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#1 Goldminer

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 12:29 AM

Hi everyone,

as my avatar suggests, I have untill now been a 'watcher' so guess I better show something I built last year...

 

A&N 'Australian COE' transkit, on a Italeri chassis, with a modified Auslowe trailer -

 

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and the real truck..

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Hope you like it.. there is a full pictorial of it in TMW magazine in the next couple of months

Cheers,

Kelvin


Edited by Goldminer, 25 March 2013 - 12:37 AM.


#2 Bennyg

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 01:09 AM

Nice.

#3 Doobie

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 01:27 AM

Kelvin thats great I thought it was a 1/1 rig even when I saw the real one you have done a great job and I cant wait to see it in TMW



#4 Jim B

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 02:18 AM

Great looking COE & trailer.



#5 jacobus

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 03:38 AM

kelvin great job

looks really nice and shiny

jacobus



#6 Evilbenny

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 06:06 AM

Looks great. I like it. Im guessing the cage on the windshield is for wildlife, or does it serve some other purpose?



#7 BigBad

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 09:05 AM

Like I said, absolutely beautiful work.



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Posted 25 March 2013 - 09:22 AM

thats a fine rig..great job..



#9 ChrisR

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 11:35 AM

Great truck.



#10 Nacho Z

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 11:43 AM

That is one beautiful truck. What a clean build!



#11 cappy625

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 12:08 PM

verynice!.is that a curtain side reefer trailer?



#12 milkman

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 12:23 PM

SWEET.  Truly realistic in every sense.



#13 Mr mopar

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 03:26 PM

First seen this on A&N web site Awesome build , that's what made me get one . Thank you.

#14 KJ790

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 02:41 AM

Beautiful build! How did you do the pinstriping?



#15 Goldminer

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 02:59 PM

Thanks everyone, it was generally a fun build.

 

THe 'cage' or stoneguard as we know them is exactly that, an effort to prevent stone chips being thrown up by passing vehicles and such and hitting the screen.

 

The pinstriping was applied using KFS/Auslowe striping sets, which come in individual pieces - putting the corners on first and carefully measuring the gaps between for the straight parts - it took days to do the striping on this truck!

 

Cheers

Kelvin


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Posted 26 March 2013 - 03:32 PM

She's a beauty....I can't wait to get my next issue of TMW....The trailer looks awesome, too....



#17 griffin

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 12:10 PM

Fantastic truck, i saw it first also on A&N website. Do you have pics during building stage??

And the trailer is it totally scratch built??

gr christiaan



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Posted 28 March 2013 - 02:08 PM

Nicely done Kelvin B)



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Posted 29 March 2013 - 02:28 PM

A really nice build , great detail , the truck and trailer look terrific.



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Posted 30 March 2013 - 12:05 PM

outstanding work, i love it!