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#1 tbill

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 07:19 AM

well, I did it, I  managed to complete my first truck and trailer after a loooong hiatus from building. pic's are from my cell phone, but man was I pleased with the way it looked out in the sun! sure, it's not perfect, and I see about 6 million flaws in it, BUT, as it's my first go at it, I am pleased with the results. so without further blabbing from me, here ya go...

 

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 07:22 AM

two more

 

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 08:46 AM

Just like ridin' a bike, Man....This looks good.....Great work.....Nice pics for a phone, too....



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Posted 12 October 2013 - 08:53 AM

Excellent job.

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 12:02 PM

Very nice looking combo. Good job.



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Posted 12 October 2013 - 12:20 PM

Looks good Tom, nice work



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Posted 12 October 2013 - 12:26 PM

GREAT JOB..LOOKS GREAT..



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Posted 12 October 2013 - 04:06 PM

Nice rig glad to see you back building. What's next.

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Posted 13 October 2013 - 01:24 AM

Nice rig glad to see you back building. What's next.

next up is a mack r model and peerless log trailer. I learned a lot on this first build, so with luck the next one should be a little better.

 

and thanks for all the kind words, was a fun build [other than the paint stripping portion, haha]



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Posted 13 October 2013 - 08:14 AM

Very nice work

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Posted 13 October 2013 - 08:27 AM

That was the first truck, That I built. And I was hooked. You did a nice job. The paint job is really nice!!! :rolleyes:



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Posted 13 October 2013 - 12:48 PM

Nice  I  like it   and looks good   for a  first  build



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Posted 13 October 2013 - 01:24 PM

Yeah Tom, nice job! If you see six million flaws in it, that's 5,999,997 more than I see! :lol:  The only ones I see are the snap attachment points on the battery boxes and in the rear of the sleeper that are common to this and the sister Pete 359 kit, some seams and sprue attachment points that are hard to hide without a complete rechroming or repainting with Alclad, and still a little hint of the seams in the tires, but that still doesn't mean this looks like one fine build!



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Posted 13 October 2013 - 01:57 PM

highway, i hear ya man, i had thought of spraying some of the paint i used into a dish/bowl so i could touch up the cab attachment points, and i shoulda touched up the battery box points with something. never even thought of the tires.......

 

i guess i was so excited to be at the finishline on this, i overlooked a few more things. as i said, i see a ton of stuff i could do better, and that's ok, now i have a base line to work off of.

 

thanks for all the comments folks, i aspire to be as good a builder as many of you are now, this is the first step.....



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Posted 13 October 2013 - 04:59 PM

highway, i hear ya man, i had thought of spraying some of the paint i used into a dish/bowl so i could touch up the cab attachment points, and i shoulda touched up the battery box points with something. never even thought of the tires.......

 

i guess i was so excited to be at the finishline on this, i overlooked a few more things. as i said, i see a ton of stuff i could do better, and that's ok, now i have a base line to work off of.

 

thanks for all the comments folks, i aspire to be as good a builder as many of you are now, this is the first step.....

 

It's still one fine piece Tom!

 

I'll give you a little tip for the place where the interior snaps into the cab, just in case you have any more of these in your stash or the Pete 359. I'll usually mask the inside of the windows and snap the interiors into the truck when I paint the outside, then let completely dry, then remove the interior and finish it. That way those pesky snap points are the same color as the cab, and though there will still be a little seam around them, at least they are the same color and finished the same as the rest of the cab. 

 

The Pete at least has smaller points and trim around the points on the outside, so I use a little different technique with them. I will put bare metal foil on the tabs and paint the BMF red and BMF the trim on the cab. Instant red work lights!! The same idea for the battery boxes too, a little BMF on the tabs and it hides the snap tabs.



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Posted 13 October 2013 - 09:45 PM

Sweet build and beautiful shade of blue. Very nice work...



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Posted 14 October 2013 - 04:51 AM

Nice.



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Posted 24 October 2013 - 07:47 AM

Wow great job for a first build after an extended break, what color blue is that?

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 04:20 PM

the color is testors arctic blue metallic, over white primer.

 

and thanks for the kind words.



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Posted 25 October 2013 - 05:28 AM

Looks really good!  I hope my first one comes out even close to that

 

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