Full metal Kraz 255 -Work Truck Buildoff-

Bishops RC

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Update time! And it's all about fenders.

Like every other body part, it starts with flat steel plate :lol:

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And there was lot of tin soldering and the grinding and sanding. Do i repeat myself? :laugh:

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Head light boxes on top of it. In every step on this metal body build I'll be more confident.. :hmmm:

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Every builder get sometimes steps backwards :laugh:
 

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Bishops RC

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i just wait till all that details will meet and we will see great truck.

Hopefully we see a great truck? So much to do but soon i get on to the details.

Engine hood has now hinges. Just simply wrap steel plate around needle, then some fine grindering.

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Body mounting is solved. Cabin floor is mounted on chassis. Body mounts with screws here.
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Seats and some bed roll foam on it.

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Engine bay area has lot of room, so decided to make box for battery and easy change for that.

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Cutted the door windows, bent dash board and steering wheel.


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"Dimitri" Has lot room to pull steering wheel inside.
 

Bishops RC

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That Sir, is wonderful, keep on going ! :)

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Thanks! I will keep going on :biggthumpup: But the Work truck build off contest for me is now game over. Too big project for me, and if there was 1 mont more time to left... :laughing:

This build contest was good thing to me, cause it kicked me to start new truck build. Thanks for that :biggthumpup:

In april 2020 there is gonna be hobby event called Hupicon on Helsinki where i'm attending to go. With finished Kraz offcourse, that's my goal.

Also i like show my friends Toni's CA-30 based 1:12 scale "Spintires/mudrunner" truck. We have been kicking him to put topic here, but only he has done is IG account. Better check his talent @megasieppi . Maybe he someday joins here?

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And Kraz build update: Gear sifters


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Last major task in Kraz body build was the roof. I hammered the first version, thats the way to learn :lol:

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Then different approach angle and the result that satisfied me.


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There is lot work to do, but i'm sure that rest of this build will go like dance. :hmmm:

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Main body work is done, i'm quite happy. Next for details, electrics...


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Halme

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This build is insane my friend! It is hard to understand how much work it takes and how non-forgiving material metal is before one really trues it out. Dont give up yet, just throw sone paint on it and we can call it a "project" or "barn find"! Missing details we add later.

Great build from one of Finlands best scale builder already!
 

Bishops RC

Supporting Member
This build is insane my friend! It is hard to understand how much work it takes and how non-forgiving material metal is before one really trues it out. Dont give up yet, just throw sone paint on it and we can call it a "project" or "barn find"! Missing details we add later.

Great build from one of Finlands best scale builder already!

Thank you my friend Halme. Ill take this as a support to me and it makes me try harder. Cheers ::2thumbs

this is one epic metal build , keep it up , kudos to your metal work ,and good luck with the comp:biggthumpup:

Thanks Dave Holio. Comp deadline passed, but still pushing hard to get best result :biggthumpup:

And here is build update:

Fuel tanks

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My Kraz low rider look bothered me, so i builded lift kit :cool:

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Before lift:

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After lift: (Now i can live with it)

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Winch servo founded place inside chassis.

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And here is latest details i made.

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Bishops RC

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Body details added. Side steps, air tank, side mirrors, hood emblem, hood secures. Small things but lots off hours spent on garage :biggthumpup:
 

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Bishops RC

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End of the Metal Kraz build coming close :biggthumpup: My build deadlines are slipping, but it's still progressing.

I Decide to go lighter olive green on body paint, that details pop up more. Real rust weathering there included. But more finishing weathering still have to do. Now there are little bit too much rust.

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Now i'm working with wire management and electrics. Also fine finishing every where.


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Now i'm quite sure this is done by Christmass -20 :laughing:
 

Bishops RC

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You have to be ready a bit earlier than that because I want to see this masterpiece live at the hobby fair once this virus goes away!:laugh:

Amazing work once again.

Thanks CrawlingFinn, we didn't get hobby fair, but some good progress is happend now. Update time!::2thumbs

Many of you are maybe followed my Kraz build in IG, if haven't @bishops_rc_crusade ;)


Winch line goes now under the cabin.


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Front Bumber gets rust.

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#tinytruckselfiechallenge accepted :cool:

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Am I cheater? Plastic on Full metal build! ::D:


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And here we are now. Forget to take picture inside the engine bay. There are some things to adjust and finnish. And offcourse the bed and logging addons. But it was time take it for a first test in to the wildreness :biggthumpup:


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UPDATE CONTINUES.
 

Bishops RC

Supporting Member
Update continues with pictures.


Finally i and my metal build master Toni (@megasieppi) met after long winter. And ours "Mudrunner" inspired metal King Kong RC trucks fitted on same picture. After hundreds of hours work of tin metal plates transformed to scale truck bodies. So we tried to capture THE moments on a camera.

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This photo credit goes to my photograper/RC friend Jani (@japsu)

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Backround story plot: Kraz was crossing little swamp lake on some winter, and it fell trough the ice and get stuck. Kraz burned all it's gasolines and the driver abandones the truck on a swamp. Now at summer, Kamaz 4310 fuel tanker comes to search and recovery mission for a Kraz... Rest of the story you can watch on my videos.


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Kamaz 4310 starts it's adventure



Kraz 255 Recovery mission

 

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