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#1 rctruk

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 02:56 AM

Here is a Western Star I built. Box stock and an enjoyable buildPosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image

#2 chuckyr

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 03:11 AM

Nice build. I think I heard somewhere they are going to reissue this kit.

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 04:17 AM

Nice build. If they bring it back I hope they retool and put it on a WS frame instead of a Freightliner frame. Either way nice clean build.

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 05:00 AM

I would settle for the battery boxes from the 5964 as opposed to a correct frame, I could deal with the frame easier

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Nice looking Western Stars. Both of them.

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 05:01 AM

Very nice clean build,color suits it nicely.

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 05:37 AM

I hope they reissue this kit as well, I'd love to have one, I used to have the sortimo version and it was awesome. I wish someone would make the newer style truck, like the Lomax or something like that, that would be great!!!

NICE BUILD THOUGH! as said before I love the color.

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 05:53 AM

Can the Italeri Western Star Australia be converted into a left hand drive?

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 06:07 AM

Yep, good re-issue subject. It builds up into a nice replica as we see here. Good job, both of you. i'm not very fond of brown usually, but it suits this truck nicely Jeff.

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 11:51 AM

I've said this before, it wouldn't be a major investment on Italeri's part. Pretty much a new hood, they already have the cab from the 5900. Use the 60 Series from the Pete, rear suspension from the FLD Freightliner. Pretty much kit bash a "new" kit, they did it with the Fords. They only companies I see making anything modern are Italeri and Moebius


They only companies I see making anything modern are Italeri and Moebius


Moebius definitely, Italeri, for some reason lately they seem to be having problems issuing new kits. Revell just reconstituted both their US and German operations. Technically they are in a position to offer some new tools.

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 12:53 PM

Thanks everyone. Anthony...I really like that rig you built

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 02:27 PM

Thanks Jeff, it's no longer hauling rocks, it's been re-assigned to Logger Duty :)

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Multi-tasking!

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 03:21 PM

Superb!

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 04:48 AM

Thanks Jeff, it's no longer hauling rocks, it's been re-assigned to Logger Duty :)

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Anthony,That is really nice...now I may have to start on one of the trailers I have stashed

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 09:42 AM

how do you guys attach the hoses and power to the trailer? Just Glue? Nice rigs.

#15 rctruk

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 03:25 AM

Anthony...Thanks for the reference ideas....lol now if I can just find the patience to work "outside the box"

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 05:23 PM

this makes me wanna start a new truck build nice work