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PostSubject: Community Build #22 - Truck   Community Build #22 - Truck Icon_minitimeMon 21 Aug 2017, 8:03 pm

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1 This build starts September 1st 2017......it does not have an end date, however you must start your build between 1st September and 31st October.....thread will be locked until the start date...there is a discussion thread here

http://skidsplace.forumotion.com/t3745-community-build-22-truck

2 The subject for the Build is 'Trucks'......defined as a commercial type vehicle.....pick up, enclosed van, lorry.........but MUST be two wheel drive only as was decided in the original poll

3 All build progress to be recorded in this thread, please include a pic of the box art if possible and a shot of the sprues in your first post....you may complete previously started projects which have stalled provided you show pics of where you are when you join the Build

4 A suitable thread will be started for pics of completed projects

5 Any questions just ask.....and above all, Have Fun!!
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #22 - Truck   Community Build #22 - Truck Icon_minitimeTue 29 Aug 2017, 9:47 am

thread is now open
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #22 - Truck   Community Build #22 - Truck Icon_minitimeTue 29 Aug 2017, 6:06 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #22 - Truck   Community Build #22 - Truck Icon_minitimeTue 29 Aug 2017, 6:17 pm

This is one of my favourite old Jo-han kits, the shell is painted and polished in the colours of a private Ambulance back in the day, I have two sets of decals so I hope to make them work.

Many thanks to Geoff who did a fantastic job on doing the bmf for me many years ago, and to Mark who provided the two missing rooflights. The contents of the box look like a disaster area. lol
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #22 - Truck   Community Build #22 - Truck Icon_minitimeWed 30 Aug 2017, 6:23 pm

I dunno, starting off cheating already Shay!!! Community Build #22 - Truck 1792231099 Community Build #22 - Truck 2704104872

To-day I spent some tiome getting my hobby room sorted out, it had got into a right old mess since Justine was taken into hospital last October, so now maybe my modelling mojo may return.

I have decided not to do the 1:16 Ford Model A pickup at the moment but decided on this to 'ease' myself back into the groove:

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I'm planning on going down the 'well used' rusty look for a change.

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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #22 - Truck   Community Build #22 - Truck Icon_minitimeWed 30 Aug 2017, 7:14 pm

lol. I found the bonnet today, not painted and I've no idea what colour white the bodyshell is to match it.
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #22 - Truck   Community Build #22 - Truck Icon_minitimeWed 30 Aug 2017, 10:55 pm

Go for the 60's 'rally' look............ do it satin black. Community Build #22 - Truck 1792231099

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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #22 - Truck   Community Build #22 - Truck Icon_minitimeThu 31 Aug 2017, 12:07 am

Well I've made a start. Feels good to be back at the bench.

As I'm going to rust up this one, I went ahead and assembled the complete chassis. It will be sprayed satin black then weathered up. Wheels are just on for mock up and to test it sits level.

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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #22 - Truck   Community Build #22 - Truck Icon_minitimeThu 31 Aug 2017, 12:10 am

I was nearly going to say it Al! lol

I found the remains of two cans of Ford Diamond white, so hopefully that's it, I haven't painted anything white apart from the 32 3 window.
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #22 - Truck   Community Build #22 - Truck Icon_minitimeThu 31 Aug 2017, 10:20 pm

Here's my entry for this build.

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The engine halves have been glued together and the front suspension fitted but apart from that its unstarted.

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I may change the wheels as I'm not keen on those supplied with the kit.
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #22 - Truck   Community Build #22 - Truck Icon_minitimeSat 02 Sep 2017, 6:54 pm

I came across this one on the web and it has become my inspiration:

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So off came the bed:

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And since I don't anticipate and body fit problems (FLWs... LOL) on went the paint:

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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #22 - Truck   Community Build #22 - Truck Icon_minitimeSun 03 Sep 2017, 3:39 pm

Very nice start, Al.

I'm getting in on this one with an oldie.  The 1926 Mack Bulldog dump truck.  I had originally planned to convert this one, but I'm currently undecided.  

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Let's see how this kit from 1974 goes together.
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #22 - Truck   Community Build #22 - Truck Icon_minitimeWed 06 Sep 2017, 6:33 pm

I have this kit myself Mike, only the tanker version.

I plan to convert it to a rusted out wrecker so I'll be very interested in following you're progress.


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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #22 - Truck   Community Build #22 - Truck Icon_minitimeThu 07 Sep 2017, 2:57 pm

I've decided to build this one as a colorful stocker in new condition. I haven't collected enough of what I need for a well-used mobile crane version. And there's enough of these kits available.
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #22 - Truck   Community Build #22 - Truck Icon_minitimeSat 09 Sep 2017, 6:43 pm

Got an update to post but can't see a way to do it using my tablet!!!!!! Aaaaaarrrrrrrgggghhh!!!!!!!!

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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #22 - Truck   Community Build #22 - Truck Icon_minitimeSat 09 Sep 2017, 9:25 pm

Got a bit of work done on the dump truck.  So far a nice kit to work with.  

The cab is glued together except for the top to allow the seat to be lowered in.
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Engine painted - still needing detailing.
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The multi piece frame ended up slightly askew leaving one wheel off the ground.  The front axle has a long mounting tab that goes into the springs, so that was used to level the wheel problem.
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #22 - Truck   Community Build #22 - Truck Icon_minitimeSat 09 Sep 2017, 11:02 pm

thats looking mighty good!
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #22 - Truck   Community Build #22 - Truck Icon_minitimeSat 09 Sep 2017, 11:53 pm

Very nice!
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #22 - Truck   Community Build #22 - Truck Icon_minitimeTue 12 Sep 2017, 6:32 pm

Nice work Mike. That little grubbiness on the engine works real well. Community Build #22 - Truck 1705482731

Got my new computer up and running no so here is an update to my truck. I made a home spun flatbed for it using Basswood.

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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #22 - Truck   Community Build #22 - Truck Icon_minitimeWed 13 Sep 2017, 1:27 am

Bed gives it a nice homespun utility look. Nice work, Al.
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #22 - Truck   Community Build #22 - Truck Icon_minitimeWed 13 Sep 2017, 8:25 pm

A little update here.  Got the engine in and the drive chains on.  Wheels are still a loose fit - and it still sets on all four!

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Chose a cream and brown paint scheme and currently working on that.

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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #22 - Truck   Community Build #22 - Truck Icon_minitimeThu 14 Sep 2017, 3:35 pm

Very cool work so far! Good ideas coming into shape, thanx all!
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #22 - Truck   Community Build #22 - Truck Icon_minitimeSat 16 Sep 2017, 6:06 pm

Got the bed weathered up some by 'scraping' with a wire brush and dyeing with a home brewed concoction of Isopropyl and Inian ink. (Thanks to JohnJ) May do a bit more yet including adding some oil stains.

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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #22 - Truck   Community Build #22 - Truck Icon_minitimeSat 16 Sep 2017, 11:11 pm

Weathered bed looks good, Al.

Me, I've been having problems getting the cab to set on the frame properly.  There's a big gap between the hood and the frame which I don't think should be there.  I don't see any way around it, so a homemade spacer may be the answer.  Everything else seems to fit properly.

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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #22 - Truck   Community Build #22 - Truck Icon_minitimeSat 16 Sep 2017, 11:54 pm

On my Tanker version box art, there is a small gap there too, although not as big as yours. Seems to me that maybe the engine is a tad to high? Could you take out the engine to try the hood and radiator for fit without them?

The bed still looked a bit to clean so I added some more grey wash and a few oil stains.

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