The Report function of the forum works well. If you see someone acting up, acting out, or just being an okole, use the Report function. It works! I have it set up so it not only sends me an email, but that email is then marked with a flag, and get's put to the top of my email list. I will try to access/look at the report/topic as soon as possible, but remember, I'm on a six hour time delay, and other mods not only have a life, but a real job as well. k den
A Japanese company called Doozy Modelworks made some fantastic 1/24 North American 1970's/80's pumps in resin kits. I'm lucky to have a couple. Like many Japanese model companies, their products are limited runs, and they are currently unavailable, but you may be able to find some by searching eBay, etc. If you do a google image search for Doozy Modelworks Pump you'll see the three different types they made.
I spoke with a round 2 rep at a show last spring and he mentioned they planned to eventually release all three in the series. The Aerochief was on display, and I believe the pumper was next. I don't remember the third exactly but I think it was the ladder truck. AMT only made three variations, right?
Yeah, why did they make the 378 instead of the 379? Who knows. P&P resin used to make a 379 conversion for the Italeri 378. They also made a 389. I'm not sure if you can still get the 389 or not. They list modern Pete upgrades like door panels, etc along with the 389. The 379 conversion isn't listed anymore. ppvintagekits.com. Worth a try, they made very nice stuff, but I haven't ordered anything from them in a while. Gary at GW Trucks makes a resin 379 hood conversion, so you're still in luck. No website, but he'll send you info via email, and you can simply tell him what you'd like to order in a reply email. email@example.com He makes quality stuff, I've ordered several things in the recent past. Hope this helps. Aint nothin as sweet as a long nose Pete!
Thanks for posting this. I checked out Tim's website much more and he made several variations of the 579 (daycab, sleeper, etc) some on a modified Italeri 377 chassis. It looks like he mainly focused on smoothing some lines, replacing the mirrors, opening the grille and using oval screen, and moving the front axle a bit forward and down (for the ones that he kept on the original chassis). Of course, he removed and filled the buttons on top and primed and painted. There was a couple of minor corrections to the fenders, and bottom of the cab lining up with the bottom of the sleeper, amongst other things. Not a turn-key project, but nothing too bad. I'm guessing the overall proportions are good. Maybe not 100% accurate, but very close. He seemed pleased, and I consider him the expert. I tried to gather as much info as I could from the text he put with the workbench photos. He also made some mods on the lowboy and that looks really good. I'm now thinking this will be a doable future project, I just need to get my hands on one.