Custom Lonestar day cab- "Tanked" 12/13/14
Posted 06 September 2012 - 02:49 PM
Hey, look! Progress...
I used some K&S aluminum tubing to make some slash cut stacks. I wanted them to be tucked behind the cab instead of out past it, though the pipes did end up a little closer to the back wall of the cab than I'd have liked. Too late to change it now, though! I do have to go back and polish some areas where the superglue fogged the aluminum. There's no muffler- just a straight pipe off the turbo to the T on under the cab.
I also cut off the kit mudflaps and replaced them with ones made from thinner (.020") styrene. I also made new weights and decorated them with some Detail Master truck mates.
is it me or is those stacks backwards? or just the pic looks like there pointing the wrong way?
Posted 06 September 2012 - 04:20 PM
Posted 06 September 2012 - 04:30 PM
Well, since this is a custom... Why not?! You'll be the first one. Would this prevent a proper exhaust exit in real life?
The 'slash' cuts angle upward from front to back (looking at the truck from the side), so if that's backwards, then, yeah, they're backwards. Tried them the other way and didn't like the look.
Posted 06 September 2012 - 04:38 PM
Posted 07 September 2012 - 01:29 AM
I'm thinking I might use the side skirts after all, just cut down and refinished in semigloss black.
They're both cut down now, and soaking in the chrome stripper at his moment.
Posted 07 September 2012 - 02:04 AM
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Posted 23 March 2014 - 04:04 AM
Posted 23 March 2014 - 09:26 AM
this thing is superb! love the texture treatment on the bumper and fenders, and the grille just looks dynamite, love this whole project, great looking rig.
Posted 23 March 2014 - 03:59 PM
Posted 23 March 2014 - 04:16 PM
Oh, she's a beauty, already....I really like the color scheme you've come up with.....Very nice work....
Posted 07 April 2014 - 07:23 PM
Still up in the air with this one- I'm sort of toying with sticking the Rex mixer from the old Ertl Paystar on the back, but I guess we'll see.
Posted 11 December 2014 - 11:16 PM
Well... a couple of months back I managed to snag a Revell Black Magic Pete 359 for twenty bucks. Before anybody throws a fit... the cab was missing, some of it had been assembled, and the chrome was shot (uneven to begin with, and all scratched up from rattling around in the box for 30 years). As I was "carving it up for organs" (ie- allocating parts from it for other projects), the LoneStar popped into my mind for the first time in a while.
As you can see since the last installment, one of the mud flaps broke loose, and I've removed the exhaust stacks. The flap will simply be reattached, but the exhaust will be refined a bit. The tanks and headache rack are from the Black Magic Pete- odds are favorable they'll end up on the LoneStar.
Anyway... REALLY hoping to make some more progress on this, and I'll at least try to let this be the last two-year blank between updates.
Posted 12 December 2014 - 01:46 PM