this point I am resigned and I just want to finish the build I'm by no means a rivet counter!

Thanks for tuning in!
Gabriel
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Posted: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 01:22 PM UTC
looking really nice, Gabriel. To take the shine off of the tires, you could try some 220 grit sand paper. That should dull them up a bit. Now, I know you're trying to make an accurate DM600 from this kit, so I figured I should tell you: MPC messed up with the tires, they all shouldn't have the same tread pattern. All of the tires are steer tires; there are no drive tires in the kit. The drive tires have a different tread pattern.

Jim
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Posted: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 10:04 AM UTC
Hi, guys!

UPDATE

Little progress here because the ill fitting of the parts. Literally I had to hold the parts in place until the glue set. But there is progress nonetheless:

The engine "tacked" in place. I didn't use too much glue because I might need to shift it when I have to install the drive shaft or the turbo pipes / radiator hoses... who can be sure with MPC?



The exhaust guard I cut out: the "holes" in the original shield were so softly molded that cannot serve even for drill leading points. I gave up drilling and I removed parts from the shield:



The muffler between gas tank and battery boxes. I really had troubles getting the stack to stay upright:


Overall, the build doesn't look "disgusting" if won't be so demanding!


Cheers!
Gabriel
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Posted: Saturday, July 07, 2018 - 01:00 PM UTC
Hi, guys!

UPDATE
With my other build, Ducati Panigale crossing the finish line and nothing left to do but to wait for the paint to dry on the last details, I wiped the dust from my less fortunate DM600. Because I gave up the intention of adding wires and plumbing, I attached the hydraulic brakes to the wheels and the tires to the wheels. Now, about everything is bad in this kit, but the tires exceed anything else. Worst yet, Round2Models it's aware about it and recommends to cut the tires smaller from the sprue, to fit snugly over the wheel. The problem is that the sprue it's only on one side - what about the other side, R2M?



Another thing that bothers me is the look of the tires. Yes, they gave nice brand imprints and decent thread, but just look too shiny. I was thinking to paint them over with some semi-gloss or semi-matte "tire black". Did anyone tried that already?


The rear wheels are not yet glued on the axles, because I haven't decided yet if I'm going to paint them or not... You might have noticed already that one hydraulic piston is missing... I just broke the actuator while trying too hard to align it properly. If the actuators are keyed on the front wheels, on the back wheels the alignment it's being left to the good luck (or rotten luck) of the modeler.


Actually I don't think the wheel alignment it's going to be an issue, because naturally there is some play, especially on the rear.

Cheers!
Gabriel
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Posted: Saturday, June 30, 2018 - 07:52 AM UTC
Started working on the interior!

Cheers Rob.
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Posted: Friday, June 29, 2018 - 05:00 PM UTC
You know I have always liked AMT kits however I have not worked on one in over 20 years!

Cheers Rob.
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Posted: Friday, June 29, 2018 - 04:46 PM UTC
Thank you for the kind words!


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Actually I think if I did another I could do a better job.



I agree 100%. I'm working on a Japanese 1/35 "tracked boat" right now. And a 1/48 Spitfire. And a 1/35 Flak Drasine. Before long, I'll work on my stretched K123 and a Low Boy I have. I'll do much better the next time around.

Mike
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Posted: Friday, June 29, 2018 - 01:37 PM UTC
Great finish Mike. The Mack looks great.
I am with you on AMT! I was disappointed with the bits in the box, so much flash and part numbering that bore no relationship to the instructions. Other than that, actually the fit for my Peterbilt was pretty good, nothing was warped, and the outcome not too bad. Actually I think if I did another I could do a better job. Maybe next trucking campaign

cheers
Michael
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Posted: Friday, June 29, 2018 - 05:34 AM UTC
The K123 isn't too bad, but there is a fit issue (imagine that!) with the air intake & the bottom of the cab. The White-Freightliner has a multi-piece cab that is a total nightmare to lineup & get the seams out.

Jim
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Posted: Friday, June 29, 2018 - 04:57 AM UTC
So, having been my first "Big Rig" build, I'm "content."

The AMT kit wasn't the best - mostly trying to figure out where things go as the instructions weren't that clear. A couple times I had to remove something and reset it because a later part would line up like it was supposed to.

Future'ing the large clear window piece was a huge mistake. I'll not do that again!! I have two more rigs in the stash - a K123 that'll get stretched and a White Freight Liner. Big lesson learned.

Dry fit. Look a couple steps ahead. Dry fit again. Especially the things attaching to the frame!

Yep, I'll build a big rig again.

I appreciate the comments guys. Certainly not the best work, but a good learning experience.

Mike
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Posted: Friday, June 29, 2018 - 04:49 AM UTC
FYI: quick link HERE to post a couple of your completed builds.

Mike
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Posted: Friday, June 29, 2018 - 02:07 AM UTC
Mike, very nice job on your Cruiseliner. Yes, AMT kits are a challenge.

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Posted: Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 12:38 PM UTC
Mike, I'm glad you crossed the finish line! I like the neat looks of your truck and I wish I could keep my models in such condition!

And yes, I'm in complete agreement with you: each build is a learning experience and the truck kits have a little of a steep learning curve. The first DON'T I've learnt in this GB is "Don't you ever buy again a MPC kit" unless they revise their release policy. Sadly, the kit I have is very well engineered for its age, but the molds are scrap metal. I would appreciate much more if Round2Models will re-calibrate their molds instead of splashing chrome everywhere! I'm not talking down MPC now. I just hope they will find like Airfix the right way for a comeback because they have very interesting molds.

Cheers!
Gabriel
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Posted: Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 12:18 PM UTC
An interesting learning experience this AMT was. Learned some DO's and DON'T's I did.





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Posted: Saturday, June 23, 2018 - 11:58 PM UTC
Hi, [b]KSO[b]!


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Actually, I intentionally posted linked thumbnails but that's cool.



I was reading the forum on my 11" Transformer... I couldn't see big deal unless following the link and found it unpractical. Just tried to help

But your truck is looking good already - and that's the important thing!

Gabriel
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Posted: Saturday, June 23, 2018 - 02:28 PM UTC
Szmann -
"KSO, that is fast!"

It's a curbside so it goes together pretty quickly.

Actually, I intentionally posted linked thumbnails but that's cool.




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Posted: Saturday, June 23, 2018 - 12:41 PM UTC
Just tried to insert bigger pictures above. Do you like it better?

Gabriel
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Posted: Saturday, June 23, 2018 - 12:40 PM UTC
KSO, that is fast!

Looks good so far!

I'm still struggling with many parts in different stages of painting...

Looking forward to seeing more!

photo test:




Cheers!
Gabriel
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Posted: Saturday, June 23, 2018 - 11:45 AM UTC
Video card replaced

Progress on the Dekotora reefer. The cab is dry fit for the pictures. More chrome parts will be added later.






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Posted: Monday, June 18, 2018 - 12:46 PM UTC
KSO, sorry for your computer. I was wondering where have you gone Well, take the positive from things! Maybe was the time for an upgrade

Waiting pictures with your progress.
With my Ducati nearly completed, I have no excuse not to go back to my Mack

Cheers!
Gabriel
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Posted: Monday, June 18, 2018 - 12:07 PM UTC

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2002hummer -
Here is my entry, a stock? Chevy pickup



I'm looking forward to seeing that one completed.

My computer video card fried a couple weeks ago so I haven't been active here but I've been making progress on the Dekotora reefer.

Pictures later this week.

Gabriel, that engine's Poppin'!