Ford C-800 With Unique Flatbed Load.
Posted 24 July 2013 - 01:48 PM
I built the tractor pretty much box stock but scratchbuilt the 4" dual (straight) exhaust and the 18" toolboxes with Don Mills slamlocks. I also am fabricating a split back bench seat and am working on some interior details; rechargeable Mag-Lite, briefcase, Indiana road map, etc...
The load is 12 AMT miniature model boxes... AMT tractor, AMT trailer and AMT load. Just think, large scale model kits being transported to a Local Hobby Shop near you.... I still need to build the ratchet straps for the load, two per stack... The cab will be two-tone, Testors Colors By Boyd Sunburst with white roof panel and body inset...
Here's where I am currently. I hope to have paint on the cab by the end of the week...
I'm calling it a C-800 because that's what AMT engraved on the door emblem...
I'm going to use a Scale Motorsports Upholstery, American Plaid decal sheet to add some detail to the grey insert on the seat...
Posted 24 July 2013 - 04:46 PM
That is looking really good....I'm loving the brief case.....Very nice work, so far...
Posted 25 July 2013 - 10:20 AM
Posted 25 July 2013 - 10:23 AM
So THAT's how factories get their trucks.. in boxed-kit form !
Posted 09 August 2013 - 05:50 AM
I started painting the cab, this morning. The white is on. Once this dries, I'll mask and shoot the Sunburst Orange. Loud paint job? Yes! I'm building this as I would if it were a 1:1 that I was restoring to make a living with. Bright colors means visiblity... Or, it should, anyway... Speaking of loud, the exhaust is simulated 4" straight pipe... Coming off of a 534 Super Duty, this'd sound really mean under a load. Thankfully, Indiana is really lax on its exhaust regulations. Like a Harley, I want them to hear me coming as well as see me.
I have to say, I'm loving my new airbrush and compressor... This'll be the second paint job I've laid on with it and I haven't had the first sag, run or dry spot.
Posted 09 August 2013 - 04:49 PM
Nice build so far, Great use of the mini kit boxes with in each Round 2 re-issue
Posted 10 August 2013 - 10:58 AM
Just unmasked. The paint's about 15 minutes old in these pics. The paint is Testors gloss white in the square bottle and an old bottle of Testors/Colors By Boyd, Sunburst. Shot through a Masters, siphon airbrush.
Posted 12 August 2013 - 03:21 PM