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M1078 Trumpeter WIP
seb43
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Posted: Saturday, February 14, 2009 - 03:40 AM UTC
Dear All
I am really happy to present a WIP of the forthcoming M1078 from Trumpeter.
I would like to thanks them to sending me this kit.
You can find the in-box review here .

I will follow the instruction book step by step and for a fair judgement it will be a OOB

Step 1

The main frame, really easy build you have to take care to not cut the air line valve (part B3) and to remove the seam line on the 2 big components of the mainframe part F2 and F41. There are some injection pin to sand in the inside if you want to depict the vehicle upside down if not you will not see them: up to you.











Comments welcome

Seb



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Posted: Saturday, February 14, 2009 - 04:25 AM UTC
Seb
Finally you got your M1078, even though it isn't perfect I'm sure AM companies are scrambling as we speak. Resin front doors, interior etc. would certainly fix this up.
I notice that some of the parts in your assembly pictures are a different colour than the main frame, is this a different material or just different colour styrene?
I know there are many modellers poised to jump on this release.
I'll keep an eye on your build.
Bill
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Posted: Saturday, February 14, 2009 - 04:52 AM UTC
Thanks Bill
Yep it is Xmas for me since I scratch it.
the color is due to less pigment is the PS i presume but it is PS.
AM parts for sure, I will let you know when I will have more info.
But concerning the wheels Pro Art has them in resin

And they will release an upgrade kit see the web site
cheers
Seb
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Posted: Saturday, February 14, 2009 - 07:10 AM UTC
Nice start buddie I will lookging at this one with intereast


seb43
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Posted: Saturday, February 14, 2009 - 09:44 AM UTC
Step 2
The suspension.
It is interesting to see that the attachment point on the sprue all of the armotissor are made on the visible face of them and you need to take a particular care to not destroy the part

This can be improve by Trumpeter.






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Posted: Saturday, February 14, 2009 - 06:36 PM UTC
Step 3
the rear light support plus the suspension, the tension bars are made with about 10 parts really nice work and high level of detail.
The exhaust is nicely detailed with the final piece open

you can see some horrible seam lines, I cannot tell you if it is because of misalignment of the molds and it is a pre-production sprues, but I really hope that will be fix before commercialization because it is really time consuming. I left one deliberately on tension for better understanding, it will be sand anyway.


enjoy

















Comments welcome

seb43
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Posted: Monday, February 16, 2009 - 05:19 PM UTC
Step 4
End of the suspension and the assembly of tension bar and the front





Step 5
The air line system with air tank nicely detailed





And finally the fuel tank you need to take care to sand off the seam line on the front of the tank



Enjoy even if nobody like it or the quality of Trumpeter is bad

newfish
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Posted: Monday, February 16, 2009 - 11:53 PM UTC
Seb its looking good budy .

Some of the detail is impessive

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Posted: Tuesday, February 17, 2009 - 12:57 AM UTC
It looks great so and a great job so far!! I know I'm going out to buy
seb43
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Posted: Tuesday, February 17, 2009 - 04:49 PM UTC
Thanks Guys for your comments and support

Step 6 & 7
I skip the wheels

Attachment of the air filter and air tank you need to be careful to attach the PE of the air filter to the bottom of the airtank it is not mention on the instruction:





Winch and fuel tank, it is a pity that the winch doesnot come with a cable but you can easily fix it





Tool box


Step 8
Boxes and air filter support
When gluing the perpendicular bar to the mainframe it was not square so I have to push hard to put in place and apply excess of glue (right hand side of pics) but it look square to me before so I dont know what happen.








Step 9
Flat bed, really easy to buils it but you need to remove some pins ejector marks, BTW the part number than can be improve is G6 not G4.



Then you need to glue 26 hooks so small that they look like PE part, Trumpeter provide you with 34 of them in case of the carpet monster is around the modeling room.





Comments welcome
seb43
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Posted: Wednesday, February 18, 2009 - 08:43 AM UTC
I have been wondering if the transerval part was glue correctly because I tried to push the upper part but you can see the result


The upper plastic part does not insert very well in place and by comparing with the walkaround from prime portal


You can see it is totally square, so you need to really sand the wall to achieve a complete insertion and not have such ugly result.

seb43
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Posted: Wednesday, February 18, 2009 - 04:28 PM UTC
I am really happy to see so much interest on this particular subject and blog.
Bringing to you this model that did hit the shelve yet is very important for the network and It seems that you agree with me on that

Ok stop the irony let go back to business

Step 10 end of the flat bed
Step 11 the seats.
You need to remove all the seam lines and ejector pins that can be seen it is a tedious work but need to be done
You can display the seats open or close and you have the small PE part to present the lock











seb43
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Posted: Tuesday, February 24, 2009 - 04:03 PM UTC
Working on the poor cabin very simple on every aspect.
I am wondering why Trumpeter did a bad job with the TM online plus my photo from the real vehicle dont understand









Ready for the paint job





Comments are always welcome
cyclones6
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Posted: Tuesday, February 24, 2009 - 04:08 PM UTC
Great job so far, but I can see what your talking about with the very plain interior
I would add plenty of accessories in there
Evan
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Posted: Tuesday, February 24, 2009 - 04:19 PM UTC
Well Evan
The dials are wrong and misplaced the two boxes at rear are pure imagination and the windshield is also wrong
as you can see from my own pics






Cheers
Seb
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Posted: Tuesday, February 24, 2009 - 05:55 PM UTC
great job seb did you see pro art has a set of wheels for it on his site
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Posted: Tuesday, February 24, 2009 - 05:58 PM UTC

Quoted Text

great job seb did you see pro art has a set of wheels for it on his site


a to late with it
seb43
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Posted: Wednesday, February 25, 2009 - 12:02 AM UTC
Henk
You need to read my posts
henkp
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Posted: Wednesday, February 25, 2009 - 04:41 AM UTC
oke i will but still a great job
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Posted: Wednesday, February 25, 2009 - 06:10 AM UTC
Thanks for posting those photos. This kit looks like a winner.
newfish
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Posted: Wednesday, February 25, 2009 - 07:08 AM UTC
Looking good Seb shame about that poor interior Seb this is where the Aftermarket could step in but its annoying that they cannot get it right in the fisrt place

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Posted: Thursday, February 26, 2009 - 01:03 PM UTC
It looks like a generally good kit, although as you note, Seb, the interior is somewhat of a disappointment. That said, it's light-years ahead of the vacuformed Steyr truck you used for your mother ship.
seb43
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Posted: Thursday, February 26, 2009 - 02:31 PM UTC
Well Lucas
6 months of work on the vacuform kit and one week on the trumpeter kit and if you are going to make the SF mothership you really dont care about the poor cabin since there is not more a cabin hihihii
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Posted: Thursday, February 26, 2009 - 08:32 PM UTC

Quoted Text

The dials are wrong and misplaced the two boxes at rear are pure imagination and the windshield is also wrong
as you can see from my own pics



Those two boxes are not at all pure imagination, they are quite real in fact. They are there for any BII that we can not store on the passenger side compartment. Quite often, they turn into MRE holders, a place to put our TMs, or other equipment we would like to be secure as they are able to be locked with a 5200 series lock. Also, the 1078 does not come equipped with the dial for vehicle angle, only the LMTVs capable of hauling a trailer are so equipped. Also, after seeing the windshield picture, what you took a picture of is not a 1078, or atleast any 1078s we have (the U.S). That is the above mentioned MTV, not sure of the nomenclature but is the one so equipped for hauling a trailer

Here are a few personal pics of my truck (a 1078 also)

Here you can see the "bii" box behind the drivers seat


This is a look out the window of a 1078
seb43
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Posted: Thursday, February 26, 2009 - 11:58 PM UTC
Justin
Do you have more pics of your M1078's interior ???
Cheers
Seb