This is a kit I started around 2007/08 been working on it off and on. Typical truck kit starting with the frame. Since the start I did not take images from the very start of the build so most of the images are more recent when I started to document my builds with images. Before it was taking notes and listing them on the instruction sheet as I went along. Mostly building the things that fly, I started this as a change of pace. I am pretty methodical with armor or soft skin kits. I don’t get into with PE or aftermarket bits like I do with the aircraft. This kit is all OOB, decals and all. In building armor I usually start with section one build whatever is in that section and then stop. And then build section 2 the next day and so on. When I started to document this build with images, it was about 5 year into the process of assy, so the frame and running gear is already all installed, and we are at the point where I start to add the exhaust system, fuel tank and the side mounted accesories on the outboard location of the frame assy. Next is to start the cab assy starting with the floor section, adding the seats, dash, pedals and steering column. I also weathered the interior a bit, showing some wear of running in and out of the cab wear, highlighted those hi-wear areas with silver pencil. Figures pretty much after the cab was assembled that the floor of these cabs have a black rubber mat not a bare floor. Oh well some one took the mat out! just like car mats, somehow they are always missing when you buy a used car. With the floor of the cab secure on the frame I add the side cab panels, painting them Humbrol Bronze Green, in fact up to this point everything has been painted Bronze Green as the base color. Before installing the front panel, I decal the instruments on the dash. Next the seats are installed, painted faded Olive Drab for the cloth seats. Thats it for now, next up getting the rest of the cab completed and start working on the bed assy. More to follow.
18 attached images. Click to enlarge.