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#1 SteveG

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Posted 03 January 2008 - 04:38 PM

I've been working on this on and off since last April. It originally started as new Box Art for the soon to be re-issued Racers Wedge - Open Road Camper kit but I couldn't make RC2's deadline so I finished it just for fun. :D

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The cab is based on the M-K Ford F350 Pickup kit, built on a shortened 2WD chassis and back dated with a early style grille. The bumper guards are from scratch. The 1-ton wheels and tires are Modelhaus.

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The cab color is '77 Ford Truck code D, Copper Poly but I'm calling the truck a '76 Model. I clear coated it with PPG Omni Urethane.

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The Camper Shell is Duplicolor GM code 11 Ivory with Plymouth T5 Bronze Fire Poly and Ford Ginger Brown Poly striping.

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The Camper Shell is built Box Stock yet it was a very challenging kit all by itself. I used more BMF on the trim then any other kit I have ever built. I sealed the Camper exterior and trim with Testors Gloss Clear Lacquer.

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The wood trim is clear orange brushed over a light tan base. The rest of the interior colors are variations of the exterior trim colors.

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I added a pre-wired distributor and some engine bay parts from the M-K Bronco kit. Yes, I know the valve covers are on backwards.

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Thanks for looking, you can see some in progress photos in my Model King Fotki Album starting at the link below.

Ford F350 Camper

-Steve


Edited by SteveG, 22 May 2014 - 02:51 PM.


#2 MoparMarc

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Posted 03 January 2008 - 11:43 PM

Nice build. I have seen several of these built from a brand new one to a few that had been used and abused. I can see what you mean about all of the BMF, looks like enough to drive somebody nuts LOL

#3 BKIN10SECS

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Posted 04 January 2008 - 04:39 AM

Sweeeeet......perfect color choice. Nice work!!!!!

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Posted 04 January 2008 - 10:36 AM

This is one sweet build. I've never seen this P/U or the camper either, you did a beautiful job keep it up

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Posted 16 May 2014 - 07:55 AM

WOW this is amazing!!! I love this truck! Kudos



#6 Danno

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Posted 16 May 2014 - 09:00 AM

Beautiful build, Steve!  



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Posted 16 May 2014 - 09:19 AM

Very cool!!!



#8 bpletcher55

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Posted 16 May 2014 - 09:23 AM

GREAT JOB , I,ED GO CAMPING IN THAT ,



#9 bbowser

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Posted 16 May 2014 - 11:56 AM

Outstanding camper!  Great work on the interior, that wood graining on the cabinets is very convincing.



#10 slusher

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Posted 16 May 2014 - 04:19 PM

Very impressive...



#11 Helix

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Posted 16 May 2014 - 05:51 PM

Very nice work Steve ;) !



#12 martinfan5

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Posted 16 May 2014 - 06:31 PM

That is very nice, great work , six years later


Holly dead thread revival.

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#13 SteveG

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Posted 17 May 2014 - 03:33 AM

That is very nice, great work , six years later


Holly dead thread revival.

 

Thanks guys !   I should probably take some new photos as I added a few more details to it recently.

 

-Steve 



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Posted 17 May 2014 - 02:55 PM

Nice!

Just one thing- your '76 has '77 side cowl badges in addition to the '77 color. The '76 badges were on the fender. Still, very nicely done!



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Posted 17 May 2014 - 03:26 PM

Glad this thread resurfaced, what a nice build.



#16 crazyrichard

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Posted 17 May 2014 - 09:59 PM

whouw , one of the best camper build i've seen , very clean !!

#17 Platerpants

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 01:46 AM

very nice



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Posted 18 May 2014 - 08:00 AM

Great camper build.  Even after all these years this build is still the best use of the open road camper kit I have seen.



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Posted 19 May 2014 - 02:41 AM

like it! Color and stripes working perfect. back to the 70s :D



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Posted 19 May 2014 - 03:09 PM

Excellent!!!!!!