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    arrow pointing to the slot on the back of the blade,trim and bend as needed then when your happy with the fit glue the crossbeam and psitons in place,once the glue is dry you can bend the psitons a bit to clean it up a bit





    front pistons glued in place



    side view




    k I have built so many dozers's I sort of just do it,if this is your first time out yes you shouls glue the lower half of the cab to the main body,this will be easier for you then the 'let's fit the hood in by bending a wee bit !! the artow is pointing to the palce on the cab floor which it should be resting on

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    KK almost done I swear !! this is a older kit the the blade gudie psiton is already installed on the main arm on newer kits,no big deal remove from the spruce and file the bottom flat !!!,arrow pointing to the small area on the balde where the psiton should sit you have two one,each side








    OK !!!!!!!!! last two picture show blade piston's in place,now she's done !!! and off to the paint shop !! I hope I didn't bore you all to death and like I always say " It's a hobby,we should be having fun" and don't let the rivet counters upset you casue your 1/3200000 off LOLOLOL

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    Great job, Larry. Thank you very much for the guided tour of the process. Now I am feeling like I could actually build one.
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    Thanks Larry!

    I would have thought it would be easier to paint sub assemblies rather than the completed kit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jazzbass01 View Post
    Thanks Larry!

    I would have thought it would be easier to paint sub assemblies rather than the completed kit.
    Yep that is the way I do it but for this time out I wanted to show the build more then the paint,and beinging that it's all going to be yellow the paint job will be a easy one.

    the only part that I would have pre-painted would have been the inner side of the tracks,the rest would be held with a small clamp on the underframe and thing it would be jsut turning and twisting the model around.

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    Thank you Larry for the great photos and a great tutorial over all. I had just purchased the Freightliner cab a few days ago and waiting for it to arrive. Do you use an airbrush to paint, rattle can or brush?

    Corey

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    Corey,First thank you very much as far as painting I airbrush only,the only time I do use a brush is for the rims on cars and trucks.Now what I do use a rattlecan for is the paint!! take the bulldozer,I'll shoot cat yellow from the can into a papercup then run it thur the airbrush.The Freightliner cab is a really nice kit I think you'll enjoy it and plz post pictures in the "white metal kit thread"

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    Very Cool! I have one of these still in the package. I had no Idea what it is was when I ordered it and I was a little disappointed in it. Maybe now I'll have a little more motivation to assemble it.

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    the details look great, great photos too!

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    This is very helpful. I have a whole box of white metal kits I haven't had the courage to build. Now I have step by step guidance. One quick question, what glue do you use?

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    Nice step by step, Larry! Thanks for doing that. I don't think I'm quite "there" yet, but I'm close enough the road signs are starting to mention it.

    Can't wait to see how it looks painted!
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