Thanks. All my knowledge about North American trucks comes from watching pics on the net. Truckpaper, Hank´s, Public Fotki, Flicker, Tim´s web sites, this here forum and some of the others... There is a whole lot of things that I do not know at all about North American trucks. But when I build a truck I try to get as much studying material as I can.
Like the pictures of Peterbilt interiors showed me some different details than the kit offers. So, I made some minor modifications. The inner window rim is missing on the door. I made one. No seat belts in the kit? A stripe of cigarette paper (I ain´t no smoker, I swear) and plastic junk and there you go. Got a pair of 3 pt. seat belts. No equipment for communication? Oh, come on! Have you ever seen a semi in North America without a CB? Or radio? What do the guys of Revell or Italeri think?
No carpets with the red oval logo on them? Find yourself a way to make them. I found me a poor man´s way. B&W copy of the decal logos on a regular paper cut out and glued onto self-made carpets. Painted, weathered... who can tell it isn´t embossed?
That is my usual way of building a model.
Edited by truckabilly, 29 February 2012 - 10:57 AM.