Christopher J

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  • Scale I Build 1/24 & 1/25

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  • Location Overland Park KS
  • Full Name Chris Marshall

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  1. Christopher J added a post in a topic Freightliner FLD 120 on the bench   


    Did some painting on the body tonight. While waiting on that to start to set up I did a little interior work. I remembered I had some unused figures from one of my Fujumi garage diorama kits and decided to mock up the interior and try one for fit. The steering column is missing so I'll be going through the parts boxes looking for something I can use and make one. Also considering modding the steering wheel as the kit one is incorrect. 

  2. Christopher J added a post in a topic Daf 2800 Ntt Heavy duty trailer (Italeri 1/24 + Revell 1/25)   

    Definitely going to be following this. I love a detailed model. The work you've started looks great.
  3. Christopher J added a post in a topic Freightliner FLD 120 on the bench   

    Got a little more done. Cab interior pieces are painted and trimmed. I shaved down the wipers and used some photo etch ones. The headliner and floor are textured/carpeted using embossing powder. I made templates of the lower panels and the floorboard decal from my Line Star. The decals were then followed with Walthers decal solution.


  4. Christopher J added a post in a topic Freightliner FLD 120 on the bench   

    A fellow builder is going to send me a couple of tires so it looks I may be in the clear. Otherwise I would change them all out to have it look semi correct.
    Worked on the bunk a bit last night and started painting some interior parts for the cab as well as sanding down/filling the glue joints on the hood and primer on the exterior. Right now I'm trying to figure out if I want to relocate the stacks to the rear of the sleeper or leave them on the sides. Also gave the battery box and tanks the Easy Off treatment to remove the chrome. Will try and get pics this evening of progress.
  5. Christopher J added a post in a topic Freightliner FLD 120 on the bench   

    Thanks to all for the replies. May try and get some work done on the body this evening.
  6. Christopher J added a post in a topic Freightliner FLD 120 on the bench   

    Got her up on her own 9 feet....should be 10, but alas a tire is missing from the kit. 
    The steering in the kit is awesome in that not only is it functional but all the steering system to the gear box is functional. The chassis is a metalic/gunmetal color and the suspension components are black....Har do see the difference from the photo. 
    Working on finding body colors that will help the chassis color show better. 
    Currently working on the interior pieces and will don't he cab next until I get a chance to go and buy a set of Moebius wheel and tires to make up for the missing piece.


  7. Christopher J added a topic in On The Workbench   

    59 Cadillac for the wife
    After some of my contest builds I wanted to do something different so figured I'd build something for the wife. She came into my model dungeon and picked out a kit, and the colors. The details were left to me....so as usual I'm going for broke :-) 
    I opened the trunk and the doors, which will open suicide. The interior will be white and purple, white convertible top.
    The stock carbs were switched out for a resin set from MCG. Little bit of plumbing and wiring and here's where it's at so far.
     


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  8. Christopher J added a post in a topic 20' EU Container trailer 1:24   

    Having pulled containers and remembering a lot of the components on the chassis I have to say this is absolutely stunning work and craftsmanship. You have great modeling skills, keep up the  fabulous work. Looking forward to the continued progress.
  9. Christopher J added a topic in On the Workbench: Big Rigs   

    Freightliner FLD 120 on the bench
    I got lucky and found an Itelari Freightliner FLD 120 at the last model show. Picked it up for $20. I've been building for a while but fairly new to the commercial side of modeling. After finishing my Lone Star the truck bug bit me so I decided to start this one. After some research on Freightliners of that year it seemed the kit motor mostly resembled a Cummins N14 so that's what I went with. 
    When it comes to car builds I plumb and wire them as much as I can to look real (within reason). That said I want to dress up this engine as best I could for a first try. It's not 100% accurate to the one that was in one of my trucks or pics from the web, but it's better than nothing. Considering one engine half was warped, cracked and bent I'm happy with how it came out.



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  10. Christopher J added a post in a topic New on the bench. 69 pro street nova   

    Absolutely fantastic! Very nice work. I love the scratch built frame.
  11. Christopher J added a post in a topic 71 Buick Wildcat   

    Thanks to all for the replies and taking time to look.
  12. Christopher J added a post in a topic 71 Buick Wildcat   

    Here are the rest of the shots I have. The floor mats I made using styrene sheet. The kit came with a good amount of decals and there was plenty of Buick ones to pick from. The carpet is embossing powder.




  13. Christopher J added a post in a topic Stretched Revel W-900   

    I'd like to know too!! Other than Dacron or Emron what did you use that no strippers are working?
  14. Christopher J added a post in a topic Stretched Lonestar   

    Well ain't that a b!+ch!! Thank you very much for the heads up on that! I'll have to see what I can come up with as I'm out of the colors I used.
  15. Christopher J added a post in a topic Mustang II Shelby GT500KR ?   

    I've been a Mustang guy since childhood but never cared for the Mustang II. I have to say though if they'd made them like you did yours I may have had to owned one of that body style. Very nice kick a$$ build!! Love it.