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Posted by suomi39 on Monday, March 22, 2021 10:16 AM

Looks great. Nice and clean assembly. Do those wheel articulate, or are they cemented in place? 

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Monday, March 22, 2021 10:40 AM

suomi39

Looks great. Nice and clean assembly. Do those wheel articulate, or are they cemented in place? 

 



Thanks. I thought it was going to be a working suspension but it's not so I canted the wheels a bit to show one of the ways the beast could be steered. It could also steer from only the two front wheels or all four up front. It must have been quite difficult maintaining such a complex steering mechanism.

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, March 22, 2021 11:36 AM

I don't care if it works or not- it looks fantastic! 

I'd be tempted to show one rolled over just so you can see all that detailing. 

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Monday, March 22, 2021 3:23 PM

Gamera

I don't care if it works or not- it looks fantastic! 

I'd be tempted to show one rolled over just so you can see all that detailing. 

 

Thanks Gamera. Yea lots of details under but they provide less than half an engine. If it had a complete one the access covers could have been left open . 

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Posted by CapnMac82 on Monday, March 22, 2021 5:00 PM

plasticjunkie
It must have been quite difficult maintaining such a complex steering mechanism.

From memory of the 222 & 223, the second steering axle was engaged/disengaged by a simple lever throw.  The lever either engaged or disengaged that axle's steering component by way of a T shaped rod link.

Now, yes, you have more than one axle and all the king pins and tie rods to keep sorted.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Monday, March 22, 2021 8:07 PM

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plasticjunkie
It must have been quite difficult maintaining such a complex steering mechanism.

 

From memory of the 222 & 223, the second steering axle was engaged/disengaged by a simple lever throw.  The lever either engaged or disengaged that axle's steering component by way of a T shaped rod link.

Now, yes, you have more than one axle and all the king pins and tie rods to keep sorted.

 

That’s very interesting. I can just imagine trying to align all 8 wheels.

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Posted by CapnMac82 on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 1:55 PM

plasticjunkie
I can just imagine trying to align all 8 wheels.

Alignment rack man would likely boggle Smile

Some vehicles (like road cranes) just let the disengaged wheels castor.

The German vehicles, to memory, uses a T link to hold the tie rod mostly in place.  The linkage is just kinked open enough that the steering input from the lead axle does not affect the other sterring axle.  That way, if the axle is linked back in, the amount of change is locked back in.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Sunday, March 28, 2021 12:01 AM

CapnMac82

 

 
plasticjunkie
I can just imagine trying to align all 8 wheels.

 

Alignment rack man would likely boggle Smile

Some vehicles (like road cranes) just let the disengaged wheels castor.

The German vehicles, to memory, uses a T link to hold the tie rod mostly in place.  The linkage is just kinked open enough that the steering input from the lead axle does not affect the other sterring axle.  That way, if the axle is linked back in, the amount of change is locked back in.

 

That's  interesting and good info to know, thanks.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Sunday, March 28, 2021 12:02 AM

 

Been very busy these last few days helping my son and his family move so my bench time has been extremely limited but did manage to start on the interior and did some work on the top hull, adding doors and hatches. No engine is included so the engine doors were glued shut. I want to leave as many doors and hatches open to show as much of the interior as possible.

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Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, March 28, 2021 11:48 AM

Looking good PJ! 

 

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, March 28, 2021 1:28 PM

PJ, your tempting me to add one of these to the stash! 

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Sunday, March 28, 2021 6:19 PM

Thanks guys. Mopar I highly recommend it but do get an engine for it so the access panels can be left open. I plan to do that on the other one I have in the stash.

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Posted by CapnMac82 on Sunday, March 28, 2021 7:47 PM

This is an outstanding build.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Sunday, March 28, 2021 10:38 PM

CapnMac82

This is an outstanding build.

 

 

Thanks Cap, stay tuned for more. I almost have the interior completed and will be ready for the Elfenbein color soon.

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, March 29, 2021 11:41 AM

Looking very very nice!!! Yes

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 4:09 AM

Looking good there, its a pity there's no engine, would have thought the AM guys would have sorted that.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 7:21 AM

Thanks Gamera and Bish. e the I

Bish, I think Tetra made the engines, not sure have to research it for the other one I have. The kit has the lower half of the engine done quite well but no top and other components are not included. I’m sure there is an am resin set made if not the top part will need to becratched out. I have the Italeri 6 rad and it has a resin engine.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 10:45 PM

This is a very slow build due to so many small parts so I've made a small dent in reducing their amount.

Most of the lower hull is done. The upper hull still needs a ton of small parts.

 

Here's the rear controls 

and the front controls

both ip's are ready for paint

Another look at the detailed suspension.

 

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, April 1, 2021 8:51 AM

That's some really nice interior detailing. Nice work!!!  

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Friday, April 2, 2021 6:24 AM

Thanks Gamera.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 10:48 PM

Finally was able to get some bench time. The 8 rad is ready for interior paint. 


A few parts still need to be added once the upper and lower hulls are joined.

The wheels even have the air valve stems

 

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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 3:02 PM

You're making some serious progress there PJ! Yes

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 3:33 PM

Gamera

You're making some serious progress there PJ! Yes

 

Thanks Gamera. Cleared out the garage pretty much so I will be able to shoot the Elfenbein interior color very soon. I'm leaving as many hatches open so some of the interior can be seen. 
Thinking of making this into a small vignette since I have some DAK figures in the stash.

 

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Friday, April 9, 2021 11:56 PM

  

The interoír colors were applied and she’s ready to b closed up.

 

Both IPs are completed. I will be adding some equipment inside to busy things up a bit.

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Saturday, April 10, 2021 9:58 PM

I sure do you like what I see here.  Does the top of the body have to be glued to the bottom or can it be left unglued to open up and see all the beautiful interior and engine?

Chad

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Sunday, April 11, 2021 9:02 AM

Chad, there are two parts yet to be installed and both halves must be joined first. Unfortunately no radio is supplied for this radio car and only 1/2 the engine is included.

I have another 8 rad and a 6 rad that has resin updates for the engine and interior So I may do something different with them.

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, April 11, 2021 10:36 AM

Very nice work on the inside PJ, like the wear and tear.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Sunday, April 11, 2021 1:33 PM

Thanks Bish. The interiors were kept somewhat tidy but the DAK ones were pretty beat up from the pictures I have seen. Trying to keep it in the used but not abused camp for now. Have been playing around with some placement of personal equipment but they are hard to see thru the open hatches. 

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Posted by CapnMac82 on Sunday, April 11, 2021 7:11 PM

You do realize you now need to find a way to replicate the smell of hot paint, heated/reheated oil, and well-worn grease (sometimes known as "old cat[erpillar] smell"), right ?

[:0]

I might have been inclined to get some DAK sand pigments in there, ut, given the very limited visibility, your most excellent restraint is the best option.  The otuside will tell the tal of the inside well enough.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Sunday, April 11, 2021 8:29 PM

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I might have been inclined to get some DAK sand pigments in there

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Oh yea, that is in the works. Stay tuned.

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