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JUNK-MAN

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About JUNK-MAN

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  • Scale I Build 1/25 and 1/24

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  • Location PA
  • Full Name Nathan Mertsock

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  1. JUNK-MAN added a post in a topic two chevies   

    Thanks! I always have alot of fun adding all the small details, the Junkers I see on here provide a lot of inspiration.
  2. JUNK-MAN added a post in a topic 1967 International Loadstar 1600   

    Wow! looks great, There is one of these trucks for sale a few miles away with a full tandem axle semi frame under it and a fifth wheel carrier. Do you plan on going with a body (wrecker, service body, flatbed, etc.) or just a fifth wheel? Again, awesome work! 
  3. JUNK-MAN added a topic in Under Glass: Pickups, Vans, SUVs, Light Commercial   

    two chevies
    Here's a few trucks that have been on the bench awhile, I finished the black truck a few weeks ago, Hence the dust, and a another member, who built a green '55 cameo inspired me to pull out the step side Junker and finish her off. The black truck was built out of the box with added spark plug wires, heater hoses, battery cables, brake lines and a dipstick. The step side on the other hand had a bit more modification to be done to it, It started life as the street machine kit but was converted back to an original pick up. I wanted it to look lie a good well used, and still used, American pick up truck. I used a straight front axle and tie rod from the parts box and scratch built front shock mounts and rear spring blocks. I dressed up the engine to look more original with parts box valve covers, carb, air cleaner, generator and exhaust manifolds. Other added parts are, wheels, tires, license pate inspection sticker, tailgate chains, spark plug wires and battery cables, I opted for the kit pipes for lack of anything else. Sorry for the long winded post, any comments/suggestions welcome, thanks for looking. I'll try to get some outdoor pics tomorrow.
     
     








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  4. JUNK-MAN added a topic in Truck Kits or Parts to Trade, or Wanted / Requests   

    Looking for a few kits and a bumper
    Hello all, I know its a long shot but here's what I need,
    First off I need the rear bumper for the amt '90 chevy shortbox
    Now the kits, I know they're pretty rare but I'm hoping some one has and is willing to part with them,
    First is a kit I've always wanted, The amt '76/77 "Star Truk" kit
    next is another rarity, the  amt '78 bronco kit
    and the rarest kit, the amt 1960 ford f100
    Thanks every one, I will try to check this thread but I prefer to talk through Pm, I have a small stash so let me know what your looking for, Thanks again!  
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  5. JUNK-MAN added a post in a topic Looking for license plates, fire bottles   

    Hey, are you still looking for these? I have to double check but I think I may have these. What do you have to trade? Thanks
  6. JUNK-MAN added a post in a topic Big blue Mack, a long time coming   

    Thank you to all that pointed me toward AITM! They have the correct body kit and sleeper, though I will still have to do the exhaust, gas tanks, and battery boxes myself. I noticed that the prices on the cab kits were quite expensive, so it will be a while before I can afford it. Also I should ask those who have bought  from AITM, are all the parts 1/25 scale? I need 1/25. Thanks all 
  7. JUNK-MAN added a topic in On the Workbench: Big Rigs   

    Big blue Mack, a long time coming
    I have been wanting to build this for a loooong time and as soon as I get parts gathered I will finally be starting it. I am looking to build the main truck from the movie "Moonfire" I started a thread in another section looking for some help with the decals and I ask the same here, can someone help me make correct decals from the pictures I gathered? I know they make a resin version of the correct hood, grill, and bumper so If someone could provide the link it would be greatly appreciated. I plan on using the AMT R685ST kit for the cab, interior, engine and chassis but I will have to make longer fuel tanks, new exhaust pipes/stacks, sleeper, aftermarket front wheels and possibly back. I am going to attempt to make the sleeper from 2 mercury's from the western star kit. I am also going to try to completely wire and plumb it. Any insight is welcome, Thanks! 
     
    Here are some pics of the real truck....






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  8. JUNK-MAN added a topic in The Truck Stop   

    Need some reseach help
    I hope this isn't too much to ask but I need some help to make a long time thought a reality. I have always wanted to build the main truck from Moonfire. With the re-released Mack r685st from amt I will base it on that. I will have to modify it a bit and build the sleeper. What I need help with is to gather up pictures of the rig and hopefully some who can help me make decals for the door writing and illustrations and all the out lines and pinstripes. Thank you all in advices and anyone who does decals pm me and name a price, Thanks again!
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  9. JUNK-MAN added a post in a topic Show pics of your dm600's   

    Yes a tandem axle ten wheel truck with a fifth wheel. most search results only show trucks with beds.
  10. JUNK-MAN added a topic in Under Glass: Big Rigs   

    Show pics of your dm600's
    I am taking a break on my white freightliner build and starting the MPC dm600 kit, but I really don't have any inspiration yet. Post some pics of your builds or pics of the real truck. I'd like to build it a rig but the only pics I can find are dump trucks and flat beds, thanks! 
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  11. JUNK-MAN added a post in a topic 1974 Dodge Bighorn - Working on the body   

    It is either an oil cooler or maybe an oil pump. The craftsmanship though is just amazing I cannot wait to see her done. If it was already discussed I'm sorry but have you decided on a body color yet?
  12. JUNK-MAN added a post in a topic 70s White Freightner COE, trying somthing new   

    Over the weekend I got the engine mated to the frame and I had Doctors appointment this morning so I had the day off and got one side of the engine plumbed. I plan on doing brake and fuel lines as well.
     
     

  13. JUNK-MAN added a topic in Truck Kits or Parts to Trade, or Wanted / Requests   

    Looking for rig kits any and all
    I'm on a rig kick and looking for projects, all kits preferably older. I also prefer amt, I will take all most of the time started or un-started as long as they are complete. I'm also interested in decals and some parts like, wheels, tires, engines, exhaust parts, sleepers, 5th wheels, and chrome parts. I am also interested in trailer kits. My trade list is limited but let me know what you've got and what you want, Thanks!
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  14. JUNK-MAN added a post in a topic 70s White Freightner COE, trying somthing new   

    Got a bit done on the engine and frame this week. Not done by no means but getting there. I'm trying to add only light weathering on this one. Still waiting on the decals before I lay down paint on the body though I did get the body work finished and a final sanding done tonight.
     
     



  15. JUNK-MAN added a post in a topic 70s White Freightner COE, trying somthing new   

    Thanks, fixing junk is my other hobby so I have lots of stuff like that lying around I'm sure.