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Post by boolean21 on Wed May 30, 2012 12:21 am

Brain-washed by Master Liew to build a new body for my 6x6 truck... Very Happy
so, decided to give it a try...

chose the AM General M923 5 tonne 6x6 truck...
the actual truck is more than 7metres long with around 4 metres wheelbase... Very Happy

it's gonna be BIGGGGGG.... Very Happy
first timer with styrene... starting with zero experience...
i'm a newbie! Very Happy

this should be taking me quite some time to finish up.... Smile

here it goes...

Sized up the truck on the computer


Here's a pic with a soldier standing beside the truck.... it is one big truck! Very Happy


The rest are the cutting of the styrene for the body... bending the fender flares, layering the styrene for sanding and shaping of the bonnet...

Used 2.5mm thick styrene for all the stuffs in the photos...
It's real easy to cut in straight lines... just made 2 - 3 cuts and can bend and break the styrene nice and straight... Smile

had putty and primed the bonnet once... still need to sand again and putty again... still lots to be done... due to some "mis-cue" on the dremel when sanding the grooves... Very Happy

the cab is a little too long... will also need to trim it shorter... and make the grooves for the door... still thinking whether to cut and hinge the door... maybe not ba... since it's gonna be an open top... might custom the tube top and add a soft top like the M923 soft top model... see how it goes... Smile

thanks for viewing!




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Re: Boolean21's 1/10 M923 - 5 ton truck - Newbie try to scratch build a truck body... :D

Post by wyetuck88 on Wed May 30, 2012 1:19 am

Nice!!! Very Happy

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Re: Boolean21's 1/10 M923 - 5 ton truck - Newbie try to scratch build a truck body... :D

Post by Liew on Wed May 30, 2012 7:13 am

Nice cheers cheers cheers

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Re: Boolean21's 1/10 M923 - 5 ton truck - Newbie try to scratch build a truck body... :D

Post by oceanic on Wed May 30, 2012 7:56 am

Whoa!! Another build fr scratch! Very nice! cheers

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Re: Boolean21's 1/10 M923 - 5 ton truck - Newbie try to scratch build a truck body... :D

Post by angmohkia on Wed May 30, 2012 8:07 am

Just like someone say......so free and plenty of time.....how i envy u guys....

Very nice......wait i retire then i start Build Build Build...

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Re: Boolean21's 1/10 M923 - 5 ton truck - Newbie try to scratch build a truck body... :D

Post by Liew on Wed May 30, 2012 8:23 am

angmohkia wrote:Just like someone say......so free and plenty of time.....how i envy u guys....

Very nice......wait i retire then i start Build Build Build...
don't wait Liao , built built built Twisted Evil

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Re: Boolean21's 1/10 M923 - 5 ton truck - Newbie try to scratch build a truck body... :D

Post by boolean21 on Wed May 30, 2012 8:49 am

Thanks bros... Smile

angmohkia wrote:Just like someone say......so free and plenty of time.....how i envy u guys....

Very nice......wait i retire then i start Build Build Build...

Time is very little.... Very Happy

daily schedule tight...
Work around 10-12hrs, family time 2hrs, video editing 2hrs, build time 2hrs... Just nice 6hrs of sleep....
Sometimes work 16-18hrs... Have to cut down the other items to have at least 5 hours of sleep....

Time is really a premium!

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Re: Boolean21's 1/10 M923 - 5 ton truck - Newbie try to scratch build a truck body... :D

Post by oceanic on Wed May 30, 2012 9:01 am

keep burning midnite oil, the store sooner or later out of oils for u to burn... Very Happy

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Re: Boolean21's 1/10 M923 - 5 ton truck - Newbie try to scratch build a truck body... :D

Post by D.ong on Wed May 30, 2012 10:08 am

steady lah! good start, hope got a nice finish too...! Smile

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Post by boolean21 on Wed May 30, 2012 10:56 am

Thanks... Hope so too... Very Happy

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Re: Boolean21's 1/10 M923 - 5 ton truck - Newbie try to scratch build a truck body... :D

Post by ket2175 on Wed May 30, 2012 12:47 pm

Nice job Boolean , good to see another DIY King here. Here is your tiger (On the house)

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Re: Boolean21's 1/10 M923 - 5 ton truck - Newbie try to scratch build a truck body... :D

Post by boolean21 on Wed May 30, 2012 1:23 pm

ket2175 wrote:Nice job Boolean , good to see another DIY King here. Here is your tiger (On the house)

Thanks for the cold beer... Smile

I'm a newbie....
DIY king is Master Liew.... I saw his sneak preview of his next build... Very nice too! Smile

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Re: Boolean21's 1/10 M923 - 5 ton truck - Newbie try to scratch build a truck body... :D

Post by boolean21 on Thu May 31, 2012 12:52 am

not much updates...

patched up the bonnet... still far from perfect... but at least slightly smoother...
that should be it already...



primed the bonnet....



will try to shorten the cab next when i have time... Smile

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Re: Boolean21's 1/10 M923 - 5 ton truck - Newbie try to scratch build a truck body... :D

Post by ket2175 on Thu May 31, 2012 5:59 pm

Boolean how u join or stick 2 pcs of Styrene together? Using glue or what. Thks

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Post by boolean21 on Thu May 31, 2012 6:26 pm

ket2175 wrote:Boolean how u join or stick 2 pcs of Styrene together? Using glue or what. Thks

I used super glue...

Didnt go out to find tenax... Or plastistruct... Dunno where to buy...
So used super glue...

So far, based on read ups, tenax is the best... It melts and welds the plastic together as one piece...

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Post by RTECH on Thu May 31, 2012 7:47 pm

Surprised Waaaaa! Another DIY truck ! Nice man! You guys really got the talent and time.

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Post by ket2175 on Thu May 31, 2012 7:49 pm

But look like super glue also not bad. Cant wait to see the finish product.

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Post by boolean21 on Fri Jun 01, 2012 12:48 am

RTECH wrote: Surprised Waaaaa! Another DIY truck ! Nice man! You guys really got the talent and time.
me no talent... no time... but got interest... Very Happy so i try too...
no matter how it turn out... i learnt stuffs along the way... and its really shiok!... Smile

ket2175 wrote:But look like super glue also not bad. Cant wait to see the finish product.
thanks... it'll be a long long build....
hope to finish it up soon too. Smile

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Post by Chicano on Sun Jun 03, 2012 1:42 pm

How did you make the front groove on the bonnet? melt it and pressed down?

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Post by boolean21 on Sun Jun 03, 2012 1:44 pm

Chicano wrote:How did you make the front groove on the bonnet? melt it and pressed down?

No bro... I layered and sanded down....
I guess that was the most time consuming part....

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Post by boolean21 on Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:06 pm

some of the minor works updates... didn't have much time to do stuffs... but at least managed to get some minor stuffs done...

Dremel-ed off the cab and shortened it by around 2cm...


Joined back the back panel....



Joined the headlight panel to the light recess area... will mount up the headlight lenses after spraying...

Also, added some square styrene tubing to the windscreen frame to add some thickness to it...


Marked out the protruding stripes on the side of the front cab and added a layer of 1mm thick styrene....


now priming the cab... will take a photo of it later when it is dry... Smile

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Post by oceanic on Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:39 pm

Nice leh boo. Give me 50% of your talent n 50% from liew. I can make a build liao.

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Re: Boolean21's 1/10 M923 - 5 ton truck - Newbie try to scratch build a truck body... :D

Post by Liew on Tue Jun 05, 2012 12:10 am

Nice cheers
What colour ?

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Post by boolean21 on Tue Jun 05, 2012 12:15 am

oceanic wrote:Nice leh boo. Give me 50% of your talent n 50% from liew. I can make a build liao.
u take 100% from Master Liew would be a wiser choice!... Very Happy

Liew wrote:Nice cheers
What colour ?

dunno yet leh... thinking of sand color, light brown or army green.... still can't decide man... Very Happy

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Post by boolean21 on Tue Jun 05, 2012 12:18 am

Primed the cab... need some sanding and putty-ing and prime again...
just to try to mask out the more obvious holes and flaws... hopefully... Very Happy

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Post by Liew on Tue Jun 05, 2012 12:22 am

Can take a pic with honcho ?
This will be a huge truck Shocked

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Post by babyboy on Tue Jun 05, 2012 12:33 am

Boolean21, what's the grit number for the sand paper that you use?

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Post by boolean21 on Tue Jun 05, 2012 12:48 am

Liew wrote:Can take a pic with honcho ?
This will be a huge truck Shocked
yes sir, will go take some photos with the honcho in a while and upload. Smile

babyboy wrote:Boolean21, what's the grit number for the sand paper that you use?
babyboy, i use 80 lightly to sand off the very rough edges... and then 500 to smoothen things.... i bought 1000 and 2000... but didn't use them.... personally feel that 500 smooth enough... and for 500, after it wears off a little, light sanding with it already gives very smooth output already...

you might want to try 200 as well... cos 80 is really rough... and have to be careful not to sand too hard...

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Post by boolean21 on Tue Jun 05, 2012 1:18 am

Here are some photos of it using the honcho as a size comparison...



The M923 really has some HUGE fenders... Very Happy making the wheels look real small...

The side steps and fuel tank are making the truck's ground clearance low... to make things worst, it has a long long wheel base... so now thinking whether to make the side steps and fuel tanks removable so that it can adapt to terrain as well as look scale when needed... Very Happy

The cab still looks a tad long compared to the actual truck but don't think i wanna shorten it further... it would be rather cramped for the wrestlers... Very Happy

here's a shot of the M923 side view...


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Post by Liew on Tue Jun 05, 2012 8:29 am

Ya , is a big truck !

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