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#1 bitner

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Posted 19 February 2009 - 05:25 PM

This is the latest project , The AMT model of Tyrone Malone's 1976 KW Aerodyne Papa Truck.

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Posted 19 February 2009 - 05:41 PM

THAT, is going to be sweet! A pair of kits I'd love to have, but just can't justify paying the asking prices. I look forward to seeing you complete this one.
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Posted 19 February 2009 - 08:42 PM

I have to agree with Chris, that is going to be sweet! I have never seen that kit before. What year was that made in? I will definitely watch this one!!!!

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Posted 19 February 2009 - 09:12 PM

I am very happy to see someone building this truck. I built the Hideout truck 20+ years ago. I recently dug it out of my parents house and bought one off ebay to build (box wasn't great, but the parts were all in their bags and the price was right!). I am looking forward to seeing how you finish the kit.

Thanks for the nice pics!

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Posted 19 February 2009 - 09:26 PM

Very cool! Can't wait to see the finished product. :angry:

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Posted 20 February 2009 - 06:27 AM

I believe the kit is from around 79 or 80. I also have the Hideout truck kit to build also. They are and interesting change of subject.

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Posted 20 February 2009 - 03:21 PM

I've been waitin to see you build this one!!!!!!!!! Are those the wheels that you got from me? I haven't had any chrome plated yet so I can't tell if their mine or not?
If you did go with the ones I sold you, can you please post some up close pics?
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Posted 23 February 2009 - 10:32 AM

Thanks guys:

Ben I was going to use the ones I got from you, But I don't want to use them until I can get some Alcad or somehow get them chromed. The wheels I used were modified 5 hole steel wheels from the International dumptruck. The truck is about 99% finished, so I'll post picks soon.

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 04:04 PM

Here's the finished Pa Pa Truck. It came out better than I thought considering how old the decals were.

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Posted 26 February 2009 - 04:54 PM

Very nice build. The pair look great together. In the early '80s I worked for a Goodyear dealer in Las Vegas, we were the local Bandag retreader. When Tyrone Malone was going around the country campaigning the Bandag Bandit he spent the afternoon at our shop. It was pretty cool to be able to climb all over the race truck as well as the hauler.

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Posted 28 February 2009 - 08:16 PM

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This is the latest project , The AMT model of Tyrone Malone's 1976 KW Aerodyne Papa Truck.

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Great job there building the Papa truck . And I can tell you I had a blast driving that truck in Europe ,hauling the Super Boss in 1989.

I would like to put your photos on my Tyrone Malone website, and would give you credit for the photos.

Let me know what you think at superboss1@hotmail.com

Thank you

Ken

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Posted 01 March 2009 - 02:54 AM

Nicely done!

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Posted 01 March 2009 - 06:36 AM

Holy bovine! this thing looks great! ;) Nicely done.

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#14 Calderone

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Posted 01 March 2009 - 07:48 AM

WOW i have to say wow !!!!
You are doing an amazing Job here !!!!
im Calderone,me and Ken Harris have just launched the brand new Tyrone Malone's Bandag Diesel Racing team
at http://www.tyronemalone.net ,we are always looking for content and for the next month's update we are adding articles
and new pictures as well,due to the high demand this AMT model trucks generate,we are gonna include a button
exclusively for this scale models !!!! and you are invited to send them over,your pictures,your story,why and how did you get this
vintage trucks and if you are a big Tyrone Malone fan,tell us what you remember from the Bandag diesel racing team
Congratulations and keep the good job !!!!!!!!!!!!!
Contact me via PM or send me email over the contact form on the site
my gmail is sammycalderone (at) gmail.com
we are 24/7 Online !!!!
Thanks and we are really amazed because of your work !!!!!
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Posted 14 March 2009 - 09:37 PM

Bill,

These two trucks look superb. Both complement each other very well. You did a great job with the old decals. I always struggle with the old decals and can never get them to work. Just one question is the paint scheme based on the KW Bicentennial paint scheme? Looks very similar.

Best Wishes

Dave

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Posted 06 November 2009 - 03:09 AM

Awsome Build , I got two of these trucks and sure like the wheels you made. What part did you mod
on the wheels and what are the front wheel cap from?

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Posted 06 November 2009 - 05:21 AM

Awsome Build , I got two of these trucks and sure like the wheels you made. What part did you mod
on the wheels and what are the front wheel cap from?


This is not my build but I made very accurate wheels for the Tyrone Malone transporters. You can see them here:
www.picturetrail.com/lotso
Look in the folder titled "wheels I make" or it might say model truck wheels, I forget which. LOL

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Posted 06 November 2009 - 06:26 AM

:) THAT COMBO LOOKS GREAT. I'VE ALWAYS LIKED MALONES TWO HAULERS. MAYBE I'LL GET ENUFF PARTS TO BUILD ONE SOMEDAY. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK. :D

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Posted 06 November 2009 - 11:58 AM

very nice look awesome good neat work

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Posted 11 September 2010 - 10:23 AM

beautiful pair of models, i'm sure you already heard that enough, i am building the same pair and wondered what you used as reference for prototype colours of the chassis, underside of the fiberglass, etc.