Semi gloss might be fairly new to Model Master's line, lady at the LHS told me about it recently. Will definitely use it on future projects. Firewall bracket is .016 sheet aluminum, cut a strip from some scraps on hand. Brass would work just as well although the aluminum is easier to drill. Everything else is styrene: disks punched from .020 sheet for the "rubber" washers on firewall brace, .030 rod for brace itself, .010 strip for the brackets and plate with drilled holes. Grandt line nut/bolt/washer castings also used where brace "bolts" to top of rad
Bit of an afterthought here, went back and added splash guards to cab using a couple reference photos for guide. Styrene sheet & strip used throughout, the black .010 sheet works well for rubber curtain portion.
Thanks Jim, for a bit of a "sanity break" some work at the other end of frame! Mudflap hangers made from .032 square brass bar, once annealed it was easy to coil around a 1/16" rod. Brackets are strips cut .040 wide from shim brass and soldered in place. Mudflap made from .015 styrene with .015 strips, brackets drilled for small nut/bolt/washer castings.
Underside of hood completed (just finished it up this evening), styrene sheet used to build up inner fender splash guards and air intake. Layer peeled from Scotchbrite pad for insulation, copper wire twisted up and soldered to straight brass wire for brackets that hold insulation in place.
Thanks Jim - with green paint on top side of hood & cab it looks a little more like the "Big K" now. Still haven't weathered under hood yet but it will get done, too clean for a hard working fleet tractor right now.......
Representation of throttle linkage and washer bottle made up from styrene & brass wire.