New member here..
Posted 01 November 2013 - 11:04 AM
Posted 01 November 2013 - 01:25 PM
Posted 01 November 2013 - 01:26 PM
welcome, fairly new to big rig builds myself. ton of great info here, and some stellar looking builds as well. have fun, and good building.
Posted 01 November 2013 - 03:13 PM
- Welcome! If you are doing the heavy haul Pete, take a look see as one of the guys just finished up an incredible one.
You will find everyone really helpful and encouraging. I am no "master" but these guys have always been willing to assist and have taken me way up the quality ladder.
Posted 01 November 2013 - 04:15 PM
Welcome Darren. My brother is a heavy haul drive for CMI
Posted 01 November 2013 - 10:11 PM
Welcome on board Darren.
Bill Signs is nice truck to build. If you go out of box or 1:1 like you said, it is not correct replica in all aspects but still it is a nice model. You can do whatever modifications to it and make it a truck of your desire. The situation in truck modeling is a bit more complicated than you are probably used to in 1:35 scale military models. The choice of kits is not that wide and most of them represent trucks of the past. I am not much familiar with the offer of aftermarket parts in the U.S. but I have seen some nice goodies.
Be prepared for a lot of cleaning work as some kits came into being decades ago.
Take a look at tips section and if there is anything you would like to know, just ask. I am sure the guys here are willing to help.
On the other hand, since you are truck driver, we may ask you, from time to time, how the things are done on real truck.
Have nice building days.
Posted 02 November 2013 - 04:06 AM
which is basically an all terrain tractor trailer that consists of a power unit with various detachable "modules" depending on the mission. I encourage all members to do a google search on this vehicle, it's a pretty amazing rig! I know I'm putting the cart before the horse, but I have been searching for a modern "lowboy" kit. I don't think my modeling skills are up to task to scratch build some of these trailers I've seen on this site! Do any of these scratch builders offer instructions or full kits for sale? Or is there a kit from a manufacture out there that I couldn't find info about?
Posted 02 November 2013 - 12:33 PM
Posted 02 November 2013 - 01:19 PM
Posted 02 November 2013 - 04:10 PM
Welcome aboard, Darren....Man, I remember those great big Osh Kosh rigs and Dragon Wagons.....I was with H&S 2/5 from '86 to '92....Outstanding to see another former active duty Marine around here....You're really gonna love this site....Ever since I was introduced to this one, I've been learning a LOT...The guys are friendly and honest....I've traded stuff with several people, here and each one went down without a hitch....And try modeltruckin.com for decals....He's got a BUNCH of stuff, there....Once again, welcome aboard.....And a big ol' OORAH!!!!!
Posted 03 November 2013 - 02:20 AM
Welcome Darren...You'll find plenty of help and ideas here.
Posted 03 November 2013 - 04:38 AM
As i know of there are no lowboy kits but fore the Revell drop deck based on the UK trailers(I think) and the AMT kits that goes back to the 70's. There are a few guys that are making newer trailers by lazier cut I forget who.
Posted 03 November 2013 - 06:00 AM
Posted 14 November 2013 - 02:26 PM
Thanks again for the "welcomes" boys! Also SEMPER FI Kilrathy(if that is your real name;) always good running into a MARINE in person or virtually!
Oh, my bust, Man....I thought it was on my avatar....The name's JT Williams (Sgt. USMC)....
Posted 05 December 2013 - 04:23 PM
Welcome aboard Darren, I drove OTR (Over The Road ) for 4 years. Have a great time building that Bill Signs truck . That's one of few things I do like about here in this fourm that there are builders here that will and do help others. Terry
Posted 12 December 2013 - 01:49 PM
Posted 13 December 2013 - 02:37 AM
Welcome Darren you may want to chat to Tim Ahlborn (mackinac359) He is a mine of info on peterbilts and a great modeler too.
Just a few things to be aware of when biulding the revell trucks . Just be carefull of the axel pins and the hood hinges they snap very easily . The Chrome will wear off if its handeled to much . But they are good kits and biuld into very accurate rigs . Hope to see pictures of your biuld soon