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  1. Well, after searching the internet, I have found one picture I can use as a reference. Picked up the white-freightshaker kit today. Gonna attempt to replicate a truck driven by a friend from a long time ago as a sort of memorial to him...( He passed away a few months ago.) Gotta add a middle window to the rear of the day cab. Gonna see if my decal maker can manage some door decals for me. Many pics to come...wish me luck
  2. It wasn't too bad to swap out. Needed to fab a couple motor mounts and get them in place so as to allow the pack to sit level. Overall, pretty easy.
  3. I know from my time driving that MOST frames were generally black. Some came out in other colors as specified by the customer. And sometimes, if the manufacturer just had it laying around, that's what they would use. One company I drove for had white trucks with red frames. (A mix of volvos, freightliners and a few macks)
  4. Found this that shows several different patterns that were available on cabovers
  5. Well, calling it done as soon as I shoot some shiny stuff on it. Came out ok, I think.
  6. Nashville? Cool...I really miss the days when we had model shops. Not a place with every hobby imaginable, but a shop with nothing but models and model related things.
  7. All paint is testors enamel.Just the $1.99 a bottle stuff from hobby lobby. Around this area (west central Indiana) there aren't any real hobby shops to speak of anymore)
  8. I blended up some gloss white with a little bit of cream. Provides just enough of an off white to keep it from being too bright. Thanks for all the feedback. Always like to hear different opinions before I commit.
  9. Thanks. The color is actually made from testors gloss red with a few drops of testors copper added. Then throw it on the shaker to mix well.
  10. Very cool. I built that kit way back in the day....it was the red version
  11. Great looking muscle cars. I have that same Chevelle on my shelf. Built it about 28 years ago. Shot it with Boyd true blue pearl. It's always been one of my favorites.
  12. So, after spending most of the past year building semis, I decided to slow up a little. Gonna build the Revell 57 Chevy 150 utility. Not one to be happy with traditional colors, I opted to mix my own. It layed down pretty nice. Gonna add the white to the rear area after some adequate cure time. Just curious about some feedback on my primary color. I call it copper-jacketed. Thanks
  13. So, after spending most of the past year building semis, I decided to slow up a little. Gonna build the Revell 57 Chevy 150 utility. Not one to be happy with traditional colors, I opted to mix my own. It layed down pretty nice. Gonna add the white to the rear area after some adequate cure time. Just curious about some feedback on my primary color. I call it copper-jacketed. Thanks
  14. Well, I'm calling it done. Still waiting on my door decals to be made, but structurally, I'm done. At the last minute, I decided to split the hood and added the chain across the front hooks. I appreciate the feedback from everyone. Gonna take a day or two off, clean the bench and decide what to do next....
  15. I started using the future polish after several fails with the testors clear resulted in having to completely start over. (Shot through an airbrush, as I've done for a couple decades). As stated, it self levels, is safe for indoor use and cleans up with water. The results are amazing. Deep shine, smooth finish. I'll never use the testors stuff again. Had to get mine off Amazon, but the price was around $5. And it can be easily buffed/polished with a soft microfiber cloth to enhance the shine. Try it....you'll love it.
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