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      Board Status   07/20/2018

      Maintenance completed, but there is still more come.


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Everything posted by skysoldier46

  1. 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. 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. Unglueing small parts?

    try Simple Green
  4. 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. 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. Looking for Link

    like this? It's a scratchbuilt model but based on the real crane from Knoxville TN.
  7. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 1958 Wide Track cabover

    the cab reminds me of some Crane Carrier trucks I've seen and built
  14. NEW Work Zone!

    I'm jealous. those 24" x 24" spaces I work at now look REAL tiny
  15. Auto Car 64B engine

    I'm building this truck and need help with the engine wiring. the box says a 250 HP 6 cylinder diesel engine and I assume it's a Cummins but I can't locate any really good shots of the engine wiring. Anyone have any pics, ideas, places to go to?
  16. Auto Car 64B engine

    Thanks Jim, it opened.
  17. Auto Car 64B engine

    for some strange reason that link won't open for me.
  18. the new guy

    welcome Q-tip.
  19. My wish list

    I wish AMT, Revell or someone would come out with military trucks in 1/25th scale! There is a military KW953 I want to build but am not ready to start tacking all that angles and stuff (YET) LOL. And those big fuel tankers I really like.
  20. a set of good calipers is a very handy tool to have on the workbench
  21. My wish list

    Now that's what I'm talking about.
  22. My wish list

    yes it is. I might try one of the British vehicles one day soon.
  23. What year Pete is this?

    Can someone ID what year and model this Pete is? Thinking about building one.
  24. What year Pete is this?

    message sent and thanks again
  25. My wish list

    I meant an American truck. thanks for the notice of KFS tho