Mike, I actually can just carve the foam with the glyph's, the look I am going for on the trailer is a painted on theme. Here is a couple of pics from a book I have with hand painted coffins or hieroglyphics on a coffin. Did a trace of the first photo art, going to try my hand at hand painting them.
Carl, did some sanding and the intake manifold fits better, as far as the spark plug boot Ill just make them real short and bend it. What I do not understand by looking at hundreds of pics of the 1:1 real trucks the fire wall just has a very slight indentation and the real engine does not even get near the firewall, but the models engine actually sits back behind the fire wall. Guess its how they engineered the model. I am close thou.
Not much to update have a lot of bodywork I am working on and the fit issue with the engine and the fire wall, will have more soon hopefully...One of the fit issues was with the air cleaner I was originally going to use was to high and long, did not fit, so I will use this little pyramid shape as an air-cleaner....
I just have to say this is one of the wildest, best thought out builds I have seen on here in years, I love it...I have seen the bus you have been emulating and I have to say you have done a better job than the 1:1 bus, this thing is totally cool.
This thing is totally over the top and totally insane love it and my favorite build on the board. I do have a suggestion thou on the fuel, not sure how long real water will last for the gas. I build a lot of low-riders and like to add aquariums to them like they used to have back in the 70's and 80's. I found a resin at hobby lobby , its a two part that you mix together.
these are the most recent that I built, the top one for my Egyptian raider build, and the bottom one for the Aztec warrior build. It last forever once it sets up in about 8-10 hours. You can tint the resin as you are mixing it with a clear like tamiya clear yellow to get the fuel color. Just an idea.