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#761 donkeypuncher76

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 04:30 PM

My amt coe Freightliner, need a trailer and some work this week. pics, and factory papers i found cas close as memory serves for colors, thx. sorry for such a big album guys.Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image trying for top left,same as coe in color, oh btw Highway, NICE 2 see a "weenie wagon" parked backed in straight...awesome forum, can't believe it took so long to stumble onto it, great work you guys.

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 06:48 PM

Need to make some touch ups on paint/striping, was distracted during masking, 3rd stripe on side needs removed where line goes up past side box.. cut lines r gone.lolPosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 04:29 PM

June 30th is approaching quickly and though it's sad to say I don't think I'll be making the deadline with both of my entries, I managed to finish the Jeep, but my wrecker keeps dragging on, anyway, this is the stage it is at.
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I Plan to finish before the year is out, after all If I don't it'll be 3 years in the making.

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 04:39 PM

June 30th is approaching quickly and though it's sad to say I don't think I'll be making the deadline with both of my entries, I managed to finish the Jeep, but my wrecker keeps dragging on, anyway, this is the stage it is at.
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I Plan to finish before the year is out, after all If I don't it'll be 3 years in the making.

Nick

When stumbled onto this threa, i can't how much i didn't do the rest of the day,lol. Have seen your tower come together, lotta work. The boogers on knife lines, wrongly drawn stripes
,yes the roomates extremely horrid child. Itried a few things today that will have paint going again. that kit is mother to seemless and smooth i almost cried..

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 11:00 AM

OK.....Here I come....sliding in under the wire....truck has been built for a while....and even got a first place at the IPMSNOVA show last month. The problem has been "Photo Bucket" and my lack of computer savvy. Enough whining....on with the model,

The truck is the first of the three that i signed on for...Freightliner COE and Fruehauf flatbed.

Started with a Round 2 reissue, built straight out of the box. I found a Freightliner sales brochure and wanted something a little different, so I chose the "Oxnard" ]paint scheme.
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Painted with Testors Model Masters Laquers and clear coat, stripes are painted...gotta love Tamiya masking tape. Black pinstripe between colors is from "Detail Masters"
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Added extras include some plumbing and wiring on both the engine and chassis using small wire and solder, I also closed in the back of the steps on the cab and used "Scale Hardware" acorn nuts on the front wheels to dress them up. I also added weather strip around wheel well openings and used "BMF" to dress up a few things.
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I joined it with the reissue of the Fruefauf flatbed, painted the same green as truck chassis and light gray. Extras on the trailer include, scratch built tool box, spare tire carrier, strap winders and step ladder. The "load" are small cardboard boxes covered in paper towel soaked in white glue and painted with acrylics, rolled tarps are the same. Straps are ribbon from the sewing department at Wal-Mart
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Thanks for looking....

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 03:33 PM

If the Freightliner was sliding in under the wire on the deadline....then this one is skidding in sideways!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: I will post a couple of pictures tonight with a brief description to beat the deadline for the build and to a more detailed description with more pictures in "Big Rigs" tomorrow. (My third build for the Community Build...Titan with a tanker, never even came close...Oh, Well) Anyway..back to this one...

The end result is no where near the direction I started...but I am really pleased with the end result. I was originally going to use the Revell wrecker body from the Kenworth kit...for an "updated rebuilt" looking wrecker. Then I stumbled on a 1/25 "First Gear" NAPA Holmes wrecker on Ebay for next to nothing.....changed directions and I think you will agree...It just looks right.

Started with the AMT Autocar dumptruck kit, lengthed the frame (probably should have reinforced it a little looking at the pictures) used the sleeper from an AMT Peterbilt 359 and the wrecker body from the diecast.
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Posted 03 July 2012 - 02:52 PM

OK.....Here I come....sliding in under the wire....truck has been built for a while....and even got a first place at the IPMSNOVA show last month. The problem has been "Photo Bucket" and my lack of computer savvy. Enough whining....on with the model,

The truck is the first of the three that i signed on for...Freightliner COE and Fruehauf flatbed.

Started with a Round 2 reissue, built straight out of the box. I found a Freightliner sales brochure and wanted something a little different, so I chose the "Oxnard" ]paint scheme.
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Painted with Testors Model Masters Laquers and clear coat, stripes are painted...gotta love Tamiya masking tape. Black pinstripe between colors is from "Detail Masters"
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Added extras include some plumbing and wiring on both the engine and chassis using small wire and solder, I also closed in the back of the steps on the cab and used "Scale Hardware" acorn nuts on the front wheels to dress them up. I also added weather strip around wheel well openings and used "BMF" to dress up a few things.
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I joined it with the reissue of the Fruefauf flatbed, painted the same green as truck chassis and light gray. Extras on the trailer include, scratch built tool box, spare tire carrier, strap winders and step ladder. The "load" are small cardboard boxes covered in paper towel soaked in white glue and painted with acrylics, rolled tarps are the same. Straps are ribbon from the sewing department at Wal-Mart
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###### nice!!!!!!!!!!!!! so close to what i wanted to do, but i'm in cab redo mode, very very nice job.

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 06:41 PM

Howdy y'all from the shadow of the Gateway Arch in East St. Louis IL! I'm still on the road and not building, and with this being the case, I have added this to the first post on the first page:

EDIT: DUE TO LIFE ON THE ROAD CRUISING THE NATION IN MY 1:1, THIS BUILD WILL NOW HAVE AN ENDING DATE OF TO BE ANNOUNCED!!! I HAVE VERY LIMITED INTERNET ACCESS AND WILL CATCH EVERYTHING UP ONCE I COME OFF THE ROAD AND ANNOUNCE A NEW END DATE AT THAT TIME!!!!

Feel free to keep building, and once I do come off the road again, I will start building again and figure up a new ending date and then FINALLY we will have the MCM truck show!

By the way, if anyone is going to Walcott for the Iowa 80 Trucker's Jamboree on July 12 and 13, I hope to see you there! I've already made plans to take time off there for the show! I plan on taking a LOT of pics to get some new build ideas!

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 06:53 PM

Howdy y'all from the shadow of the Gateway Arch in East St. Louis IL! I'm still on the road and not building, and with this being the case, I have added this to the first post on the first page:

EDIT: DUE TO LIFE ON THE ROAD CRUISING THE NATION IN MY 1:1, THIS BUILD WILL NOW HAVE AN ENDING DATE OF TO BE ANNOUNCED!!! I HAVE VERY LIMITED INTERNET ACCESS AND WILL CATCH EVERYTHING UP ONCE I COME OFF THE ROAD AND ANNOUNCE A NEW END DATE AT THAT TIME!!!!

Feel free to keep building, and once I do come off the road again, I will start building again and figure up a new ending date and then FINALLY we will have the MCM truck show!

By the way, if anyone is going to Walcott for the Iowa 80 Trucker's Jamboree on July 12 and 13, I hope to see you there! I've already made plans to take time off there for the show! I plan on taking a LOT of pics to get some new build ideas!

Good luck bro,keep the rubber side down and the shiney side up, I love the 80, my min-pin not so much; there is a "dog-o-mat" next to the truck wash. A lil ramp to walk him up, a leash to keep 'em there and a 6 cycle doggie car wash complete with airdry!

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 04:36 AM

Up date,P&P resin lights. wax and buffed.
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Hi all. No update on this.As a rule my Summer build time gets cut. every one is starting to head home from summer trips So will be back at in the next few weeks. Now if I can remember were I left off.

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 12:09 PM

finally had time to paint my 78 ford. i'm really liking the colors. here it is. then i can try to finish up the hauler and get it painted

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here it is with the rims and tires, looks really good
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Posted 30 August 2012 - 06:46 AM

hey kevin...i have to ask about your back windshield....is that a decal or ?

killer though!

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 07:28 AM

the back glass is a decal from the revell f250, the newer one that has the brown and white one on the box if i remember right. i've not done decals in some years so it was kind of a pain but i just kinda outlined it and then put in right on the "glass"

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 02:17 PM

thanks kevin...ill keep an eye out for them!

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 06:50 AM

the back glass is a decal from the revell f250, the newer one that has the brown and white one on the box if i remember right. i've not done decals in some years so it was kind of a pain but i just kinda outlined it and then put in right on the "glass"

thanks kevin...ill keep an eye out for them!


This would be the one you want to keep looking for, Sean.

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 10:12 AM

thanks there highway!....ill keep an eye out for that kit!

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 02:04 PM

I would like to join this too . I have read through the whole 41 pages and see some incredible builds.

I havn't  built a model in near 25 years but now I am a born again model trucker :)

 

I don't know what I wold enter if allowed.

 

Regards.

 

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 03:05 PM

I dont think id ever get that one snap pete project of mine done!....i may add in another if i can of another snap pete that im getting close to getting done!...ill get some pics up soon as i figure a few things out! :lol:



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Posted 30 May 2013 - 02:22 PM

Ok i have to ask ...

 

Has anyone "Finished" theres yet? :huh: ...Being its been since December since the last post? B)



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Posted 31 May 2013 - 05:10 PM

I finished both my entries, only took 2 1/2 years.........

 

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