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Campaign 150-
ltb073
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Posted: Monday, March 27, 2017 - 06:30 AM UTC

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Sal,
Looking great, man! Two tiny suggestions (since you already picked up on the empty cook pot;) ): Need to paint the inside of the chimney black, and recommend adding a dark wash to the potatoes in the bucket to emphasize their shape.




Thanks for the comments guys
I blacked up the inside of the chimney and added a wash to the potatoes photo P1100183_zpsgbvdlsty.jpg photo P1100184_zpskwo3qouq.jpg photo P1100186_zpsfdvofijm.jpg photo P1100188_zpsctbpva66.jpg photo P1100189_zpsrvu0gzrx.jpg
Also added some green stems to the apples.
Finally calling it finished see ya all at the next campaign
LinusB
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Posted: Sunday, April 02, 2017 - 11:50 AM UTC

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Very nice! Are you going for the colour scheme shown on the box?



No I am going with a dark green and black.

Progress to date.

Namabiiru
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Posted: Sunday, April 02, 2017 - 04:48 PM UTC
Looks great, Sal!

Hudson29
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Posted: Thursday, April 06, 2017 - 05:11 AM UTC
Linus - I love this truck, I have a real one sitting out in my driveway waiting for some TLC. I look forward to seeing how yours comes out.
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Posted: Thursday, April 06, 2017 - 05:16 AM UTC
Gee, these 150- projects go quickly! Less than a week after starting I've been shooting paint.

Here is a pic of the start:



A couple of sessions later it looked like this:



Here most of the bits are fit together for a look-see:





No pics of the paint yet . . .
LinusB
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Posted: Thursday, April 06, 2017 - 05:25 AM UTC

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Linus - I love this truck, I have a real one sitting out in my driveway waiting for some TLC. I look forward to seeing how yours comes out.



Oh I envy you. Never a great lover of the big '50s cars but I did love the trucks.
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Posted: Thursday, April 06, 2017 - 04:17 PM UTC
Great progress everyone! Sorry for not being much around lately
Hudson29
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Posted: Thursday, April 06, 2017 - 10:27 PM UTC

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Linus - I love this truck, I have a real one sitting out in my driveway waiting for some TLC. I look forward to seeing how yours comes out.



Oh I envy you. Never a great lover of the big '50s cars but I did love the trucks.



I too used to view 1950s car negatively. I cut my teeth on English sports cars in the late 1960s and saw the big boats from the 1950s as very poor excuses for transportation. Now decades later I see them in a different light. Now I see that in addition to utilitarian transportation, the cars were mobile sculpture. They were an expression of a society that had been through tough times and still retained a belief that the future could be better. They were forward looking and made no excuses for it.

Modern cars are just PC transportation appliances, dull as dishwater and constantly apologizing for their existence. I own one but do not love it.

My truck is a 1951 model 3600 3/4 ton model with a longer wheelbase and bed than the AMT model which is of the more popular 1/2 model. I have two of the kits and some thoughts of a kit bash to build the 3/4 ton version.
69mudbone
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Posted: Friday, April 07, 2017 - 01:10 AM UTC
Hi Guys, tell me these aren't Sweeeet

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Armored76
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Posted: Friday, April 07, 2017 - 10:45 AM UTC
Sugar sweet!!! Specially the red/white one Is this your own work?
69mudbone
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Posted: Friday, April 07, 2017 - 09:38 PM UTC

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Sugar sweet!!! Specially the red/white one Is this your own work?


No I wish they were, they were given to me by my uncle who passed on awhile back. They are1/24 scale from Danbury Mint, hood opens doors open they are really really nice.
LinusB
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Posted: Saturday, April 08, 2017 - 05:16 PM UTC
My pickup is done.





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Posted: Saturday, April 08, 2017 - 06:55 PM UTC
Looks great, Linus!
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Saturday, April 08, 2017 - 07:31 PM UTC
Reminds of the toy trucks they gave away at gas stations when I was a kid! Very nice job, Linus!
69mudbone
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Posted: Saturday, April 08, 2017 - 08:12 PM UTC
I really think the red wheels set it off great job
LinusB
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Posted: Sunday, April 09, 2017 - 04:26 AM UTC
Thanks for the praise guys. I was going to weather it up a bit but I did like that it reminded me of the toy trucks I had as a kid.

Sal the field kitchen is very nice indeed.

Paul looking forward to seeing the Bulldog in some paint.
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Posted: Sunday, April 09, 2017 - 11:53 PM UTC
Primed in white. Rigging is a pain.

There are two color options for this kit - Light Gray or Light Blue. I'm liking the Light Blue option because I doubt I'll do anything else in that color!



Mike
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Posted: Monday, April 10, 2017 - 01:46 AM UTC
LINUS - Looking good just as it is. When I was a kid these trucks were everywhere and your model captures the look pretty well.
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Posted: Monday, April 10, 2017 - 01:49 AM UTC
Mike - Your Flying Flea is a pip. I had one of those kits a few years ago but sold it on Ebay in the midst of a clean-up campaign. Now looking at yours I'm not so sure that was a smart move. . .
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Posted: Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 02:01 AM UTC
Light blue is on. Started on the wheels and the initial color is on for the prop. About to gloss it up for the decals.



Mike
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Posted: Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 04:51 AM UTC
Mike that Flea is dare I say it pretty damn cute looking.
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Posted: Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 05:24 AM UTC

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Mike that Flea is dare I say it pretty damn cute looking.



Yes it is.

Touched up the wheels/tires, finished the prop (lookin' good!), painted the silver rectangles on top of the top wings, and gloss coated for the decals.

We'll see how things go between now and the weekend.

Mike
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Posted: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 10:58 AM UTC
Looking great, Mike! Love the smooth surface and also agree on your "blue is different" move.
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Posted: Friday, April 14, 2017 - 03:12 AM UTC
Here it is. I'm liking the blue with the black insignia and wood prop.





I have confirmed, I don't like rigging on anything smaller than...maybe 1/32.

Mike
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Posted: Friday, April 14, 2017 - 03:33 AM UTC
Close-up of the prop:



Just a few steps on the prop:

1) Clean up and prime,
2) 1st coat - Vallejo Japanese Uniform Yellow,
3) 2nd coat - thinned 50/50 Vallejo Flat Earth/thinner - painted two lines the length of the prop, both sides, to simulate multi-layered wood (looked like yellow, earth, yellow, earth),
4) 3rd coat - thinned 70/30 Vallejo Chocolate Brown/thinner - gave both sides of the prop a wash with a semi-stiff brush giving the prop a further defined look of multi-layered wood,
5) 4th coat - "painted" with straight Future,
6) Added the decals and center hub (painted Dark Iron),
7) Final coat of straight Future.

I think it turned out pretty good.

Mike