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TOPIC: Dinky 30E Breakdown Truck

Dinky 30E Breakdown Truck 10 years, 11 months ago #1

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<p>This is the second of four posts dealing with the restorations I have recently completed for him (Richard/RVREVO). As you can see from the as received pictures, there is not much paint left but all parts are there.<br />
<br />Next step is to disassemble the model.<br />
<br />Striped of paint and a quick run through the bead blaster to clean it up and it is looking good.<br />
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<p>A coat of primer and then the first of 2 coats of light blue.<br />
<br />Next is masking off the model.  As a rule of thumb, you never paint light colors over dark. Takes too much paint and also starts to hide the fine details on the body. Always dark over light. Makes it harder to mask properly sometimes though.<br />
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<br />Lets see what she looks like with a good couple coats of Dark Blue on the Fenders and chassis and first coat of the detailing done.<br />
<br />A few more pictures.
<br /><br />Now the final product. Hope you enjoyed the show.<br />
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Last Edit: 2 years ago by Nobleco.

Re:Dinky 30E Breakdown Truck 10 years, 11 months ago #2

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Awesome!!!

I\'m so glad we didn\'t go for grey.

Re:Dinky 30E Breakdown Truck 10 years, 11 months ago #3

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Excellent job as always Jim.

That masking looks spot on .Well done m8.

Re:Dinky 30E Breakdown Truck 10 years, 11 months ago #4

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Thanks Kev, I cheated and used a circle template I have to make the arch over the fenders. Traced it out on my Tomiya masking tape and it Worked great.

Re:Dinky 30E Breakdown Truck 10 years, 11 months ago #5

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!!WHAT!! You cheating?.I don\'t belive it for one minute \"lol\"

Re:Dinky 30E Breakdown Truck 10 years, 11 months ago #6

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Okay, not really cheating but using something from a past trade I had about 35 years ago. I was a draftsman in Structural Steel for 4 years and an estimator for over a year before I switched to Carpentry.

Re:Dinky 30E Breakdown Truck 10 years, 11 months ago #7

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beautifully done, a real mint finish.

Re:Dinky 30E Breakdown Truck 10 years, 11 months ago #8

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I agree, the factory should\'ve stayed with this color-scheme as it suits the truck better than the one solid color the post-war trucks had.

Re:Dinky 30E Breakdown Truck 2 years ago #9

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One more of the models I did for Richard (RVREVO) almost 9 years ago now. Replaced the pictures again.

Re:Dinky 30E Breakdown Truck 2 years ago #10

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<p>added a proper pre-war this year</p>
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<p>Richard k</p>
Last Edit: 2 years ago by RVREVO.

Re:Dinky 30E Breakdown Truck 2 years ago #11

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Re:Dinky 30E Breakdown Truck 1 year, 12 months ago #12

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A little wear of the paint on the fenders but looks really good from here. The tires look in really good condition and you have an original hook too.
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