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1st WIP - Topkick: Update 05/28/13 She's Complete


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#81 Austin T

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 03:38 PM

Great job so far. Looks great.



#82 bryan_m

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 03:00 AM

wow!  this truck is so cool man!  im droolin.

 

i love what youve done with this build, and with the boat too.......great use of spare parts!

 

cheers

bryan



#83 Davewilly

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 06:32 AM

Dude that beast is looking sweet!! 



#84 dougp

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 04:39 PM

Thanks guys, I just finished detailing the engine compartment. Worked out my issue with the headlights. I reshaped a couple of round fluted headlight lenses and used Krystal Klear to attach them to the back side of the original headlight lens, followed up by a coat of chrome paint then matt black to match the inside of the hood. The pics don't do them justice. Stripped the original yellow coating from the side marker/turn indicators and re-painted with Tamiya clear orange. Working on the design of some kind of steps for climbing into the cab.  

 

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#85 FIREMODELMAN

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 07:10 PM

WOW, Really sweet... The headlights are spot on, great job on the front end, well the whole truck. :) 



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Posted 17 May 2013 - 12:09 AM

sweet



#87 alanr

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Posted 19 May 2013 - 10:05 AM

amazingggg



#88 redneckrodder

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 08:14 AM

that looks sick met.green and silver would've been cool too B)  :rolleyes:



#89 BigBad

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 06:14 AM

That is turning out pretty nicely! Love the front end, looks really good!



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Posted 28 May 2013 - 10:27 AM

Update 05/28/13

 

I'm calling it finished. The steps were made from the lower steps of the Louisville's fuel tanks. I cut the ears off the steps and drilled holes to add a length of styrene rod for the mounting braces.

 

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For the mirrors I modified a set from a diecast 06 mustang and scratch built the filler/mounting plates.

 

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I added the air horns from the Louisville to the driver's side radiator support like my 1:1 inspiration. 

 

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And to finish off the rear frame rail I added stick-on jewels for running lights above the license plate holder. 

 

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And now after almost 9 months she's complete. Thanks for all the great comments and support. It was a real challenge using new techniques and scratch building learned from this great site.

 

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I will continue the wip progress of the speed boat here unless the mods decide to move it to a more appropriate topic area. Thanks for looking...


Edited by dougp, 28 May 2013 - 10:44 AM.


#91 Danno

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 11:37 AM

Wow!  Great job, Doug!!!



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Posted 28 May 2013 - 11:38 AM

You hit it out of the park! Beautiful!



#93 hjracing

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 12:35 PM

Wow, awesome build! I really liked!



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Posted 28 May 2013 - 03:36 PM

Wow,Doug,that turned out great!   Nice paint scheme too.



#95 Kit Basher

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 04:32 PM

Totally awesome! Love the detail and the overall concept. That is a fine looking truck, and it was fun watching you build it.



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Posted 29 May 2013 - 02:11 AM

awesome



#97 Alyn

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 02:37 AM

Nicely executed details (I may have to look for some of those jewels), topped off with a great paint scheme.

 

Congrats on completing this very cool truck.



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Posted 29 May 2013 - 03:40 AM

awsome !!



#99 Davewilly

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 09:10 AM

That turned out awesome!  it was well worth all your work!  She is a beast!  Wish they made a kit of one!



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Posted 29 May 2013 - 03:55 PM

Now this is a nice looking truck great Job Doug.....