Paul B

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  • Location N. California
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  1. Paul B added a post in a topic Many truck kits started, none completed yet, builders block perhaps?   

    Ok, I see you have met Ben Sorry Ben, couldn't resist. It was served up so neatly. I do have to be careful about commenting on unfinshed projects. I can hear a voice asking "are you the pot or the kettle?"
  2. Paul B added a post in a topic all done   

    Looks good Gordon. Looks like somebody got the "look but don't touch" talk:)
  3. Paul B added a post in a topic FLD Freightliner w/ Ore. Dbls.   

    Thanks for the comments guys. Monty Oregon doubles are otherwise known as Rocky Mountain doubles, where you have a full length semi trailer followed by a shorter pup trailer. Oregon set the maximum trailer length for this combo at 68'. The term super singles refers to wheels and tires, where a wider single wheel is used in place of duals.



    Anthony, I hope not. I'm done moving for a while.
  4. Paul B added a post in a topic Aero Kit Pete   

    Nice Work!
  5. Paul B added a topic in On the Workbench: Big Rigs   

    FLD Freightliner w/ Ore. Dbls.
    Been a while since I've posted between work changes and and a move. Starting to get back to modeling by making post move repairs. First up, is my Freightliner FLD with Oregon doubles. I originally built this 4-5 years ago. Tractor is almost straight from the box. Trailers are modified Italeri 48' van trailers that have been cut down to 40' and 28'. Dolly is modified from the US Mail kit.








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  6. Paul B added a post in a topic My old Autocar mixer   

    Awesome build!
  7. Paul B added a post in a topic Fallen Flag IH with trailers finished!   

    Thanks for the comments guys.
  8. Paul B added a post in a topic Fallen Flag IH with trailers finished!   

    Finally finished this afternoon. The tractor was finished last December. Trailers are from an AMT Double Header kit and a third trailer from a US Mail kit. Wheels are Wicker two hole Budds. Pintle hitches, gladhands, electrical connections are from Platkit. The rear of the trailers were generally lacking in detail and looked like a flat piece of plastic. I therefore detailed the door frames with styrene and built new bumpers. The rear door panels were all individually separated then glued in place. The door cables are small diameter styrene rods, thread just wouldn't provide the correct tensioned look. To my knowledge System 99 never used exterior post vans and these trailers were built to be generic so that they can be used with other tractors as I complete them.










  9. Paul B added a post in a topic Fallen Flag IH with trailers finished!   

    A little more done on the trailers. As you can see from this shot, I used styrene to add detail to the rear of the simplified kit trailers. Pintle hitches are from Plaskit.

  10. Paul B added a post in a topic 4300 Eagle outside pics 8/4/11   

    Looks great!
  11. Paul B added a post in a topic KW W900 Wrecker   

    Very nice! The colors look great.
  12. Paul B added a post in a topic Bimbo Bakery Drom Tractor   

    Very nice Tim. Stil see the bakery droms here. Mainly on Freightliner COEs. Now you need to finish it off with the trailer.
  13. Paul B added a post in a topic Transtar 4300 Alaskan Hauler. (Northern Truck)   

    Wow! Very nice! Lots of great features and details.
  14. Paul B added a post in a topic Fallen Flag IH with trailers finished!   


    Thanks guys. As Leo pointed out they are not legal in the Central Valley. Not sure if there is enough room in my display case. It will be a tight fit if they do.
  15. Paul B added a post in a topic Fallen Flag IH with trailers finished!   


    Thanks Bob. Not really guts, just practice. The modifications on the tractor and the trailrs are fairly simple. No complex reworking of the cab or body. By the quality of work on your Volvo, you are well on your way.