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  • Birthday 05/08/1979

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    Joey Dale Hardy

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  1. Next up is the sleeper floor, I used Evergreen .080” sheet plastic to make the floor base, cut to the length of 6.75” going for a sleeper length of 170.” Strips of Balsa wood were cut 2 1/2” long from 1/16” x 1/8” sticks. After the wood was cut it was stained using Tattered Angels Color Wash Tint. I chose the Pewter color to give it a gray tint. To add contrast, I used varying ratios of tint and water. When the wood was completely dry it was attached to the base using Evergreens Canopy Glue.
  2. Hi Fantom, you’re right, pretty close to 387.5 inches, thank you for your encouragement. I don’t know where I’m going to store this monster!!
  3. The frame has been stretched to 19.5 inches, definitely securing it as the longest truck I have ever built!!
  4. I don’t usually work on my models over the weekend so I can spend time with my family, but I did manage to get this done. The cab had to be modified to accommodate for the new walk in sleeper. I still have a lot of work to do to finalize the modification for a smooth transition but it’s a start.
  5. Thank you guys for your support. I’m not sure about the color scheme just yet. A big part of me wants to go with blue and silver, but I really want to do a military tribute. I am also very much open to suggestions. What ever colors are used, there will be chrome, lots and lots of chrome!!
  6. Hello everyone, this one has been a dream of mine for 20 years, and now, hopefully I will finally be able to build it. I really appreciate a nice custom built Peterbilt, or Kenworth. When the builder puts their heart and soul into it, it’s amazing to see what they can do. This build is not going to be finished quickly, as I am going to take my time, and build it in a way that I have never seen before. I tend to pull for the under dog, I like the trucks that are rarely seen on our highways anymore. Once upon a time the GMC General and the Chevy Bison were popular trucks, landing lead roles in some of our favorite shows. But now you very rarely see one. So here it goes, my custom GMC General with a spread axle Great Dane. I hope you like!
  7. Hello Warren, I have just started this truck, according to my mock up it is 1.95” or 49.6 mm from center to center.
  8. Awesome!! Thank you so much Vincen47 I have been racking my brain for days trying to figure it out.
  9. Hello everyone, I am trying to convert my Great Dane Moebius 53 foot trailer (part 1302) into a spread axle. I have searched all over and cannot get a good measurement for the axle distance from hub to hub. I saw one measurement for 122" and another for 97" and yet another that said the front axle is set at 41' could someone please help me clear this up?
  10. Just received my APU today, and this piece is beautiful! Highly, highly recommended!
  11. Hello everyone, thank you all so much for the warm welcome! Thatz4u I think you are right, you know your history! Alford McLaughlin and William Lawley also called Leeds their home town. And if you know your basketball, I live less than a mile from Charles Barkley’s childhood home. Gap Hill Speed Shop, you’re not too far from me!
  12. Hello everyone, I’m Joey. I started building model cars as a teen, mostly muscle cars. As I grew older I started driving a Semi, then became a firefighter and finally joined the military until I became seriously injured in a cycling crash and deemed disabled. Now, I build models that reflect my younger, glory days. I enjoy building heavy trucks, mostly custom, occasionally stock, fire engines occasionally, military aircraft in 1/24 and 1/48 scale. I still love my muscle cars. Everything car and truck related that I build is 1/24 and 1/25 scale. I joined this forum to take my ADD fueled craziness to the next level. I hope I can share some of my creations with you. I’m really looking forward to chatting with everyone!
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