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    1/25 & 1/24

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    Salisbury, N.C. USA
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    Brian Smith

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  1. TAT Mack B-61

    The only reason that I asked is that I had the exact same result with Rustoleum red. It worked well on metal, but it had the exact same result on a plastic model. I had used lacquer primer as well. I will now add Premier to the list of paints that I avoid.
  2. 1980 Ford LNT 9000

    Thanks for all of the kind words guys!!
  3. Marmon coe Topsleeper

    Very nice work!!!
  4. TAT Mack B-61

    Man I hate that about your paint! I'm sure you'll get it straightened out. Out of curiosity, you didn't happen to be using Rustoleum in a spray can were you?
  5. Ford LNT 9000

    Thanks guys!! This one is finished and under glass. Thanks to everyone who commented along the way!
  6. 1980 Ford LNT 9000

    This began as an L8000 car hauler kit. The 3406 Cat is from one of the snap kits. It was tilted and modified for this project. Tires are from KJ at Doubletake, Front wheels and tanks are from Auslowe, Decals are from Jerry at modeltruckin, the rest is parts box. IMG_9181 by Brian Smith, on Flickr IMG_9163 by Brian Smith, on Flickr IMG_9156 by Brian Smith, on Flickr IMG_9103 by Brian Smith, on Flickr IMG_9112 by Brian Smith, on Flickr IMG_9122 by Brian Smith, on Flickr IMG_9140 by Brian Smith, on Flickr IMG_9142 by Brian Smith, on Flickr IMG_9107 by Brian Smith, on Flickr IMG_9098 by Brian Smith, on Flickr IMG_9176 by Brian Smith, on Flickr IMG_9124 by Brian Smith, on Flickr
  7. John Deere Backhoe

    Very nice!!
  8. Finally finished Pete Tridem Heavy hauler

    Looks tough!! I like it!! Nice work!!
  9. Show pics of your dm600's

    According to the Mack brochure the cab was offset to improve driver visibility. Mack says; "The cab is offset 11 1/2" to the left, putting the driver directly behind the left front wheel--a position that provides unexcelled visibility for maneuvering in tight places." I have also read that this improved vision for sharp curves such as mountains. The U model is very similar and had the offset cab. The U was very common around here as a road tractor. I talked to a man two weeks ago who once worked for Overnight Freight. He said in 1985 that he had purchased 100 U models used for city delivery. Several other companies ran U models as well.
  10. TAT Mack B-61

    Looking great!! I personally would spray the interior first.
  11. Peterbilt 359 and Fruehauf reefer trailer

    Very impressive!! You just have a gift for capturing that vintage look! Excellent work as always!! I really like what you've done with the front wheels!!!
  12. Sour Kraut's model truck parts

    He's still in business, I just got an order from him a couple of weeks ago. As has been said before, the majority of his listings are permanently out of stock, many are from suppliers that no longer exist. However it is a great website to browse what has been offered before. I've never had a problem with service either.
  13. Autocar A64F

    The hinges are by Mayberry Street Miniatures. I picked them up at Hobby Lobby. I take one and cut it down the middle to make two. I have also made hinges out of brass tube as well. That is what I used to swing the fenders on my Highbinder. I hope this helps.
  14. Autocar A64F

    I often use doll house door hinges split in half so the hood can open 90 degrees and there's a closer fit to the bumper. I attach them with super glue and reinforce them with epoxy. This how it looks from the front. They are actually mounted to the bumper. 100_2247 by Brian Smith, on Flickr And the hood can open 90 degrees. 100_2245 by Brian Smith, on Flickr You can see them a bit better on this one: White 9000 6-71 Detroit by Brian Smith, on Flickr
  15. Ford LNT 9000

    Thanks guys!!! I tried out my decals from Jerry at modeltruckin.com today. I'm pretty happy with them. IMG_9060 by Brian Smith, on Flickr