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#1 TUFF TIN

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Posted 06 October 2009 - 06:01 AM

I drove the big rigs for 40 years and didn't really have time for anything else but recently got into modeling after a 45 year absence. I have built a 359 Pete, Fruehauf trailer and a Peerless log trailer. Take a look.

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#2 Jim B

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Posted 06 October 2009 - 06:09 AM

When i first saw this thread, I thought it was a typo and should have read 4.5 years; but you really mean 45 years! They look pretty good, and I hope to see more.

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Posted 06 October 2009 - 08:01 AM

That's a really clean, sharp looking build! Welcome back to the hobby! I was away for a long time also but 45 YEARS!!! That has to be the record. Keep it up! :lol:

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Posted 06 October 2009 - 01:22 PM

Cool! Welcome back.
Nice clean California Hauler and trailers.
Looks like you have a 352 in the works too?


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Posted 07 October 2009 - 05:04 AM

Cool! Welcome back.
Nice clean California Hauler and trailers.
Looks like you have a 352 in the works too?
Tim


Yes I do Tim, but I was painting the cab to box art and the red bled so I put it in the purple tank. Been busy posting pictures all summer long on my Fotki site and will return to the models soon.

I went back and looked and I have been on your site many times and know the history but how could you tell that the model behind the 359 was a 352?

Mike

Edited by TUFF TIN, 07 October 2009 - 06:15 AM.


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Posted 07 October 2009 - 01:57 PM

Mike
The short wheelbase and the lack of a cab crossmember told me "COE."

Tim


Yes I do Tim, but I was painting the cab to box art and the red bled so I put it in the purple tank. Been busy posting pictures all summer long on my Fotki site and will return to the models soon.

I went back and looked and I have been on your site many times and know the history but how could you tell that the model behind the 359 was a 352?

Mike



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Posted 08 October 2009 - 01:54 AM

Wow! Nice work!!!! You still got it!!!!!!!!

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Posted 08 October 2009 - 06:55 PM

i hope my builds look as good as your pete when i reach your age and tallent

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Posted 08 October 2009 - 09:45 PM

Looking good, Mike! I really like the colors on that conventional. Dan

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Posted 09 October 2009 - 03:43 AM

WOW! 45 YEARS!!! Sh8t dude, ya shore ain't lost a BIT a talent!!! That Gold truck( I DON'T know my truck models) shore looks GOOD ta me!!! Hope ta see more of these rascals! As for Tim, he EATS,DRINKS,an SLEEPS model trucks! Just look at HIS stuff! My bud's know him personal like an they say he's got ROOMS full of truck models!!! :lol: :D ;)

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Posted 09 October 2009 - 04:46 AM

What a comeback! Your truck and trailers look great. I love the Pete's color.

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Posted 09 October 2009 - 05:58 AM

Looking good, Mike! I really like the colors on that conventional. Dan


Dan! You're everywhere. Back to work on that truck crane.
I might add that I met Dan at a model club meeting in Bend, Oregon a few years ago and he is one of people that got me re-interested in models. It just took me a while to get started again.

Mike

Edited by TUFF TIN, 09 October 2009 - 06:01 AM.


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Posted 09 October 2009 - 04:14 PM

Take a bow Mike, take a bow! Great builds!!!

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Posted 09 October 2009 - 05:48 PM

Welcome back to the hobby and what an entrance!! The Peterbilt is very nice, what color did you use on the body?

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Posted 10 October 2009 - 04:40 AM

Welcome back to the hobby and what an entrance!! The Peterbilt is very nice, what color did you use on the body?


The cab is painted with Testors Fiery Orange and then clear coated.
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Posted 10 October 2009 - 09:05 AM

It's great you've returned to building. It's a great hobby and you'll continue to get a lot out of it. This is a nice way to grow a collection of trucks. Congrats.

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Posted 12 October 2009 - 06:58 AM

It's great you've returned to building. It's a great hobby and you'll continue to get a lot out of it. This is a nice way to grow a collection of trucks. Congrats.



But I call you "V" on the other board, B&D that is.
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Posted 12 October 2009 - 11:57 AM

B) WONDERFULL, JUST WONDERFULL work there ! By the way welcome to the Model Cars Magazibe Forum there neighbor ! Ed Shaver

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Posted 13 October 2009 - 08:19 PM

But I call you "V" on the other board, B&D that is.
Mike

Virgil wears several hats...but their all good :lol: ...great job on the rig!