M. Scott Borden

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About M. Scott Borden

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  • Birthday 03/06/1955

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  • Scale I Build 1/32 and 1/25

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  • Location Sellersburg, Indiana

M. Scott Borden's Activity

  1. M. Scott Borden added a post in a topic Revell Volvo F12 Globetrotter   

    I love it! Nice clean build!

    Scott
  2. M. Scott Borden added a post in a topic Leyland DAF 95 380 ATi   

    Mark,

    Great looking build of an attractive DAF design. I have both the "Leyland Power Truck" and "Master Truck" kits in the build stack; your build is inspirational.

    Scott
  3. M. Scott Borden added a post in a topic Union Pacific Peterbilt 377   

    George,

    I really like what-if schemes! Your UP Pete looks spectacular!

    Scott
  4. M. Scott Borden added a post in a topic Replacement Tires for Revell Germany Peterbilt 359   

    Many thanks for the info, Mike!

    Luckily, I have a set of AMT/ERTL tires; I have been reluctant to buy the RoG Peterbilt 359 et al because I dislike the tires so much.

    Scott
  5. M. Scott Borden added a topic in On the Workbench: Big Rigs   

    Replacement Tires for Revell Germany Peterbilt 359
    I tried the search function and google, but could not find an answer to this:

    I think the tires in the Revell Germany Peterbilt 359 (and 353) are lame. What are my options for replacement tires? Which tires from which kits and kit manufacturers fit the RoG Peterbilt wheels?

    Many Thanks,

    Scott
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  6. M. Scott Borden added a post in a topic Italeri Peterbilt 379-119 Day Cab   

    Thank you, Christian and Robert, for your kind words!

    Best,

    Scott
  7. M. Scott Borden added a post in a topic Italeri Peterbilt 379-119 Day Cab   

    First, Paul, thank you for the two photos of T&T trucks. If I am correct, this is a first generation 385; it inspires me to try a 377 with the T&T livery (I've destroyed two 377 hoods trying to make a 385 hood).



    Last, thank you, all, for your thoughtful suggestions, comments, and encouragement

    My Best,

    Scott
  8. M. Scott Borden added a post in a topic Scania ,Volvo   

    Ulf,

    Very nice! Your Volvo F12 does it for me, followed closely by the Scania Topline.

    I am working on an Italeri Actros LH MP2 tractor plus a "matching" fuel tank trailer. Euro trucks are pretty cool!

    Cheers,

    Scott
  9. M. Scott Borden added a post in a topic Italeri Peterbilt 379-119 Day Cab   

    Thank you, Chuck!

    Yes, I agree that "stripping the factory chrome and replacing it with more realistic paint make a model look more authentic".

    Scott
  10. M. Scott Borden added a post in a topic Italeri Peterbilt 379-119 Day Cab   

    First, thank you James, Ben, Gordon, and Tim. Your compliments are much appreciated!




    Actually, Tim, I don't have a clue. I got the inspiration from several pictures of this 388 on your website, Tims Trucks!


  11. M. Scott Borden added a post in a topic Italeri Peterbilt 379-119 Day Cab   


    Thanks, Mark! I'm just glad the pics are not HD!

    The Dupli-Color Chrome works well and gives, IMHO, a more realistic representation of chrome in 1/24th scale. It takes a lot of work to remove the chrome and clear coating from the chromed parts. And well-cured Dupli-Color Chrome tolerates a little bit of handling with bare fingers; the heat from your fingers is enough to finger print the surface and it certainly does not tolerate the punishment I gave it trying to fit the cab and hood.

    When I do another one of these I think I will shoot the parts with Dupli-Color Aluminum (the engine plumbing in the pics is Aluminum...).

    Last, there is a definite issue between the aft side of the radiator shroud/fan and the front of the pulleys and belts on the front of the engine. I trimmed a lot of material from that interface and I still had to move the cab forward 1/32 inch.
  12. M. Scott Borden added a post in a topic Italeri Peterbilt 379-119 Day Cab   


    Indeed, world famous "Detroiterpillar" yellow!
  13. M. Scott Borden added a post in a topic Italeri Peterbilt 379-119 Day Cab   


    You are correct, not much. Perhaps I will. It was time to "Step away from the truck, sir, step away!"

    Scott
  14. M. Scott Borden added a topic in On the Workbench: Big Rigs   

    Italeri Peterbilt 379-119 Day Cab
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  15. M. Scott Borden added a post in a topic Das Wettringer Modellbauforum   


    I thought I saw your user name on that forum. I've thought about joining, but I don't speak German (gees, I don't speak any foreign language. That's pretty arrogant of me ). Any thoughts on that topic?

    Scott