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Updated: February 23, 2020
30. January, 01:41 Share
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Tom ... Don't worry. I've not started building yet. Just thought I'd share a pic of how the kit arrived. Thankfully nothing was damaged. Truck's as tough as nails!
30. January, 01:43
Bob Hall Neat !
30. January, 06:40
Bozzer I still have to get mine. Luckily, it's only 3 days delivery!
30. January, 07:12
Martin Oostrom OOB or custom job?
2. February, 09:31
Tom ... I think OOB for now, however I will spend some time looking at alternatives so that might change.
2. February, 17:37
Bozzer Lol, well you guys need to have a think and lay down a few rules
2. February, 17:40
Bill Newcomer Following
2. February, 18:14
Martin Oostrom One rule: there should be an Australian connection. Any truck can do!
2. February, 18:31
Tom ... I decided to get the de-chroming done. Tested a piece of sprue with Super Clean and it worked but took an awful long time (nearly 24 hours). Have mixed feelings about the result. Stupidly I used a hard bristled brush to clean off at the end but I think that cause more harm than good, so will have some extra work polishing up the plastic for the primer... but that's in two weeks... meh.
4. February, 03:38
Bozzer Tom, try a test with thick household bleach.
4. February, 18:54
Tom ... Ah Bozzer, it's too late. The deed is done. Onward and upward...
4. February, 19:04
Chris Greathouse Tom. I'm there with you... I took a brush to the residue, but it too came out itchy and scratchy... But like you said, there is lots of time until GO time.
4. February, 19:38
Chris Greathouse Bozz, I tried bleach... it left a silty/sandy residue, I could wipe it away/off with a paper towel easily enough, but it was still there.
4. February, 19:42
Nathan Dempsey Would simple green work? The only other thing I have is bleach to get the chrome off.
4. February, 20:24
Chris Greathouse Bleach works according to bozz, just leave it in for a few-several hours, rinse it off well and you're good to go.
4. February, 20:41
Bozzer I found, that on a couple of kits, the chrome had a laquer on it. I haven't come across another yet, but when I do, I'm gonna try brake fluid to remove the laquer, then the bleach. If it works, I'll let you guys know.
6. February, 20:40
Bozzer My kit should arrive tomorrow, Friday at the latest. I'll start a thread when it arrives.
12. February, 22:39
Danny Meer Following :)
13. February, 15:00
Tom ... pic #3: Done some pre-assembly of pieces.

Question: In 1D it says to drill out some holes on the chassis but the holes in the instructions don't really match with the pieces themselves. What am I missing?
15. February, 22:50
Peter Hardy Tom, you have, I'll bet found the steering box issue. They have not replaced the part just stood it on its end on the right hand rail. I am scratch building a replacement.
15. February, 23:17
Bozzer @Tom. I have a feeling that the instructions are generic and sometimes things get missed?
16. February, 01:01
Nathan Dempsey They are very "maybe". As in maybe this goes here but maybe closer to over here... :)
16. February, 01:03
Tom ... I'm studying step 7 to see if there are in fact any missing holes. Dry fit, dry fit, dry fit...

Oh and I've completely given up on removing seams; too many and too strong. Some of the more visible ones I'll deal with but otherwise I concede defeat.
16. February, 01:30
Bozzer I'm gonna post some pics.
16. February, 01:54
Martin Oostrom What you're missing is Italeri logic. It's a very rare capability that only exists within the Italeri factory. When it leaves the factory, it dissipates in the air!
16. February, 08:28
Tom ... Got a little more done today. I'm curious on how others are going to do their paint/assembly order and what parts exactly need detailing.
22. February, 21:59
Martin Oostrom As I'm trailing EVERYONE, i'd like the answer as well. Pretty please?
22. February, 22:03
Tom ... Sheesh, what a pain it was to to assemble the fuel tank steps. I forgot to pre-drill the holes but actually I think it was easier without them.
23. February, 01:50
Nathan Dempsey I'm still deciding if I want the steps chrome or just regular aluminum. Since I'll probably be weathering I'll go for a more toned down look.
23. February, 01:57
Martin Oostrom Doing a shiny show truck myself, so I'll need super clear chrome parts!
27. February, 08:07
Bozzer Cab pics added to my album
27. February, 19:22
Danny Meer You made the right decision with not drilling holes....I did and now have 2 holes in both tanks that don't line up :(
And they are a nightmare to put together
10. March, 19:36
Peter Hardy Stop it Danny! You're scaring me!
10. March, 21:20
Tom ... I haven't been able to get to the bench at all the last few weeks. Great to see others are making progress. haven't even had time to comment. Life (other than corona) is sucking up all my free time. All I can do right now is lurk every few days! Take care guys and stay safe! Talk soon.
24. March, 23:53
Martin Oostrom Same for me Tom
26. March, 08:16



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