Here's my latest project. I'm using the AMT Ford Louiseville as a platform. The truck/chassis for the most part is being built box stock however making the lights work is being considered. The box inside and out is being detailed similar to the 1:1 service truck I drive/work out of.
In the parts box I had an unbuilt box from a past Louiseville project that didn't get used. From that the side w/out the door was used omitting the side door. The floor boards are basswood strips that were basecoat stained Using Minwax Ipswich Pine 221 and then detailed using Minwax Dark Walnut 2716 to bring out the woods' grain. The plywood liners are 1/32 basswood that comes in a sheet I picked up at HobbytownUSA that too was stained using the Dark Walnut to give it an aged dirty look.
The 1:1 truck is equipped w/ a tire rack that holds 6 LP 22.5's premounted on hub pilot rims. So far that rack has been scratchbuilt and some basswood strips were stained the same way the flooring was which serves as a workbench.
The trans was painted using a Humbrol matt grey and the engine was primered but now it's been painted w/ Tamiya Brilliant Blue. Yes I too thought this was a CAT but have learned that this is a Ford diesel.
In this set are WIP pics and the 1:1 truck I drive/work out of.
Thanks for looking!
Edited by Semi Trailer Mechanic, 26 February 2012 - 08:58 PM.