I started this guy on Friday. I started with a white freightliner kit and made a few changes to upgrade it to an early 80's Freightliner. I'm adding some light weathering as if it has been worked for 10 years or so. I tried to make the pinstriping a bit faded and washed out, I think I might do a wash on the whole cab ro age it a little. Here's were I am so far:
I think I'm finally finished with my 70's style Great Dane Reefer. I started with an AMT Great Dane dry van, added some 2 hole steel wheels, scratch built carrier reefer unit and fuel tank, then took a stab at weathering. Here is the end result. I hope to get some shots outside in the daylight eventually.
A couple days ago I started a new build. I started with a Great Dane dry van and added a scratch built a 70's style Carrier reefer unit. This trailer is going to be my first attempt at weathering a model. This is not going to be a show truck, this will be a working trailer that is nearing retirement. Here's the front end so far:
I think I'm close enough to finished to post pictures in this section. I have a build thread going over in the "on the work bench" section. If you want to check that out, here it is: http://www.modelcars...showtopic=79409
Still have a couple details to finish like adding the air hoses for the trailer, but it is pretty much done now. I started with an AMT K123 kit, added 22" spoke wheels, torsion bar suspension, Detriot Diesel 8V92T engine, rear cab window, slamlocks on the doors, scratch built air intake and the exhaust from a snap kit W900 (both more to scale than the original kit pieces).