I saw the truck kit at a local hobby shop and decided it was time to build again. Most of the paint stripes were rather obviously painted
except the medium brown in the middle which is automotive tape. It's a little rough but I think still looks okay.
Anyway, I just wanted to paint this Freightliner in these colors for kicks. The brown is Testors modelmasters rootbeer brown
and the metallic beige is Dupli-Color Toyota touch-up paint.
I had some trouble with painting, I think I had encountered a phenomenon called "degassing" because when I laid the second color on top of the first,
it started bubbling like crazy... Didn't leave enough time between coats I guess. One day was not enough.
So I removed part of it from the roof and left the base champagne color there.
I wanted to see what this truck would look like with spoke wheels,
so I swapped the ones from a Chevy Titan I bought some time later. I cut the exhaust stacks and put in aluminum pipes instead.
I should have put something bigger but they were the same size tubing as the kit pipes. Then I put on some plastic wire for the CB antennae.
The flatbed Fruehauf is simply built out of the box.
Edited by BigBad, 31 July 2012 - 01:44 PM.