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#21 Porscheman

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Posted 20 February 2014 - 03:58 PM

JT, I want thank you for showing me the cab airbags. They are long gone, so I used a little plasti-struc and everything is sitting pretty. I also want to thank everyone the words of encouragement to finish it. The truck is all set for the quarterly contest with day to spare.. Thank god they can't touch the models, as it is a bit of a Rube Goldberg :blink:

Al


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#22 alangarber

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Posted 20 February 2014 - 04:12 PM

Looks good. See it's always the end result not the middle.



#23 Nacho Z

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Posted 20 February 2014 - 04:20 PM

Hey Al, I think she looks great!  I really like the color you chose for it.  I also think it was pretty cool of JT to come up with the info. in his post.



#24 Jim B

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Posted 20 February 2014 - 05:00 PM

Looks really good, Al.  I like the finished product.



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Posted 20 February 2014 - 05:43 PM

I'm glad you finished it. Great job on it. I hope you do another truck.

Ben

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Posted 20 February 2014 - 06:01 PM

Hey, Man!!! You did it!!!! I knew you could.....I just knew you had it in you......And that's what this forum is for.....I'm glad you had the courage to post it like you did....Just think....If you hadn't, you wouldn't have gotten the info you needed.....I'm just glad I could help, Man....It looks awesome, too....So glad you finished it....And I'm so glad something I recommended was actually a viable solution..... :D Awesome job....Love that color....That Burnt Orange is awesome.....

 

And thanks to all you guys on this forum that encouraged this man....I think we may have won another one over to truck modeling.... :)



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Posted 20 February 2014 - 06:58 PM

Good Looking Truck , glad you finished it !!!



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Posted 21 February 2014 - 01:56 AM

That is one GREAT looking rig Al. You can be proud of that one!!! B)



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Posted 21 February 2014 - 02:51 AM

Turned out fabulous. Great color choice.  Really dig the decal over the sleeper window.

 

Wish it wasn't still winter in Ohio so I could get the paint on mine.



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Posted 21 February 2014 - 04:24 AM

It dont matter too much how you get from your elbow to your thumb....just get there using that God given brain and the resources He has placed before you. 

 

OUTSTANDING!Attached File  attaboy.jpg   1.57KB   0 downloads

 

Now, making it all about me, swing over to the gold nugget 1/16 project on the workbench thread and set my hopeless heroes straight on how to pull off a paint job like that!


Edited by olsbooks, 21 February 2014 - 04:29 AM.


#31 Kostas Parchas

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Posted 21 February 2014 - 04:37 AM

Thumbs UP for your truck, you and your will to win it and of course for JT.

This thread should be pined up to be an example for all of us.

 

Al, you should go now for a muching trailer.

 

Kostas.



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Posted 22 February 2014 - 03:13 AM

Way to go Al, I think it turned out FANTASTIC, two thumbs up!!!   :) 



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Posted 22 February 2014 - 04:26 AM

Nicely done sir.  Make sure to let us know how you do at the contest.



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Posted 22 February 2014 - 07:30 AM

Thanks guys for keeping me going. My truck came in 3rd out of 19 Big Rigs. For someone who doesn't buid trucks, I'm very happy with its placement. And to think, I was going to through this in the trash on Wednesday.

I couldn't have done it without you.

Al :rolleyes:


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#35 Porscheman

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Posted 22 February 2014 - 08:35 AM

Come on... I was looking for parts and pieces!?!

I think that JT turned on the lights for you to complete this truck.

You have done great job so far, classic color combo, nice paint job, so FIGHT IT and beat it, don't let it beat you.

 

Kostas.

 

PS. Is that Mercedes in 1/24 scale? Can you please post some photos of it. It is looking great too!!!

When I can't the final assembly to go together, it'sa failure to me. But it all worked out great.

 

Now for your Mercedes 600. It's an AutoArt 1:18 featuring real leather interior with cloth privacy curtains, beautifully detailed engine and a 6 peice removable luggage set in trunk. A pride and joy in my collection.

Al

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Posted 22 February 2014 - 11:44 AM

Thanks guys for keeping me going. My truck came in 3rd out of 19 Big Rigs. For someone who doesn't buid trucks, I'm very happy with its placement. And to think, I was going to through this in the trash on Wednesday.
I couldn't have done it without you.
Al :rolleyes:

I'm sure everyone agrees you're welcome. Congratulations on the competition.

Ben

Edited by Bennyg, 22 February 2014 - 11:44 AM.


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Posted 22 February 2014 - 11:51 AM

Wow, Man....Outstanding....That is just great....Congratulations!!!! That's quite an accomplishment....Way to grab the bronze medal, Man!!!!!! Brings joy to my heart.... :)



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Posted 22 February 2014 - 02:37 PM

Glad you finished it, and third out of  nineteen is good.

God Bless



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Posted 24 February 2014 - 03:19 PM

Great job on the Lonestar!



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Posted 25 February 2014 - 11:39 AM

Congrats on your placing Al. Thats one of the nicest looking failures I`ve ever seen. B)