My first truck! After visiting Jabbeke, I got a little caught by the trucks and wanted to build me a truck or two. This truck has been given to me for review in the Dutch IPMS magazine.
This is how the partly assembled chassis looks like now, I will add some more parts and start some detailling before it will get it’s paintcoat.
The tent for the back has been glued together, I don’t think I will use it in the end, but wanted to glue something together
Here is where I went away from the manual, it said that I had to build the cabin around the interior, but in order to get everything nicely painted, I decided to put the cabin together before the end-assembly.
I also added the firewall
And a new approach I’ve been starting to work on lately. I get all the parts of the sprues, put them in bags with different colors. Work on the parts and paint them in batches. Makes my modelling a whole lot more efficient.
After some busy time at the racetrack, I managed to work on the Krupp again. I finally thought of a nice colorscheme and work started on the bodywork.
As with everything, I started with putting the bodywork in primer.
I had to alter the roof a little bit, I glued the overheadcabinets in, since that part will stick out the cabin. This way I can fill the seem and shoot it in bodycolor.
And the first color (Ferrari’s Rubino Micalizzato) on the bodywork.
After I put on the second color (Aston Martin Berwick Bronse), it looks like this:
I am content with it, it does have some sort of premium look to it.
After a long busy period, I managed to get some more work done on the Krupp. I actually want to finish it within the next 2 weeks. So I can finish up some other work.
I started yesterday morning with the frame, it is now red semigloss and is ready to receive more parts.
This is the finished rear-axle.
And the start on the engine, which is nicely detailed, but that will be visible later on in this update
Some more parts added to the frame
The front axle and radiator got placed,
Together with the rear axle
The engine got more dressed up as well.
A better view
The other side got some more parts too.
These cross-members are a pain, they are hard to line up and hard to keep up right. I wished Revell had done the engineering a little different.
The interior is also nicely detailled and if you look good, that 3rd man would be seriously uncomfortable, having all those sticks between his legs.
And the finished engine:
I managed to clearcoat the bodyparts on sunday evening, so after a night drying, today was the day to resume assembly.
The fenders do align hard, so I added the cabin to guide me and hold those fenders in the right spot while the glue is drying.
A lot of tape was needed to keep the bumper and front lower grille to it’s place.
The exhaust had to be dissassembled, the fenders can’t be attached when the exhaust is already glued on.
It starts to look like a truck
I covered the front windowmolds in chrome and put the interior together.
This shows a little bit better on how bad the tape-mess looks to hold the parts together.
I also put the headlights together, I must say that they look very nice.
Quite convincing if you ask me.