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  1. Cant paint outside so after this I will set the truck aside and start working on the trailer.
  2. The tires in my GMC Astro kit are terrible. Kit is dated 2004. The wheels just drop loosely through the side that didn't have the spider. Stuffed the tires with tissue to spread them a bit but they slide in over the raised center. Are the tire sets Round 2 are selling any better? I hate to go that way as I would have to order them and with shipping it would be north of 20 bucks for them!
  3. Chassis is now green. Mixed my own shade out of Testors enamels.
  4. It is actually dark red but comes out a little brighter in the pictures.
  5. Getting some color on the interior. Debating on if the dash should be black or oxblood too. Also tring to figure out how to dull the shine a bit.
  6. A really different subject for sure! Should be cool! I heard of them but never ever saw one!
  7. I did on the GMC Astro kit I'm building. I just opened the hole up a bit, will have to do the same with the fan.
  8. I dreamed of owning a 58 - 60 Thunderbird! Just love that body style. A neighbor had a yellow hardtop 58 with black and white interior and his wife had a coral 60 convertible with a white interior. I had a 70 Boss 429 Mustang 4 speed car, minus the Boss 429 and 4 speed !LOL I bought it at a farm equipment auction lot for 800 dollars where it sat back by the fence. Somewhere along the line it had wound up with a 351 Cleveland under the hood backed up with a 3 speed. Drove it for about a year and sold it for 3,000 dollars to a guy who eventually restored it.
  9. That is definitely green! The colors really pop! Have a feeling it's going to be a great build!
  10. Getting some subassembly done. Weather too bad to paint outside for a while. May start some assembly on the trailer too. Did get the Bekins decals in the mail though!
  11. Got the decals for my BRBO build plus a set for a future build!
  12. Engine built. Forst time I ever started at the begining of an instruction sheet!LOL
  13. Got the look of a bare bones workhorse fleet truck! Fantastic job! Like the single exhaust although it seems every truck I drove with a Detroit (other than a 6-71 ) had dual exhaust??? LOL I love cabovers, almost never drove a hood, only when there was no other choice! Felt like I was on top of the world looking down!LOL
  14. Got Bekins decals on the way. Trying to find what rear suspension will work to do a single drive.
  15. He passed away quietly in his sleep with his wife of 12 days short of 42 years and 4 kids around him. He succumbed to his COPD after a 10 year battle with the disease at the age of 63. He was a welder and auto body painter most of his life until his lungs gave out and opened his hobby shop. Unfortunately he wouldn't give up his smoking for 6 months as requested which caused him to be dropped from the lung transplant list. His health and loss of business because of covid forced him to close his hobby shop at the end of October.
  16. Decals in the van are shot am going to try and get Red Ball or Bekins decals for the build.
  17. I guess I could give it a go! I'll do a Bedbugger rig with an AMT GMC Astro and Moving van trailer. Have to see what livery decals I can find for it.
  18. My intentions were to try and build 1 or more cars a month this year but because of the lack of good quality BMF I guess I'll work on my semi trucks and trailers.
  19. Need fork wheel and tire for a project.
  20. Today, what irks me is Bare Metal Foil that doesn't want to stick and looks rough once applied!
  21. After they moved into the super store my wife worked at they had a fantastic cleaning crew. But here lately they have so many unfilled jobs (also they for some reason are cutting hours ) the whole store is a dirty mess. Walmart, just like when I worked as a school janitor it seems the girls/lady's rooms were always the messiest!
  22. Decided to post one more picture in WIP. After to paint disasters on the tanks decided to do Bare Metal Foil. Not as good as I hoped as this latest version of BMF is terrible! Not only thicker but did not want to stick. Used some ancient glue in a rubber tipped bottle to make it stick. Sent a complaint to the BMF people.
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