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#21 David G.

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 03:36 AM

Excellent weathering, nice save, can't wait to see more.

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 01:05 AM

Worked a bit on the log trailer. Nowhere near done. Painted the caution tape on. Don't care much for the decal it came with.

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Worked on the rack too.

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And built a hood thing-a-ma-bob that my brain won't let me remember the name of right now. Also added a bit of plumbing to the engine.

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Also built a stinger from scratch, but I haven't painted it up yet. I'll try to get to that this weekend and also pull the engine out and get some pics as well.

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 02:17 AM

Amazing work!

Do you mean the radiator brace?

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 03:53 AM

That is so cool! I always wanted to build a truck that is either retired or ready to be. Your weathering skills are top notch!

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 05:26 PM

That is some outstanding detail work

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 02:57 PM

Love the weathering effects on it

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 05:28 AM

Do you mean the radiator brace?


Yup, that's it.

Here's the scratch built stinger. Haven't done anything else to it, since I've been working on other rigs.

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 05:43 AM

Nice stringer. I need one for my White Western Star.

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 10:10 PM

I know the others have already stated this, but I have to affirm that this is an awesome job of weathering.

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 10:43 AM

excelent autocar

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 11:40 AM

Love the rust! By the way, we are NEVER 100% satisfied! That's why we keep working on them. Will be watching this one for sure!

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 07:30 AM

Very nice truck!!, can you give some info about the weathering??, what kind of paint did you use??

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This Belgian Autocar was seen in the mid 90`s, nearly in the same shape as your project....

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 08:56 PM

Very nice truck!!, can you give some info about the weathering??, what kind of paint did you use??


I use all acrylic paints aside from the metalizers. It's essentially just tons of layering. I'll try to write up a tutorial to my process soon.


Figured I'd throw up some pictures so you guys could see what mischief I've gotten up to. Let this one sit for a while, and decided on a slightly different direction.

Over on The Truckstop Gator suggested pit fenders to get around my "rusted fiberglass." I was resistant because I didn't have any pit fenders to put on it. After having it sit for a while I decided I'd do what any logger would do. Improvise.

Built the fenders from scratch intentionally making it look like a patch job. You only barely make it out, since I just used my phone to take the pics, but I used putty to make weld lines.

When it's done everything that's black will be the same red as the frame with rust throughs.

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 12:22 AM

Great weathering.

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 06:20 AM

I like old trucks. You've done some nice work restoring an old piece to an even older appearance!

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 02:09 PM

LOVING this one!
Does this kit have the same cab as the Diamond Reo and Western Star kits? It seems awfully familiar.

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 02:55 PM

Thanks guys.

Yeah, For a time White owned both Diamond Reo and Autocar, and Western Star was the east coast portion of White. At that time they all used the same cab. Several AMT kits used this cab. because of that. It's found in the Autocar kits, Diamond Reo, Road Boss and White Western Star. Might be some others that I'm forgetting.

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 03:07 PM

Very nice build. Looking forward to see it done.

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 11:42 PM

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 07:01 AM

That is one mean looking autocar