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#1 Kodiak Island Modeler

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 10:20 AM

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This is my latest creation; a White Western Star. It's built mostly box stock except for lengthening the chassis, extending and altering the sleeper, adding fuel and plumbing lines, adding interior detail, changing to duel exhaust, adding rear fenders, and adding rear loading lights. Paint is Champagne Gold and Flat Black with a three coat overspray of Florida Roadstar Orange over both colors.

#2 Ben

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 10:32 AM

That turned out nice!!!!



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Posted 02 March 2013 - 01:24 PM

Nice Star car.



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Posted 02 March 2013 - 07:19 PM

That looks nice for sure....Way to work the paint skills, Man...



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Posted 02 March 2013 - 09:43 PM

That's a keeper man, that paint came out great!

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 04:46 AM

Great looking truck, i love the paint and colors, sweet..



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Posted 03 March 2013 - 12:40 PM

She is Beautifull!!!

 

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 02:01 PM

 

Very nice.  Bending that exhaust must have been tricky.  VERY NICE.  What is the secret for getting those irritating side mirror together clean and squared like you did?  Do you make a jig to hold everything?  Love the big sleeper.



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Posted 03 March 2013 - 04:42 PM

The side mirrors were built by placing the top bars on first and letting them dry completely, and then building down from there; one piece at a time.  The stacks are very well known to everybody.  They are simply cut down Ford L series, stuck in the Western Star's muffler.  They sure look better than the stock Ford units.



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Posted 03 March 2013 - 10:53 PM

Wow! What a difference the longer frame makes and those colours are superb. Very nice!



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Posted 04 March 2013 - 02:49 AM

Best build up of this kit I've seen yet. That color scheme just looks so right on it.



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Posted 04 March 2013 - 04:43 AM

great job..i like it..



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Posted 04 March 2013 - 05:37 AM

Great looking White Western Star!  Let's go truckin', eh!



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Posted 04 March 2013 - 12:52 PM

Thats one of the nicest western stars Ive ever seen well done colours look great



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Posted 04 March 2013 - 09:32 PM

Nice build. Very nice color combo.



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Posted 05 March 2013 - 12:45 PM

Great colour choice. That is really nice.

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 06:18 AM

Great looking truck. Nice to see different colors.



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Posted 07 March 2013 - 03:01 AM

Hi,

 

Really nice build of a tricky kit.  I like the way you said mostly box stock - looks to me like you've done a lot with this kit!  Good idea with the paint and its turned out great.

 

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 07:08 AM

Love it! B)

As a kid and all my years trucking I don't believe I ever saw any two Western Stars alike! They were all different and reflected I would guess the owner / driver's personality! :)



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Posted 04 April 2013 - 05:21 PM

Love what you did,and great paint job.Very nice colors you painted it. NICE