AUSTRALIAN AUTOMOTIVE MODEL BUILDERS

Chuck Millers FIRE TRUCK

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Chuck Millers FIRE TRUCK

Post by Jerry Ol'55 on Wed 09 Jul 2014, 12:11 am

G'day again... picked this kit up real cheap so I couldn't resist. Not the greatest of kits
quality wise with a lot of "spindly" parts and flashing, but then hey!... I'm up for a
challenge, and the missus reckons it looks "cute", so I thought I'd give this a go,
but I'm going to attempt some mods along the way.
Front wheels?...NO WAY!, so I found some spare 5 spokers to go with the rears.
Cut moulded triple gauge console away from the R/H side, flipped it over and repositioned it
more to the left. This cab is now going to be more central driven rather than L/H drive.
Cut down Oldsmobile steering wheel (rather the "tiller stick" supplied), made up gear shift
console & fitted to L/H side.
Also this is my first attempt at "wiring" up an engine. I used fine copper wire then
painted. Hope it works!.
Will be fitting rear mudguards and a full windscreen made from a CD cover.

Anyhow, that's about it so far, not sure as to what lies ahead body wise or colours.
If you guys want to throw some ideas or suggestions (be nice!)... any comments
are appreciated.  Thanks for having a peek.  More to come Hopefully!.
 jerryjerry
avatar
Jerry Ol'55
I Love this place
I Love this place

Male Number of posts : 639
Age : 61
Location : Gosnells W.A.
Registration date : 2014-06-03

Back to top Go down

Re: Chuck Millers FIRE TRUCK

Post by allan on Wed 09 Jul 2014, 8:04 am

Put a base colour of Tamiya gold leaf X-12 then top coat of Tamiya clear red X-27 will give you a gold candy red colour my2cents  looking good so far.
avatar
allan
AMCC ADDICT
AMCC ADDICT

Male Number of posts : 9512
Age : 60
Location : East Maitland
Registration date : 2008-03-31

Back to top Go down

Re: Chuck Millers FIRE TRUCK

Post by blatdriver on Wed 09 Jul 2014, 9:14 am

 bigthumbsup  I like it, maybe put some wider tyres on the back
avatar
blatdriver
AMCC ADDICT
AMCC ADDICT

Male Number of posts : 1550
Age : 40
Location : Wagga
Registration date : 2011-04-22

Back to top Go down

Re: Chuck Millers FIRE TRUCK

Post by Jade043 on Wed 09 Jul 2014, 9:44 am

Lookin good so far
avatar
Jade043
I Love this place
I Love this place

Male Number of posts : 549
Age : 40
Location : Patumahoe NZ
Registration date : 2013-04-16

Back to top Go down

Re: Chuck Millers FIRE TRUCK

Post by silverfox on Wed 09 Jul 2014, 11:57 am

Nice work , looking forward to seeing more of this .
avatar
silverfox
Legend Poster
Legend Poster

Male Number of posts : 1156
Age : 65
Location : hunter valley
Registration date : 2012-02-23

Back to top Go down

Re: Chuck Millers FIRE TRUCK

Post by zenrat on Wed 09 Jul 2014, 3:12 pm

Looking good.  I'll be watching as i've got one of these in the stash.
I plan to build mine with 12 spoke front wheels like these.

_________________
Fred

Badda Bing Badda Bang
avatar
zenrat
Moderator

Male Number of posts : 6817
Age : 49
Location : Dank Northern slopes of Mount Martha, Vic
Registration date : 2008-07-17

Back to top Go down

Re: Chuck Millers FIRE TRUCK

Post by Jerry Ol'55 on Wed 09 Jul 2014, 5:02 pm

zenrat wrote:Looking good.  I'll be watching as i've got one of these in the stash.
I plan to build mine with 12 spoke front wheels like these.

G'day Fred... No doubt you also have the MPC kit of this car, but a few disappointing
features being the excessive amount of flashing on the chrome parts, the exhaust
pipes were not chromed, the front and rear ends were a "Head Fudge" to put together (for
me anyway), and they didn't supply the 12 spokers as per original Rod.
Therefore I'm not building it as the Fire Truck, but putting my own spin on it.
Cheers to those who have come back with some ideas, these definitely will
be considered during this build. Thanks guys for lookin' in....
Jerry
avatar
Jerry Ol'55
I Love this place
I Love this place

Male Number of posts : 639
Age : 61
Location : Gosnells W.A.
Registration date : 2014-06-03

Back to top Go down

Re: Chuck Millers FIRE TRUCK

Post by zenrat on Thu 10 Jul 2014, 1:38 pm

I've got the latest AMT re-pop with the mini kit box insert and the swanky new AMT pie crust slicks.
I robbed the front wheels for an AMT double dragster build and replaced them with the DD 12 spokes.
Don't remember major flash but I wasn't looking too hard

_________________
Fred

Badda Bing Badda Bang
avatar
zenrat
Moderator

Male Number of posts : 6817
Age : 49
Location : Dank Northern slopes of Mount Martha, Vic
Registration date : 2008-07-17

Back to top Go down

Re: Chuck Millers FIRE TRUCK

Post by window on Thu 10 Jul 2014, 5:18 pm

awesome work so far. how did you do the floor?

window
AMCC NEWBIE!
AMCC NEWBIE!

Male Number of posts : 10
Age : 42
Location : Brisbane
Registration date : 2012-08-18

Back to top Go down

Re: Chuck Millers FIRE TRUCK

Post by Jerry Ol'55 on Fri 11 Jul 2014, 6:55 pm

window wrote:awesome work so far. how did you do the floor?

G'day... went to "Bunnings" (in the craft section), bought a roll of self adhesive
black velvet and I think I paid about $4.60.  It's quite thin and easy to work with.
It's also great as little floor mats or roof lining or what ever you wish.
A roll will last you a lifetime of building I reckon. I also get my small paint brushes
from the same area.

They're "RENOIR" brand and I cut the ends down so the
length of the brush is around 18cm. I find these brushes real nice to work with
and they're quite cheap. Hope this info helps.
 jerryjerry
P.S. if you want, Email me or text me your name & address and I will post you out a
piece of this 'Velvet" adhesive for you to try.  cheers Jerry  0450 073 150


Last edited by Jerry Ol'55 on Fri 11 Jul 2014, 7:23 pm; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : Offering to send a sample piece of velvet.)
avatar
Jerry Ol'55
I Love this place
I Love this place

Male Number of posts : 639
Age : 61
Location : Gosnells W.A.
Registration date : 2014-06-03

Back to top Go down

Re: Chuck Millers FIRE TRUCK

Post by blatdriver on Fri 11 Jul 2014, 9:10 pm

Thanks Jerry, bigthumbsup  I will have to have a look at bunnings
avatar
blatdriver
AMCC ADDICT
AMCC ADDICT

Male Number of posts : 1550
Age : 40
Location : Wagga
Registration date : 2011-04-22

Back to top Go down

Re: Chuck Millers FIRE TRUCK

Post by Jerry Ol'55 on Fri 11 Jul 2014, 9:17 pm

blatdriver wrote:Thanks Jerry, bigthumbsup  I will have to have a look at bunnings

Ya welcome mate!... glad to be of some assistance!.
avatar
Jerry Ol'55
I Love this place
I Love this place

Male Number of posts : 639
Age : 61
Location : Gosnells W.A.
Registration date : 2014-06-03

Back to top Go down

Re: Chuck Millers FIRE TRUCK

Post by checkmate on Mon 14 Jul 2014, 10:29 pm

I like this one, might have to grab one for my collection after all it's a van of sorts Smile

Keen to watch this one come together.

_________________
avatar
checkmate
Moderator

Male Number of posts : 2573
Age : 42
Location : Tumut NSW.
Registration date : 2008-04-16

http://www.majesticvanners.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Chuck Millers FIRE TRUCK

Post by Jerry Ol'55 on Mon 14 Jul 2014, 11:04 pm

checkmate wrote:I like this one, might have to grab one for my collection after all it's a van of sorts Smile

Keen to watch this one come together.

I guess it is a (delivery) van as such, although the actual rod itself or the kit
didn't have any rear doors. So because I'm building this kit "my way" I'm in the
process of trying to fit a "swing Up" rear door to it.


It might work?.. I don't know, as I'm just "winging" it as I go along with this one!.
I'll keep you guys posted...
 jerryjerry
avatar
Jerry Ol'55
I Love this place
I Love this place

Male Number of posts : 639
Age : 61
Location : Gosnells W.A.
Registration date : 2014-06-03

Back to top Go down

Re: Chuck Millers FIRE TRUCK

Post by checkmate on Wed 16 Jul 2014, 12:34 am

Like the rear door concept, looking good.

_________________
avatar
checkmate
Moderator

Male Number of posts : 2573
Age : 42
Location : Tumut NSW.
Registration date : 2008-04-16

http://www.majesticvanners.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Chuck Millers FIRE TRUCK

Post by Jerry Ol'55 on Wed 16 Jul 2014, 1:43 pm

A little bit more progress...Cut down paperclips double as
rear "Grab rails" & also provide a hinge point for rear door.
Photos show engine with carved scoop... Not sure 'bout this yet?.











Anyway for me it's "so far,so good", but should you guys have any
suggestions or ideas... I'm all ears!...Thanks for dropping in.
 jerryjerry
avatar
Jerry Ol'55
I Love this place
I Love this place

Male Number of posts : 639
Age : 61
Location : Gosnells W.A.
Registration date : 2014-06-03

Back to top Go down

Re: Chuck Millers FIRE TRUCK

Post by Jerry Ol'55 on Wed 16 Jul 2014, 2:11 pm

blatdriver wrote: bigthumbsup  I like it, maybe put some wider tyres on the back
How 'bout these?

Have to agree with "Blatdriver" Wider is better!. Will sand the tyres as per
the originals,
avatar
Jerry Ol'55
I Love this place
I Love this place

Male Number of posts : 639
Age : 61
Location : Gosnells W.A.
Registration date : 2014-06-03

Back to top Go down

Re: Chuck Millers FIRE TRUCK

Post by Jerry Ol'55 on Sat 02 Aug 2014, 7:29 pm

G'day... just a bit of an update for those interested...
Fitted fatter slicks as suggested by the "Blatdriver"and pinstriped
tyres in yellow with Gel pen.
Engine was then fitted but "W.T.H"!..(Heck), the headers supplied
not only are they NOT chromed, they don't even come close to fitting
properly!!!...so I made my own pipe headers from an ol' coat
hanger, bent,soldered, polished and "blued". Body is "rattle can" Duplicolor
Viper Mica (Ford). Gloss clear coats yet to come. At this stage
there is more work to be done, but I'll keep you guys posted
anyways. Love all the other "ongoing projects" you guys are
building too. Learning much from the seasoned builders!...







Cheers for lookin' in
 jerryjerry
avatar
Jerry Ol'55
I Love this place
I Love this place

Male Number of posts : 639
Age : 61
Location : Gosnells W.A.
Registration date : 2014-06-03

Back to top Go down

Re: Chuck Millers FIRE TRUCK

Post by RetrospectKustoms on Mon 04 Aug 2014, 3:57 pm

Gee whiz that looks good, love the detail painting on the headers.
avatar
RetrospectKustoms
AMCC ADDICT
AMCC ADDICT

Male Number of posts : 2460
Age : 37
Location : Barossa Valley, So Aus
Registration date : 2011-12-14

Back to top Go down

Re: Chuck Millers FIRE TRUCK

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum