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Andrew D the Jolly Roger

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    Andrew Desautels

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  1. I was wondering about a sort of saddle tank arrangement, yes. mchook, I saw that, terrific work, I was glad to see I wasn't the only one who liked the GMC version. I tracked five different tow units used in the series, and that one for some reason is my favorite.
  2. Jeez, I'm glad I asked.....I almost messed this up badly. Thanks again!😎
  3. IN the cab??? Holy smokes.... Glad I asked; thanks so much, I appreciate it!
  4. Working on a partly scratchbuilt GMC tow truck, subject shown here. Where would the fuel tank be exactly, and are there photos to show the arrangement that might have been used? In the second photo, right side, you can see the fuel door is the cap just behind the driver's door handle. Thus, I'm assuming the fuel tank would not be behind the rear suspension as usual in a pickup. Apologies if this is considered common knowledge; I usually do aircraft.....thus I defer to y'all, the experts!
  5. Ah, yes I do see that...but the cab, interior and chassis would be the same plastic? Or different mold? That's really all I'd need....
  6. Anyone have the instructions to the AMT 71 Charger? I only need to see the section for putting together the suspension/exhaust with the chassis.
  7. Thanks! Just making sure. As Yogi Berra used to say, "Sometimes you never know...."
  8. Just making sure these are the same kit in different boxings. Thanks!
  9. Fell in love with this beast from Season 1 Episode 4 the very first time I saw it; had no idea it was the same car which appears at the very end of the opening credits of the show jumping over Rosco's car. Very ambitious build, detailed in my build thread: http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/topic/150471-lee-1-wreck-doh/
  10. Grateful to have finished this beast in record time... Re-chromed the bent bumpers and other parts with Alclad, and was lucky to have located the proper wheel hubs. Also broke the right door handle to match the real thing. Wide tires from the MPC Sheriff's Dodge Monaco. Windows tinted with Future floor polish and food coloring. Sheet metal for the front and back from a disposable roasting pan from the Dollar Tree. Airbrushing dust and dirt all over the chassis and bottom of the body. Only regret is the wide tires stick out too far....and yet wide tires were used....but I just draw the line at redesigning the suspension that drastically. Enough is enough.
  11. Thanks! Yes I'd also heard about the cinder blocks being scraped, but the problem is all the primer-colored-scraping so visible in the episode is gone in the actual wreck....this leads me to think maybe the light gray scrapwork was really gray paint brushed on, and washed/wore off as it sat in the junkyard for decades? Maybe the cinder block story was not necessarily a paint damage thing, but a structural damage?
  12. Final bodywork touchups and priming, and ready for paint. Tough to match the exact color, since in the episode (the way I'm making it) it was disguised/obscured with gray scratchwork all over it, and the recovered wreck was apparently quite weathered and faded. Did the best I could. Finally settled on a mix of 5 different blues and greens. It's actually darker than the photos show.... I settled on: 2 parts Testors Gloss Dark Blue (#1111); 2 parts Testors Dark Beret Green; 1 part Model Master Dark Sea Blue; 1 part Testors Gloss Green; 1 part Gloss Light Blue.
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