Finished - FAUN L 900 SD.ANH. 115 - Das Werk Dec 14, 2018 13:25:53 GMT -5
Post by scratchmod on Dec 14, 2018 13:25:53 GMT -5
FAUN L 900 SD.ANH. 115
After doing a quick In-Box review of this new kit from Das Werk, distributed by MBK-USA, It was time to see how good this kit is besides looking at sprues.
After studying the instructions and checking all the sprues and parts it was time to clip and clean parts. Assembly starts with the chassis, which makes sense, and this is pretty straight forward and all parts in the chassis rail assembly are nicely molded and parts location is clear in the instructions. This is going to be a big model judging by the chassis.
When cleaning the two air tank halves be sure not to remove the weld/flange on the one part halve thinking this is a mold seam.
With the chassis frame parts assembled we get an idea of the size of the model, nearly 11 inches in length.
Next up are the seven cargo bed supports and left and right steps.
Next comes the very long exhaust pipe. Location and fit is good and I didn't have any problems here.
Moving right along onto the rear suspension, lots of detailed parts here. The kit offers the option of three 'load' configurations relevant to the leaf springs; Unloaded,Neutral and Heavy. Since I plan on placing a tank on the vehicle I am going with the 'Heavy' option.
Here is where there was some confusion in regards to the numbering of the parts in relation to the type of leaf spring to use. The instructions call for parts A17 for the 'Heavy load option, when in it should be A16. Parts A17 should be used for the 'Unloaded' option and A15 for 'Neutral'.
Hopefully this will be rectified in the instructions by the time the kit is released in January 2019.
Once I had chosen the correct leaf springs I continued with the assembly of the suspension.
Moving along to the front suspension, steps 2.1, 2.2. Here I decided to drill holes and use styrene rod in order to make the wheels steerable without worrying about getting glue onto parts and making them unmovable. This will be kept loose until later when I decided the positioning of the wheels when placed in a dio or on a base, then I will glue them in the final position.
Stay tuned for the next build update coming soon.