Another master patterns are ready for shipping to casters. These are new bumper, grill and sun visor for Volvo FH Mk3 trans-kit. Kit aslo will contain photo-etched shields and clear parts. At the photo you can see master patterns without additional details only.
Many thanks to all, who took a part in our survey about Renaul Lander! In my opinion results are looking very optimistic. I decided to make master patterns for Renault Lander, but I need to solve some problems with master patterns of Renault Premium first.
Announcement. I’m planning to post some picture of master patterns of Iveco Stralis this week.
Latest news about 2 kits – DAF XF105 interior and Volvo FH3 interior.
Both kits are at casters now. First moulds of Volvo FH3 are ready, while DAF XF105 interior now in moulding rubber.
Also I have placed order for photo-etched parts for these kits; searching for decals’ makers now.
More news and pictures as soon as possible.
Yesterday I found question about flat roof for Renaul Premium at TMW forum; some guys want to built mixers and tippers, so they do not need high roof cab. I did not plan to make flat roof cab (but I planned to make Sisu cab), but I was interested. I decided to check Renault site for current line of trucks and found that Renault offers Kerax and Lander for tippers and mixers. I do not like Kerax, but Lander looks not bad I think. So I thought maybe I should make another master patterns for Renault Lander? With short day cab and flat roof, just like that Lander at picture…
What do you think? Will be this kit interesting for you? Please take part of our survey.
Today I have got e-mail from Howard Whitehead with a picture of first moulds of Renault Premium trans-kit.
Here it is.
Please, keep in mind – these are moulded details only. Kit will contain decals, chrome-plated photoetched details and clear parts. All these details are not present on the picture.
More news soon…
This is second edition of these master patterns with some minor modfications. All of modifications were made for reducing cost of producing. There is list of modifications:
- roof of the interior was remove;
- also I decided do not include in kit a modified dashboard, because in my opinion dashboard was modified little, while an additional resin detail means additional money for kit;
- floor of cab and lower bed made as one detail now;
Also kit will contain some details, which not present on the picture. List of details:
- clear details (2 plafonds);
- 2 table-lamps (or on-wall lamp?);
- and couple of something “special”;
I do not want to talk a lot about those “special details” because these details are still in progress, but I can say, that you can not find such details in no one kits from other makers.
More news as usual – later…
I have almost completed kit of ‘DAF XF105 Interior’. Kit will contain inner walls of cab, corrected seats, doors’ trimming, beds, toolboxes under lower bed. But I have one very important for me question.
I would like to ask you: do you interesting in this kit? Please note – I am not talking about a price, just about a kit itself. Please, check your variant in survey above this text. Thanks in advance.
And under the cut you can take a look at the current view of kit, if you would like.
I decided to resume producing the full resin kit of Russian truck KamAZ-54112.
Master patterns will be inspected and modified. First goal is to reduce the cost of kits; second goal is to fix some errors. Also I’m planning to use Italeri’s rubber tire for reducing cost of kits too. I know, that Italeri’s tires have different pattern, but I think the lower price better than correct tire pattern.
More news and pics as soon as possible.