Does anyone care about model kit progress?

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Re: Does anyone care about model kit progress?

Postby Alice » Fri May 11, 2012 1:38 am

exolstice wrote:The pictures or the old people?


The photos. Wouldn't mind at all if I had some warning before I walked out onto the porch and ended up in the pictures.

Technically not done, since there's still some stuff I want to add, and now that I've got a good look at it in the sun I can see a few places that need touching up. I guess we can consider this one in the final phase of build-up.

And I just had to put that hand print on the sleeper door. I don't think I've ever seen a dusty truck without at least part of a hand print somewhere on it.

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Re: Does anyone care about model kit progress?

Postby MT » Fri May 11, 2012 8:08 pm

love the handprint.
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Re: Does anyone care about model kit progress?

Postby Alice » Tue Aug 07, 2012 5:57 am

So... want to build this:

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But no company makes any kits of that particular model of truck.

So I'm gonna be building most of it from scratch.

Well, with a rudimentary bit of reference (me eyeing things) I decided to go ahead and get started.

First thing was to shorten the frame. Dropped it down to 226". Here it is with a box stock Autocar rail.

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And here's where I'm at with the cab and bonnet. It still looks kind of off at the moment, but all the measurements are correct if the correct length from tip of the nose to back of the cab is 90", which I believe it is.

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Carved out the doors and piecing together the radiator housing.

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And here is the best I could do with the available reference for the frame brackets. Still some more to do, but most of it is guess work, and I'm certain it's not 100% accurate.

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Still not 100%. Sprayed some parts black to see any imperfections, and there are still plenty.

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Re: Does anyone care about model kit progress?

Postby Ghost » Tue Aug 07, 2012 4:10 pm

I couldn't get you to drink ANYTHING and here you are drinking rocks and huffing modeling glue?!
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Re: Does anyone care about model kit progress?

Postby exolstice » Wed Aug 08, 2012 4:26 pm

That yellow truck looks photo-realistic.
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Re: Does anyone care about model kit progress?

Postby Alice » Fri Aug 10, 2012 10:37 am

Working a bit on the... my brain won't let me think of the proper word for them... vents is the only word I can think of.

Just a test fit. Gonna get some styrene rods to replace the brass rods, and everything will be straightened up and made a bit neater. The vents will be able to close as well, as you can see.

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Re: Does anyone care about model kit progress?

Postby exolstice » Fri Aug 10, 2012 10:44 am

Grills?
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Re: Does anyone care about model kit progress?

Postby Alice » Fri Aug 10, 2012 10:47 am

The grill would be the entire piece. There's some word for each individual vent piece that I'm looking for. Slats?
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Re: Does anyone care about model kit progress?

Postby exolstice » Fri Aug 10, 2012 10:48 am

Grill lines?
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Re: Does anyone care about model kit progress?

Postby Alice » Fri Aug 10, 2012 10:50 am

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Re: Does anyone care about model kit progress?

Postby dropshipbob » Fri Aug 10, 2012 1:35 pm

Louvers? Louves?

That looks great, I seem to recall you asking me some questions about modeling in general, was that the first one you ever did?
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Re: Does anyone care about model kit progress?

Postby MT » Fri Aug 10, 2012 3:19 pm

i came up for a concept business a few years ago. it was called "Virginia is for Louvers" and it would be a window treatment shoppe here in the great state of VA.
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Re: Does anyone care about model kit progress?

Postby Alice » Fri Aug 10, 2012 8:37 pm

dropshipbob wrote:Louvers? Louves?

That looks great, I seem to recall you asking me some questions about modeling in general, was that the first one you ever did?


About five people have informed me that the term I was looking for was louvers now, so I was prepared to go with that. Until I looked up louver.

A louver (American English) or louvre (British English), is a window, blind or shutter with horizontal slats


Either way, after spending ours planning and executing my plan last night I finished up and hopped in bed. Upon entering said bed, I immediately thought of a better an easier way to accomplish my task. Now I shall spend several moments ripping it apart and starting anew.

And now that you mention it I do vaguely recall asking you about modeling. Don't remember the exact questioning though. But that was indeed my first model. Unless you count the ones I did when I was in fifth grade and had absolutely no idea how to paint aside from taking a watercolour paintbrush and thick-as-hell craft store paint and wrecking a Bigfoot monster truck and a yellow Ford Ranger. Lucky for me the 89 Batmobile I built was cast in black and was spared my skills of damnation.
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Re: Does anyone care about model kit progress?

Postby Alice » Tue Aug 28, 2012 3:25 am

Over on The Truckstop Gator suggested pit fenders to get around my "rusted fiberglass." I was resistant because I didn't have any pit fenders to put on it. After having it sit for a while I decided I'd do what any logger would do. Improvise.

Built the fenders from scratch intentionally making it look like a patch job. You only barely make it out, since I just used my fone to take the pics, but I used putty to make weld lines.

When it's done everything that's black will be the same red as the frame with rust throughs.

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Re: Does anyone care about model kit progress?

Postby exolstice » Tue Aug 28, 2012 8:53 am

Where did this love of trucks come from?
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Re: Does anyone care about model kit progress?

Postby MT » Tue Aug 28, 2012 11:26 am

i'd wager a combination of his favourite movie, and that lorries are awesome.
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Re: Does anyone care about model kit progress?

Postby Alice » Tue Aug 28, 2012 9:00 pm

I've always loved trucks, just never had a reason to share anything about them before I started modeling them. Like MT said, it's a combination of the fact that I've been watching my favourite movie since I was two, and for a large part of my life I lived right across the highway from a lumber yard/saw mill, and constantly saw trucks going in and out stacked with pine logs.

That's probably the reason I have more of an affinity for the older model trucks as well. Loggers in the south didn't always have shiny new trucks. They had what ever old thing they could use to get the job done.
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Re: Does anyone care about model kit progress?

Postby MT » Tue Aug 28, 2012 9:45 pm

they have more character, too. a shiney new truck would be boring, to some degree. your talents really shine with the rust application. was that an anti-pun?
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Re: Does anyone care about model kit progress?

Postby Ghost » Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:41 am

I had either a cousin or an uncle killed by a log truck. The logs came loose and I guess he was following too close and they came through the windshield and killed him. This was in the late 70's, I think. I'd have to axe my mother.
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Re: Does anyone care about model kit progress?

Postby MT » Wed Aug 29, 2012 11:46 am

DEAR LORD, WHEN WILL THE VIOLENCE STOP!?!?!
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Re: Does anyone care about model kit progress?

Postby Alice » Sun Sep 02, 2012 5:44 am

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Re: Does anyone care about model kit progress?

Postby Alice » Sun Sep 02, 2012 5:47 am

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Re: Does anyone care about model kit progress?

Postby Ghost » Mon Sep 03, 2012 11:57 am

PLEASE TELL ME MORE ABOUT THAT CAT
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Re: Does anyone care about model kit progress?

Postby MT » Mon Sep 03, 2012 10:51 pm

hand sculpted.
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Re: Does anyone care about model kit progress?

Postby Alice » Wed Sep 05, 2012 4:39 am

Paper mache.
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Re: Does anyone care about model kit progress?

Postby Alice » Thu Sep 06, 2012 12:04 pm

Building the steps. It's just hanging there with blu tack for now, and the fone pic washed out most of the detail.

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Re: Does anyone care about model kit progress?

Postby BluePhirePB » Tue Sep 11, 2012 8:31 pm

Damn, great detail on that truck!
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Re: Does anyone care about model kit progress?

Postby Alice » Thu Sep 13, 2012 10:56 am

Scratch building front bumper and grill guard. Close to finished with this part.

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Re: Does anyone care about model kit progress?

Postby Alice » Wed Sep 19, 2012 4:04 am

Added fuel and air lines to the new engine I'm putting in there.

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Re: Does anyone care about model kit progress?

Postby Ghost » Wed Sep 19, 2012 9:21 pm

You have more talent than many men in my town.

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