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#1 ghoodii

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 04:02 PM

Started this one back in August, thinking I could have it done for the ITALERI Truck Contest. Should have known work and life would hinder my progress. Any way....I finished it a couple of weeks ago, but the weather has not cooperated to get good pictures, but today was absolutely beautiful, so I took advantage.

The truck is the Italeri Freightliner FLC....back dated by using AMT Peterbilt headlights. Other than the headlights, it is pretty much built as per instructions with a bunch of added details. These include: "Scale Hardware" acorn nuts x 60 for lug nut covers, "Realleather Craft snaps for hup covers, engine and chassis are wired and plumbed using small guage wire and solder, the underside of the hood was detailed using a paper towel and white glue for the insulation blanket, small chains were used to hold hood in place, aluminum tube was substituted for exhaust stacks and extensive Bare Metal Foil to detail body and door trim.

Paint is all Testors Model Masters Laquers....all the stripes are painted to match the sales brochure (Thank goodness for Tamiya tape)

I took the pictures to try and replicate the brochure in scale.....

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#2 DRWho95

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 04:06 PM

My goodness that thing is sharp! Nice work man.

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 04:08 PM

Wow that is nice .cool pain engine looks sweet withthe chains hanging from the hood. thats cool.

#4 cappy625

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 04:09 PM

i say you nailed it right on the head!,looks just like the picture.amazing! by the way.that b model in your avatar.was that at the macungie truck show?

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 04:24 PM

Yeah, this is a good one for sure...I love the detail, as well...Awesome paintwork, and excellent photography...Very nice...

#6 Jim B

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 04:51 PM

That's really nice! Great detail & paint work. Are you going to do the race car?

#7 BigBad

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 05:39 PM

That's how I like them! Clean and OEM stripes. Super nice.

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 08:54 AM

that is awesome

#9 Mr mopar

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 11:03 AM

I always like this aria of Freightliner ,nice build

#10 signguy2108

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 12:49 PM

Beautiful truck. Kept scrolling down to find the model and then realized I was looking at it!!!! The little guy threw me off. Great build, love the paint work.

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 02:30 PM

NICE..You did a great job.

#12 kwtrucker

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 03:14 PM

Great work George, you did an excellent job, I like it.

#13 Ben

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 04:55 PM

Beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

#14 hooknladderno1

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 06:29 PM

George,
Fantastic! The striping looks like decals! Great job, as I know how challenging that can be! Only thing missing is the yellow race car(just kidding)...

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 04:43 AM

Nice work.

#16 Turbo590

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 06:49 AM

Very nice job in replicating the truck in the brochure

Got to like the "older" non aero-dynamic trucks

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 10:32 AM

You said I Kurt. I like the "older" non aero-dynamic trucks more too.

#18 slusher

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 01:21 PM

You nailed it. Thats a beautiful truck. Excelent paint work....

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 12:30 PM

Nice job. I guess that ad is where the inspiration for the Freightliner 1/24 scale remote control car transporter I have came from. Because I believe it has the exact same paint job.

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 10:22 AM

What a great build,I like it..............

  Terry