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#1 Mike77

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 02:00 PM

1/16 Peterbilt rotator I built about 10 years ago...

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 03:39 PM

Very nice and extremely clean, is it a kit or did you do some scratchbuilding?



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Posted 15 April 2013 - 04:33 PM

I used the Monogram 1/16 Peterbilt 359 kit as a start and scratchbuilt the wrecker body and boom. It's loosely based on the little Stepp's Towing 1/25 kit.

 

 

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 06:07 PM

Oh, I like it, Sir....Looks very nice....Very clean and aestheticly pleasing.....Making the model look good makes all the difference.....I like them big front steers....Where did you get those?



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Posted 15 April 2013 - 06:52 PM

At 1st I thought this was the "Stepp's" wreaker, you can certainly see the influence, this must be HUGE, considering how big the "Stepp's" is, very nice build.



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Posted 16 April 2013 - 02:13 AM

Great looking wrecker.



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Posted 16 April 2013 - 09:07 AM

real truck is a monster too......



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Posted 16 April 2013 - 12:29 PM

Are you sure Revell did'nt steal the Idea from you lol



#9 Kenny B

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 03:36 AM

Michael, Very nice work. Does it have the Cat 3408 under the hood?

 

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 03:51 AM

Very,Very nice wrecker man that's some nice scratch building you did on this one.



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Posted 21 April 2013 - 04:55 AM

Great looking rig. Excellent scratch building job.



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Posted 21 April 2013 - 07:01 AM

Michael, Very nice work. Does it have the Cat 3408 under the hood?

 

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Thanks! It has a regular kit engine. I usually don't go too crazy on underhood details as no one really ever sees them and if I showed them to anyone they probably wouldn't even know what I was talking about anyway. :lol:



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Posted 21 April 2013 - 08:08 AM

Very nice build!



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Posted 22 April 2013 - 04:27 AM

Hey Mike! I wondered what happened to you! You had the best 1/16 builds I had ever seen. Hope to see more!!!!!!



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Posted 22 April 2013 - 06:01 AM

Very very nice work! Nice variant on a well used kit. Those front wheels are great!


Edited by BigBad, 22 April 2013 - 06:02 AM.


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Posted 22 April 2013 - 06:55 AM

Hey Mike! I wondered what happened to you! You had the best 1/16 builds I had ever seen. Hope to see more!!!!!!

 

Thanks! The original 1/16 kits became more scarce and too expensive so I quit doing customs, but with the reissued Peterbilt (and soon Kenworth) I'm in the planning stages of doing an even bigger wrecker. I don't have any particular affinity for tow trucks, they just seem a little more challenging than a standard road truck. I'll admit I was a little disillusioned when I found out recently that that other guy was taking credit for my customs, but I still want to do another project. :)


Edited by Mike77, 22 April 2013 - 06:55 AM.


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Posted 22 April 2013 - 11:29 AM

Nice

#18 JARRNO88

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 02:58 PM

    THAT IS BEAUTIFUL



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Posted 24 April 2013 - 10:48 PM

WOW that is nice



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Posted 03 May 2013 - 09:59 AM

OOOHHHH A Stepp's wrecker in 16th scale! :wub: