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PostSubject: Community Build #10 'Trucks'   Mon 31 Aug 2015, 10:57 pm

OK guys, post you CB trucks WIP's here.

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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #10 'Trucks'   Mon 31 Aug 2015, 11:12 pm

Guess I may as well kick it off too!! LOL

This is the kit:



It's a BIG model when complete, measuing 37.5cm.

Plenty of styrene on 12 sprues:











Seven BIG tyres:



and a sheet of nice decals:



My intention is to weather it, add some detail in the cab/sleeper and maybe some cargo.

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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #10 'Trucks'   Tue 01 Sep 2015, 12:55 am

I will enjoy seeing this one go together. The kit appears to have lots of details as is.
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #10 'Trucks'   Tue 01 Sep 2015, 5:26 am

OK, I will add the Western Star truck to the list. Here is what I plan to build, including the tractor (prime mover) and the two B-double trailers:



This is the kit for the tractor:



But as you can see, the hoods in the two photos are significantly different. So I have a "trans-kit" from Auslowe (Australia), which will change the hood to the square, boxy one:



Here is what is included in the fantastic Auslowe trans-kit:





The trans-kit makes this into an Aussie truck, with the high inlet stacks. I likely will be turning my own aluminum air cleaners, since they will just look better in the real material! I have a resin Cummins Signature 600 (600 HP) engine, so I will be using that. It is a much more accurate engine for this market, and also has much better detail than the kit engine.

So with this being an Aussie unit, there are other aftermarket parts that are needed, such as the RHD dash, windscreen shield, and also a photo etched logo and stainless trim fret:



I am not sure of what to do for fuel tanks, as some of the Aussie trucks like big square tanks, but I do have these:



Next are the two trailers. I have two kits also from Auslowe. One is the shorter lead unit, and the other is a 41 foot second trailer. These are set up as curtain-side trailers. I also purchased a decal set for the "Freighter" logos on the trailers, which is a very common brand down under. Here is what the lead trailer kit looks like:



The kits include a lot of sheet plastic parts, plus the resin castings for the suspension, wings and wheels. The coiled blue material is for the curtains, but I may change this to something else .... I just have to find the right material! Also included are the photo-etched buckles for the curtains:



And lastly, the trailers each have three axles. And the trailers do not come with tires. So here is a photo of what is needed for this entire combination:



So this is going to be a monster!!! I cannot even imagine how much paint this is going to need. Maybe I need to rent time in a real spray booth!!

But I have been collecting parts for this for many years, and this community build is the excuse to bring it to life.
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #10 'Trucks'   Tue 01 Sep 2015, 10:02 am

Wow! and I thought my truck was big. Looks like you have a long project ahead Pete.

The chassis, as you would expect, is multi piece, so I glued in the cross members to one chassis rail only, trusting that when dry, the other rail would go in OK..... and you know what?.... it did. Perfectly and without any twist!! Result.




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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #10 'Trucks'   Tue 01 Sep 2015, 11:06 am

WOW, Pete !! Looking forward to your progress. This will be a great CB to be watching !!!
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #10 'Trucks'   Tue 01 Sep 2015, 11:21 am

At the other end of the spectrum, here is my entry.



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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #10 'Trucks'   Tue 01 Sep 2015, 12:22 pm

And so it begins!  Good luck to all!
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #10 'Trucks'   Tue 01 Sep 2015, 1:48 pm

Mine will be using a good percentage of this kit with some fairly substantial scratch built alterations..... Just to get it to conform more to the "truck" theme going on.





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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #10 'Trucks'   Tue 01 Sep 2015, 3:42 pm

I agree with Clay ....... this is going to be a fun one to watch. Lots of cool stuff, and quite a variety!
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #10 'Trucks'   Tue 01 Sep 2015, 4:34 pm

So here are a few photos of my last progress. First is the sleeper with the scratch built cabinets. Cabinets will be woodgrain. Will also have to add the sleeper berth and interior upholstery. I am going to leave the roof loose, so it can be removed to show the interior detailing:





Now for some work that has been done on the trailers. Been working on the longer rear trailer. Here is the floor and substructure, with the standard unit of measure. A long and flat working surface is a must:



Also, the resin trailer suspension airbags and air tanks were not very round, so out comes the lathe:



This community build has brought back "the mojo", which has been missing during the summer months. Bike tours have also been in the way. Now that those are done, time to get working.
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #10 'Trucks'   Tue 01 Sep 2015, 5:21 pm

Wow Oh Wow !!!! You guys have some great subjects going here. I will be following along for sure on this one. Outstanding.
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #10 'Trucks'   Tue 01 Sep 2015, 6:06 pm

Very nice start Pete.

The detail of this cheapish kit is very good, much better than the monogram Model A i just did.

Covers ...... just filled the recess up with red paint and when nearly dry rubbed the highlights off with a finger tip ... this is the result.

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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #10 'Trucks'   Tue 01 Sep 2015, 8:15 pm

Love the cabinets Pete. Are you getting the Mrs to pick the curtain material? LOL

Nice job on the valve covers Colin.

Got the chassis well under way. So far, apart from a little flash, I'd say it is a good kit, with everything fitting well.










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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #10 'Trucks'   Tue 01 Sep 2015, 9:10 pm

Hi all,

WOW, just WOW, this is going to be one amazing build off and one which I'm going to really enjoy watching, best of luck too you all...

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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #10 'Trucks'   Tue 01 Sep 2015, 9:19 pm

heres what im doing.





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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #10 'Trucks'   Thu 03 Sep 2015, 6:54 pm

Started off with the body work

I'm aiming for a "farm" type truck, really run down but with a very well maintained motor, the kit truck bed will be replaced with a larger wooden slatted type

Gave the body and bonnet (hood) a base of primer, light and dark rust.



I'm using the salt method (Well i'm using aluminium potassium sulphate cos it works better chemically for what i want it to do)





After spraying the top colour the "salt" is rubbed off exposing the base colour, a few touch ups with rust wash and bicarb and this is the result.





I want the drivers door to be a replacement so i masked this off and added the "salt" and main colour top coat ... adding a few areas of primer.





I drilled and dremeled out some rust holes and these will be covered with rust wash and bicarb when its dry and rubbed down.




The chassis was painted grey, a rust wash was added over this base coat and whilst tacky i sprinkled bicarb over it and left to dry. when dry i touched the bicarb with different coloured rust/dirt washes and then when dry gave the whole lot a blast with some hairspray to set it.

these are the stages.













The seat needed aging and tattying up a bit so i painted the seat a cream to simulate the foam, then covered it with masking tape, sprayed it black and then cut slits and tears and wear marks, added a few strips of gaffa tape to finish it off as a bad repair.







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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #10 'Trucks'   Thu 03 Sep 2015, 11:45 pm

Nice one Colin. The old salt and baking powder, works wonders. Rusty chassis looks great as does the seat. Could maybe do with some dull coat though??

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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #10 'Trucks'   Thu 03 Sep 2015, 11:56 pm

Slowly, slowly catchee monkey.

The chassis is now complete, at least all of it that will be the same colour, which in this case is red.

Even in 1:24 scale, it's huge:



It has some nice detailing too and I'm so tempted to start adding brake lines, hydraulic lines, air lines etc but I know next to nowt about big truck stuff and there seems little on the web. So I'm going to concentrate on under bonnet detailing and adding details in the cab and sleeper bunk.









This is the colour scheme I'm going with:


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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #10 'Trucks'   Fri 04 Sep 2015, 12:01 am

If you mean dulling the seat down ... its the flash that gives it a bit of a glossy look

Your chassis looks the business ... very intricate.
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #10 'Trucks'   Fri 04 Sep 2015, 12:46 am

OK.... I believe you!




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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #10 'Trucks'   Fri 04 Sep 2015, 3:33 am

Colin: That is some fine work you are doing. Cheers for the tutorial.

Al: The details in your build are first rate. It's interesting to me that the gear shift levers are installed prior to the cab going on.

Great work gents and I'm looking forward to seeing more. Now it's time to get started on mine.
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #10 'Trucks'   Fri 04 Sep 2015, 9:35 am

My fault Cole, the levers are not yet glued in.

They are supposed to be at this point but they are a very snug fit through the floor, so I'm holding back until I get there.

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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #10 'Trucks'   Fri 04 Sep 2015, 8:51 pm

Great work on all fronts. Some amazing detail getting done there.
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #10 'Trucks'   Fri 04 Sep 2015, 11:10 pm

This could get interesting:



.... and now I have the glow pugs to add too!!!

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