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Mack Cruiseliner.....Updated

Post by clea on Sun 10 Apr 2016, 5:23 pm

Friday, the sun came out, so decided to paint the transtar cab, and the cruiseliner, for some reason I painted the mack Emerald Pearl; cut it back did another coat, looked bland ("poxy"), so did some Gold stripes, to try and add a bit to it.
Still looked shit; so did some 2mm viny to break the colours...walked away and lefti ti.
Raining today; dicking around in shed, thinking it needs something...stripes.
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If I'm doing stripes I need the right equipment...
Stubbies, Smokes and 1 kilo of prawns. Col056 rang, just to say hello...asked what I was doing, I explained and said I was trying to see how thin I could cut vinyl and make it represent pinstripes, and whether it was workable.

From the r/h side to the l/h side is the gradient of the red striping....I reckon I got it down to, less than .3mm.. COULD NOT read it on rule....started at .5
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R/h side
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L/H side
Anyway, I'll pull it off later, and redo it at one thickness.......it does work, cheaper than decals.
I don't like decals...just the time and cost. The vinyl cost me nothing, they are just off-cuts from the signwriters in Portland.
IF YOU NEED IT...Make it yourself.
Aside;
It surprised me when Col rang, I don't think I have met Col; I have admired Colin's modelling work for years, we may have run into each other on the road over the years...?, for a common thread of the enjoyment of a hobby for a bloke to ring another bloke...just to shoot the breeze, is outstanding...a simple thing such as a piece of plastic.
Col; Thursday would be perfect...look forward to it.

Clea.
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Still Raining......5 stubbies, getting adventurous

Post by clea on Sun 10 Apr 2016, 6:23 pm

Back in the shed...thinking how flexible is the stuff..(Vinyl).
USING MY THUMB as a tool....
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Easy as..
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I like this, the thinner you get.......you have to watch out for twisting when doing tight bends.
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ALL for nothing...OFFCUTS.
Going back tomorrow to get more colours.......
If Scott gets sick of this, and wants to charge me.....Bin night is tuesday, back after dark !

Clea.
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Re: Mack Cruiseliner.....Updated

Post by allan on Mon 11 Apr 2016, 8:03 am

Looking good so far, that's the holy grail truck kit I am looking for.
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Re: Mack Cruiseliner.....Updated

Post by 70cudatj on Mon 11 Apr 2016, 12:56 pm

The striping really sets it off Clea, good work twothumbsup
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The Cruisliners penultimate update......(HOPEFULLY)

Post by clea on Mon 11 Apr 2016, 2:37 pm

As of 2.00pm today.....I have to admit...this thing is getting to be a pain in the arse.
I shouldn't have used it as the test bed to see how thin I could get the tape.
I shouldn't have removed the trial sections of the tape. The duplicolor put up with ALL the masking to do the Gold stripe, I take the section off the r/h door...
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And it pulled the paint off.....F... me !
Any way, I'll pull the hinge and redo door. The other thing that annoys me with these ones,...THE BLOODY OVERSIZED WIPERS and grab rails.
!! I think I've built 2 before this one no matter how hard I try, just don't seem to be able to get the wipers to scale.
This is it's update....Will finish it tomorrow.
Foiled the grill, corrected logo, paint mount bar.....loose 1 light.
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Do the other light mount the hardware
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So tomorrow should see the rego done, gotta cast another ram, do the tank steps and back gaurds, put the badges and indicators on then.....toss it in the bin ?

Clea.
Allan......I have 2 of these left. I will send Pm if your'e interested.
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Re: Mack Cruiseliner.....Updated

Post by allan on Mon 11 Apr 2016, 3:37 pm

pm sent.
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Re: Mack Cruiseliner.....Updated

Post by Antwon on Mon 11 Apr 2016, 10:34 pm

Looks good to me mate.
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