1945 WWII Soviet Dual Axle Transport Truck

Heng Long/WPL are now manufacturing 1/16 scale RC trucks, so it seemed sensible to create a forum area dedicated to the amazing things that members are doing with them. Post your builds, mods, and tips here.

Postby jackalope » Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:46 pm

Wow that's looking really good sir!
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Postby Will01Capri » Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:03 pm

Awesome, where did you get that chain, i have been looking for stuff like that for ages.
I love the details and wood rear truck bed superb :)
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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:10 pm

You're doing a grand job there Mr Painless :clap: :clap:

Love the use of the coffee stirrers :thumbup:
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Postby PainlessWolf » Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:37 pm

Afternoon, Gentlemen!
Terry, Thank you, Sir. Just muddling along. ;o) Willi! Thank you, I got the idea from one of your many fine truck Builds! The chain came on a spool from Hobby Lobby here in the States ( or as Herman likes to refer to them as "the Dollhouse Stores" ;o) Thank you, Mick! Carrying on, carrying on. ;o)
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Postby Model Builder 4 » Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:04 pm

Very nice painless, looking better with each installment :thumbup:

Cheers, Lee.
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Postby Max-U52 » Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:00 pm

Have you got your tail lights sorted out yet?
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Postby PainlessWolf » Thu Sep 05, 2019 12:20 am

Good Afternoon!
Lee! Thank you, Sir. I am still fiddling with the detailing in the cab. I would like for it to have some eye candy but not so much so that a driver figure that got bumped off his magnet mount would trash the cab by rattling around in it. ( i.e. the hand brake lever is attached under the floorboard with a small screw ) Max! I do have a set of lights I am going to use. The original truck had one tail light over a rudimentary plate mount but for military use, I will install two red ones.
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Postby Max-U52 » Thu Sep 05, 2019 12:24 am

Cool. I have files for a couple different kinds of tail light cans so if you need anything, just holler.
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Postby PainlessWolf » Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:44 am

Max, Good evening,
I'll tell you what I could use, a scale comparison between the cab of the JJRC Q60 I have and one of the KONG CA30 ( really nice ) RC trucks that look like the Q60. If the cab scales are close or match, I have a ready made source of cab detail parts on Ebay since the plastic cabs and detail bits for those KONG trucks along with other parts sets often wind up for sale separately there. Anyone have one of each and is willing to give me the skinny on them? I cannot find any photos of them sitting side by side online. Not surprising I guess since they are individually aimed at two different market segments.
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P.S. In other news, tonight, I did scratch a floor heater and some detail for the pedals on the floor plate I have. Pics when I have a few more taken.
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Postby Max-U52 » Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:52 pm

How much does a kong truck go for? You see, now you've made me curious. I just might buy one just to see if they're the same. If it's not too much money, of course.
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Postby jimbo_wa » Fri Sep 06, 2019 2:53 pm

Max-U52 wrote:How much does a kong truck go for? You see, now you've made me curious. I just might buy one just to see if they're the same. If it's not too much money, of course.


Looks like >$450, but a chassis only kit looks to be <$300...


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Postby PainlessWolf » Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:29 pm

Good Morning, Max!
Thank you, Jimbo! I have seen them go on Ebay for as little as 329.00 complete ( without radio and receiver ) I am mostly interested in the very nice plastic cab and detail bits ( like the real wood cargo bed, etc ). The cab and detail bits for it can be found for around 59 - 69 dollars. ( price of a whole JJRC or Fayee truck, I know ;o)
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Postby PainlessWolf » Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:12 am

Evenin' all!
I thought I should post some more pics of the work being done on the truck. I am still awaiting window wipers and a passenger I can arm up with a few details. ( may have shown up today, post usually comes in with the better half ) So anyway, work continues! Pics ( Click to enlarge )
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WIP on the windshield.jpg
WIP on the windshield.jpg
Test fitment back in place...Wipers are on the way.jpg
WIP on the windshield.jpg
Getting serious about the dash.jpg
Getting serious about the dash.jpg
Sleeve to allow the steering wheel to rotate.jpg
Sleeve to allow the steering wheel to rotate.jpg
A WIP on the dash....jpg
A WIP on the dash....jpg
Took a while to find interior window cranks that looked old style.jpg
Took a while to find interior window cranks that looked old style.jpg
Got to have that crank on the dash for the windshield panels.jpg
Got to have that crank on the dash for the windshield panels.jpg
Scratched Floor Heater for a little extra cab detail.jpg
Scratched Floor Heater for a little extra cab detail.jpg
Starting with those door panels.jpg
Starting with those door panels.jpg
Enough stuff for a couple of truck and more...  Thanks Wayne!.jpg
Enough stuff for a couple of truck and more... Thanks Wayne!.jpg
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Postby PainlessWolf » Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:21 am

Continued: ( Pics: ( Click to enlarge )
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The stamp of approval.jpg
The stamp of approval.jpg
Some door handles from Diorama Freak.jpg
Some door handles from Diorama Freak.jpg
Old handles removed and new ones mounted...Everything is drilled and pegged.jpg
Old handles removed and new ones mounted...Everything is drilled and pegged.jpg
Some neat detail bits and panels mounted with LocTite epoxy.jpg
Some neat detail bits and panels mounted with LocTite epoxy.jpg
Each crank is three pieces.jpg
Each crank is three pieces.jpg
Time for some Tamiya primer after sealing off the pivots.jpg
Time for some Tamiya primer after sealing off the pivots.jpg
That will dry flat...notice the side view mirror mount drill out..jpg
That will dry flat...notice the side view mirror mount drill out..jpg
Rubber mirrors removed...plans for those....jpg
Rubber mirrors removed...plans for those....jpg
A little more work....jpg
A little more work....jpg
This will allow the mirrors some rotation..jpg
This will allow the mirrors some rotation..jpg
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Postby PainlessWolf » Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:35 am

...and just a few more, Pics: ( Click to enlarge )
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Ready for detail paint tomorrow after the doors dry overnight..jpg
Ready for detail paint tomorrow after the doors dry overnight..jpg
Painting up the door interiors which should be glossier than the exterior paint.jpg
Painting up the door interiors which should be glossier than the exterior paint.jpg
Interior is done except for some driver accessories.jpg
Interior is done except for some driver accessories.jpg
Not so toy like any more.jpg
Not so toy like any more.jpg
Starting work on the front of the cab.jpg
Starting work on the front of the cab.jpg
Carefully removing the plastic lumps that are the marker lights.jpg
Carefully removing the plastic lumps that are the marker lights.jpg
Grill painted in and holes drilled for either fiber or an led bulb.jpg
Grill painted in and holes drilled for either fiber or an led bulb.jpg
Lights painted and remounted.  Starting to look like a truck again.jpg
Lights painted and remounted. Starting to look like a truck again.jpg
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Postby PainlessWolf » Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:39 pm

Time to add the next few hours of Fun accomplished. Pics: ( Click to Enlarge )
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This Indiana Jones series figure will make a great truck Passenger or Driver.jpg
This Indiana Jones series figure will make a great truck Passenger or Driver.jpg
Proper era equipment and armament have been sourced for this guys redo..jpg
Proper era equipment and armament have been sourced for this guys redo..jpg
Finally Wipers but they are oversized for the truck..jpg
Finally Wipers but they are oversized for the truck..jpg
Fortunately, it is nothing that some cutting, drilling and pinning cannot resolve..jpg
Fortunately, it is nothing that some cutting, drilling and pinning cannot resolve..jpg
Pre paint....jpg
Pre paint.jpg
Now we are getting somewhere....jpg
Now we are getting somewhere....jpg
A new front bumper and tow hooks have arrived..jpg
A new front bumper and tow hooks have arrived..jpg
Much more in line with the era this truck is depicted in..jpg
Much more in line with the era this truck is depicted in..jpg
WIP on the front end.jpg
WIP on the front end.jpg
Rear bumper and tow hitch from Diorama Freak.jpg
Rear bumper and tow hitch from Diorama Freak.jpg
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Postby PainlessWolf » Thu Oct 24, 2019 9:38 pm

Continuing on with a few more pics: ( Click to Enlarge )
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Chain added and parts mounted with Loctite to see how it fits..jpg
Chain added and parts mounted with Loctite to see how it fits..jpg
not too shabby!  Will look better with working rear tail lights.jpg
not too shabby! Will look better with working rear tail lights.jpg
Some drilling and parts mounted with nuts and bolts to ensure a solid tow point for the artillery piece..jpg
Some drilling and parts mounted with nuts and bolts to ensure a solid tow point for the artillery piece..jpg
On to the next steps....jpg
On to the next steps....jpg
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Postby Max-U52 » Sat Oct 26, 2019 4:17 pm

Dang it, Painless, I could've gone the rest of my life without learning about Diorama Freak but you had to show them to me. I already placed an order for a tow hitch (got the set of four) and you'll be seeing them soon on the back of the tanker kit and the Q60. 8)

Nice tires ya got there. Bwahahahaha @) @)

In fact, the whole truck is coming along nicely. I love what you did with the bed.
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Postby jarndice » Sat Oct 26, 2019 4:49 pm

Another very good source for different types of Tow Hitch in 1/16 is www.hagen-miniatures.de/
A very broad range of white metal castings at a very reasonable price. :thumbup:

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Postby tankme » Sat Oct 26, 2019 6:49 pm

I ordered from Diorama Freaks' Ebay site and never got my order here in the US. I ordered from two different vendors in Germany at the same time. I got my order from Imperial-Modellbau like 2 weeks ago. When I inquired about where this order was from Diorama Freaks, Uwe did get back to me right away and asked if I wanted to wait or get a refund? I responded I'd like to wait and he cancelled my order. I got a prompt refund, but what I wanted was my parts. I never got a tracking number or even had the order marked shipped on Ebay. The order was from Sept 24th. I keep thinking that maybe the order will show up, but he cancelled it so fast that I think it was never sent because it was for a decent amount of money. I can't see them losing 55 Euros if there was a chance it would show up.

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