skysoldier46

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About skysoldier46

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  • Birthday 03/20/1946

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  • Scale I Build 1/25

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  • Location Montana
  • Full Name Jim Baskin

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  1. skysoldier46 added a post in a topic Model Cars Magazine Dealers   

    well that's sad news that HobbyTown in Murfreesboro closed up. I now live in Montana so I guess it won't matter to me anymore but they were good people there.
  2. skysoldier46 added a post in a topic Tanker truck from the movie Duel.   

    darn if you ain't right Ben. I'm planning on building the tractor again and make it much more accurate so I will use your wheels then. sorry buddy for the faux pas. The trailer really tried my patience as you may well imagine. It is a bear to do from scratch and make as accurate as possible w/o that much documentation material. But I will use your wheels on the next rig and hopefully withing the next month or two have it all done. Apology offered Ben.
  3. skysoldier46 added a post in a topic Unglueing small parts?   

    try Simple Green
  4. skysoldier46 added a post in a topic Tanker truck from the movie Duel.   

    well here are the pics Ben, and your wheels are on here. note the different colors of each as they are on the real truck and trailer (the first truck in the movie that was used) I had a guy on another forum ask if I'd build the rig for him and I said no way. the trailer itself was a beast to get correct and some may say it looks different but they used different rigs in the movie.
    Also I did not do the butterfly hood since the trailer wore me out but after talking to Eric from P&P at the Cookeville show I think that I will build the tractor again and do the butterfly hood. Hopefully I convinced him to do a resin Pete for that year with butterfly hood.
    The decals are from Josh (Bedlam Creations). great decals and the license plates are from MiniPls.








  5. skysoldier46 added a post in a topic Tanker truck from the movie Duel.   

    well Duel didn't win anything but my well drilling rig won 1st place in heavy commercial. I would have taken pics but someone put a big rig w/trailer in front of the Duel rig. I'll take some later to post.
  6. skysoldier46 added a post in a topic Looking for Link   

    like this? It's a scratchbuilt model but based on the real crane from Knoxville TN.


  7. skysoldier46 added a post in a topic Tanker truck from the movie Duel.   

    I'll take some at the show Ben. I totally forgot to do it before I boxed it up. apologies
  8. skysoldier46 added a post in a topic What is the maximum That You Will Spend on Building a Model And Has This Ever Gone Past Your Limit?   

    I spent almost 2 years building my well drilling rig from scratch. the only aftermarket part I used was a Cat engine in the rear. Cost? Don't care I do it for the enjoyment and I'm also single so no wife to gripe at me. LOL
  9. skysoldier46 added a post in a topic Tanker truck from the movie Duel.   

    well this coming Saturday I am off to Cookeville for the model contest and show. Got the decals on, the license plates mounted, the tanker and tractor weathered and boxed up with foam padding. Also taking my well drilling rig along to enter. Hope to see a few of you there.
  10. skysoldier46 added a post in a topic Tanker truck from the movie Duel.   

    I still plan on getting the same decals from Jerry at ModelTrucking as well. I believe in spreading the wealth
  11. skysoldier46 added a post in a topic Tanker truck from the movie Duel.   

    Ben Ben Ben, it was a brownie But seriously folks, I'm gonna start back on the rig this week. Been involved in doing some research for a buddy of mine who writes books on battlefields of the Civil war. Back to plastic and resin
  12. skysoldier46 added a post in a topic Tanker truck from the movie Duel.   

    I got my decals the other day. Josh Muma of www.BedlamCreations.com did the setup so now if anyone wishes to do the DUEL rig those decals are saved in his files. They look great too. Now I can finish this truck and trailer and relax again.

    By the way I do NOT get any kick backs from his site or Josh. But I did ask him if it was okay to let my modeling friends know of his site and that he had DUEL decals now. If anyone is interested in them he did say mention my name. You may get a discount or not. I don't know but Josh is a pretty good guy. He asked me when was the latest I needed them and I said Feb 11 and they got here Feb 9 so he is good at getting his products out quickly.
  13. skysoldier46 added a post in a topic 1958 Wide Track cabover   

    the cab reminds me of some Crane Carrier trucks I've seen and built
  14. skysoldier46 added a post in a topic NEW Work Zone!   

    I'm jealous. those 24" x 24" spaces I work at now look REAL tiny
  15. skysoldier46 added a post in a topic Auto Car 64B engine   

    Thanks Jim, it opened.