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  1. DSC01385 by Daniel Valbuena, on Flickr As it is right now. I just pre-set the whole set to have an idea how big is going to be when finish... Still thinking how to display it. Any ideas are welcome! DSC01365 by Daniel Valbuena, on Flickr Front Wheel. DSC01367 by Daniel Valbuena, on Flickr I finally decided to fill the gap between those pieces with some putty. DSC01368 by Daniel Valbuena, on Flickr Rear Wheel. The instructions are quite clear. Another thing are the pieces involved... seriously this kit it is not the best of the world! Tamiya for me is 9/10... this Hobby Bossy Thing... 6/10? maybe. DSC01387 by Daniel Valbuena, on Flickr I have filled this gab with putty again. Pictures to come soon... DSC01386 by Daniel Valbuena, on Flickr Wheel crane added. More pieces to come. PE pieces specially and all the ducting from the platform to the "neck" of the trailer. DSC01384 by Daniel Valbuena, on Flickr I have added some "texture" with putty to simulate the anti-slepery surface of the steps on the "neck" (pcs.PE-SA 1,2 &3) DSC01383 by Daniel Valbuena, on Flickr DSC01370 by Daniel Valbuena, on Flickr 2nd Rear Wheel Chassis. The torque bar is tricky! Not an easy going pieces... all of them. Be aware... DSC01371 by Daniel Valbuena, on Flickr DSC01374 by Daniel Valbuena, on Flickr I scratch all the primer before gluying the pieces. Dry pre-set the piece. Mark where it goes. Rasp the primer and glue in place. Otherwise you'll end up with a mess of primer and glue running all over the place... DSC01375 by Daniel Valbuena, on Flickr 3rd Rear... DSC01377 by Daniel Valbuena, on Flickr DSC01380 by Daniel Valbuena, on Flickr Pcs. D40 & E40 are simply TOO SHORT. they do not fit. Got questions. Which colour should I buy to paint the whole model?. I am very pleased with the primer! Can I use it as the final colour!? My intention is to use oil based colours to make the whashes to age the model. I've found that the BUFF XF57 (Tamiya) is quite dark. XF-55 DECK TANK and XF-60 DARK YELLOW as well... Have a great day! Daniel
  2. hI aLL and Merry Christmas! More pics... Still working on the tractor chassis. Mor pics tomorrow. Gee is fun. lots of cleaning and sanding. DSC01346 by Daniel Valbuena, on Flickr DSC01348 by Daniel Valbuena, on Flickr DSC01352 by Daniel Valbuena, on Flickr DSC01354 by Daniel Valbuena, on Flickr DSC01355 by Daniel Valbuena, on Flickr My very poor paint - station... DSC01358 by Daniel Valbuena, on Flickr All tidy now... DSC01359 by Daniel Valbuena, on Flickr This last pic is from four or five days ago... It takes a big effort to upload pictures from the camera , put'em on firck and downloaded them here. Right now everything is primed and Im gluing all the wheel chassis on the tractor chassis... Hope to post something more tomorrow. Happy Modelling and Boxing Day! Daniel
  3. Hi All and Merry Christmas! Big update! I finally finish the ducting (20th) but I was so exhausted and boring of dealing with the ducts that I also started to make the chassis of the truck. There is no pics of the process cause is pretty straight forward... the only piece you have to bear in mind is H 15 and K 22 . Trim the tenons. otherwise the plastic pieces looking forward won't fit. So yeah, I'm going to drop all the pics I have so far and I hope they'll speak by themselves. DSC01340 by Daniel Valbuena, on Flickr DSC01339 by Daniel Valbuena, on Flickr DSC01341 by Daniel Valbuena, on Flickr DSC01338 by Daniel Valbuena, on Flickr DSC01335 by Daniel Valbuena, on Flickr Sand the Shaft.! the one that goes into the wheel chassis. (pcs. J E11&12 - E13&12 - J34&35) DSC01333 by Daniel Valbuena, on Flickr DSC01332 by Daniel Valbuena, on Flickr DSC01328 by Daniel Valbuena, on Flickr DSC01329 by Daniel Valbuena, on Flickr DSC01322 by Daniel Valbuena, on Flickr Again trim those tenons. big UPS!! no pics of the airbrushing of all the pcs!! i'll upload them tomorooow...! have a nice evening. Daniel
  4. Hi All! I have been busy... what a days! Rain, floods, snow, cold.. What's wrong with this weather?! Anyway, Still ducting the b***y trailer...Here are some pics. the pic tells by it's own. Those PE pieces are really neat built (etched). I use to first place the PE piece with TAMYLLA glue and when I feel comfy where is place put drop od CA. My first set of wheel chassis glued in place. I am working from Front to Rear. Two "bogies" at a time. Otherwise (if you glue them all in place) they will interfere you ducting... The following 4 pics shows the order I follow to place the ducts. And so on... I have drawn the templates for all these 4 ducts. I'll sacan them and post it. The most important thing I did (and took me a while) was to be sure the length of duct you need to make every single duct. What a pain... Well, Been pressing END and ENTER Mike! See what happens... Fingers Crossed! (I give up) Happy Tuesday ahead! Daniel
  5. Hi ! I miss confused the bottles...I did use thinner. Sorry about that, Daniel
  6. Morning All! A small-huge update. I have been busy so I couldn't dedicate as much time I would like to. The air brush I bought is amazing! I paid £69.50 for the compressor and 2 air brushes. In he 90's I paid like £150 just for the tamiya compressor... Right, let's go for the pics... Pieces N13 N28 - Silly one. Instead of filling with putty and sand I always try to rasp and sand those annoying marks out of the mould. To place piece Q36 you'll have to drill a hole. I've used a .75 dia drill bit. I guess is the handle to open the control panel (R11 &R12). I have chosen to live it closed. Lucky me the kit includes 2x Q36 (handle) cause I broke the first one! Tiny little pieces... Completing the structure looking forward to paint. Best Stand I've ever had. I Know,I know, I need to build a proper paint workstation... I try to "keep it simple"! I have used "Vallejo" primer and thinner (7:1) Kudos to that primer! It smells like Vanilla when you spray it... Next pics just as it is the model this sunny day here at the Midlands... No rain, no snow... Just a perfect day (Lou Reed) Those ducts look awesome just with the primer. Can't wait to age them and add some "mud" Happy modelling! Daniel
  7. Morning! Just a little update about the timing about the ducts... I started the 22nd Sep 2019 and finish it off the 23rd Oct - (22 Days). The Net time I've put on it has been 12 HOURS. The airbrush set has arrived! Question: Do I have to buy a primer first or can I use a any colour as a primer (tamiya)? Have a nice day! Here's pouring down... Daniel
  8. Hi All! Good afternoon! Hi Hewy! Amazing details and paint work with that T-54, specially the wheels and the tracks. Still amazed that is 1/72!! Yesterday I finish my particular milestone ducting the wheel chassis! I've ordered the compressor and two airbrushes. Waiting for them... Looking forward to make some trials. Hope to have them this weekend. fingers crossed. This is an old pic from my first post (?) to explain that I "cheat" with the hose that is plugged to the Hydraulic Cylinder (The one that is not completed, or in progress on the pic). Putting those ones was dragging me a lot. I took the easy way to "plug" them somewhere near trying to cover the nozzles. With these two ones you CANNOT CHEAT! They are so exposed that you have to properly plug them at the end of the nozzles. The other ends can remain loose towards the hinge or apply some CA. The next two pics talk by themselves how to make those connections... (Apply a little CA to join again both insulated covers, otherwise when you'll try to plug the hose, the end might end detached from the metal wire. (related to Step 4th Post #8) And now a bunch of pics with all the ten sets completed! Please bear in mind that all these sets, pieces will change dramatically with the primer coat and paint. So scared of... We'll see. Oh! by the way, I obsessively annotate the time it takes me to make a single part of the kit (or the overall time I spent modelling). I'll tell you tomorrow how long it took me. Good night all! Have a nice Thursday! (The new Fridays, nowadays) Daniel
  9. WOW! Is there actually any other topic that actually explain how to build a Truck or a Semi-trailer!? Am I the only one on Britmodeller actually building one of these? Sorry but still getting familiar with the forum... Daniel
  10. Hi All! Don't know why but some texts appear underlined! What am I doing wrong?! A little update with the ducting... I have realized that is easier to remove the little end of the hydraulic nozzles in some cases and glue the wire on a flat surface. In others you do need a nice fitting at the start. The CA glue is an amazing stuff and that wire works amazing too. DSC01256 by , On this four end the wire was "clipped" Actually you can see a little tiny piece of copper exposed on one of the orange wires. The other 3 were done like I explained on Post #8 . Neater finish but reeeally time consuming! DSC01257 by DSC01258 by , Note on the upper green wire that the nozzle end has been trim. I trimmed all the ends later on... DSC01260 by , I also glue the wires together to keep them tidy. You'll see how busy is going to be here with anothe four wires to go! DSC01263 by , When cutting out, trimming the nozzles... Ensure your tool is sharp enough. I almost broke one of them! DSC01265 by , One more to go! DSC01266 by , All Done. I tried to lay down all the ducts-wires as realistic as possible with nice curves and "weight". Don't know if I've achieve it. Paint and shading will tell. DSC01267 by , Underside view. DSC01269 by , Another view cause I like it! That's all folks! Next, more ducting and painting... I haven't use an airbrush for modelling since 20 years maybe... quite scared! I am having fun so far with the kit. It is a long term project. Stay tuned! Daniel
  11. Hi All! I ve been with a terrible cold since saturday. Winter is coming! Anyway I couldn't make it to work yesterday nor today so I did finish the wheel chassis (5 complete sets, not 3 as I said) and did some ducting as well... I put a lot of care gluing the pieces to make the whole assembly "workable". Specially with piece No.P15. I use use Tamiya extra thin cement and it runs like hell. So I had to remove the "tenon" on piece No. P13 to make it round. It got welded on 2 pieces out of 10... a general view of the ten... they are all dry preset on place. QUESTION: Does anyone know how many degrees the wheels turn? I want to display the model turning. The next three pics are just zooms to help me out looking for errors or mistakes. I did not take pics of the gluying process of the wheel chassis cause is pretty straight with the instructions. What I did is cut and clean ALL the pieces involved and glue them in packs. 1st ALL P13+P36, then ALL the P8+spring+(the set before)+P17 and so on. It worked absolutely fine! ,Note that there is still pieces not glued in place. My intention is give it a first coat of primer, finish the ducting and then go for the little, tiny and weak pieces. I know that all that ducting is going to remain practically unseen when finish but Hey! you have to be truthful with the model... ,In order to display the wheels turning I will have to modify those bars...any ideas are welcome! Decisions, decisions... And that's all folks! Happy modelling! Daniel
  12. Afternoon to all! POETS day here! (panda borrachines...) I'm going to spend the weekend gluing the 3 remaining wheel chassis and do some ducting. Have a nice happy modelling weekend!
  13. Thanks! yes it is a lot of effort (or lots of fun) but I like to stick real to the Real thing... I annotate the minutes I spent on building every single part of the kit. If it ends up that I'm having fun for one hour on one wheel chassis... Ahead are another 20-24 hours of fun. or nooot... those cables are a trully pin in the a**s!!
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