BUILDS IN PROGRESS
AussieReg (Damian) - Australian Western Star - Italeri 1/24 kit - Rolling chassis assembled ready for weathering, cabin components in primer
AussieReg (Damian) - 48’ Reefer Trailer - Italeri 1/24 kit - Painted and glossed, ready for decals and weathering then final details
jimb (Jim) - Chevy Bison (Rigid Stakebed Conversion) - AMT 1/25 kit - Chassis, engine and cab assembled, tray body in progress
tinbanger (Richard) - Construction Bulldozer Caterpillar D8H - AMT 1/25 kit (Side Loader Pipe Boom conversion) - Sub assemblies under way, chrome stripped, AM goodies added to the bench
cosimodo (Michael) - Bedford Mk4 - Resin/White Metal/PE kit - Sub assemblies started, primer and paint
Dixon66 (David) - Ford F-350 (Dually conversion) - Meng kit in 1/24 - Sub assemblies under way, body in primer
accessdenied (Roger) - 1923 Soviet Tractor - scratchbuild 1/24 scale - construction of sub assemblies under way
PROPOSED BUILDS AND PERSONS OF INTEREST
Stickframe (Nick) - Peterbilt 378 (6x6 conversion)
Tank_1812 (Ryan) - Volvo VN 780
harv (Randy) - 1926 Mack Bulldog Tank Truck
GrubbyFingers (Graeme) - Volvo F12
2CAVTrooper (Jeff) - Peterbilt (day cab conversion)
kosprueone - (KSO) - Peterbilt (day cab conversion) with auto transporter - Revell kits in 1/25 plus AM wheel sets
Littorio (Luciano) - IVECO Hi-Way E5 Arbath) - Italeri kit in 1/24 scale
Well, I managed to get back into the workshop for the first time in months. Cleaned up the bench to regroup on the Meng F-350. Laid down SMS chassis black on the frame and most of the suspension parts. Got a bunch of other parts base coated in prep for detail painting.
Found a bunch of chipped paint on the main body and bed shell. Going to need a lot of work to bring it up to snuff.
Turns out, it works nicely for the tailgate door frames on the Reefer, gives a nice contract to the other metallics used there so far. I’ve given it a couple of hours to settle and then a couple of coats of Alclad Aqua Gloss to lock it down.