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Davie82
Posted: Thursday, October 31, 2013 1:06:45 PM
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So I got my CC8800 from Peter and I'm really pleased with it. Peter had done an excellent repaint in Bracht livery but I also wanted to do a repaint. I was leaning towards Tutt Bryant however it would be a shame to take off all that nice RAL 1007, so I mixed up some of my own, did the tracks, and so the repaint has begun.

Does the livery look familiar to anybody? If you say Sarens, I'm going to have to hit you... Teeth

More to come. This is going to take a few weeks in total as I'm also going to be building a superlift tray from scratch.

cranedude07
Posted: Thursday, October 31, 2013 1:56:01 PM

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sterling?
id like to see the cw tray, might have to pick one up from ya Wink

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Davie82
Posted: Thursday, October 31, 2013 4:35:18 PM
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It's not Sterling, but I'll give you a clue - begins with a "K" Wink

I'll be building the tray from styrene and will see how I get on. No schematics so it's entirely from pictures without measurements... should be interesting.
peterf
Posted: Thursday, October 31, 2013 4:51:02 PM

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Looking good keep the pictures coming,look forward to seeing the ballast tray

http://www.flickr.com/photos/10069306@N07/
stegro84
Posted: Thursday, October 31, 2013 6:45:38 PM

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Kitashikoku crane company? Nice repaint so far.

Stephen.
Davie82
Posted: Friday, November 01, 2013 1:16:10 PM
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Thanks guys. Stephen nailed it - Kitashikoku. It's a really nice livery, LOVE the white hook (and that's going to be a lot of work in itself).

Cubanb343
Posted: Friday, November 01, 2013 11:25:59 PM

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Looking good!
Davie82
Posted: Monday, November 04, 2013 11:41:11 AM
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Got the painting finished on the main boom foot and a superlift section; extension pieces are terex cream colour and I'll paint them white if I feel they really need it.

This is just a test fit to see how the crane looks... I have another two boom sections not included here, and the fly jib, and brass pendants, plus I still have a lot to do in terms of finishing:

strip & paint the boom head
paint 1x small and 1x large boom section white
paint all the brass pendants
strip and paint the hook blocks
make an equalizing superlift bridle (hinges in three places)
make a whip line extension for the main boom
make a superlift tray
decals

I tried decals over the weekend with a sheet of so-called "laser" waterslide decal paper, and it was SH*T... the decal film melted inside the printer. Waiting to hear back from the seller and either get some inkjet stuff or get proper laser paper.

In the meantime, here's the progress:

Davie82
Posted: Tuesday, November 05, 2013 1:38:18 PM
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OK so I wasted several more hours trying my damnedest to get decals done, and after finally managing to get them printed and sealed, I realised the idiot at the shop had given me white decals instead of the clear that I asked for. ARGH.

So... I decided to hit the cutting mat and I managed to get the equalizing bridle made. It is designed to interface with brass pendants (pictured) and it's nice and strong. I used the original plastic pulley bracket and cut each individual bracket off, drilled it, and made the rest from 1mm sheet styrene and a mixture of 2.4mm pipe and 3.2mm rod.

That plastic that Conrad use is like titanum... it's REALLY strong stuff and took a while to get through it with my razor saw.

I'm waiting on some replacement winch arriving; I haven't decided yet whether to go with 0.6mm fishing line or 0.8mm braided nylon, however anything's better than what you get from Conrad!


gabrielecanobbio
Posted: Tuesday, November 05, 2013 4:07:15 PM
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Please look this item for CC8800 by CGMmodels..



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Davie82
Posted: Tuesday, November 12, 2013 6:46:54 PM
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Looks great Gabriele, it looks like styrene but I'm guessing it's metal?

I have been working away at my CC8800 for a while and finally managed to get decals done. I redid the red stripes on the a-frame with decals and it looks a lot better, and I have also started work on the superlift tray. The most time-consuming part will be the stinger and the lattice extension which I plan to build as well.

I have load tested the plastic superlift tray and it's very strong, able to hold 35 weights comfortably on the plastic pendants pictured.

Pics of recent progress:


Davie82
Posted: Wednesday, November 20, 2013 2:41:46 PM
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Worked my ass off for about 20 hours between my two days off and made quite a bit of progress. Finished the main form of the stinger and the lattice section, it's not exact and I made a wee mistake with the dimensions (height only) but it looks good enough to me.

The whole assembly is pinned together exactly like the real deal.



ulf
Posted: Wednesday, November 20, 2013 3:21:05 PM

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Very nice work on the tray! Applause
cranedude07
Posted: Wednesday, November 20, 2013 4:31:17 PM

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Cubanb343
Posted: Wednesday, November 20, 2013 11:58:05 PM

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Do you cut all your styrene by hand? And the decals turned out great so far
Ironstef70
Posted: Thursday, November 21, 2013 12:51:26 AM

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Man, vey nice crane, and unique (which I also enjoy myself doing).

You're right about white water slide decals; they really suck. The edges are chipping when trying to cut them in solid colors. Shame on you

I usually use them for white backing (unprinted) and I put clear printed decals over them when I need some white logos. Still tricky, and requires lots of accuracy while cutting the edges with a sharp razor blade...

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hummer13
Posted: Thursday, November 21, 2013 1:35:59 AM

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Nice work looking good


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Davie82
Posted: Thursday, November 21, 2013 2:14:24 PM
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Thanks guys.

Yes all styrene cutting is done with a basic craft knife and I am a lot more confident now than when I first started, picking up some really nice tricks and tips along the way.

And after having worked a little with lattice stuff I must say I have HUGE respect for Jason (hummer13) and his skillz with tubez Smiley

Watch this space as I will be adding more.

Having a good think about the possibility of casting pulleys to replace the grey ones, doing a new boom head and today I took delivery of my nice nylon cord which I will use as winch cable. It's approx 0.8mm thick which is perfect to scale. Stay tuned!
towoc999
Posted: Thursday, November 21, 2013 3:28:23 PM

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very nice job , the type of yellow is very sharp looking , the styrene work is great.
gabrielecanobbio
Posted: Friday, November 22, 2013 4:58:03 AM
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Very nice work Davie! Applause

Here my new runner set for CC8800..




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