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Chevrolet C8A HUW
sauceman
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Posted: Thursday, January 08, 2009 - 04:59 AM UTC
Alan Mcneilly shows you how he built the Chevrolet C8A HUW Heavy Utility Wireless Vehicle.

Enjoy!



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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
DaveCox
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Posted: Thursday, January 08, 2009 - 05:12 AM UTC
Another fantastic build from Alan, and it's a CMP!

This is another that I tried to scratchbuild some years ago, and like the C15TA it never got finished. That conversion set looks a bit of a dog, so well done for making it work so well!
NebLWeffah
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Posted: Thursday, January 08, 2009 - 05:47 AM UTC
Really great job Alan! Looks really nice and a first rate job as usual. I always like to see your work and really appreciate you sharing it with us. Love to see those CMP trucks!!


Bob
AlanL
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Posted: Thursday, January 08, 2009 - 06:33 AM UTC
Hi Dave and Bob,

Thanks for the comments guys, appreciated. I have to admit that when I decided to open it up I had no idea if it was do-able.

Cheers

Al
paulchatfield
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Posted: Thursday, January 08, 2009 - 08:44 AM UTC
Really nice Build, Alan, and an interesting project.

Great work.

Paul
BobCard
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Posted: Thursday, January 08, 2009 - 09:39 AM UTC
Alan,
I keep seeing a lot of your work coming up and the details just keep getting better with each build. Very impressive build and congratulations on a great feature. I didnít notice but is the top still detachable? Hope so, it's such a shame not to be able to see all the great details you added.
Bob
AlanL
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Posted: Thursday, January 08, 2009 - 06:17 PM UTC
Hi Guys,

Paul, thanks for the comments and glad you found the project an interesting one. It was quite a challenge

Bob, many thanks for the kind words. Unfortunately the only way to get the roof to sit correctly was glue it down, but a a fair amount of the details is still visible through the open doors.so it does look nice and busy inside.

Cheers folks.

Al
viper29_ca
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New Brunswick, Canada
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Posted: Saturday, January 10, 2009 - 08:37 AM UTC
Hey there Alan,

Great build....I just picked up one of these conversion sets and want to do a CDN version of the truck.

I picked up the conversion in a trade with another modeler, as opposed to purchasing it out right, otherwise I might have been as disappointed in it as you were in the conversion kit.

I will however be bookmarking your build and use it as a reference for my own build at some point!

Again, fantastic result!!!!
AlanL
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Posted: Saturday, January 10, 2009 - 09:25 AM UTC
Hi Scott,

Many thanks for the comments and glad you enjoyed the article. The original build blog is still in place. I don't know if you followed the build but there are a lot of useful references in the blog:

Here's the link

http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=124414#1026710

so fill you boots as they say

Plus Models make a lot of neat items but they are very expensive, over priced IMHO. Still this was the only kid on the block and a lot of fun to do. Hopefully you got a good trade and can go from there.

Cheers

Al
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Posted: Sunday, January 11, 2009 - 02:30 PM UTC
Perhaps I missed the reason why the left front seat has a fold down back since there is a wall behind it.
Your mud and dirt give it that lived in look. If you want a dustier appearance, you might try a slurry of wood ashes in water.
Paint it on with a wide brush, let dry, rinse and brush off. It will mildly etch and flatten the paint also and leaves a light tan/grey look, as if it had spent a lot of time on unpaved Normandy roads.
AlanL
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Posted: Sunday, January 11, 2009 - 05:43 PM UTC
Hi Trenor,

Yes, you did, the Pin Up behind it

Thanks for the thoughts on the wood ash, interesting technicque. No facilities for an open fire here but perhaps cigarette ash or paper ash might work too. I'll try a few experiments.

Many thanks

Al