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MPC Daytona Transport Support Truck with photos

Started by McColm, October 15, 2022, 03:06:22 PM

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PR19_Kit

Quote from: zenrat on October 17, 2022, 04:21:21 AMI think it's a 1/25 MPC Transport Truck - a model truck AND a display case.  Also released in combination with the Ramchargers Front Engine Dragster kit.


Darn it, yes, that's definitely it, the one I remembered. I may still have the Ramchargers dragster somewhere too.  :o
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

...and I'm not a closeted 'Take That' fan, I'm a REAL fan! :)

Regards
Kit

Mossie

I've got the kit, definitely the one Fred posted and very different to the Deora.  I can scan the instructions for you.
I don't think it's nice, you laughin'. You see, my mule don't like people laughin'. He gets the crazy idea you're laughin' at him. Now if you apologize, like I know you're going to, I might convince him that you really didn't mean it.

McColm

Quote from: Mossie on October 17, 2022, 01:17:59 PMI've got the kit, definitely the one Fred posted and very different to the Deora.  I can scan the instructions for you.
Yes please

Mossie

I don't think it's nice, you laughin'. You see, my mule don't like people laughin'. He gets the crazy idea you're laughin' at him. Now if you apologize, like I know you're going to, I might convince him that you really didn't mean it.

Mossie

Oh, no need, looks like I attached it here !
I don't think it's nice, you laughin'. You see, my mule don't like people laughin'. He gets the crazy idea you're laughin' at him. Now if you apologize, like I know you're going to, I might convince him that you really didn't mean it.


PR19_Kit

Definitely inspired by the original Deora, and works pretty well too.  :thumbsup:
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

...and I'm not a closeted 'Take That' fan, I'm a REAL fan! :)

Regards
Kit

McColm

That's must be where Tonka got it's range of trucks from. I had a blue truck and white metal trailer during the 1970s. The tractor unit had four chunky tires.
I used to use the trailer to store my Matchbox cars inside it.

jcf

Syd Mead Six-Wheel Turbine-powered Tractor & Trailer, from the 1960s Innovations portfolio for 
United States Steel. The forward set of wheels and the cab would be detached when the unit was
to be used as a robot truck.

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McColm

#24
Oh right best get started.
None of the parts are numbered but on the instructions they are, so it's a case of if it looks right then it should fit.
I have used a rattle can of Tamiya acrylic surface primer on the inside of the cabin and seat tub but I haven't included the engine as it can't be seen.
The trailer axle has been glued in place.
As for the the the roof and side panels of the trailer the blue plastic looks as though some kind of chemical reaction has taken place so I have used the clear plastic piece with the tailgate and front end being the blue plastic. This will be sprayed USAF Olive Green.
I will change the steering wheel and keep it left-hand drive and add some door handles.
Pictures will follow after I get the cab sorted out.

McColm

Been studying other builder's photos and reading their comments. Not a straightforward process. I don't have any appointments next week until Friday, so I can get straight on with the builds tomorrow.

McColm

I've hit a whole host of ill-fitting parts. I have rattled canned Tamiya acrylic AS-14 Olive Green USAF as the base coat and to my amazement only had one run.
The front windscreen doesn't fit, the rear window does but the front windscreen of the trailer doesn't fit.  To plug the gaps I am using Microscale Micro Kristal Klear. This has worked really well on the rear window of the cab. I intend to use thin black matt strips of masking tape on the cab to cover the gaps. The blue tinted plastic means that you can't see any of the detailed parts through it.
The trailer top and base has a gap, I intend to use a thin piece of plastic card glued to the inside of the top half. If I mess this up I can still use the trailer base.

Mossie

I've dry fitted the one I've got, the fit story sounds very similar.  Very much a kit of its age, not terrible fit but will need some serious persuading to go together well.
I don't think it's nice, you laughin'. You see, my mule don't like people laughin'. He gets the crazy idea you're laughin' at him. Now if you apologize, like I know you're going to, I might convince him that you really didn't mean it.

McColm

#28
This is what the manufacturer had in mind when the kit is built,  however I'm making a few changes.



I'm using the blue tinted plastic windscreen and back window on the cab as it didn't come with the clear parts. It's a secondhand kit.
As you can see this modeller has experienced the same problems in that the parts don't fit,  hence the chrome around the cab glazing




This is what the underneath is supposed to look like. However I have removed the two hydraulic rams and I am going to move the trailer pin forward.

McColm

#29
Some of these photos look shocking, hopefully I can clean this build up to make it presentable.
The main parts painted.