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#1 mackinac359

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 03:54 PM

Project Blue Star.
I started with an original issue AMT White-Western Star, a resin hood and etched metal grille from Illini Replica Conversions (old stuff I bought back in '02).
I stretched the frame, modified the sleeper crawil through a bit and added a few bits and pieces from the parts boxes.
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All the pics of the build are on http://public.fotki....ch-1/blue-star/

Thanks for looking!

Tim



#2 Jim B

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 04:17 PM

Very nice. I especially like the last shot. Quite realistic.

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 04:19 PM

Tim,
Very nice job on the Star. You've really caught the golden age of trucking with this project. I really like it.

Doug

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 04:59 PM

wow..very nice tim..is the sleeper done in alclad?

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 05:05 PM

That is a spectacular delight. The first picture is just captivating. I can't stop staring at it.

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 05:39 PM

Another fine build. I love Stars as much as you love red ovals.

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 05:54 PM

Wow that nice. I like that.

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 06:32 PM

Great Job as always Tim!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 01:46 AM

Not Alcad but Alsa Mirra-Chrome spray.

Tim

wow..very nice tim..is the sleeper done in alclad?



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Posted 08 February 2012 - 02:06 AM

Looks great. That Alsa Mirra is kinda expensive.

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 06:20 AM

Very nice, I like it!

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 07:40 AM

LOVE those old Stars!

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 09:55 AM

Love it! I'll have to track down that metal grille- I'll need it for at least one. (The other will have its grille covered up by a Green Goblin. ;) )

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 12:08 PM

Very very very nice well done How did and what did u use to stretch the frame would love to know please thanks

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 05:05 PM

I used rails from a junker build.

Tim

Very very very nice well done How did and what did u use to stretch the frame would love to know please thanks


Thanks for the great compliments guys !!

Tim

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 07:11 PM

Tim, Your builds are always outstanding,and I enjoy what you do in the model car mag. What trailer did you use for the pic?

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 04:47 AM

Tim,

Those photo's look superb. An excellent subject and build. It really does have the 1970's look.

Dave

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 09:05 AM

Tim, I have noticed bottom exhaust pipe painted blue. Upps. But I like the pictures anyway. Like Doug said: "You've really caught the golden age of trucking!"

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 10:38 AM

I like the paint work!

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 12:57 PM

Sergey,
The pipe would have been blue - until it burned off...

Tim, I have noticed bottom exhaust pipe painted blue. Upps. But I like the pictures anyway. Like Doug said: "You've really caught the golden age of trucking!"