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  1. 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
  2. Hi ! I miss confused the bottles...I did use thinner. Sorry about that, Daniel
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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!
  10. 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!!
  11. Good evening All! Thanks for the one like! Right, a little bit of explanation... So the black duct supplied simply does not work. Even if you are able to glue it in place with CA it is so flexible that is impossible to do the bends that the plans proposed. And I do think that the 3D views are for real. All the ducts in order, parallel, one against each other. It makes sense. The duct supplied does not work. I thought about using 0.75mm copper wire and cut the ends of the pipes. I think that this wouldn't work due to the extremely weak joint I would have had at the end... My solution came using the wire of BT, Vodafone ADSL boxes use. They are 0.90mm Dia. insulated copper wire. A guy from the Vodafone gave some cable offcuts and are working fantastic! I'm pretty sure that you might find this sort of cable somewhere. (actually i'm going to be run out soon, so i'll tell you how I got it) The beauty of this cable is that is copper insulated wire. So I work as follows: 1st. Cut the plastic cover on one end without cutting the copper. 6mm long. 2nd. Remove the cover. 3rd. Trim the exposed copper 3 mm 4th. Replace the 6mm plastic cover on the end. 5th. Connect the wire to the pipe ( it fits like a glove! ) and glue with CA 6th. Let it dry and continue with the bending... I do pre-bend the wire like pic no. DSC1228 shows. At the end of the process you have even a "movable" part of the kit. It plays only 2-3mm ish but is enough for me. I want to display the kit with all the wheel Turning and at different heights on a sandy and stony path. Everyone takes me and average of one hour to complete the ducting and that PE little tiny piece... Good Luck, Daniel
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