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#21 Turbo590

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Posted 18 January 2009 - 05:51 AM

One Question KURT.....Were do you get the Rear Tires from?

it looks so Nice

Uwe


Uwe....

Here is a "link" that Tim posted earlier...Jamie/Mo'Luminum produces these soft resin tires (http://timstrucks.we...t/moluminum.htm)

I have been friends with Jamie for sometime now..his castings are very good...he also turns my aluminum breathers.

On the GPS unit..it was acquired from Model Truck Parts in Australia..

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Posted 20 January 2009 - 03:08 PM

Hi,
Kurt,your Fld is an masterpiece of modelbuilding.Such an ammount of details and fine paintwork it´s great.

Regards,Chris

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Posted 21 January 2009 - 08:38 AM

Uwe....

Here is a "link" that Tim posted earlier...Jamie/Mo'Luminum produces these soft resin tires (http://timstrucks.we...t/moluminum.htm)

I have been friends with Jamie for sometime now..his castings are very good...he also turns my aluminum breathers.

On the GPS unit..it was acquired from Model Truck Parts in Australia..

Kurt


"On the GPS unit..it was acquired from Model Truck Parts in Australia.."

Do you have a link?

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Posted 21 January 2009 - 11:09 AM

I agree with everything everyone else has said so far! Beautiful build. looking forward to progress. Dan

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 04:53 AM

1/25/09

These pictures were completed last weekend...I thought I would share with everyone. The cab has been finally primered/seal coated..ready for the blue.



The link for the GPS satellite receiver...

trucks@modeltrucks.com.au and or http://www.modeltrucks.com.au/

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 01:46 PM

AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted 04 February 2009 - 06:35 PM

2/4/09

Guy's...

Well...Here it is 96% complete. Need to button "her" up. Air breathers/Exhaust Stacks..mirrors...a "little" under the hood...

After this build..I am seriously considering another hobby..too much torment. It always seems to fight me at the finish..and thanks to another "fellow" modeler, he "jinxed" me on the paint..What you see is what you get.....cab is a little shade off...

You guys are really turning out some really nice builds...KEEP IT UP.

Time to turn in...Good night, Kurt

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Posted 04 February 2009 - 07:25 PM

VERY NICE WORK KURT!!!! :o

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Posted 04 February 2009 - 09:37 PM

Overall.....EXCELLENT! The build looks great. The look with the chain binders on the headache rack are a very nice detail. :D

I don't know how much recourse you have with the trailer hoses but they appear slightly large for the scale. Otherwise, they look great.

I really like the look of the fuel tanks and the tires they are nice points which work perfectly for the great looks of this build. :o

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Posted 05 February 2009 - 01:51 PM

Superb!!


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Posted 07 February 2009 - 12:26 AM

Kurt,

Superb workmanship. The doors are great, did you use the Piano Hinges from Model Car Garage?

I look forward to seeing this one finished.

Best Wishes

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Posted 07 February 2009 - 10:54 AM

2-7-09

Dave....

The hinges are indeed from the Model Car Garage (photo-etched) I did modify them..the directions were not so good. Pain in the but to align the doors...BUT they work..and eveything is even.

The build is coming along...the hood..I couldn't live with it..Once out in natural sunlight..it didn't match the cab..too far darker..so back to the paint booth.tomorrow..not a big set-back. Just another pain in the but..my mistake..I'll learn...

Here are 2 pictures of the metal aluminum stacks..photo-eched muffler shields...Kurt


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Posted 07 February 2009 - 01:37 PM

That is some outstanding work Kurt!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted 15 February 2009 - 08:39 AM

2-15-09

DONE!!

I did redo the hood..paint matched up much better the second time around. Hood does open to reveal the DD Series 60 engine..completely plumbed and decal(s)...Kurt

When the weather breaks hope to get some outdoor shots...

Also if you notice or see some of the other details: Boot brush, and the EZ-PASS transponder on the dash board.

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Posted 15 February 2009 - 11:07 AM

Awesome build! Very realistic. The Ez-Pass is a nice touch. Makes it ready to run up & down the Pa Turnpike or the NYS Throughway. Boot brush is a nice touch, too. How did you make it?

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Posted 15 February 2009 - 11:45 AM

Kurt
S U P E R B !!!!!!!

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Posted 15 February 2009 - 11:51 AM

Fantastic build! WOW! :D :D

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Posted 15 February 2009 - 07:54 PM

Soooooooooooooooo cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted 16 February 2009 - 12:15 AM

Beautiful! If my next build is half as nice, I'll be very pleased.

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Posted 16 February 2009 - 02:06 PM

I'm just speechless. And If I told you everything that I like about it I'd run out of paper. Excellent job. Does it have a home yet? I have one. hahah, beautiful build.