After abandoning two previous wrecker builds I figured I'd better wait until I finished one before I posted anything! I just got done with this one yesterday...a Stepp's Towing Can-Do 21"-long "Megawrecker". Enjoy!
I built this model about 15 years ago but I thought it could use a thread of it's own since I'm relatively new to the MCM forums. It's a 1/16-scale Peterbilt 359 wrecker based somewhat on the 1/25 Stepp's Towing wrecker. I only have a few in-progress photos, mainly taken when I was waiting for parts to come back from being chromed.
After abandoning my 1/16 wrecker project for the 2nd and probably final time, I decided to come back into the 1/25 fold. This is my first 1/25 project in many years, a Revell wrecker body stretched to accept an extra axle. I considered making it a Lone Star but it'll be a Peterbilt. The frame is red and so far I haven't settled on a color for the rest of it. Who knows, it may end up just being a Big Red Truck!
I wonder why, with all the reissues of the old kits over the past few years, the Transtar II hasn't come back out. It seemed to be a very popular kit back in the 70's and when it came back out in the 90's, so I think it'd sell quite well in today's market.