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  1. Thank ya buddy! I'm actually not a fan of daycabs. I was going to make this into a dump truck actually and it didn't work out so I went this route.
  2. Chopped the sleeper off, shortened the frame, custom rear T bar, European fenders cut in half to create custom 1/4 fenders, italeri exhaust system, modified front bumper, kit visor reworked to be a bowtie visor, scratchbuilt lug nut covers, and window chops. Fun little build!
  3. cracked open a factory sealed original release 4070a a few months back and came up with this. Replicated one of the paint jobs from the paint scheme pamphlet included in the box. Testors paint, fold pinstriping I painted on, and Rustoleum black on the frame. Italeri front rims with resin hubs, custom made mudflaps by yours truly, italeri exhaust tips, full brush painted interior, and some other little bits here and there.
  4. As the title states, this is my most detailed build to date. I started with an italeri 378 kit, stretched the frame 1.5", cut open all the doors on the cab and sleeper, detailed the interior up, scratchbuilt the cabinet, tv, bed frame, and cb radio components. Custom made Detroit diesel decals for the engine, resin front hubs and lug nut covers, custom made mudflaps and weights on the truck and trailer made by me, moebius exhaust stacks, resin headlights, Gary Wallace visor, scratchbuilt bumper, deckplate, the list goes on and on! If there's something you'd like to see closer, or explained please let me know! Enjoy guys😎
  5. Thank you! I'll keep you updated when I start it, whenever that'll be! Keep up the good work👍
  6. It'll be in the works eventually! I plan to build a few more glider rigs, and transport rigs as well👍
  7. I've had this idea to build a "fresh from the factory" glider kit for years. Decided to finally try it. I like how it came out! Box stock except for the front rims coming from a Revell snap kit, and scratchbuilt the seat mounts. Also Mounted the exhaust stacks to the frame during transport. Enjoy!
  8. Thank you! The stripes were something I came up with myself. Thought it looked pretty unique😊
  9. Thanks man! Paint was definitely unplanned but I just went with it lol. The engine swap was also super easy. Way easier than I expected!
  10. I was not expecting this many compliments on this build. I appreciate it so so much!
  11. Thanks everyone😊 Yes I agree, shortening the front axle, and moving it forward slightly really Makes a big difference
  12. Thanks everyone! And I agree, I prefer single stack most of the time over a dual stack set up. Make it look clean and simple!
  13. Did you get my message a few days ago?
  14. That's awesome! Both great kits. I've done the autocar dump truck 2 times and the tractor once. My suggestion for your first cabover would be the new release international transtar 4070a. Then after you're comfortable with That, try a 352 or a white freightliner. Can't go wrong with either!
  15. Update: I am also after: Amt 5 hole steel rims( along with regular amt rims and tires) 1 piece amt mirrors, or italeri mirrors Big rig decals, company logos, emblems, etc But as always I'm open to any other big rig parts!
  16. I agree. These freightliner kits are a challenge to assemble, but once you fix the few flaws it has, it's a relatively easy kit. I love them! Thanks for the comments everyone!
  17. A close family friend of mine gifted me this rough Transtar 4070a rebuilder at a show back in early September. It had 5 thick layers of paint on it, And glue everywhere. It was all worth it in the end once it was stripped down! The first few pics are the before, then the after. It has Mack R model fuel tanks, Revell 359 front rims and front axle, scratchbuilt the rod/steering linkage, International 4300 rear rims, R.O.G. KW 5th wheel plate and 5th wheel, converted to a single exhaust, and custom made mudflaps. I'm happy sith the outcome and all the work put into it!
  18. Had a buddy give me the cab to this Truck, but after a few paint issues while trying to strip it, I ended up with this weathered/worn look. So instead of fighting it I went with it. Scratch built the updated steps, mudflaps/hangers, and exhaust stack. And to top it off I swapped in a Detroit engine from the custom pumper kit.
  19. Bought this kit at Ollies last month, decided to build it up quick. Has Diamond Reo stripes on it, concerted to a single exhaust with a scratchbuilt frame mount/exhaust support, and custom made Peterbilt mudflaps.
  20. Finished this one up a few weeks ago. Started out as the 75th anniversary WF kit. Made the paint scheme up myself, scratchbuilt the mudflaps/hangers, exhaust, and scratchbuilt the updated steps. I even extended the rear hubs since they sat too far in the rim. Simple but looks great!
  21. Hey there! So far not much luck. I'm interested in mainly the list I posted, but I'm absolutely open to any and all other truck parts. Send me some pictures if you're able to and we can go from there. Thank you!
  22. Hey guys I'm after some big rig parts here. Let me know what you have and we can work a trade deal out, I have plenty of rigs to trade with. - Italeri rims and tires - moebius rims and tires(regular and super single) - italeri series 60 engines - italeri peterbilt and freightliner parts/kits - amt 4070a and transtar 2 parts/kits Those are my main wants/needs, but I am always after rig kits, parts kits, built ups, and so on! Thank you guys, Alex.
  23. Thank you everyone! The color is a darker rustoleum primer gray base, and Testors flaming orange over top👍
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