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valveampman

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As you will see in the following pics I'm coming to the end of the main construction and will for me start the best bit ... weathering.  The only thing with me is knowing where and when to stop. I will weather the two main parts separately, those being the underside of the cab and load bed along with the chassis before putting the two main parts together.



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A bit of a dummy up the to get the firewall in the right place, nothing of the main parts are fixed in place.

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The tracks, are a little baggy at the moment and need a little work; they are no way heavy enough to sag naturally, so some very small drops of CA glue hopefully will do the trick.


That's it for now, more later.
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Looking great, have fun with the weathering 😊
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great progress! love a tracked truck.
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valveampman

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Haven't touch the model in a while, and the last time I did disaster, more on that later.

The wethering is going well in my OTT way, might redo the seats, (went wrong big style).  Had to do a little filling and redo a little of the yellow paintwork. I little misalignment of the bonnets to the bulkhead nothing too dramatic, if I build another one I would build in it a different order to it said in the instructions.


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Over dirty seats

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Clean virgin unsullied seats.  Need something in between, I think. 


Got out my optivisor out to put on all the small sticky out bits. Had to used CA glue in the end extra thin took to long and the quick set evaporated to quick.


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Come to do some decaling the next evening, picked up the model to have a good look, and dropped it!.  I caught it carefully as I thought in my lap, my main fear was knowing off and losing them to the carpet monster all the sticky out bits.  Happily, the carpet monster remained unfed, however in snapped the axle at the wheel hub.

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Quite a bit of swearing and head scratching later I used, having quite a lot of these from a different life a lead from a resister 0.7mm in dia the great thing about used such things that the copper is what's known as half hard and a whole lot stiffer than the stuff on reels.

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[i-nvtWXWd-XL]All  fixed, apart from a bent horn. This is about it.  I have have been hard at work putting in some terising walls so I can get a 10 X 8ft shed that I can kit out to do my modeling in and my old school photography in. (This moden digtal stuff is quick but needs tons less skill to get right.) 
 
More later.
 
 
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Well, long gaps between modeling work is something I am known for. I hit it in spurts! I have just about stopped using fast CA glue for the reason you listed. Many times I thought I was ready and applied thin CA, only to have it dry before I had the part positioned. I like the CA gel glues. I stock kicker in a capped bottle. I pour a bit in a glass medicine cup (or shot glass) and stick a q-tip in it. Pour out a glob of gel on whatever you use and you’ve got time to apply, drip kicker on the CA, and move on. So much easier than the “speed” game.
I’ve also managed to drop and break off several axles/wheels. My most recent drop and break was my 66 Batmobile. The model had a working steering mechanism up front which was a great display feature. Not anymore! Bummer. Wishing you luck with the remainder of the build as well as a dedicated shed for hobbies.

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Thank you so much for sharing your pictures.... This kit is sooooo small... You have all my respect... Don't know how many times I broke litlles pieces just because a didn't pay attention the way I was holding it. So I try to be carrefull and hold it not too firmly and paying attention not squeezing the tiny pieces... but doing that way, the model still wants to slip through my fingers and lands on the floor !!! 
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Great to see you here and nice addition to the GB. Have fun and cant wait to see final results!
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valveampman

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Hi, all.  The windscreen in the model is an acetate sheet.  Will the PVA canopy glues be all right for sticking this stuff?  If not, what?

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Colin.
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CA should work fine, just be very careful that you don’t get the glue on any visible part of the acetate.
An alternative that some choose is to use PVA glue(white glue). It’s very easy to clean off if you have an accident.

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Just a few pics of the weathering and varnishing before I do the final reveal photos, those of you who are a bit more observant will have noticed the sticky out bits have gone, (kept knocking them off and making a right mess.) so made out that they have been knocked off sometime before and the amputated point had started to fester.   I'm thinking of painting a bit of a board with a bit of a track on it, not a full diorama just a little better and very slightly more pro than just photographing it from on top of a garden wall. I have got between now and the end of June to do that if  I haven't totally destroyed the model in the meantime.

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Weathering of the cargo area.

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This picture of the front before the pledge seal coat was applied.  I was sure I took a lot more pictures of the intermediate stages but didn't.
 
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The rest were taken 24 hours later and after two coats of Winsor & Newton matt varnish diluted 50/50 with Vallejo thinners.

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My photos of this are rubbish.  I blame the artificial lights.  The finale reveal's will be it real light and off a tripod.

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Colin.
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I like it. Heavily used and parts broken in the field. Weathering looking great and you will finish in style. Simple base? Sure!
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I really LOVE your model... you made an incredible good job... I have a great respect for those how can bring these kits to live like yours.. I still have to finish my two 1/72 projects... maybe in the next weeks.
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Nicely done, it sure deserves a base.
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valveampman

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I thank my avid followers for watching and commenting on my build thread.  I must look and comment on my followers builds, though  I am a little timid and bashful about commenting other peoples works.
Looking for somewhere to keep it safe, I thought of this; it shows off well the size difference between 1/35 and 1/72.  Some of you may have seen this model on a different forum.


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Enjoy.[biggrin]


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TedUSA

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The truck in a truck is cool to see. It makes a perfect comparison! Your work on both scales is great. I'm especially impressed by the detail on the 1/72.
You must have loads of vision, steady hands, and patience.

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