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Re: Italeri Volvo VN780 and car carrier trailer

Post by allan on Mon 02 Jan 2012, 7:35 pm

Volvo and trailer look cool Ah the other custom mini ute /truck look's very odd. Laughing
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Post by tezza43 on Mon 02 Jan 2012, 8:03 pm

That is looking so cool - what a fantastic build this will be. Looking forward to more progress pics.

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Post by fat141 on Mon 02 Jan 2012, 10:34 pm

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Post by sports850 on Tue 03 Jan 2012, 3:21 pm

Finally found some of my previously built mini's today so put them on the trailer , still haven't found the decals for the truck yet though ....





top row from left is the first Tamiya mini I ever did , all brush painted , then a Tamiya mini with alfoil covered seats , formula one style bonnet scoop and home made rear wing (I was 16 at the time ...) , Fujimi mini 25 , Fujimi Rover mini . Bottom row from left Tamiya mini painted with "sugarcane" acrylic I had left over from one of my previous full size mini's , Tamiya racing mini , Tamiya Monte Carlo rally mini and then Tamiya body on scratch built chassis as a poor attempt at a funny car which is why it's hiding right up the front of the truck Wink



and now some more progress on the new mini project , bit obvious as to what it will be now ... The body will sit lower on the chassis yet and a bull bar will cover the chassis overhanging the front end Wink Lot of body work to be done on this one yet though .


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Post by checkmate on Tue 03 Jan 2012, 4:31 pm

Hey Ian, the decals for the truck are in my model room! You sent the chequered section to me ages ago for a project. You kept the dash and truck decals but I ended up with the flag section mate.

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Post by sports850 on Tue 03 Jan 2012, 5:31 pm

nahh , not those Rob , I knew I sent them to you , I'm trying to find some "the mini experience"ones I have somewhere Smile
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Post by fat141 on Tue 03 Jan 2012, 5:44 pm

A constant source of annoyance and embarrassment for Watto is a thread over on Ausmini of people getting photo's of watto from behind without him knowing and posting them so rather than trying to find a figure that looks like Watto I want a standing figure that's bent over that I can position as if he was looking at something on the truck as a vuisual "private joke" . I've looked at some of the figures in the Tamiya sets in stock at Scale Automobilia but there wasn't anything bending over , Does anyone know of such a figure and where I could get one ?[/quote]

When next you call in, I will give you some.
mmmmmmmm, you like men bending over , fishnet stockings ........... whats the go mate ?
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Post by fat141 on Tue 03 Jan 2012, 5:51 pm

After reading the rest of the posts, looks like I'm your man for the flatbed trailer also. F.O.C.
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Post by doorslammerfan on Tue 03 Jan 2012, 5:58 pm

That looks shit hot Ian, the monster mini looks interesting
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Post by Dodge on Wed 04 Jan 2012, 2:39 am

Why not make your own decals Ian?

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Post by sports850 on Wed 04 Jan 2012, 9:10 pm

I've already got some here somewhere that a mate printed up for me Dodge , but I'll make some more if I can't find them Smile

Huge thanks to Rod for giving me a flatbed trailer kit and a standing figure bending over for the truck (aka Watto) today among other things Smile Marshie , I now know where Rod's hidden bunker of shame is and I'll show you when you're up this way :p
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Post by DeeCee on Wed 04 Jan 2012, 9:41 pm

Thats wicked truck and carrier set-up mate, looking forward to the monster mini, many years ago our local speedway had 4 x mini bodies on home made chassis with 253 v8s and sprint car rear wheels on all 4 courners , they were used as push cars for the sprinters, they were mini monster mini's, kids(and adults) loved them.
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Post by Rowdy75 on Thu 05 Jan 2012, 9:49 am

looks great nice work

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Post by fat141 on Thu 05 Jan 2012, 6:20 pm

Smile Marshie , I now know where Rod's hidden bunker of shame is and I'll show you when you're up this way :p[/quote]


Why dont you just kill me ?

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Post by sports850 on Sat 14 Jan 2012, 2:32 pm

fat141 wrote:Why dont you just kill me ?

Because torture is much more fun Smile

Thank's to Rod for the Frehauff trailer kit , it's mostly built now except for the deck which was missing , going to make it from balsa and evergreen tubing (when I can get some) .

The trailer built as per the directions , I had to build it first before working out where to cut the chassis as I wasn't sure how it would look till the suspension sub units were installed ,



Working out where to cut to make it into the front trailer of a B-double combo ,



The trailer cut before being filed and finished ,



rear of trailer mostly finished , rear bumper and lights were put on after this photo ,



B-double combo together , it's about 1.3 meters long now , going to have to build it's own case as it no longer fits in the cabinet it was in ....



and with a temporary deck on it so it can carry the mini monster truck and minuki for a photo Smile



Finally found the Mini Experience decals , and starting to paint the figure of Watto ...



Now , should it stay as a B-double or should it be a B-triple ....

Also , does anyone want the steel rolls that come with the frehauf trailer kit , I'm not going to use them and someone else might be able to use them on a truck or in a diorama ???


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Re: Italeri Volvo VN780 and car carrier trailer

Post by allan on Sat 14 Jan 2012, 3:36 pm

now that's diffrent, bigthumbsup
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Post by sports850 on Sat 14 Jan 2012, 6:56 pm

fat141 wrote:Mate, how long is the new deck that you need, may be able to help you out (again)

I'll have half your garage at my place at this rate Rod .... The deck needs to be about 350mm long but it's no drama's if you don't have anything that fits Smile
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Post by fat141 on Sat 14 Jan 2012, 7:58 pm

Will check in the AM

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Post by sports850 on Sun 15 Jan 2012, 9:08 am

DeeCee wrote:Thats wicked truck and carrier set-up mate, looking forward to the monster mini, many years ago our local speedway had 4 x mini bodies on home made chassis with 253 v8s and sprint car rear wheels on all 4 courners , they were used as push cars for the sprinters, they were mini monster mini's, kids(and adults) loved them.

Don't suppose you'd have any photo's of them Dale , or know of where any of them ended up ?
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Re: Italeri Volvo VN780 and car carrier trailer

Post by tezza43 on Sun 15 Jan 2012, 9:35 am

Strictly from a modeller's point of view that looks awesome. It seems quite a load for a truck to move but I'm sure the big Volvo would have no problems with it. Looks like a nice kit and your extra scratch work is top class.

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Post by sports850 on Sun 15 Jan 2012, 10:13 am

Thank's Tezza , it's been fun even if it has taken a loooong time to finish Very Happy

tezza43 wrote: It seems quite a load for a truck to move but I'm sure the big Volvo would have no problems with it.


I am using the first rule of journalism for this build "Never let the truth get in the way of a good story" rolf I was looking at it the other day wondering if it would be feasible in real life and started working out the weights etc , lets just say I wouldn't like to try and drive it up the Moonbi range , but then again it would be the same as any other Volvo with a caravan rolf rolf rolf
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Post by checkmate on Sun 15 Jan 2012, 11:51 am

If she's only hauling mini's Ian she'd do it easily, we use to load around 36 to 41 tonne of paper onto B Doubles depending on if they were mass managed.

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