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#1 Modelcollector

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 06:45 AM

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Here are a couple more of the LoneStar. Colors are Duplicolor Santa Fe Tan (BGM0545) and Testors Fiery Orange (1831M).Posted Image

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#2 Jim B

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 07:04 AM

Nice looking LoneStar.

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 07:10 AM

Thanks Jim.

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 07:13 AM

What did you use for the air & electrical connections? They look really nice & to scale.

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 07:22 AM

Nice!

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 07:22 AM

Nice choice of colors.
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 07:36 AM

Thanks Mike. Jim, I used electric wire I had from something I stripped. They look good in that position, but not when hooked up to the trailer. The insulation and wire are too stiff to give you that "saggy" look. Unfortunately, I epoxied them into holes under the cab and can't get to them to change them. I've found some 22ga railroad wire that works much better. I'll usr it on the next one I'm working on now.

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 08:43 AM

Very nice

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 11:29 AM

looken fine kinda makes me want to build mine

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 12:22 PM

Nice!
I tried telephone wire for the trailer lines once and had the same problem- looks okay bundled up behind the cab, not so good when hooked up to the trailer.

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 02:27 PM

Nice!

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 02:36 PM

That is a great looking model, Nice work. To be honest I'm not sure why International went with that grill design, to me it's odd looking and reminds me a little of the face on the front of the Western Star in the move Maximum Overdrive :wacko:

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 02:47 PM

Rich, the front end is modeled after an older IH "D" model pickup. If you google "Dmax" I think it will come up and show the article. I work for a local dealer and had access to the early photos and the story behind the DMax. Many people say it looks like an older Pierce Arrow.

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 12:37 AM

Hi Arnold, Thanks for the info on the design background of the LoneStar, I did not know it was based on the "D" model pickup. It now makes a little more sense knowing they were going after a retro look on the hood. Having driven a few Transtar Eagle II's, 4300 Eagles (Conventional) and 9600 Eagle (Cabover) I always liked the looks of those trucks and thought IH had a nice interior package. The new LoneStar interior package is head and shoulders about those trucks :)

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 12:42 PM

This is one beautiful truck....Excellent work...Love the color, too...

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 02:32 AM

Cool!

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 03:55 AM

Very nice!

Beautiful color combination!!


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Posted 08 November 2012 - 04:02 AM

Nice truck, what about a 53ft trailer?

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 05:02 PM

Fine Job