Ironhide TopKick C4500

01-03-2019, 11:22 AM
Well, let's open new project in new year!

I wanted to start it 10 years ago. ( ( (

I recently bought front bumper and 6,6 Duramax engine at Trailertrash Kustoms. Here is the bumper set. It has 2 variants of fog light lenses. (

With white fog lights (

Reverse side has some cavities, but nothing, that can't be fixed. (

Unfortunatelly bumper is too narrow, even for 1/25. It should be 96 mm, but it is only 89 mm. (

I will build 1/24. Here is the engine set. It has two variant of valve heads and 3 small cilindrical pieces in front. One is alternator (but I can't identify - which) and two others - I don't know. (

Two part pulley/belt set is tied by masking tape, so you don't mistake they relative position (

And here are billets for the frame (

It unused frame from Revell's Peterbilt Can Do wrecker. Now I'm not sure: if I use this frame and cut & fill all the brackets or use stright KFS or brass tube frame...

02-15-2019, 02:31 PM
I decided to ask here: I need brake set like this: ( ( (
which brake set (from Hiroboy range) should I use to reflect this?
I've choose some:
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02-17-2019, 04:16 AM
Can anyone tell me the diametr of brakes in links: 1, 3, 4?

02-20-2019, 06:33 PM
I would email Steve, see if he could tell you.

03-14-2019, 04:43 AM
For now - some progres. A little work with frame spars. (
I've lived small rear spring bracket rudiments and made a plate from brass. Front bracket of rear spring is made of Evergreen profile. ( (
Later I've complicated brass part. ( (
Now I've got brake discs. (
If someone need dimensios - here are they: ( (
Here I started to make crossmembers and second of rear springs. ( ( (
All I left to do are - rest of springs, suit some differentials and I ready for cab...

07-31-2019, 03:30 PM
Let's continue!
Rear springs (
Front springs and brackets ( (
Dry fit. Suspension parts are waiting for further work and some more parts. ( (
Searching for axles in my boxes, gave me this. (
Black parts are from Meng's Ford 1/24, red - are from GMC Sonoma 1/20. As you can see on photos above - rear axle should be square & rear part of reduction gear should be like Sonoma has.
Front axle reduction gear looks similar to GMC, but shifted wrong side. I shoul turn it 180 degrees. (

11-02-2019, 04:42 PM
Let's continue: (
Sonoma's rear axle back part was horrible. New one was made of acril bead & styrol. (
I've casted Ford's rear axle, cut off the excess and added semi axles of profiles + steal spike. (
Let's glue it togethher... (
...add epoxy putty... (
... and get TopKick rear axle. (

It slightly longer, then must, but I will cut it after fit brakes and wheels. (

11-19-2019, 04:01 PM
Great Build! It’s Hard with that type of scratch building! And you are doing a great Jobb! Keep it up! It’s cool that you are replicating that truck!

11-28-2019, 11:11 PM
No worries for the reigning AFMOTY champion!
Terrific update Sergei.

04-29-2020, 05:04 PM
Thank you, guys!
Let's renew this dusty topic.

I understood why I haven't pick up the Truck for a long time. It was time to make fasteners for axles to springs, and this is a tedious job. (
I worked on the front of the frame. It tapers to the bumper (
Cut off the excess plastic, made the front crossbar and added styrene on top ( ( (
The gearbox of the front axle was not quite correct, if you look at the photo from updates abowe. I cut it up and reversed the parts ( (
however the front and rear of the gearbox did not quite match. (
Made a spacer (
I couldn't resist trying it all on (
Now it's ready to attach the wheels and I can make up the cab. But while we're quarantined, I'll get another Pickup.

05-16-2020, 11:05 AM
Lots of work done here! Is shaping up real nice.
Your attention to detail is terrific!

05-17-2020, 04:38 PM
Now it's ready to attach the wheels
You didn't say, where will you get the wheels.

05-17-2020, 09:08 PM
Nice work!

07-06-2020, 05:48 PM
You didn't say, where will you get the wheels.

Sorry! My mistake.
Michael aka stratos75 is kindly helping me to create and print first class wheels for this project!

Now I have copied the steering wheel, wheel column, side mirrors and passenger handle from Silverado kit ( ( (
The first casting brings me some air bubbles So I will try again. I copied Silverado's tail lights too, with little change. (
That's all for now. Thank you for attention!

07-16-2020, 01:21 PM

Hi, fellows!
Still walking around the model. It's time to make a body. ��;base64,R0lGODlhAQABAPABAP///wAAACH5BAEKAAAALAAAAAABAAEAAAICRAEAOw==
Have worked couple evenings in Corel Draw. Here are future decals for the project. (

08-15-2020, 09:53 AM
Hi Gents!

I have a holiday today. PETERSON have made wheels for this project! (

Many thanks to Michael Petrenko! Enjoy the pictures! ( ( ( ( ( (

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