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janh
Posted: Saturday, March 10, 2018 10:35:53 AM

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So I got this model for a decent price from ebay about 2 weeks ago.



And I then started by stripping off the thick paint completely.I finally found some pretty good paint remover.So this was not a big problem.I then removed all the handrails and ladders and replaced and added them,where they were missing.I also added tons of details.The chains around the wheels took me about 20 hours to make.





And finally it was time for some new paint and weathering.



modelmaniac
Posted: Saturday, March 10, 2018 10:39:30 AM

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Looking good.Teeth I have the Joal WA 800.Never been 100% happy with the look.That is a massive improvement!Especially the rails.
janh
Posted: Saturday, March 10, 2018 10:42:30 AM

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And today the weather is fine.So I took the finished outside to make a few photos.











Just on a sidenote: The driver is a modified "Diecast Masters Bob" with a new head and some more muscles.Looks much better without the hardhat and sunglasses.
janh
Posted: Saturday, March 10, 2018 10:48:01 AM

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some detail shots















I will display this model next weekend at the modelshow europe in Ede/The Netherlands.
RMS Models
Posted: Saturday, March 10, 2018 11:02:33 AM

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Well done ! The amount of detail under Joal paint is amazing ! I suspect the paint process Joal utilizes is dictated by environmental regulations.
BIG CHRIS
Posted: Saturday, March 10, 2018 11:22:47 AM
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Love the weathering job, absolutely fantastic!
kcmtoys
Posted: Saturday, March 10, 2018 12:12:31 PM

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That is one fantastic model! Those tire chains are great, good idea...You have a lot of patience sir.Applause Teeth d'oh! Ken





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Paul R
Posted: Saturday, March 10, 2018 1:15:56 PM

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That is amazing! Great photos also.

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Campmb
Posted: Saturday, March 10, 2018 2:09:51 PM
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That's some beautiful work there Janh. Look forward to seeing more of your work at the show. Wished I could be there! Mike
ChandlerYohn
Posted: Saturday, March 10, 2018 2:15:31 PM

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Wow Jan! That's an amazing transformation and a very neat idea for the tire chains. Thanks so much for sharing.

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Jamiescotland
Posted: Saturday, March 10, 2018 3:22:56 PM

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Great job! Looks fantastic
frusso
Posted: Saturday, March 10, 2018 3:46:16 PM

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Fantastic!
Basketball Man
Posted: Saturday, March 10, 2018 5:55:41 PM

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....still rubbing my chin after it hit the floor.

Nice work. What did you use for paint stripper? I have not had much luck getting the bomb proof paint off of the Joal models.

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janh
Posted: Saturday, March 10, 2018 6:55:33 PM

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https://www.scheidel.com/produkte/Asur-Entlacker,2.html
english: http://www.conservationtech.ie/view-cats.php?prod_id=138

It´s somehow halfliquid stuff that you apply with a brush.And I then put the parts into a plastic box overnight.And the next morning you can wipe off the paint with a toothbrush and water.It´s pretty aggressive and you have to be careful with it,it can literally peel the skin off your hand when you don´t wash it off immediately.
Jack.
Posted: Sunday, March 11, 2018 5:17:40 AM

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Great work Jahn 👍🏻

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JoeE
Posted: Sunday, March 11, 2018 6:29:40 AM

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Excellent work!



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Paul
Posted: Sunday, March 11, 2018 8:25:12 AM

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Wow Jan, this is amazing Applause

It's almost hard to believe it's the same model!.

Scania V8. The best sounding truck in the world.

rlmc
Posted: Sunday, March 11, 2018 10:15:59 AM
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Beautiful job. Both model and photos are excellent. Robert
JTL
Posted: Sunday, March 11, 2018 5:31:27 PM

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Holy cow! That’s a beauty!
The first picture of it compleated, I thought it was a real loader you posted to show what you modeled yours after!

Are you an enviromentist, or do you work for a living?
Davie82
Posted: Monday, March 12, 2018 8:17:01 AM
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Sensational work. At first glance I was asking myself "so where are the pics of the model?"
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