Bill Newcomer Bozzer, somewhere on the internet is an article to convert the incorrect chrome grille to a body colored surrounded one.
28. June, 20:51
Bozzer Thanks Bill. I got this kit, because of the sleeper. I'm gonna do a build of a friend's W900, with a very similar sleeper. When it's done, then I've just got to get it from England to Canada. I'm not sure how good my miracles are, but I'll try.
Munkyslut Well said Peter!
Bozzer invited me to join the group build & I declined as I'd got far too much business & personal bollox going on...... in hindsight I wish I'd done it now
17. April, 22:43
Bozzer I'm glad to be of help lads. Sharing information is important, so that we can all move forward, to the next level of insanity. Hopefully, this build will encourage others to get out a kit and start building, keeping the hobby alive? I'm also thankful for the generous timescale that this build has. It just proves that you don't have to rush things, to be a modeller. Munky mate, you missed out on the fun this time, but maybe next one? I'd certainly do another group build with these great bunch of guys. JD, sorry mate, I keep forgetting to give you a heads up! I'll try to remember in future buddy.
19. April, 05:27
Nathan Dempsey That's why Scalemates is a great place. Everyone always shares and helps out.
19. April, 21:39
Peter Hardy Expect some progress this weekend Bozz. Getting very bored looking at the chrome slowly dissolve in the cover pic!
24. April, 22:07
Tim Heimer Hey Peter! I think he needs a better method to remove chrome, as long as those parts have been soaking in that pic the plastic should've melted by now!
25. April, 03:33
Peter Hardy And to think Chris was concerned about his own progress! I've seen a sloth move faster than The Bozz!
25. April, 06:56
Martin Oostrom Don't go picking on Bozzer just because he's English! You colonials!!
25. April, 09:15
Bozzer Lol, I'm on it fellas. Had a major screw up, followed by a collosal balls up, on my paint. Basically, I've started again! It was my own dumbass fault, for not concentrating. I'll bring it back though. Them bloody tank steps are shite! You need a masters degree in physics, to sort them out. I nearly tossed them out of the cave door. Back on track now though. I'll get some pictures, when I get time.
Bozzer Just uploaded a few pictures. Done a smoke test and it works flawlessly. Tonight, I'm gonna try it out.
5. April, 18:02
Munkyslut That looks the bollox mate! You done an awesome job Boz
5. April, 18:11
Bozzer Thanks Munky mate. I still have to get the LED light for the top, but that's at work, so it's gonna have to wait. I did a video, but it's too big to load on here. I might improve on the running gear, under the turntable, but for now, we're running on high octane adrenaline! Total cost of this? Time. All wood was repurposed, so was the perspex and the fans. The rear chamber is from a ceiling vent, from a grid ceiling in an office. It runs on a 12v 5A power supply, that I had laying around. Very shortly, I'm gonna shoot some paint and try it out. Oh, the filter wool came from eBay. It was sent to me free, by a good mate of mine, down in Reigate, London. If anyone wants to copy the idea, feel free. We're all in this together. Model on chaps!
5. April, 19:38
Munkyslut One million Brownie points to you then Boz!
Looking forward to seeing the results of the test on it
Bozzer Thanks lads. Well I'm definitely happy! As a test, I did a few bits and bobs, then I dug out an old van shell. It was a kit that had been started and I think the previous owner used a catapult, to put the glue on? I'll venture out to the cave and get some pictures shortly. An Englishman needs a cup of tea first, before he goes to battle
6. April, 09:08
Bozzer Well, I had a play today. My first donor was the black van. It's been kicking around here for a while, so basically I just shot it with some black paint, for the test. As you can see, the filter has done it's job well. Then I shot some pieces of my current builds, with Humbrol satin black. For some reason, this is one of my favourite colours. It laid down perfect! I'm a very happy camper. Job done, test a complete success! Now onwards with my builds!
7. April, 03:11
Bozzer @ John. I agree with you mate. I'm toying with the idea of a new improved version of the rollers, only featuring sealed bearings and slightly wider. I can't get out for supplies yet, so that's gonna be on hold for now. It has been on my mind though buddy and yes, I shall be whizzing my router around that bolt, for sure! Great minds buddy
Bozzer Ok, this is the bare basics of the booth. It's 600 x 600mm square base (2' x 2') and slightly less in height. It's going to be extracted by two PC fans, through a chamber and out into the fresh air. To prevent any paint particles, clogging up the fans, and to prevent painting the surrounding neighborhood, a filter is going in, where the huge square is. At the top, will be perspex, clear. This is to allow light in, which will be a 600 x 600mm LED panel. Fingers crossed, it's all going to work!
Bozzer Ok Tim buddy, this is for you! #13 & #15 are what happened when I screwed up mixing the paint. I was short on the red. #14 is the actual colour of the movie truck, but I couldn't find a close match.
13. February, 02:19
Tim Heimer Dude, too cool! Green engine? What are you going to do about the battery box on the other side? I'm going to try to make the marker lights for above the headlights from a part on the Revell Kenworth kit. If it works out good would you want a pair for this truck?
13. February, 02:22
Tim Heimer Posted a righthand side pic of snowman in Movin on for you. Just in case.
13. February, 02:26
Bozzer I plan to scratchbuild the other side. Luckily, it's the same as the drivers side. I might also have the marker lights in my bits box. That I need to check.
13. February, 02:31
Bozzer #35 shows the dash. I've now added the CB and it's been gloss coated. I have to send off for the decals now, so the build has come to a halt. It's cool though, because it frees up a little bench time, for the group build.
13. February, 02:34
Tim Heimer Looking good!! Can't wait to see it completed!
Tim Heimer Impressive! How did you do the top marker lights on the roof? Future project of lighting a car carrier and truck. Any pics of the wiring in the cab?
11. February, 18:26
Bozzer @tim. I used 3mm LED's. I drilled two holes in the chrome part, then fed the legs through. Remove any chrome that the legs come in contact with, or you'll get a dead short. Remove LEDs, glue chrome part to cab, allow to dry, then drill the holes through the roof. Once you've done all 5, solder wires to them and run wires down the back of the cab or the A pillars. It sounds a lot of work, but worth it.
12. February, 20:54
Tim Heimer If you saw the 1/350 Enterprise I did, than you'd know this would be a cake walk. 3mm leds? Hmmm thanks! I guess that would be easier than fiber optics!
12. February, 21:16
Bozzer Fibre is a bit hard in areas like that. You'd have to get some tight bends. SMDs are better and you can get them prewired, so that makes things easier. Try to avoid the flashing one's though. The timers are all different, so they don't all flash at the same time. They also backfired, so any other light on the same circuit also flashes.
12. February, 22:11
Munkyslut Kin ell how did I miss this one?
12. February, 22:46
Bozzer Hey monkey mate. The truck is done, but the trailer is still a WIP. This is the Italeri American Superliner kit. I need to dust her off after the group build and hook her up to her trailer. Trailer pictures will be coming up in the next few weeks. I have a fair bit of building going on at the moment. I think I've got about 6 projects in various stages? Two are awaiting decals, that I've not ordered yet. Need to pull my finger out!
12. February, 22:53
Munkyslut Ha! Always late to a party
Jeez you a busy boy
Martin Oostrom Italeri, renowned for their extensive colour instructions. NOT
5. February, 20:15
Bozzer Ok fellas, added a few more pictures. It's going together well, but there's a heads up. The cab roof was slightly warped at the front. I had to glue the back and sides, then a day later, I glued the front and clamped it with tiny crocodile clips, until dry. The hood has vents on the side. Under these are decals, that imitate grills. I decided to drill 8mm holes and put mesh inside the hood. I think it looks better. While doing this, I somehow managed to get a black mark on the hood, then I wet sanded it off and repainted it. Bloody sod's law, the paint orange peeled! So I flattened it down, after allowing it a couple of days to dry, then shot a thin layer of paint over it again. I've just managed to clear coat it tonight, hence no pictures of the full truck as yet. Decals are coming soon, then I can finish the chrome bits and get her done. Hopefully, by the end of weekend.
6. February, 21:07
Danny Meer Really looks great already, can't wait to start mine...but that's the problem, so many cool kits and not sure wich to do first My Unimog still not finished and aussie truck comming up soon. after that 1 I want to do the VW steampunk van and after that 1 the Turnpiker Pete...
7. February, 13:22
Bozzer Danny, I love that Turnpiker! Just picked up the Italeri Freightliner 120 Special. I also have another group build to do, for a FB group I'm in. No pressure here then, lol
7. February, 16:15
Nathan Dempsey Great work so far Bozzer. I have to say that frame looks awfully familiar...
Bozzer Lol Danny, yes! The other one is a break from the norm. It's a kitbash, scratchbuild truck dragster, from anything you want to use. A kinda Go Crazy and see what happens, type build? Just something to relax and enjoy being different.
8. February, 12:36
Bozzer @nathan. It's the Italeri Western Star chassis buddy. And just when I could see the finish line, the problems crop up! Trying to work out a fix, so I'll get back to you guys with that. Luckily, I've managed to save everything so far. Investigation work is currently ongoing, but I have taken pictures. Update to follow.
Bozzer Ok, so I pulled this out tonight, for a quick build. Fancied something a little different, to break up the trailers that I've been doing. Pictures will follow, as soon as I get some
20. January, 04:40
Bozzer So, a little sub building has gone on. I find this way easier than painting every single piece. Because I airbrush, it makes things easier, to get paint where I want it. It's nit everyone's cup of tea, but it works for me.
Danny Meer @Bozzer, seen this 3d printed trailer on FB, there is a page called Rubber Duck Truck.
Problem for me is the costs for sending it to the Netherlands and hoping it would arrive in 1 piece lol
There is also a funeral with some1 on a trailer behind a Rubber Duck truck, that was he's last wish.