JeroenS Posted June 14, 2019 Share Posted June 14, 2019 Hi all, I was in for a quick build, had a pickup truck on the wishlist and came across a nice one in the shop a couple of weeks ago. This is it: Now, from the start it was obvious to me that I wouldn't go for this colour and the flames would stay in the box as well. As it happened I had a bottle of Zero Paints Brilliant White and I wanted to try it out, so it became a vintage truck with a modern twist. The "2 'n 1" on the box means that you can do two versions, a regular version and a more "pimped" version, which includes the chrome rims you can see on the box and some enhancements on the engine. Well, I liked the regular engine but did like the rims, so it became a combination. The box should say "3 'n 1" About the kit. There are not too many parts. The cab and the load bed are both made out of 3 or 4 pieces. The hood is 3 pieces, although I could think of better ways to break down these parts. A while back I read a comment in a post (can't remember on what kit) that said "the plastic has a waxy feel to it". I now understand that comment, that's exactly what it is. Some (smaller) parts also look sort of translucent. The molding is not very crisp but not too bad either. Some of the parts seem to be made of softer plastic then other parts. The overall fit is good, except for some pieces on the cab and the hood. See what I mean? It took a bit of filling and sanding but it's manageable even for me. You can see that the fit of the hood is terrible, it sticks out. I managed to correct it by strategically placing a piece of styrene in the car's body which tucked the hood in nicely. The hood has a protruding piece on each end that goes into a hole in the body and that's were I put the extra piece. Once I tackled these problems it was smooth sailing, it's a nice kit to build. I only took a couple of pictures along the way. I built it OOB, except for some wiring on the engine. I spent an evening on it and the wires are hardly visible now, but anyway... The one thing that stands out on the kit are the low profile tyres. They are of a hard rubber and fit extremely well. Some build shots: The aforementioned wires. And a cosy black interior which I gave some chrome trim. Right, now for the main event. Of course, I'm just a novice when it comes to photography. Had I known how difficult it is to make pictures of something that is very white I might have chosen a different colour ... I must practice that some more. I used different backgrounds, different settings and different camera's (my phone camera is oblivious to difficult settings and just shoots things basically as you see them which can be helpful sometimes). I took a huge amount of pictures and managed to scrounge a few decent ones in the end. So here goes. Full album here. The white is Zero Paints brillant white. Zero Paints 1K clear. Polished with Novus and Tamiya Finishing Compound. Chrome by Molotow. All other colours are Vallejo Model Colour. Oh and Tamiya's clear orange. This guy takes his white seriously, even the load bed is finished white There is a large decal in the kit for the bottom which has wooden planks printed on it. I just knew I would mess it up so I didn't use it. Weird enough, there's no part for the front license place in the kit. You're supposed to cut out the decal (not put it in water) and glue the piece of paper to the front bumper... Obviously that's not happening, and I didn't feel like making a plate, although it would have been easy enough. It looks good like this I think. There are also decals for the break discs. I didn't use them, just some alu paint and a hint of a wash. To be honest, I love this thing to bits. It's such a classic vehicle and I really like the look of it. Well worth it, I can certainly recommend this kit. Thanks for watching! 8 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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