Hey all, after a long slump (well over 2 years since I finished anything) I'm back for a while I hope. Anyway, I picked this up when it first got reissued, and after finishing and painting the fram and driveline, it came to a screeching halt. About 3 weeks ago, I tore into it full force, working on it as much as I could and here we are. Basically out of the box, but I changed a few things. I cut down the sleeper crawl through to close the gap a bit, made a new stack using the kit muffler wrapped in chrome tape and aluminum tubing, made new mudflaps from the covering of an old 3 ring binder, and brewed up some of the decals (door signs, unit number, Cummins "C", mudflaps, PA license plate). Hood stripes, ICC numbers, other license plates, fuel tax and DOT stickers are from the kit. Colors are Duplicolor Santa Fe Tan, Chevy Engine Orange, and Cummins beige, interior is Krylon brown. Testors for all the little bits and pieces that aren't those colors. BMF on air cleaner face, battery box lid, and tank straps. West-Penn was never a real company to my knowledge, but it seems to fit. I was shooting for a typical '70s small fleet/owner op look. The bunk isn't permanently attached and probably never will be. I honestly think the Mercury sleepers are pretty ugly, but that's just me. I was going for cleanliness, and I'm pretty pleased. I'm still getting back into it, so once I shake some more rust off I think I'll be alright. Enjoy.
Edited by Casey429, 26 March 2013 - 10:10 AM.