Italari American wrecker truck

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kpnuts
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Sat Mar 02, 2019 7:05 pm

Hey I know I said I was going to do some of my stalled builds but this has been calling me since I bought it, probably as I've not built a truck before (you get a lot of plastic for your money) 

I know a lot of people don't like it but I'm doing it as an old and tired truck, in the past I've got a lot of flack for doing this type of stuff, well it's my model and I like doing old. (I've ordered some inkjet decal paper so hopefully I can make my own decals)

I may get another truck or bus for it to be towing.

Made a start on weathering it.

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kpnuts
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Sun Mar 03, 2019 5:28 pm

Hi all well I've redone the bodywork so no rust but staining and sun bleaching (Still more to do but that will have to wait till I've made and added my decals)

Done some to the chassis (boy are they complicated) and started on the engine.

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kpnuts
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Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:17 pm

Hi all well I've corrected the instructions callout and stared weathering the engine, added another colour to the rear boxes still lots of chipping and washes to ad yet.

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Vinny
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Location: Cork

Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:27 pm

Nice subject with good opportunity for some experimental weathering techniques. Will be following along for sure! Nice work so far Ken.

Cheers!
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kpnuts
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Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:38 pm

Hi all did some more work on the chassis and differentials

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Vinny
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Wed Mar 06, 2019 3:17 pm

Some nice caked-on dirt there Ken. Good job! :DX

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kpnuts
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Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:14 pm

Hi all finished the engine (Still got the ancillary devices and what not to add)did some more weathering on the chassis.

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kpnuts
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Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:15 pm

Hi all here's another update, loads more to do in the interior. I tried to get the steam from the hot cup of coffee on the windscreen (not particularly sucessfull but I tried) I feel I need to add a lot more rubbish in the cab I also need to dirty up the side windows as well, I'm getting there slowly.

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kpnuts
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Sat Mar 23, 2019 7:17 pm

More work on the wrecker. Its a great kit but the instructions are really bad, soooooo confusing, moved those fuel tanks twice.

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kpnuts
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Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:11 pm

Hi all well I was given an idea for displaying this which I thought would be quite fun (and as you all know I like doing "out there" stuff) sooo, this was going to be a robot but I thought it lent itself better to this so I stripped it all down and will be using it for the dio, what's the dio going to be? Well I'm sure you will work it out.
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And there's this little guy. I'm calling him ted.
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Maybe I will give him a few warts or something.
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