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Re: Peterbilt logger

Post by Deaf as on Sun 26 Jul 2015, 7:24 pm

Got the bonnet resprayed, some tail lights done and hub caps on drive. Once bonnet dries I'll mask out and do the blue. Interior just about ready to put together.
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Re: Peterbilt logger

Post by homers customs on Tue 28 Jul 2015, 7:05 pm

wow That is awesome well done.
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Re: Peterbilt logger

Post by Deaf as on Sun 16 Aug 2015, 6:04 pm

Ever so slowly this project moves forward. Have all the colour on the cab and bonnet and have started pinstriping.


The cab is just sitting on loose at this stage. Have ordered decals for the doors so not much more to happen here until they come along.


That little bit of cream showing under the pinstripe behind the wheel is a right PITA! Didn't notice before, teach me to keep my eyes on my fries. Have stripped the kit chrome off the grill, headlights, marker lights etc and will repaint. Might give Chromebrite a try and see how they come up. Once the interior is in hopefully the cab will sit more level. Going to have a crack at making mirror arms and brackets from brass rod - mainly as I can't find the originals! Have also painted the hubs on the jinker . Planning to run a single sooter up the LHS.
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Re: Peterbilt logger

Post by allan on Sun 16 Aug 2015, 7:06 pm

Like the colours on this one.
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Re: Peterbilt logger

Post by Deaf as on Wed 02 Sep 2015, 12:56 pm

Sprayed the grill and headlights using rattle can chrome decanted into the airbrush. I'm happy with how it came out. Probably not as shiny as Alclad can be but it suits the look i'm after.


I might give it a second coat to see if it makes a difference. Still waiting for decals and headlights for this. Once they're on, clear coat and put it all together. Hope decals come soon!!!
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Re: Peterbilt logger

Post by Deaf as on Wed 21 Oct 2015, 3:59 pm

Headlights turned up for this one, still waiting for the decals, jeebus  hopefully soon!
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Post by allan on Thu 22 Oct 2015, 11:11 am

Like the chrome on the grill. bigthumbsup
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Re: Peterbilt logger

Post by Deaf as on Sun 29 Nov 2015, 3:22 pm

The decals for this have turned up at long last happydance Couple of coats of floor polish and get it together at long last!

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Post by allan on Sun 29 Nov 2015, 6:40 pm

That's a cool decal bigthumbsup
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Re: Peterbilt logger

Post by Deaf as on Sun 28 Feb 2016, 6:04 pm

Managed to sneak in a bit of time at the bench for about the second time this year. The kit windows were pretty knackered so I'm having a go at cutting new ones myself. Would be a lot easier with rod to act as window rubbers - next time Gadget next time! Surprising how much variation there is in the kit molding when you try to put a nice flat piece of plastic in! Got the bumper painted and masked for chevrons.
Going to use the cab white for the stripes.
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Re: Peterbilt logger

Post by allan on Sun 28 Feb 2016, 6:21 pm

A+
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Re: Peterbilt logger

Post by Antwon on Sun 28 Feb 2016, 7:02 pm

Looking good Tim.................keep at it. Can't wait to see it done.
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Re: Peterbilt logger

Post by Deaf as on Sun 13 Mar 2016, 7:15 pm

Got a sneaky couple of hours at the desk this arvo. Managed to get the bumper, blinkers and bonnet on.


Still managed to get the little lips in the paint where the masking was even though i removed it while the paint was still wet. It was hot when I did it so maybe???? Should I try a very light/fine sanding or keep my fat fingers off it? Got tail lights and mudflaps on the jinker too.


Hope to knock this over shortly - its been a looooong time.
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Re: Peterbilt logger

Post by allan on Sun 13 Mar 2016, 8:07 pm

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Re: Peterbilt logger

Post by DeeCee on Sun 13 Mar 2016, 8:46 pm

That's looking great, the only way to get rid of those ridges on the bumper, would be to clear coat it a couple of times,
lightly block it, then re-clear it, block it again, and depending on how bad or good they are, more clear if needed....
It is frustrating when doing multi colors, but this is how i deal with it mate.
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Re: Peterbilt logger

Post by Deaf as on Fri 25 Mar 2016, 8:41 pm

Cheers Dale, might have a play around with this on an old bumper first. I have all the skills required to balls this up !!
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Re: Peterbilt logger

Post by Deaf as on Tue 07 Jun 2016, 8:26 pm



Apart from the air horn, I'm going to call this one finished. Somehow managed to forget to paint the air horn when I repainted all the other chrome.





I'll add the front badge when I either find a decent decal or take a brave pill and have a go at painting it.



The photo etch dogs were a right PITA to do. Bugger of a spot and the damn things work too well. When I tightened them down they actually pulled the links in the chain apart which caused it all to come apart. Need more practice with them though. Mushrooming the head of the pin over enough to allow the dog to fully close is a very fine line between not allowing it to shut or have the pin drop out. I settled for not fully shut.





Close up photos tend to show all the faults, I'm not going to point them out but I'm sure we all see them !



I used a length of fine rubber for the airlines. Had trouble finding something I liked that didn't need painting and rolled up somewhat realistically. It's taken a lot longer than I thought but turned out pretty much as I'd hoped. Built in memory of my Pa, his name on the door. He never had trucks but helped Dad into his. He was never flashy but everything was always just so.

Thanks for your kind words during the build gents, muchly  appreciated.
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Re: Peterbilt logger

Post by Antwon on Tue 07 Jun 2016, 8:37 pm

Top stuff Tim....looks great. No obvious faults mate, all good.
Nice tribute to your Pa.
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Re: Peterbilt logger

Post by dv8v8 on Tue 07 Jun 2016, 9:06 pm

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Re: Peterbilt logger

Post by clea on Wed 08 Jun 2016, 9:57 am

Nice one Tim.
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Re: Peterbilt logger

Post by Deaf as on Wed 08 Jun 2016, 10:08 am

Thanks guys.
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Re: Peterbilt logger

Post by allan on Wed 08 Jun 2016, 3:23 pm

Great job on the Peterbilt Logger
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Re: Peterbilt logger

Post by Cols56 on Wed 08 Jun 2016, 7:53 pm

Looks great !!!!

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Re: Peterbilt logger

Post by hqmon on Thu 09 Jun 2016, 7:08 pm

Great result with the mods on rebuilding an old built model. Really like it.

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