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oshkosh t-3000 arff 1/12
semijoe
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Posted: Saturday, June 11, 2011 - 12:47 PM UTC
1st i want to say thnx for letting me join this kool lookin forum.everybodys builds look awesome

this is an 1/12 scale oshkosh t3000 airport fire and rescue truck.i started this truck over 6 months ago. little by little i will bring you up to date
i started with a 4x4 but later on i upgraded to 6x6

it will have a working bumper mounted water cannon,lower doors will open and engine compartment will open,lights and sounds
also on the t-3000, theres a boom
here i started with tires and rims.the rims were mad from 3 different rims to get the width and style was looking for. the tires are from rc4wd
the rails i have in stock and cut them to length, i beleive i cut them to 38 inches long
the axles are tamiya f350
the rest will be scratch

time to cut out the cab



add some window detail


handles now
semijoe
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Posted: Saturday, June 11, 2011 - 12:48 PM UTC
im still working on the front bumper. theres a lot of stuff thats involve in making this function

ive decided to make a working bumper mounted water cannon. it will turn l/r but not up/down
i needed to make a compartment that was accessible

also install pull ring and fog lights




semijoe
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Posted: Saturday, June 11, 2011 - 12:49 PM UTC
paint is on, have to do some clean up on it

the roofs and boom water cannon will be the last to make

next is the lights, accessories and sound kit


semijoe
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Posted: Saturday, June 11, 2011 - 12:50 PM UTC
the hose reel is added and the cannon is all painted up.

semijoe
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Posted: Saturday, June 11, 2011 - 12:51 PM UTC
new frame cut

i went with a shorter leaf spring and with 6 leafs each

this time i laid 30 pounds on it and didnt give

also added 3rd axle with rear steer

i need to remake rear fenders , outer tanker longer and make a 3rd box that goes behind the front box

so this went from a t1500 to t3000. im hoping no body is dissappointed as i had no option for the upgrade

i have an awesome surprize what im adding to the truck too


semijoe
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Posted: Saturday, June 11, 2011 - 12:53 PM UTC
i took out the plastic doors and added alum ones



i started on the making the window area
the window is removable with screws and the mounting too is removable
next is the grate covering the window




1st time making a grate . i use .060 rod

what apain to make


semijoe
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Posted: Saturday, June 11, 2011 - 12:54 PM UTC
she painted

i need to add some kind of bracket to the roof to hold down the grate
once that done i can paint the roof




had some time today to start thinking about mounting the engine

i finally figured it all out. i know its not a v-8 but its a straight six will have to do

i prefitted the motor mounts. tomorrow i will really get into it

cut the rails a little off and paint the them. make a radiator , fan and some pullies


semijoe
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Posted: Saturday, June 11, 2011 - 12:56 PM UTC
so i have the rails for the rear section painted

the rack in the back of the engine is built

i put an aircleaner in

ran the exhaust




a small update here




today i made a radiator
ran the intake turbo hose
tomorrow i will add color to the center radiator and make to hoses for it
need to come with some kind of fan


semijoe
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Posted: Saturday, June 11, 2011 - 12:56 PM UTC
the lower rear panel is remade. i went to a .125 thickness plastic. the 060 and 080 wasnt good enough. lesson learned

i received in my tank , fit perfect. holds almost a gallon

ive installed a electric output





fhvn4d
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Posted: Saturday, June 11, 2011 - 01:01 PM UTC
Joe, I have been following this build on Scale Firehouse and I gotta say its quite IMPRESSIVE!! I used to operate a P-19 when I was in the Marines and you got this one on the money!! Is that an actual water tank you just added? will the vehicle shoot water ? I cant wait to see the next update!
Thanks for sharing !!
Brian
semijoe
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Posted: Saturday, June 11, 2011 - 01:42 PM UTC

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Joe, I have been following this build on Scale Firehouse and I gotta say its quite IMPRESSIVE!! I used to operate a P-19 when I was in the Marines and you got this one on the money!! Is that an actual water tank you just added? will the vehicle shoot water ? I cant wait to see the next update!
Thanks for sharing !!
Brian



hey brian

this will be fully operational, the tank holds almot a gallon of water
old-dragon
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Illinois, United States
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Posted: Sunday, June 12, 2011 - 04:53 AM UTC
Joe, man that baby is beautiful! I'll guess you have multi view drawings to build by. I've been wanting to build something of that nature myself, but in a more managable 1/25 scale...one of these days!
semijoe
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Posted: Sunday, June 12, 2011 - 06:44 AM UTC

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Joe, man that baby is beautiful! I'll guess you have multi view drawings to build by. I've been wanting to build something of that nature myself, but in a more managable 1/25 scale...one of these days!



hey thnx man. but no drawing,spec sheet or blue pprints.

i use pictures off the net and scale up or down
semijoe
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Posted: Tuesday, June 21, 2011 - 12:09 AM UTC
me and the wife took a vaction finally after 18 years and boy did we need that

well im back and did alot of searching for ideas

last time i posted i stated i had to remake the the lower rear panel due to not being strong enough

any body doing this size of truck, .080 and .060 walls are not thick enough
i had to remake with .125 and use bracing. for the center water tank compartment i bought rectangle tubing for making an interstructure.warping on something this size is your worse enemy

have to say, im still learning everyday. for as i can see ,everything is ok now and i can move forward

enginr comartment is on,rear lower panel is mounted, you can see ive added a working outlet and all rear wiring is done

if anybody see a structure flaw ,please let me know



semijoe
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Posted: Wednesday, June 22, 2011 - 12:08 AM UTC
on this truck the top 2 boxes are mounted on the front and are of a different style

so again i remade the 2x boxes useing .080 and .125 styene with rectangle tubing for the inside
no warping on these babies

these 2x boxes have doors like the lower box

also add the alum plate .to where the cab steps are.right now im putting in decals for the dash and painting the steering wheel

you no whats funny. the parts that i didnt use is almost another truck.
i thinking when im done. ill fix the other parts,sand them down and rebuild the 4x4


semijoe
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Posted: Thursday, June 23, 2011 - 12:11 AM UTC
today i started on the cab steps, i wanted to keep it the brush alum look. so i bought a very thin peice of alum
i will top it off with a peice of diamond plate too

there a door next to the step.for some reason they look chrome. so made it out of .040 styrene and chrome decal, added some screw

the top front boxes is about ready for paint. im going to add a top lamp

you really dont know how much detail is in one of these trucks untill you build one. wow



semijoe
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Posted: Thursday, June 23, 2011 - 10:14 AM UTC
#1 box is paint and doors are on , still need to make the handles and roof will b one of the last items to make
Murdo
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Posted: Thursday, June 23, 2011 - 12:56 PM UTC
Excellent work mate! Excellent work!

semijoe
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Posted: Friday, June 24, 2011 - 03:09 AM UTC
on the t-1500, i fixed the suspenion problems, reinforced some warping parts and put it back together.
just need to start building the other parts. so it a go on this truck



ive added the cab light lenses , wipers and the steps on this side


WARDUKWNZ
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Posted: Friday, June 24, 2011 - 03:33 PM UTC
WOW!!! Joe all i have is three words for you ... MIND OFFICIALLY BLOWN ....seriously impressive work mate

Phill
semijoe
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Posted: Saturday, June 25, 2011 - 12:28 AM UTC

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WOW!!! Joe all i have is three words for you ... MIND OFFICIALLY BLOWN ....seriously impressive work mate

Phill



hey thnx man,
semijoe
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Posted: Monday, June 27, 2011 - 09:03 AM UTC
top second box is built ,painted and doors are on

i cant make the roofs yet. the second box will cantain the unit for the snozzle

next is the tank box, waiting on plastic to come in




semijoe
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Posted: Tuesday, June 28, 2011 - 11:53 AM UTC
i figure i give you a head up on what going on with the truck.

next im building the tank outer box. but im waiting on .125 styrene to come in.
im hoping its here by thursday.
after the box is made and the front bumper is wired. off to a buddy of mine (greg) it goes

greg is going to wire up the lights and sounds for me. hes a guru at that crap. myself i hate lol

once it comes back to me, ill finshed up from the roof down, test it and video it in action
once i can see evrything is good . i will get started on the snozzle
semijoe
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Posted: Friday, July 01, 2011 - 06:47 AM UTC
wahoo!

styrene is in

i mounted c-channel and made some corner straps to hold the tank in place

semijoe
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Posted: Friday, July 08, 2011 - 07:33 AM UTC
took a little time of her, but im back on it

center tank is built, lights are in, tank is in, next is putting in speaker box