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    • February 10, 2021 11:41 AM EST
      • Port Orchard, Washington
         
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      Actually got the decals on. The pickup truck is another small side build.

    • February 11, 2021 12:40 PM EST
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      Yes!!! Now that it's on the truck the red/orange outline decal is awesome 

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    • February 11, 2021 5:18 PM EST
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      So I think I applied the matte coat a little too fast after apply the MircoSet and caused some ink bleeding and decal movement. I'm not sure what I'm going to do yet. Maybe weathering can cover it up?

       

    • February 19, 2021 10:48 AM EST
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      This doesn't sound like progress on the feed mill truck, but trust me this is progress as I'm trying to get both trucks to the same weathering stage. The feed mill truck and this pickup truck are both occupying the same workbench space at the moment. Once I get this truck all ready for weathering, I will hop back over to the feed truck and get that set up and done. I'm avoiding the tank at the moment because I don't want to face the rivet decal issue again. Or make a decision about it

    • February 19, 2021 7:43 PM EST
      • Peoria, NW of Phoenix, Arizona
         
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      Go with welded aluminum tank. Rivets are for steam water heater train things

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    • February 19, 2021 7:47 PM EST
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      Oh and no weathering on the feed truck, real drivers keep their rides clean and good looking, even company trucks!

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    • February 19, 2021 9:11 PM EST
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      Pete Lassen said:

      Oh and no weathering on the feed truck, real drivers keep their rides clean and good looking, even company trucks!

      It's not going to be a rust bucket but it needs some weathering! Some piles of spilled grain on the tank, mud, dirt on the tires and mudflaps. Some washes around the cab area to bring out details. After all local farmers don't keep paved roads in and out of the farms!

    • February 19, 2021 9:43 PM EST
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      That’s true. When I  was hauling milk, one of my friends was a feed truck driver and he was mad one day and said it’s not fair I have a. Ice concrete driveway and he has mud and holes big enough to hide a VW. I told him why , I represent money coming into the place a d he represents money going out of the place. He didn’t see the humor in that logic!

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    • February 20, 2021 12:23 AM EST
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      Getting way off topic now with this build...

       

      I decided the pickup truck needed a lumber rack as a touch of history/use. I figure a signal maintainer truck probably drove around in the early 70's similar to what I see today. Spare parts for crossing gates, parts, etc.

       

      So I found a few lumber racks. Debating which style I like, but I'm thinking a brass one would be stronger ( welded pipe) but I like the look of the angle iron one myself. And I think I've got enough strip styrene or angle styrene on hand to bash something up.

       

    • February 26, 2021 11:41 AM EST
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      The pickup truck is nearing completion so I can move forward with the feed truck. 

      I did add the first light layer of weathering on the feed truck cab but no photos.

    • February 26, 2021 7:41 PM EST
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      Nice ! One of my favorite old pickup styles

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    • February 27, 2021 12:38 AM EST
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      The weathering on the mirror is amazing!

    • February 27, 2021 12:56 AM EST
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      Eric Mueller said:

      The weathering on the mirror is amazing!

      That's just raw brass that got a bit to heated when I was soldering. And then sanded a bit. It will get painted later as this was just a test fit.

    • February 27, 2021 5:53 PM EST
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      Craig Townsend said:
      Eric Mueller said:

      The weathering on the mirror is amazing!

      That's just raw brass that got a bit to heated when I was soldering. And then sanded a bit. It will get painted later as this was just a test fit.

      Since I having been playing with mixed media the last couple years I have come to love flame torched brass and copper. Copper especially. It produces some very cool colors. I made my future daughter-in-law a candle center piece that has a copper rose and dragon fly that has a heat patina. I have often thought it would make great weathering for brass fittings. 

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    • February 28, 2021 2:58 AM EST
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      Craig, I honestly thought you had deliberately gone for a "peeling chrome" look!  I said something to myself, like, "How did he little flakes of metal like that?"

       

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    • February 28, 2021 12:45 PM EST
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      Eric Mueller said:

      Craig, I honestly thought you had deliberately gone for a "peeling chrome" look!  I said something to myself, like, "How did he little flakes of metal like that?"

       

      Eric

      Sorry no, just sloppy soldering job. I suppose the solder does look a bit like chrome.  I will say, I have the chrome coating that comes with the kits. You have to file it off to remove the sprue marks anyway and then it doesn't glue. I did find some cheap craft paint that looks "Chrome ish". It looks like dirty chrome, which is fine for preweathering.

    • March 1, 2021 8:01 PM EST
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      Well I got some weathering on it. Not much but the layering is starting. Started with a black wash. Probably do a earth/dirt wash next.

       

      This post was edited by Craig Townsend at March 2, 2021 9:23 AM EST
    • March 2, 2021 12:09 PM EST
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      See I am still working on it....

      And I started weathering the other truck. Probably going to need a shot of dull coat to take some of that factory shine off.

      This post was edited by Craig Townsend at March 2, 2021 3:23 PM EST
    • March 2, 2021 6:49 PM EST
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      The outdoor photos look so much better.

    • March 2, 2021 8:15 PM EST
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      Nicely done, Craig.  Although I am glad I don't have the rivet counting affliction , I certainly appreciate seeing the work from someone who does.  Your attention to detail for the prototype is obvious in every model I have seen from you.  Thanks for sharing your skills with us.

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