my first proper attempt at using plastruct.....Zaxis 670LCH model.

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my first proper attempt at using plastruct.....Zaxis 670LCH model.

Post #1 by Joes1989 » Sat Dec 04, 2010 9:08 pm

Just thought id share some pics of my custom Zaxis 670LCH that i have decided to redo.....I made a crappy version last year and really wasnt happy with it! I decided to have a go for the first time with plastruct! Im pretty pleased with the way its turn out if im honest! I also made the dipper and am pleased with that too! All i need now is a new udercarriage and metal tracks for it!

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Unfortunately i wont be able to paint it until next year now as its just too cold outside..... :-(


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Post #2 by jcbjs220 » Sat Dec 04, 2010 10:03 pm

Thats looking really good Joe :claphands: :claphands:

Have tried to make a few bits in the past, but never been brave enough to modify one of my models. Feel like i lack the attention to detail! lol

But for your first time working with plastruct youve not done bad at all!!!

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Post #3 by Joes1989 » Sat Dec 04, 2010 10:09 pm

This was my old 365BL i had laying in bits after i took it apart to try and give it a full rebuild.....then the zaxis 670 started work down the road and the rest is history! Im glad i have done it as ill have the 470 the 670 and the 870 in my collection after christmas! haha


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Post #4 by martinB50 » Sat Dec 04, 2010 10:16 pm

Nice work, hope you will post some pictures when you get her finished :claphands:

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Post #5 by Joes1989 » Sat Dec 04, 2010 10:18 pm

yeh of course i will! I want to get it completed asap but i reckon ill have to wait for spring before it gets painted.


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Post #6 by Martyn Henley » Sat Dec 04, 2010 11:07 pm

Not bad Joe :thumbup: .... needs a bit of filling, take a trip down to your local model shop and get a tube of "squadron green putty filler" works wonders and only takes about 30mins to dry .. as for spraying ... no worries about cold, warm your aerosol in warm water, and get sprayed part near some warm air like a radiator or even a hair dryer as soon as you have sprayed part ..

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Post #7 by Joes1989 » Sat Dec 04, 2010 11:34 pm

Oh sound mate! Cheers for that! Ill get some putty and get filling....i havent got the hang of small trimming yet and even if i get it something like right ill end up taking some more off and then having to redo the whole damn piece! haha


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Post #8 by Martyn Henley » Sun Dec 05, 2010 12:07 am

This is what you need Joe ... sanding boards, black for coarse, Reddy pink one for medium and green for final smoothing ... and the tube of squadron putty ...

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Post #9 by Joes1989 » Sun Dec 05, 2010 10:58 am

Cheers Martyn! Ill have a look for some of that squadron green!


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Post #10 by topkit » Sun Dec 05, 2010 10:50 pm

Nice conversion there, Martins tips are allways good , i tell you what Martin produces some great models and he also has perfectly manicured nails too! He won't tell you that he uses nail varnish as well though!! :lol: ;)


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