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Offline MaxHeadroom

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Re: Endzeit - Peterbilt 353 "Zombieplough"
« Reply #30 on: February 21, 2014, 11:40:07 am »
No real welding, Father Ennis, just simply glueing...
I only use the term "welding" in the context of adding two parts of plastic as a modelbuilder in analogy to the real world, where all things, we do in plastic would be done in various metals, mostely in iron.

The only similar thing to "welding" is the effect of the glue, smoothing the parts of the plastic who will be connected to melt together.

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Re: Endzeit - Peterbilt 353 "Zombieplough"
« Reply #31 on: February 21, 2014, 11:49:45 am »
I see. I do the same as you when I glue things together. I use Testors liquid glue,which works on most plastics and I really do "weld" my parts,but chemically. I've seen many guys who "welded" their photo etch parts together.  I'm a novice at PE and have some kits that require making structures. And the Cat, isn't worth a "tinker's dam" when it comes to helping me when I've glued my hands together with super glue ... !!!

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Re: Endzeit - Peterbilt 353 "Zombieplough"
« Reply #32 on: February 22, 2014, 09:03:00 am »
I have to say you got the color of the Catapillar engine perfect. Those folding ramps are pure art.
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Re: Endzeit - Peterbilt 353 "Zombieplough"
« Reply #33 on: April 05, 2014, 09:54:22 am »
Progress!

I don't wanted to re-use the original windows-set, so I used a case of a CD to make single windows:


Now a mysterious picture:

What will that be? It's a wind chime...

Now after extracting the driver's door, I realized, I need a hinge a tiny little hinge:

So, I entered the oldest and most exclusive tobacco-shop in Aachen and asked for cigar-boxes.
I succeed, as you can see.

O.k., now, I had to "devorce" the door and the inner panelling from each other again and to remove some plastic in the thickness of the brass-hinge:


And from outside with the hinge:

After cutting out the plastic-casted hinge and glueing in the metal hinge, I only could say: it fits and it's movable!

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Re: Endzeit - Peterbilt 353 "Zombieplough"
« Reply #34 on: April 05, 2014, 11:44:46 am »
And again something new.
First of all a appropriate sample:


A view into the cabin:

Do you see the folded twin-shotgun at the co-driver's seat?

Now an overview:


From above:


And because the Peterbilt's bonnet opens to the front, the cooler-protection must be moveable:


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Re: Endzeit - Peterbilt 353 "Zombieplough"
« Reply #35 on: April 05, 2014, 12:13:40 pm »
I applaud your use on recycling cigar boxes.  :thumbsup:  And I'd be bouncing off the walls building that movable plow...
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Re: Endzeit - Peterbilt 353 "Zombieplough"
« Reply #36 on: April 05, 2014, 05:32:01 pm »
Awesome!!!! You are the plow master!
Is the plow all metal? If not its a very good paint job on it.
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Re: Endzeit - Peterbilt 353 "Zombieplough"
« Reply #37 on: April 06, 2014, 08:11:50 am »
Thanks a lot for your comments.
Scooter, please don't hurt yourself!
Sorry, kerick, I must disappoint you; the plow's material is plastic covered with from the weather worned chromium-coating.

Before someome asks: yesss/surely/of course, I have reinforced the cooler-mask, the bonnet and the bonnet's hinges because of the possible impact of someone/something.
On the occasion of the appropriate sample, I'd seen, the foglamps in the bumper are too low to work in a useful way.
So I dissampled these parts again and turned the bumper for 180

Now a not-glued view:

and:

and:


Btw:
the "parasol's" topside and the air-conditioner's hull I had chromed by using the bright side of ordinary aluminium kitchen-foil.
The underside of the parasol is black, because of preventing some bedazzling (mirrored sunrays).
The horns at the roof I had opened by a drill and a holesink.

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Re: Endzeit - Peterbilt 353 "Zombieplough"
« Reply #38 on: April 06, 2014, 08:25:17 am »
That is just some great building going on there.
A Question: Aren't those headlights just a little velnerable to damage right now? Or do you have more plans there?
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Re: Endzeit - Peterbilt 353 "Zombieplough"
« Reply #39 on: April 06, 2014, 08:48:54 am »
Time to say: let's get ready!

The Zombieplough, embattled and equipped!
2 views from the front:

and:

You see, I'd added some "zombie-cut up-blades" for a more better passage.

Some of the equippement:

On the sleeper's roof, I'd putted a former tank for propane,  with the capacity of ca. 500 litres (or roundabout 125 US-gallons) as a  reserve tank for the Diesel-fuel.
Of course the sleeper is make stronger to carry a in total roundabout 750 kg heavy reserve tank!
At a outrigger you see a crankpump/winderpump with hose of 10 meters (scaled: 40 cm) and from the rooftank, there is the fuel line between sleeper and cabin to the engine

A backview with the spare tires:

Good to know, that the payload grants to use only 1 of the twin tires of the first rear axle at each side.

The next pic is brighten up at the PC for a better sight:

I'd closed the rear window of the cabin with a "metal"-sheet, painted it in "Schwarz-Rot-Gold", the colors of the german flag and added some holders for the pumpgun.

An other view:

Brown from the can applied with a brush makes the perfect struckture of old leather for the seats.

And a close view of the ramp:


The lucky (?) survivour, Mr. J. D., will look in future for a winch and a generator... anyway; the sleeper is full of food and drinks, so he and Mr. P. P., the Porsche's owner only have small room on the folding flatbeds inside.

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Re: Endzeit - Peterbilt 353 "Zombieplough"
« Reply #40 on: April 06, 2014, 08:50:40 am »
Look at the first pic of the post before, Go4fun.

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Re: Endzeit - Peterbilt 353 "Zombieplough"
« Reply #41 on: April 07, 2014, 07:27:13 am »
Btw.
I'd decided to do without grids or any other protection of the windows because...
-...of the massive plough, who will prevent some relics of Zombies from the impact on the front windows, because of it's height (instead of the low windows of the Porsche).
-...the construction of sidewindows-grids are also not an urge because... of the height. No Zombie will damage the windows neither by hand, because they are only of the size of a human nor by tools, because Zombies don't use tools (they are more primitive than apes).
-...the grids at the Porsche won't protect against gunfire, so, why protect the Peterbilt-windows?
-...I won't use gunfire-protection like steelplates with slits because of the anyway bad visibility after the installation of the 2-parts-plough. Slitted steel-plates are a mess for the driver... the best methods are totally armoured windows with angle mirrors like in a tank or protected cameras (nevertheless with some cameras as spare parts) outside with a screen inside.

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Re: Endzeit - Peterbilt 353 "Zombieplough"
« Reply #42 on: April 07, 2014, 12:02:46 pm »
I really love this truck! Perfect zombie survival vehicle. Need some pics now of the Porche in place on the truck.
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Re: Endzeit - Peterbilt 353 "Zombieplough"
« Reply #43 on: April 07, 2014, 01:54:20 pm »
Too Cool ! I didn't see this thread before responding to the other one...so please disregard the last comment in that one  :thumbsup:

Love the way the plow works. Nice work for sure. I love the pic with sun behind it.....looks like a real truck !

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Re: Endzeit - Peterbilt 353 "Zombieplough"
« Reply #44 on: April 08, 2014, 09:37:42 am »
Thank you, Capt. Canada!
Your comment and the comment of the others makes me proud, especially the "looks like a real truck"!

It sometimes was really hard work because of the old and therefore brittle plastic.  :banghead:

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