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Dekotora Truck ("Spirit of Jonathan") - completed

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Project

1:32
Completed
1:32 Hanamaki no Aku-daikan (Aoshima 011980)
 

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22. September 2018, 08:33
 
Bernhard Schrock
The decal for the top of the container was the largest decal ever I applied (18x7cm). There were no problems because the excellent quality. Fortunately the carrier film (coat) were applied as the last layer. Because of this it was possible to sand away inclosed dust particles (under the decal) without damage to the colors.

In the kit the 12 hinges were missing so I had to make them out of scratch. All four locking bars were equipped with thin wire for attaching without problems. The long white bars at the top were made of 6 parts and applied in the same manner with 3 pieces of wire. The decal for the top of the container was the largest decal ever I applied (18x7cm). There were no problems because the excellent quality. Fortunately the carrier film (coat) were applied as the last layer. Because of this it was possible to sand away inclosed dust particles (under the decal) without damage to the colors.
22. September 2018, 08:37
Treehugger
Hah, somehow I thought I was looking at the kit box.
22. September 2018, 10:17
Hanno Kleinecke
Wow, that ain't no decal, that is a poster ! So, here it comes, the decotora truck ! Veeery curious !
24. September 2018, 06:18
Spanjaard
it certainy is an eye catcher.
26. September 2018, 20:48
Daniel Klink
Count me in.. Fascinating project.....
26. September 2018, 20:53
Norbert Steffens
Gosh, what a difficult work to apply a decal like this. Perfect
27. September 2018, 04:45
Bernhard Schrock
Just now I was celebrating the fact that the frame and small parts for my truck and some small pieces are finally dry. After "only" six days! Last Thursday I mixed H220 (Ferrari red) and H132 (Satin red) in equal parts and I overlooked the fact that Ferrari red is part of a new batch with a new formula. Guess what I think of the new formula: I am going to dump all the new tins...
11. October 2018, 06:28
Spanjaard
Not possible to mix two batches of the same brand??? What a #€_& of a brand.....
11. October 2018, 06:57
Bernhard Schrock
Humbrol....
11. October 2018, 07:06
Spanjaard
it used the be the best (or was it the only one? )
11. October 2018, 21:11
Bernhard Schrock
Indeed for a long time the was the only one and state of the art. I remember more than 40 years ago I saw in Gdansk in Składnica harcerska (shop with modelkits, paints and a lot of other usefull things for kids) first time the humbrols. 10 PLN for each tin was a lot of money. For comparison: an average polish made kit in 1:72 cost at this time between 10-15 PLN....
13. October 2018, 10:18
Bernhard Schrock
Today I began the assembly and had a little bit to improvise because the base is standard Hino truck.
13. October 2018, 10:22
Daniel Klink
Running Love it already
13. October 2018, 10:28
Daniel Klink
Just love it Looks great. The Decal work and built is awesome with this kit
Make me want to start my Bonnet Bus..
But .. first i have to finish 4-5 other projects
13. October 2018, 16:23
Spanjaard
i remember it was the only one i had for quite some time back on similar ages... that and testors that was (for me at least) totally horrible... i still have some cans that are not used for more than 20 years. last time i checked them, they seemed still in good condition (incredibly )
13. October 2018, 19:48
Bernhard Schrock
Yesterday I finished my first Decotora truck, my first truck ever and noticed that the most time consuming task was the painting. This was the first project/model where I had to use chrome plated parts. I had despite the "small" scale (1:32) the truck is really big... Maybe I will build in the future one more of these unique and typically Japanese trucks.
16. October 2018, 19:13
Spanjaard
it looks fantastic :)
16. October 2018, 20:06

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