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in WIP: Model Cars
Posted May 18, 2009
Holy geezum crow!
Posted May 18, 2009
Edited May 18, 2009 by Murphy's Law
Not gonna bother to put in the under glass as it is a very basic kit, but here she is...
Sorry for the pics, but my good camera is in my other truck.
Posted May 17, 2009
Been over three weeks, what's the status???
in WIP: Model Trucks: Big Rigs and Heavy Equipment
Posted May 16, 2009
If anyone needs reference pics, let me know. I drive one w/ a c-15 Acert in it. Be happy to post some up.
in 1:1 Reference Photos: Auto Shows, Personal vehicles (Cars and Trucks)
Posted May 6, 2009
I'll stick with my reefers, thankyouverymuch.
By the by- I may be looking at going to Western Distributing out of Denver. You all may have seen their trucks (really shiny!!!)
Posted May 1, 2009
Yeah, it has the two piece tires. Not a bad kit for a snap together. The molding leaves a little to be desired, but talk about a thick body! It came with the dry transfer decals that stink, hence the change to Chicago. If I remember, they made a pickup as well as the Blazer, both in two versions. Ah, memories of my youth...
Posted April 28, 2009
I had this kit as a kid and it made a fun toy... I even have one of the tires laying around in a parts box somewhere.
Anyway, this is a Testor's issue from 1980 that came from eBay. I had been kicking around what to do with it and scored one of the light bars from the "Cop Out" dragster and decided to do a little something from the Chicago PD.
Quick, down and dirty, oob (other than decals and lights). This is the first time I've worked with the layered style decals (no idea where they came from) but they laid down very nicely. It'll be a nice shelf piece - if I can find room!
Posted April 25, 2009
Thanks for sharing!
Posted April 8, 2009
Here is a Linky to my photobucket with some more pics. I got a bunch of the Cummins under the hood of the Pete and some more of that KW for KW. I tried to roll the hood on the KW, but even I didn't have enough butt to get it done. Maybe next trip!
Posted April 2, 2009
Edited April 2, 2009 by Murphy's Law
Rock on, Duder. Ol' Skwrl's ought to be right happy wit that little banger all blued up...
Posted April 1, 2009
I was kinda wunderin the same thing myself...
Posted March 25, 2009
Super nice job. Can't wait to get back to work on mine....
Posted February 25, 2009
Folks, thanks for all the compliments.
Unfortunately, thing being what they are, I have been laid off from my nice cushy office job with Werner and am headed back on the road as a driver trainer. Soooo, the project will be "shelved" for a couple weeks until the next hometime rolls around. I did, however, pic up my black 387 today w/ a C-15 Cat. If anyone wants detail pics, lemme know.
Posted February 23, 2009
If you need more, holler up. I thought about rolling to hood to get some shots, but didn't want to get in trouble...
Posted February 22, 2009
Let me start off by saying that some of the projects I've seen on here are insane and way beyond my capabilities. This will be the first WIP post I've done, so be kind. I unfortunately do not have the patience for the super-detailing, but I do alright by my standards.
I had posted up some pics of one of our museum trucks a couple weeks ago and then landed a trade with Dave for a 359 kit. Not a super detailed kit by any stretch, but very workable. I ran some oil and vent lines on the really nice 3406 B Cat motor:
Before shooting some light metallic blue Duplicolor, I ran some airlines to the rear airbags and rear diff. I didn't mess with the brake lines or the the front diff as you really can't see them. I also raided my daughter's bead box for a heim joint for the torsion bar.
The tires in the kit, for the lack of a better term, suck. I raided the parts box for a set of an old tanker trailer. The look great on the drives, although they need to be straightened out just a hair. The steers are the best of the ten supplied in the kit.
I have the air deflector from the RG Pete kit that will work perfectly with some new bracing and an old Great Dane trailer for it. The biggest hurdle is going to be the stripes on the cab. I've never had the best of luck with two tone.
More to come!
in Real or Model? / Auto ID Quiz
Posted February 17, 2009
I'd say real without a doubt.
Posted February 15, 2009
Edited February 15, 2009 by Murphy's Law
A few others I uploaded:
Hey all. I work for Werner her in Omaha (a driver since '99 and now a desk jockey). I got one of the snap 359 kits and during a walk through our museum, inspiration struck. Thought I might share the pics I took for reference with you all. If I can be of any help for other pics of our trucks, let me know.
in General Automotive Talk (Trucks and Cars)
Posted January 31, 2009
Here is a good reference site:
St. Louis Dump Trucks
One of the trucks now resides in St. Louis as does a replica of the Rubber Duck Mack from Convoy with one of the movie trailers.