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  1. I got a little more done on Sarge's truck. The trailer I ordered came in, but it was too long and ribbed on the outside. I had to cut out 8 scale feet, then turn the box inside-out. I have a bit of it mocked up. I cut the details on the sides with a waterjet. 60,000psi will cut styrene in nothing flat. I still have a ton more to do to the trailer and I found out that there are some details on the truck I need to correct. But, I am moving forward.
  2. Thank you for finding that clip. It has a lot more details in it than I have been able to find anywhere else. Like the back door. I had always assumed it was a standard door, but now I see it is not. I can also see a few other things I need to go back and fix. I will be saving that clip and using it a lot. Thanks again.
  3. It would not be the first time Hollywood has used more than one vehicle for shooting a TV Show or Movie.
  4. The TV truck uses plastic/rubber tracks from a snowmobile, but there are none in scale. So, I had to use the next closest thing I could find. My buddy sent me these from a 1/35 scale M1A1.
  5. I got the box of the truck together. I have added a few of the details, but still have a ways to go. I took 8ft out of it to make it a 40ft trailer. Anyway, just a minor update.
  6. I don't know what the "engines" on top of the sleeper are for, or even what they really are, but I made them out of a 55 gallon drum from the AMT Ford C600 kit, some 3/4 CPVC pipe and some electrical wire nuts, a bendy straw and some parts from the Ghostbusters car. The truck is from a TV show, it was in the show all season, but was only in about 1/3 of the episodes. I wish they would have showed it more. A lot of the time it was shown, it was in the trailer section. BTW, my company sells a Waterjet that could be used in any home/Garage. It is 240V/30A powered and just hooks up to a garden hose. I wish I could afford one, but at $22K they are a bit out of my "Hobby" budget. So as not to promote something like that here I will not go into any more details, but if interested, PM me.
  7. That is beautiful, very nicely done. If your customer does not like it, he is a genuine Horses Fanny.
  8. So, the truck is 99% done, I still have to add the tracks to the top of the fender like the TV truck. My Armor building buddy just sent me a set from an M1A1. I got the new trailer I ordered and it is coming along. The sides are groved, but not on the TV truck, they are smooth. So, I had to turn the walls inside out. I also had to shorten the trailer by a scale 8 feet to make it a 40 foot trailer. For work I work on and install waterjet cutting machines. 60,000psi of water cutting pressure. I finished up the install of one today and needed to do some testing. What better way than to cut out some styrene for my trailer. The TV truck has these strange linked rings on both sides of it, I cut some out today as I could never replicate these with an X-acto. Kind of fun to be able to make stuff like this. Keep in mind the picture is up close and these are sitting on the screen of an IPhone 7. They still need a little clean up, but still way better than I could do myself.
  9. Looking good. I did a day cab conversion on the sister KW Snap kit. Be sure to do something about the frame where the sleep floor is removed, it gets really week once you cut it off. It is looking great and you are on your way to a really cool truck.
  10. I have this kit about 3/4 done. I ditched the bed and have a service truck bed on mine. This required cutting the frame to make it longer and trimming off a bunch of stuff. As for the front spring, they are bad, but not as bad as you think. The factory springs on all square body trucks (Front 4x4) were reverse arc and only 2 leaves. I have a 90 Suburban and they look just like the kit springs.
  11. While I may be moving along, this is only half of the build. The trailer is going to be very involved also. I have more done, I got the lights on the hood, lights on the roof, exhaust is made and the tubes routed. I got the glass in, the fronts are sprayed with some flat clear to look dirty. The rest of the truck will get dirtied up too. I have the cab all glued, the sleeper is attached and finished. I am almost ready to final assemble this and get to work on the weathering. Weathering will be fairly light as this truck is in good shape, but in the show it is very dusty and dirty. So, no rust or damage, just lightly used. I don't know what they were thinking with the exhaust, but the TV truck has those crazy double stacks, and in the show they are covered in a bronze/rusty color. I guess in Hollywood you just add stuff for no reason to make it look cool or from another planet.
  12. While I may be moving along, this is only half of the build. The trailer is going to be very involved also. I have more done, I got the lights on the hood, lights on the roof, exhaust is made and the tubes routed. I got the glass in, the fronts are sprayed with some flat clear to look dirty. The rest of the truck will get dirtied up too. I have the cab all glued, the sleeper is attached and finished. I am almost ready to final assemble this and get to work on the weathering. Weathering will be fairly light as this truck is in good shape, but in the show it is very dusty and dirty. So, no rust or damage, just lightly used. I don't know what they were thinking with the exhaust, but the TV truck has those crazy double stacks, and in the show they are covered in a bronze/rusty color. I guess in Hollywood you just add stuff for no reason to make it look cool or from another planet.
  13. Well the TV truck has this huge Bull Bar/Animal Guard on the front of it. In the opening scene where the truck first shows up in the show, it materializes out of a cloud of smoke and smashes through the Agents of Shield vehicles. Trucks go flying and then it stops and Sarge jumps out. He then goes and kills on of the Agents to free his cohort Snowflake. So, this huge Bull bar is very much a part of what made this truck so ominous and villainous. It had to be scratch built, as the one on the TV truck is huge and custom built for the TV truck. This took most of the day to make. It is attached like the TV truck in that is tilts with the hood. I also finished the interior the other day. The added handle on the passenger side in the Cloaking Handle, this was also part of what made this truck special. Sarge would pull the handle and the truck could vanish and then it would reapear somewhere else.
  14. Well the TV truck has this huge Bull Bar/Animal Guard on the front of it. In the opening scene where the truck first shows up in the show, it materializes out of a cloud of smoke and smashes through the Agents of Shield vehicles. Trucks go flying and then it stops and Sarge jumps out. He then goes and kills on of the Agents to free his cohort Snowflake. So, this huge Bull bar is very much a part of what made this truck so ominous and villainous. It had to be scratch built, as the one on the TV truck is huge and custom built for the TV truck. This took most of the day to make. It is attached like the TV truck in that is tilts with the hood. I also finished the interior the other day. The added handle on the passenger side in the Cloaking Handle, this was also part of what made this truck special.
  15. Look at the kits you do have, then go to IMCDB.com and see what movies they were used in and pick one from the list. You will have something.
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