Great job so far. Looks great.
1st WIP - Topkick: Update 05/28/13 She's Complete
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!
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.
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.
Posted 20 May 2013 - 08:14 AM
that looks sick met.green and silver would've been cool too
Posted 27 May 2013 - 06:14 AM
That is turning out pretty nicely! Love the front end, looks really good!
Posted 28 May 2013 - 10:27 AM
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.
For the mirrors I modified a set from a diecast 06 mustang and scratch built the filler/mounting plates.
I added the air horns from the Louisville to the driver's side radiator support like my 1:1 inspiration.
And to finish off the rear frame rail I added stick-on jewels for running lights above the license plate holder.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!