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TedUSA

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I find your project very interesting and I know you will blow us all away. Following you like a zombie!
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Oh yeah, that's a lot of plastic! Great to have you in this GB :-)
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Oh yeah, that's a lot of plastic! Great to have you in this GB :-)


Particularly as you suggested it Pete [wink] [biggrin] [biggrin] [biggrin]

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Thanks guys :-)

I've made a bit more progress

I dumped the parts from the chromed sprue into some caustic soda based oven cleaner to try and remove the clear coat that the bleach left behind ( after first testing a bit of scrap to make sure it didn't melt )

I left the parts in there for 24 hours and it still didn't remove it completely, I think brake fluid would shift it but I didn't have any to hand so just rinsed the parts off and pressed ahead.

Fuel tank halves were a shocking fit and didn't line up even after I clipped off the locating pins so I used a lot of mr cement s and just made sure I got a good bead of molten plastic squeeze out
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The joins on the long side were worse
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I used a metal file first to remove the excess and then a sanding stick to clean up but still had to brush on liquid cement to smooth it off
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It's not perfect but a heavy coat of primer and a bit of weathering should let me get away with it
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Tanks and wheels primed with mr surfacer 1000
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Along with the front end
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Used a rattle can for priming the trailer as I didn't fancy airbrushing such a big area
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The trailer had 2 decent coats but dried to a patchy finish. I thought it was me but it's down to differences in the surface of the plastic, hopefully I can use this to my advantage and it will show like this when I spray the roof silver as I think it will look like authentic weathering
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Just these parts to clean and prime then I can get painting
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Wheels are styrene and not vinyl

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That truck looks bigger than a Blackhawk ! [biggrin]

patchyness on the trailer does have a very natural weathering pattern to it [smile]

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Btw, I applaud your patience on sorting the seems on those tanks !!
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Nice work Pete. Thanks for showing the baseline work. The tires look like rubber. Did you use a "rubber black " or similar to paint them?
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That truck looks bigger than a Blackhawk ! [biggrin]

patchyness on the trailer does have a very natural weathering pattern to it [smile]


The tractor unit isn't much on its own in 1/32 but with the trailer it's flipping massive, you wouldn't want it for a wart on your nose that's for sure.

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Btw, I applaud your patience on sorting the seems on those tanks !!


The clean up of seams and flash is soul destroying and to be frank the kit doesn't really deserve the effort but I needed to do something as it would look really bad if I left them

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Nice work Pete. Thanks for showing the baseline work. The tires look like rubber. Did you use a "rubber black " or similar to paint them?


I haven't painted them yet but they do look like rubber. I'm going to have a test to see if giving them a flat coat and then weathering them will work, but that's a ways of yet

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Even though it's a snap tite kit I'm still gluing things together as the fit isn't great in a few places. I glued the top of the trailer to the base but there are gaps
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I taped either side of the gap and used perfect plastic putty to fill and smoothed it off with my finger
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And sprayed mr surfacer over ince it had dried to seal it
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You're damn right I wouldn't want that for a nose wart, too boxy ... [wink] [biggrin]

those gaps on the trailer box look ripe for some blood dripping out of [wink]

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