Liaz TBV18.40/DD Truck and Trailer

Discussion in 'Commercial & Civilian Vehicles' started by David H, Jul 13, 2008.

  1. modelperry

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    Hope you are feeling better. Every little bit of progress is still progress. Keep up the good work.

    Greg
  2. David H

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    Thanks Greg,

    Being back at work is no tonic... it soo quiet. Looking forward to nightly progress on the truck is the only activity keeping my spirits up!

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  3. David H

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    Begin Truck'n

    Hey I finished the tractor unit! It was hard work and I feel a little deflated. What do you all think...

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    The cab was in no short measure a pain. I built it twice and the front 4 times before I was happy! Even then it is a bit rough up close.

    To my eye the 1:32 origins are more obvious now, that said it's a big old wagon and the trailer should be easy enough. Together they will be an impressive item.
  4. modelperry

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    Very very nice. :thumb: Can't wait to see how the trailer turns out!

    Greg
  5. redhorse

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    Well.... I think that's really impressive!! Great work!
  6. 4x4paper

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    Very good job!!!
  7. David H

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    And of course the cab tilts to allow access to the engine. The connecting piece between air filter and cab-back intake trunking was a pain.

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  8. 4x4paper

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    What did you do for the windows ?
  9. David H

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    Window Material

    I recycled part of a Tunnocks Tea Cake box, the plastic window through which you view the delicious if very sugary biscuit / cake. They are so sweet that even coke tastes bland after a helping...

    I always try and salvage this plastic sheet anytime the little cakes show up in the goodies cupboard.
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    And I think I have found my new avatar; the Tunnock's boy... if only you knew...
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    Anyway the glazing isn't as good as the photos might suggest particularly the windscreen.

    Tunnock's transparent plastic is very very thin (much thinner than overhead projector film for example) and it does take and keep a bit of a curve. I used Uhu extra around the edges to stick it down.

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  10. 4x4paper

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    I never saw that product here must be sold only in the UK
    I like the new avatar:mrgreen:
  11. OldMan

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    The tractor looks amazing David! :)
  12. David H

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    Trailer...

    It has been a bit stressful of late, not much modelling time. I have made a little progress with the trailer.

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  13. 4x4paper

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    Looking good
  14. zealousy

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    I'm NOT a truck fan! No! But you've done a great job on the cab and the rest of your progress is remarkable! Good stuff!
  15. modelperry

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    your work continues to inspire. :thumb:

    Greg
  16. Art Decko

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    Really fine build so far, I especially like your work on the tires. Nice photography and presentation as well.

    And great choice of model! I love trucks, I wish more modelers were into them. I just watched "They Drive by Night" (1941, w/ Humphrey Bogart, Ida Lupino and ... Alan "The Skipper" Hale). Highly recommended for any fellow truck and/or noir fans. :)
  17. David H

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    I agree, trucks rock. I wish there were more models out there.

    Unfortunately I have another busy week ahead, not complaining, in these troubled times it's good to be busy, but the trailer needs some serious time spending on it! It's too big a job to rush.

    I hope to start another truck at Christmas...

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  18. zealousy

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    Geez I wish there were more race machine builders and designers out there LOL :) Good luck on the rest of the build! Will be watching this one! Absolutely great work so far! Major respect!!! :)
    Viraj
  19. David H

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    Never Ending Story?

    Some "rare" as it happens shots from the building desk...

    The trailer is soooo big it takes a long long time to finish any tasks... that's my excuse and I am sticking to it. Tonight I did my first 80% finished dry-fit.

    BTW using a jig to build the frame worked like a charm even if it did extend build / worry time by a session.

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    Somewhere back there, where the parallel lines converge, is the end.

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    Then there are the near infinite number of wheels and axles. Will it never end? YES!

    I will finish the major structural items next week and move on to painting and detailing by December, LOL! Then there is the load...

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  20. David H

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    Lots of stuff keeping me away from modelling but nearly there...

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    Now to build some shipping containers.

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