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#1 Kostas Parchas

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Posted 27 February 2011 - 01:53 AM

Hello guys,

The last months I spent most of my time between my job and my wife and our little girl. I had only one or two hous per week for my models.
With our little girl growing and growing every day, many things changed in our lives and of course in our home.
Many things had to be mooved from the apartment to the baseroom oops, my truck room.
The last few weeks the truck room was realy looking like a mess amd because of this I din't want to do anything about building models. The reborn project was freezed and also a few other rebiuld projects that were on and off my workbench.
So I decided to do a big redo by adding many, many shelves in order to have to store things and models.

Last week I bought all the needed stuff for the shelves. I decided to go with the easy/smart/clean way by using ELEMENT SYSTEM parts.
This mornig I started by moving thigns from one side to the other. Lets see some pictures:

Here is the entrage to the truck room
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looking the north wall
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looking the east wall
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looking the south wall
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and last but not least the west wall with the workbench keyboards and hifi
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Posted 27 February 2011 - 02:02 AM

As said I started moving things from the west and south wall to the east wall.
The east wall will remain, new shelves will be added to the north and west walls.
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so now I created a shelve traffic jam LOL
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The next weekend I will install the Element parts on the walls and then I will order the wooden shelves.

Now there is no workbench at all so I have to finish the redo ASAP!!!
See you soon..
Kostas

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Posted 27 February 2011 - 03:01 AM

Yep can comply to that,fixing too do the same my self this week. Bad thing is when you fall you fall for ever and every thing that brake the fall goes flying in the air as well.

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Posted 27 February 2011 - 05:25 AM

Good luck on your project !

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Posted 27 February 2011 - 06:10 AM

hello
I see that you are European and Greek, I'm french
You do that built the truck European !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
me my preference is for American and Australian trucks

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Posted 01 March 2011 - 11:58 AM

Thanks you guys for your support and your comments,

Clayton good luck to you.
Tim, my redo is not that big like the one you did (adding to the house). I am closer to what you did recently to the guest room, so it is a time chassing game for me, but I will give my best to complete it asap.

Eagle, as you know we can see every day european trucks on the road, so I cannot be cold about them. I like scania, daf, mercedes, but my favorite truck is Peterbilt. I like too american trucks especialy those traditional look.
In the past I have been once in Marceille for a few days and I am a big fan of Jean Michel Jarre.

Kostas.

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Posted 07 May 2011 - 12:51 PM

Truck room redo news!!!

I wanted to say that very soon I will post pictures of the works.
At the moment I have bought everything that I am going to use, Element system, shelves, screws etc. I have to note here that the total lengh of the shelves that I am going to instal is very close to 20 meters.

I hope that the coming Saturday I will have the oportunity to start works again....

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Posted 18 June 2011 - 06:55 AM

Hello @ all,

I managed to take some photos of the progress so far of the truck room redo.
It is really hard work because all this things that allready are in there and I had (have, as still in progress) to remove many times from here to there.

I hope that it will be finished soon....
So here is the workbench,
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these are my trucks and tools,
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and these are some photo of the room as it is right now,
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Greetings,
Kostas.

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Posted 18 June 2011 - 07:54 AM

Looking good, Kostas. I'm sure it will be really nice when it's done.

Wow, I thought Tim had a lot of Peterbilt kits!

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Posted 18 June 2011 - 09:04 AM

So THAT is why I can't get any Italeri Long Hauler kits... you've got them all ! ;)

Tim

Looking good, Kostas. I'm sure it will be really nice when it's done.

Wow, I thought Tim had a lot of Peterbilt kits!



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Posted 18 June 2011 - 10:07 AM

So THAT is why I can't get any Italeri Long Hauler kits... you've got them all ! ;)

Tim


Hey Tim,

I had ordered 40 Peterbilt Long haulers and I recieved just 16. I am bying kits directly from the distributor here in Greece and he told me that both ITALERI 377A/E & 378 Long Hauler kits are very popular nowdays (thats maybe because of you and your builds [this is what I thought when he told me that LOL LOL LOL]). Anyway while we are writing to each other ITALERI production line is very busy with PETERBILT kits. The distributor told me that I will recieve my other 24 kits on July.

BTW, if I am correct the PETERRBILT 377A/E kit was first released back in 1994 and its ITALERI's best seller kit and this makes me wonder why it took them toooooo long to produse a newer PETERBILT????

Greetings,
Kostas.

Edited by Kostas Parchas, 18 June 2011 - 10:08 AM.


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Posted 18 June 2011 - 10:16 AM

Looking good, Kostas. I'm sure it will be really nice when it's done.

Wow, I thought Tim had a lot of Peterbilt kits!


Hello Jim B,

Thank you for your coments, I wish I could finish the truck room tonight.
30 377s & 16 378s are not too many, ask Tim how many he has.

BTW, Tim how many ITALERI PETERBILT kit you have there with you??????????

Greetings,
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Posted 18 June 2011 - 11:05 AM

any chances i can get a couple extra 377 ae (red one with flags) decal sheets off you if you dont build them box stock?
and any pete parts you dont want!\
matter afact ill take a couple more 377/378/longhauler kits off you! if you want extra room! B)

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Posted 18 June 2011 - 11:20 AM

I see 38 377 and 378 kits in your pics..

How many do I have? um.. uh.. I'm embarrassed to say - 81. B)

Tim

BTW, Tim how many ITALERI PETERBILT kit you have there with you??????????

Greetings,
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Posted 19 June 2011 - 02:41 AM

I see 38 377 and 378 kits in your pics..

How many do I have? um.. uh.. I'm embarrassed to say - 81. :unsure:

Tim

BTW, Tim how many ITALERI PETERBILT kit you have there with you??????????

Greetings,
Kostas.


Tim,

Its always confusing trying to count others models from pictures. You count the same models twice, please note that in some of the pictures the kits are stashed on the north wall and in other pictures they are stashed on the east wall.
I have 31 377s, 18 378 Long haulers & 6 378 (the blue one #740) and waiting for 24 378 long haulers to come.

Kostas.

Edited by Kostas Parchas, 19 June 2011 - 02:42 AM.


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Posted 19 June 2011 - 02:51 AM

any chances i can get a couple extra 377 ae (red one with flags) decal sheets off you if you dont build them box stock?
and any pete parts you dont want!\
matter afact ill take a couple more 377/378/longhauler kits off you! if you want extra room! :unsure:


I am not the trade guy,

In mean that I wouldn't canibalise a model because I never know what the future brings. All my models so far are in closed boxes and sprues are in plastic bags. Excuse me.
Think also that the shiping cost from Greece to US could be close enough to buy a new kit.

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 10:16 AM

Kostas,
In that huge stack of my Italeri Pete kits - only 3 of them are sealed and untouched. The rest have had resin parts put in the box, cabs/hoods or other parts modified or swapped from other kits. Almost all of them have the parts needed to build the model based on the 'inspiration photo' that I attach to the box cover.

By putting the resin parts in the same box as the future kit, I don't have to worry about space for storing the resin parts - or forgetting that I had the part on hand (not that having additional parts is a bad thing).


Tim


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Tim,

Its always confusing trying to count others models from pictures. You count the same models twice, please note that in some of the pictures the kits are stashed on the north wall and in other pictures they are stashed on the east wall.
I have 31 377s, 18 378 Long haulers & 6 378 (the blue one #740) and waiting for 24 378 long haulers to come.

Kostas.
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Posted 19 June 2011 - 10:30 AM

wow you both have alot of Italeri Peterbilts. rough figuring 79 kits at the average of $75 a kit(thats what I've been paying if I can even get them; i've had just one 378 on backorder for 8 months at my hobby shop) that comes out to just over $5600.00. I just gotta know, how do you afford that? and how do you convence your wifes to let you? I need some pointers :)

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 11:44 AM

I am not the trade guy,

In mean that I wouldn't canibalise a model because I never know what the future brings. All my models so far are in closed boxes and sprues are in plastic bags. Excuse me.
Think also that the shiping cost from Greece to US could be close enough to buy a new kit.

Kostas.



GOOD POINT! :o
just out of curiousity if you dont have nothing better to do in the next couple days just check if you dont mind please? :)

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 08:38 PM

wow you both have alot of Italeri Peterbilts. rough figuring 79 kits at the average of $75 a kit(thats what I've been paying if I can even get them; i've had just one 378 on backorder for 8 months at my hobby shop) that comes out to just over $5600.00. I just gotta know, how do you afford that? and how do you convence your wifes to let you? I need some pointers B)


Joshua,

Bying kits directly from the distributor and not just one at the time makes the kit price lower. For example ITALERI packs 8 kits per box, so for me the latest order is 5 boxes X 8 pieces = 40 kits. It is easyer for the distributor to give me bigger discount if I order to buy a box than 3 or 4 kits. Please also note that the cooperation through the years between me and the distributor also counts to get better price.

Kostas.

Edited by Kostas Parchas, 19 June 2011 - 08:39 PM.