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#1 gm67ss

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 11:31 AM

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#2 BigBad

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 12:13 PM

Really nice! Looks like an SAR. Which Western Star Italeri kit did you use to make your conversion?



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Posted 05 February 2013 - 01:17 PM

Looks good, typical Aussie style B)



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Posted 05 February 2013 - 05:17 PM

I cant tell in the pics but whats under the hood? Looks good tho!

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 11:31 PM

Thanks for the comments
The donor kit is Italeri Western Star 5964 ConstellationTRUCK KIT- 3874
The engine is Auslowe resin series 60 Detroit
Hood is Auslowe 4900 conversion shortened 17mm then widen 2.5 mm each side then recast
Front of cabin and air cleaners Auslowe 4900 conversion
Converted to right hand drive
Cabin floor modified to accept engine under cabin new engine tunnel fabricated and moulded
Rear of cab and front of sleeper cut to make full walk through
Sleeper cab shortened 25mm
Front steer axle moved 4mm forward
Auslowe mudguards,bull bar and windscreen stone gaurd
Skirts on bottom of cabin photo etched



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Posted 06 February 2013 - 01:56 PM

Wow, that's a real custom! Very nice work.



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Posted 06 February 2013 - 11:42 PM

Amazing job....



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Posted 09 February 2013 - 03:11 AM

Very beautiful, but misses some pinstrippes yet

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 04:52 AM

is the auslowe 60 series a casted italeri engine? or is it a one off peice? more in the 1/25 scale



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Posted 09 February 2013 - 12:31 PM

Hey , i drive one of these without a sleeper and i love it . This a great example of a star great job mate.



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Posted 09 February 2013 - 01:14 PM

Good job on this one ! Very nice



#12 gm67ss

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 12:52 AM

Don't know where Auslowe cast it from but like all his stuff it Is perfect minimal cleaning
It comes in about 20 pieces in all

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 11:34 AM

Nice work. Ben

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 12:32 PM

Great Job, any plans for trailers?



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Posted 22 February 2013 - 11:56 PM

Yes am scratch building a bulk cement tri axle trailer
Also building another rigid western star tipper At the moment with quad axle dog


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Posted 23 February 2013 - 03:49 AM

Nice.



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Posted 06 June 2013 - 04:03 PM

Ben nice job on the mods, It looks real good. :rolleyes:



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Posted 12 August 2013 - 04:56 AM

excellent mods, have the auslowe conversion myself, working on a tri drive with the Detroit from the italeri pete kit, you,ve done a great job on the hood conversion

Edited by foundationsedge, 12 August 2013 - 04:57 AM.