M54 "Ace of Spades" build Step by Step
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Base Model:         Italeri Big Foot

Conversion Set:   RM 35134 M54 " Ace of Spades"

Wheels set:         RM 35023


I see that many modeler have a problem with build Gun Truck from Italeri model.
That's why I started build Step by Step.I would like to help modelers who have little experience with this.
I have used set  RM 35134 M54 "Ace of Spades" from my production.

I see that many modeler have a problem with build Gun Truck from Italeri model.

That's why I started build Step by Step.I would like to help modelers who have little experience with this.

I have used set  RM 35134 M54 "Ace of Spades" from my production.




Step Number 1.

Rebuild Italeri Framework.

Drawing from TM.

Correct length of Framework.

Frame with a Suspension. Left side.

Right side.

Left side wit details.

Chassis and wheels are finished. Hoses and wires, I will add later. Left side.

Right side

Rear view

The firs test whether the fit bed.


Step Number 2.

Now is the turn of the cab. Photos of work in the garden.

Fist place the fender. Glue the floor, rear and side of the cab, cooler and hood as last.

Second place the cab floor with rear and side parts. First without glue. Try the gap between the cab and the bed.

Small upgrade to the rear cab mount.

Now glue the front fender brackets.

I added front bumper with winch, hood, front windows, door and armor at cab.

Left side

Right side.

I added some details to the cab interior.

I added details to the cab and sprayed the interior base color ( Olive Drab).

Right rear view.

Step number 3. Paint

Now I sprayed the bottom of the bed. Also The chassis, The bottom of the cab.


Chassis with the bed.


The whole model was painted mixed colors 50% Tamiya glossy black & 50% olive drab.
I also painted the interior of the bed. I applied to the whole model decals. I chose latest version with big Ace.

 

Left side.



Right side view. I have added to the model decals last version Ace of Spades.



Rear view.



Right side.



Another painting of the model

I first sprayed the entire model matt varnish (acrylic ModelMasters)

I then used the model to a combination of several MIG Filters (P245, P401) and MIG Pigments (P031).

Then I sprayed the model again matt varnish.

Right view.

Rear left view.

Front left view.

Bird view


More photos of the painting and weathering. Wheels are now completed. Also, cab and bed is finished. Now I do interior and weapons.


Rear view.

Detailed look at the front axis.


Detailed look at the front of the vehicle.


Detailed look at the rear of the vehicle.


More Photos

Reference Pictures

 

Last Updated ( Sunday, 07 November 2010 08:06 )