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M1070 HET, 1/35 HB
PavelS
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Praha, Czech Republic
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Posted: Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - 03:01 AM UTC
One from today´s progress - do you think rust is appropriate on the fifth wheel for used vehicle? I am not plan to left like this, but am curious about oppinion of you guys...
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Posted: Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - 03:11 AM UTC
Pavel;
it looks good, but in my experience, and I am no expert here, from what I have observed, the fifth wheels are usually covered in heavy axle grease and would never show signs of rust. The metallic shining is sometimes seen, where the grease has been worn away, but all of the teamsters (truck drivers) I knew in the film world all kept their rigs, polished and greased up well. It might be different in the field, maybe there are some who have experience in that MOS. Cheer.
PavelS
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Posted: Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - 03:30 AM UTC
I know about grease, but am thinking about the base before I will be appliing the grease - but you are right, it doesn´t make sense...

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/65/Sattelkupplung.JPG
bulivyf
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Posted: Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - 04:55 AM UTC

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I know about grease, but am thinking about the base before I will be appliing the grease - but you are right, it doesn´t make sense...

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/65/Sattelkupplung.JPG



Some photos:

PavelS
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Posted: Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - 07:17 AM UTC
Thanks Mílo, do you think it is a rust on these two pics?
bulivyf
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Posted: Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - 08:10 AM UTC

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Thanks Mílo, do you think it is a rust on these two pics?



I think that only mud with oil.
PavelS
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Posted: Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - 08:32 AM UTC
Me too...thanks again for a pics
calgab
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Posted: Thursday, March 01, 2012 - 09:56 AM UTC
Hey Pavel,

Thanks for sharing your build.

A quick question re folding the photo-etch, e.g. the sleeve around the exhaust pipe, part PE-MB8, as on step 23, page 21?

If possible, it`d be good if you can give me your experience, tips and save me from screwing up. Thx.


PavelS
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Posted: Thursday, March 01, 2012 - 10:07 AM UTC
Hey Luis!

I did it by folding the PE around proper diameter brush...
woofwoof
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Posted: Saturday, April 28, 2012 - 10:56 PM UTC

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I have some idea...




Hi

Is this in 1/35 ? where can i get opne from please

Thanks

P
PavelS
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Posted: Wednesday, September 12, 2012 - 08:48 AM UTC
I forgot to post finished truck pics...

Here it is - finished for some time now - now I am starting on trailer...pics will be later












And here is some updating of weathering during summer...the trailer hoses will be reworked before trailer connection - they are jus provisional



bulivyf
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Posted: Wednesday, September 12, 2012 - 08:55 AM UTC

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I forgot to post finished truck pics...

Here it is - finished for some time now - now I am starting on trailer...pics will be later












And here is some updating of weathering during summer...the trailer hoses will be reworked before trailer connection - they are jus provisional






Very nice.
PavelS
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Posted: Wednesday, September 12, 2012 - 09:03 AM UTC
will bring it with me on some coffee visit soon!
bulivyf
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Posted: Wednesday, September 12, 2012 - 09:21 AM UTC

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will bring it with me on some coffee visit soon!



No problem. I have HET instruction for you.
Captin_Caveman_III
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Posted: Friday, September 14, 2012 - 03:53 PM UTC
Stunning man!
ParanoAndroid
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Posted: Saturday, September 15, 2012 - 08:59 PM UTC
That is really impressive! Perfect job! All the details are stunning and the paint work is flawless! I long to seeing it finished! Thanks for the pics.
Alex
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richtlv3
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Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
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Posted: Saturday, September 15, 2012 - 11:13 PM UTC
Just salute you for the excellent job you did here!!!
Your model makes me wish to build up such one
Kenaicop
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Posted: Thursday, September 20, 2012 - 07:05 AM UTC
Great job dude, just about to put paint on mine. Question; What are those brace-like items attached the the exhaust pipe?
PavelS
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Posted: Saturday, September 22, 2012 - 06:23 AM UTC
Alex: thanks!

Richard: go for it! This model is amazing...

James: thanks too - if you mean the "5" on the pic, so that is a ladder for a crew to reach engine compartment...
If you mean "X" - that is an arm for tire replacement...
Teaker11
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Posted: Saturday, September 22, 2012 - 06:40 AM UTC
Pavel
Great looking truck, I hope when I start mine it would look so good. But if I can make a suggestion, the ranp and 5th wheel would have scratches and grease from the trailers, all trucks that are prepaired for a trailer have a layer or beads of grease on the 5th wheel, I hauled grain with Peterbuilt and a Kenworth and I had a grease gun in the rack for that.
Jim
PavelS
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Posted: Saturday, September 22, 2012 - 07:23 AM UTC
Thanks Jim! I was already told about that grease - alghout it is not much visible on the pics, I add a lot of blackbrown stuff on the 5th wheel even on the ramp... Anyway - soon there will be a trailer connected, so I want connection possible mechanism, if you know what I mean

Here it is visible a little:


Anyway I started working on the trailer, there is some fast progress - even when I have a very limited time between night shifts






Some putty (evergreen plastic) neccessary:

and after...:




Wish me luck!
Teaker11
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Posted: Saturday, September 22, 2012 - 07:47 AM UTC
Pavel:
yes I can see it now, the rear of a truck was alwas nasty to work on, we would steam clean them every week, but that was in the 1980's I dont beleive you could do that now with all the EPA regs, we just pulled in the field cleaned the rig and dumped the oil along fences to kill the weeds. same with tractors
Jim
PavelS
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Posted: Saturday, September 22, 2012 - 08:03 AM UTC
Could imagine how it worked that days

But anyway - I would be VERY pleased when you comment my build, make any suggestions etc...allways appreciated help from the people "from da business" The same as I, working on airliners (A320Family/B737), allways suggests to put some dirt on the 144´s - modelers never listen... People love to think about airliners as about some show and shine objects
Teaker11
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Posted: Saturday, September 22, 2012 - 08:37 AM UTC
I like the detail on your trailer for the air lines and electrical, also I beleive there were hydraulics also , but I could be wrong I will have to go back to my notes, if you do a search from the internet you can find the actual Army repair books for the truck and trailer, but be aware they are thousands of pages long and its good for detail. If I can find the address I will PM it to you.
Jim
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Posted: Saturday, September 22, 2012 - 08:41 AM UTC
PM sent