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Posted: Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 02:33 PM UTC

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Well done Gabriel!

I'm glad you finished.

Have a look at the Revell Kenworth Aerodyne, I just recently picked one up and even though it dates back to the early 80's looks like a very nice kit!



Thanks, Rob! Coincidentally, Kenworth Aerodyne is one of few American trucks I really like. I'm off on YT to search a review on it right now. Well, the age shouldn't be a problem. I bought for Porsche Group Build a Tamiya that also backdates from the '80s and it's delicious!

I really appreciate your feed-back and the helping tip.

Cheers!
Gabriel
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Posted: Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 02:18 PM UTC
Well done Gabriel!

I'm glad you finished.

Have a look at the Revell Kenworth Aerodyne, I just recently picked one up and even though it dates back to the early 80's looks like a very nice kit!

Cheers Rob.
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Posted: Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 02:06 PM UTC

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Superbly done Gabriel and I am glad you persevered. It wmas certa inly worth it.



Thanks, Michael. I would be insincere to say that I am not pleased with the result, because I am. The fact that embittered me it was that I hit all too many unnecessary speed bumps in this build. Maybe I will attack an Italeri in some distant future, even the Lonestar from Moebius, but for now I have to cope with my wasted time...
Thank you for your kind support!

Cheers!
Gabriel
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Posted: Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 01:58 PM UTC

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Very nice and shiny finish. You actually should do more trucks. You sure know how to handle them and your unique style sets it above the rest.



Thanks, KSO! That's a very nice way to say I should spend another eight months for a pitiful build? Just teasing I am just frustrated the build stretched for so long and flipped off too many times my modeling mood switch, interfering seriously with some other projects. But I find the result attractive, to be honest and maybe eventually worthy!
I'm glad you liked it and thank you one more time for your kind words of encouragement!

Cheers!
Gabriel
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Posted: Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 01:38 PM UTC
Superbly done Gabriel and I am glad you persevered. It wmas certa inly worth it.

Cheers
Michael
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Posted: Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 01:28 PM UTC
Very nice and shiny finish. You actually should do more trucks. You sure know how to handle them and your unique style sets it above the rest.




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Posted: Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 12:29 PM UTC
Hi, guys!

LAST UPDATE

Finally I managed to add all the small things together and I call it done!

The last sub assembly I had to improvise was the rear protection bar. The kit provides holes into the chassis frame for rear lights, but I chose to make a rear bar, using the alternate front one, and a minimum of scratch:


I made the white lights from acetate sheet glued from behind, and painted the brake lights with Tamiya clear red:


... then bit by bit all the jazz came together. Please enjoy the pictures with the completed model:

































Conclusions to this build:
I am mightily glad I finished! I had enough of trucks for a while and enough of MPC for the rest of my life. Sadly enough, I love trucks, but this eight month build put me well out of it (at least for now). I have no other truck in my stash and I don't see nothing appetizing out there: either the prices are ridiculous, either the quality is from '70s. Unless a miracle happens, I'm done here!

Thanks for checking in!
Cheers!
Gabriel
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Posted: Monday, November 12, 2018 - 12:46 PM UTC
Thanks, Michael! I agree - it gives me the same feeling like a Soviet AFV: too ugly not to love it!

UPDATE

And this is the actual stage, with the fenders back on place and a mirror installed. I still need to scratch-build the rear bumper and the "bug eyes" but yes, I'm nearly there!













I'll try to find and prime all the remaining parts tonight for a last airbrush assault

Cheers!
Gabriel
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Posted: Monday, November 12, 2018 - 12:07 PM UTC
Gabriel,
Good to see you getting close to the finish. Not the most handsome Mack every designed but your colour scheme certainly gives it an edge.

cheers
Michael
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Posted: Monday, November 12, 2018 - 10:49 AM UTC
Thank you, Rob. Some tedious work started eventually to pay off.

KSO - thank you for your appreciation! That was the whole meaning of the custom graphics. Some good friend of mine asked if I do only "machinas" and why so? I wanted to put some "soul" into this beast. If I get it right, I am happy; if not - I keep trying!

Cheers!
Gabriel
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Posted: Monday, November 12, 2018 - 06:35 AM UTC
Gabriel, The lines and colors make it look Mean and Tuff. Well done.




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Posted: Sunday, November 11, 2018 - 08:29 AM UTC
Does look good Gabriel!

Cheers Rob.
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Posted: Sunday, November 11, 2018 - 05:46 AM UTC
Hi, guys!

UPDATE:

Yet another step back into this build! One of my main reasons of discontent was the look of the tires - to black and way too glossy, very unrealistic looks. I removed them (with the additional damage, naturally!) and applied a very light wash of gray chalk and enamel thinner which I removed afterwards almost completely:


I was feeling that they weren't matte enough not even after the chalk treatment, and I applied further a light coat of satin coat:


I reinstalled the tires and started to apply the last bits and pieces, knocking down other bits and pieces in the process - it would have been straight comical if wasn't me the one involved :


The "MACK" sign is composed from individual letters and I glued them with Micro Kristal Klear to avoid visible residue:


Lateral badges, turn signals, and the mirror support installed - all very fiddly because crappy molding / engineering:


I have attached meanwhile the fenders back, just to discover that I forgot to paint the door handles and the supports for the right side mirror. So I'll be late again! (du-uh!)

Cheers!
Gabriel
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Posted: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 10:56 AM UTC
Thanks guys!

Cheers Rob.
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Posted: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 02:21 AM UTC
Richard, very nice wrecker! Yeah, Italeri! . Congrats for finishing the campaign!

Rob Well done, mate! Well deserved ribbon! I'm happy for you!

Cheers!
Gabriel
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Posted: Monday, October 08, 2018 - 01:15 PM UTC
Well deserved, Rob




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Posted: Monday, October 08, 2018 - 11:18 AM UTC
Indeed, congratulations Rob!
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Posted: Sunday, October 07, 2018 - 04:50 PM UTC
Thanks!

Cheers Rob.
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Posted: Sunday, October 07, 2018 - 04:11 PM UTC
Nice one Rob!
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Posted: Sunday, October 07, 2018 - 02:36 PM UTC
That ribbon looks great on my profile. Thanks for a great campaign. I may try another truck someday, but maybe not a metal one.
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Posted: Sunday, October 07, 2018 - 02:02 PM UTC


Cheers Rob.
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Posted: Wednesday, October 03, 2018 - 04:48 PM UTC
Looks Great! Richard

Cheers Rob.
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Posted: Wednesday, October 03, 2018 - 01:33 PM UTC
Photo's posted in gallery.
Thank's for the group build.
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Posted: Wednesday, October 03, 2018 - 10:31 AM UTC
Here is my completed entry:-










Here is ITALERI's idea of what a wrecker looks like!!!



This build was a fight from start to finish!
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Posted: Sunday, September 30, 2018 - 12:11 PM UTC
The deadline is here.

Time to wrap it up, finish your builds, and get a couple pictures posted!

I do appreciate the participation. Yes indeed!

Mike