I am looking for photos of the fire rescue teams' pickup based trucks that roll on crashes at the NASCAR races. Can be from the 80's, as I am looking to build one that served at Daytona International Speedway. My IPMS chapter is doing a "NASCAR at Daytona" themed club build. I have searched the Internet, and posted this question elsewhere. Most of the responses featured a late model red Pierce pumper. I am hoping to find some information and reference photos of a truck kit that is/was readily available. Am I dreaming, or did such vehicles ever exist??? Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Also open to something a little different, such as the jet dryers used after rain to dry the track, or any other "different" subject matter... Thanks!
This is a project that has taken a few turns along it's journey. This was the inspiration for this build.
Since at the time I began this rig, no Freightliner FL Series cab was available( I have since bought the Plaskit version, but that is for another project). It started out with a Mack R style cab, but it looked a little dated. I checked my "stash", and found a Plaskit Mack RD resin hood. It was posed with an R cab for a mockup
The cab was stripped, hood glued, and painted:
The dry side tanker body was scratchbuilt. After the pump panel was roughed out, these photos were taken:
After investing so much time in the tanker body, I realized, that it was too narrow. I couldn't bring myself to cut it up, so I set the project aside for a while. A fellow modeler built a great International elliptical tanker model that I really admired. He shared his construction techniques and the following advice: "Sometimes a project comes out looking totally different from how we imagined it". How true! This is when I made some major changes...
The title says it all... I have an ALPS, and dedicated "antique" computer to produce/print decals, but both are in storage. Current living quarters lacks the space to set them up anyway... Was wondering about doing inkjet stripes such as these:
I have heard good things about Papillio decal fixative, was wondering about their decal paper? Thanks in advance!
I am in the process of building many of my hometown's fire apparatus. http://www.rivertonf...atus/index.html Lots of really cool photos on there... Two of the pieces are the style depicted in the AMT American La France. Both are open cabs, which I am preparing now. The ladder that we had was a "midship mount", as opposed to the "rear mount" depicted in the kit. Thus, I need to know the wheelbase of the built up Ladder Chief model. Anyone with access to one that they could measure, it would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance.