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Offline AussieTrekkie

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"Duel" Truck Build
« on: August 01, 2015, 02:58:24 am »
Hi all,

After seeing Boyd's build for his truck from the movie "Duel" He has inspired me to build my own (Thanks Boyd).

I have ordered everything I will need to build the truck, the California Hauler Peterbilt kit for the truck. I have the conversion kit (yesterday) to correct the hood from American Industrial Truck Models and the Dodge L-700 Tanker kit for the trailer. All seen in the photo below.

I will be doing a complete video build on my YouTube channel of the build to show all the techniques that Boyd used on his build.

I have been building Model trucks for 25 years so this will be an easy build for me and I can pass on techniques I have learnt over the years building them.

So stayed tuned as I will be stating the build in a few days time.

Scott.

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Re: "Duel" Truck Build
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2015, 11:26:30 pm »
Now this will be a cool build to follow. I haven't  built any of these since I was a kid....still am at heart though. 8)
Phil

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Re: "Duel" Truck Build
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2015, 12:58:56 am »
Hi all,

I have part 1 of our "Duel" truck build up on my channel.
We go through the construction of the chassis.

My first impressions of this Peterbilt kit is it could have been made better.

I'm finding that the plastic is really thick, some of the parts don't line up and the instructions could be clearer. Other than that it does have a lot of detail to it.

So here is the link to my channel and below are some progress photos.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGE-VC0Ai1XSp37916YkSYQ/videos

Scott.

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Re: "Duel" Truck Build
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2015, 05:04:13 pm »
Remember the film and like the look of this... ;D
"Kit"...check.
"Glue"...check.
"Paint"...check.
 
Time to get building...warp speed!

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Re: "Duel" Truck Build
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2015, 11:49:22 pm »
Hi all,

Part 2 of my Duel Truck build is up on my channel.

This episode goes through more construction of the Chassis to get ready for painting the chassis colour.

Here's a few pics.

[url][/https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGE-VC0Ai1XSp37916YkSYQurl]

Scott.

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Re: "Duel" Truck Build
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2015, 01:20:03 am »
Hi all,

Part 3 of my Duel truck build is up on my channel.
Please check it out.
In this one I do some putty work and get the chassis ready for painting.

Here is a couple pics of the chassis in primer and the chassis colour.
Next episode we will be weathering the chassis.

Scott.

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Re: "Duel" Truck Build
« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2015, 05:33:03 pm »
Hi all,

Part 4 of my Duel truck build is up on my channel. This episode I go through techniques used to weather the chassis to make it look as it did in the movie.

Here is a couple pics.

The link to my channel:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGE-VC0Ai1XSp37916YkSYQ

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Re: "Duel" Truck Build
« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2015, 08:37:10 pm »
Weathering looks authentic! You've done this before and it shows. 8)
Phil

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Re: "Duel" Truck Build
« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2015, 09:03:17 pm »
Weathering looks authentic! You've done this before and it shows. 8)

Thanks Phil, to be honest this is my very first attempt at weathering. I'm really happy with how it turned out and it was a lot of fun to do.

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Re: "Duel" Truck Build
« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2015, 09:27:18 pm »
You've been watching and learning and It shows. Cracking job! 8)
Phil

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Re: "Duel" Truck Build
« Reply #10 on: September 07, 2015, 08:03:05 pm »
Hey everyone.

Part 5 of our Duel Truck build is up on my channel.
This episode of the build we go through the construction and the weathering of the wheels: rims and tyres.

Here's the link:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGE-VC0Ai1XSp37916YkSYQ

Scott.

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Re: "Duel" Truck Build
« Reply #11 on: September 16, 2015, 07:35:29 pm »
Hi all,

Part 6 of our Duel Truck build is up on my channel.

This episode we start the construction of the engine.

[url][/https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGE-VC0Ai1XSp37916YkSYQurl]

Scott.

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Re: "Duel" Truck Build
« Reply #12 on: September 16, 2015, 09:05:12 pm »
Looking good Scott! Did you sandpaper the tires or did you use pigments, wash? 8)
Phil

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Re: "Duel" Truck Build
« Reply #13 on: September 16, 2015, 09:19:16 pm »
The build is going well I love the grungyness of it

Nick

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Re: "Duel" Truck Build
« Reply #14 on: September 17, 2015, 06:31:07 am »
Looking good Scott! Did you sandpaper the tires or did you use pigments, wash? 8)

Thanks Phil, I used my dremel with the sanding drum first and sanded over the tyre tread, then I sanded the sides.
Finally I used a dark grey pigment to take away the shine that was left in groves and crevices. I used the same grey pigment on the rims as well and I had some of the chassis colour pigment over my work bench so when I put the tire down and moved on to the next tire some of those pigments got onto the tyre which I think adds to the weathering.

The build is going well I love the grungyness of it

Nick

Thanks Nick, the weathering of it has been a lot of fun to do.

Scott.

 




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