mackinac359

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  • Full Name Tim Ahlborn

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  1. mackinac359 added a post in a topic AMT 359 peterbilt wrecker w/sleeper   

    Nice !
  2. mackinac359 added a post in a topic 1988ish Paystar 5000 ( updated 9-1-15)   

    The detail, the opening doors, etc are bringing this kit to life.
    Nice swap to the 8v71.
  3. mackinac359 added a post in a topic kenworth conventional   

    Nice detail work!
  4. mackinac359 added a post in a topic question   

    If you really want to get into this..  I built these snap-kit 359's into 379-127 long hoods.  Added to the kit hood, widened the cab to look more like 379.  The windshield glass was attached to the outside of the cab.  I used chrome foil to simulate aftermarket chrome trim around the glass.   The headlamps are Italeri pieces.
    Tim
     












  5. mackinac359 added a post in a topic question   

    If you are going do a 'poor man's 379 long hood' out of a 359, the grille from the Revell snap 359 is perfect. You will need to remove the headlamps and clean up the weird molded on shapes on the side of the grille.   Reshape the headlamp brackets and make outer turn signal lenses, then reattach the lamps to the side of the grille.
    The cab can be subtly changed to look more 379ish.  Square up the corners of the windshield, and reshape the roof slightly, also sand off the roof panel seams.  The 379 family and the 1100-series cabs have differently shaped roofs, the windshield leans back more on 379 and has squarer corners.
    While dimensionally not accurate, you can make respectable looking 379 long hood, or as I am doing here, a 389 using the Revell of Germany cab.

    Tim
     
     
     




  6. mackinac359 added a post in a topic 379-119 peterbilt day cab   

    Nice ! Is this the new release of the Italeri kit?

    Tim
  7. mackinac359 added a post in a topic Ford AeroMax 120- Wrecker   

    Looking good.
  8. mackinac359 added a post in a topic My rediculous amount of in progress trucks.   


    Those big molded on protrusions are imposing.. plenty of sawing..
  9. mackinac359 added a post in a topic My rediculous amount of in progress trucks.   

    I like your Euro tanker rework! That gives me an idea for that kit.

    Tim
  10. mackinac359 added a post in a topic Baby girls' Peterbilt   

    Nice!

    Tim
  11. mackinac359 added a post in a topic Amt Gravel trailer slightly modified & California Hauler   

    Nice work on the hinges.
  12. mackinac359 added a post in a topic rusty gold   

    Terry - I like your Autocar dumper with pup!
    Ken - that K100 is sweet!
    Brian - the old Mack looks like it was stuck in a bog for years.
    Clayton - I like that dirty D-Reo chassis.

    Tim
  13. mackinac359 added a post in a topic Amt Gravel trailer slightly modified & California Hauler   

    That's going to look sweet!

    Tim
  14. mackinac359 added a post in a topic amt peterbilt 352 pacemaker cabover   

    You could mount your exhaust behind the big sleeper like this 352H had. The piping ran under the frame and back up to the exhaust 'way back there.'


  15. mackinac359 added a post in a topic Ford LTL9000   

    Look good!

    Tim