daniel gailloux

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About daniel gailloux

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  • Scale I Build 1/24, 1/25

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  • Location Canada
  • Full Name Daniel

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  1. daniel gailloux added a post in a topic One ton dually   

    Hello

    I am the owner of Plaskit resin cast truck parts.

    We offer one set of one ton rim tire set. These are 16.5 inch rims and tires.




    We are based in Canada.
    If you have any questions or to contact us at:


    plaskit_resin@yahoo.ca

    Note we will need to know where you live as we are based in Canada.

    Best regards Daniel Gailloux
  2. daniel gailloux added a topic in On the Workbench: Big Rigs   

    Alaskan Hauler update (set back version)
    Hello All


    Here is an update of my Alaskan Hauler set back axle.
    This build would be what this truck would look like with a set back
    axle. This would also represent a more recent chassis.
    Detroit series 60 diesel engine recent T600 / T800 front suspension.
    The mirror brackets are scratch built with Evergreen rods.
    Enjoy the photos.
    Best regards Daniel Gailloux












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  3. daniel gailloux added a topic in On the Workbench: Big Rigs   

    Kenworth Alaskan Hauler
    Hello All

    I have been working on an Kenworth Alaskan Hauler
    The truck is based on the AMT truck kit with some modifications.
    Front rims rear rims and front tires are Plaskit resin casting.
    The truck is a set back configuration.
    The double bunk sleeper is from the Kenworth W900 of Germany.
    Diesel engine is a resin cast detroit Series 60.













    Thank you for looking at the photos.

    Best regards Daniel Gailloux
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  4. daniel gailloux added a topic in On the Workbench: Big Rigs   

    International Fleetstar with snow plow
    Hello All I have been working on my International Fleetstar. Here is an update on this build. Still need to fit the cab to the chassis. Got a vacuformed windshield in today. First try too so glad I got it to fit right away. The pintle hook, gladhands on the rear chassis, 5 hole rims are from Plaskit. I decided to put a Detroit 6-71N as diesel engine as powerplant. This build is mostly from my parts box. The color is gloss black for the chassis and Boyds dark red for the body. Rims are painted white. Here are some photos from my photobucket account: Hope you enjoy the photos. Best regards Daniel Gailloux
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  5. daniel gailloux added a topic in On the Workbench: Big Rigs   

    International Fleetstar
    Hello All

    Some changes in my live not bad just different, not modelling as much still building trucks.
    A slowdown in modelling, with the economy not helping $$ are less there.
    Anyway got this project started in 2012. A International Fleetstar. A casting from AITM Dave Natale.
    A fun build. Used the parts box as source. Did not want to used new kit as a challenge.
    Getting ready to paint the cab decided to take pictures this morning before it canges color and still being in the rough.
    Rims are new offering from Plaskit resin truck parts. 5 hole, hub are molded separately.

    Color will be be cab + dump body Modelmaster Boyds Red a dark red. Chassis will be gloss black.

    I will post updates when the project evolves to show all the progress.
    Enjoy the photos.
    Best regards Daniel Gailloux






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  6. daniel gailloux added a post in a topic Need Purple Power Help   

    The purple stuff will remove all putty you have done on the body.
    If you have use acrylic paint you can use windex to remove the paint as the amonia removes acrylic paint and windex does not affect any putty.

    Hope this helps.
    Daniel Gailloux
  7. daniel gailloux added a post in a topic Ihobby chicago   

    Hello Tim

    I am not going but stop at all the plastic model kit booths and check what they are planning for 2012 and report back to us.

    Daniel Gailloux
  8. daniel gailloux added a post in a topic Identifying AMT Kenworth T-519 with torsion rear suspension   

    Hello

    If you look on the side of the box it is mentioned that the kit has torsion bar.
    The other issues also state that the kit has hendrickson suspension.
    Another clue if the logo has AMT/ERTL on the front cover of the box it is definitely not a torsion bar kit.

    Hope this helps. Daniel Gailloux
  9. daniel gailloux added a post in a topic 1/16 yellow inline 6   



    Hello Matt

    That is a nice diesel engine.
    Too big for me tough I am in 1/25 scale.
    You will put into good use.

    Best regards Daniel Gailloux
  10. daniel gailloux added a post in a topic Best Resin Wheel??   

    Hello Johnny

    I offer sets of 2 hole bud rims for trucks and trailers.
    These are 22 inch rims that will fit AMT tires with 22 inches marked on their side walls or the ERTL 20 inch Goodyear are the best fit for these rims.


    Trailer 2 holes are new to my catalogue and I have not taken pictures of them yet.

    If you want more information you can contact me off board at plaskit_resin@yahoo.ca

    Hope this helps you.
    Best regards Daniel Gailloux
  11. daniel gailloux added a topic in On the Workbench: Big Rigs   

    Alaska Mack Lab now in showcase
    Hello All

    I have completed my build of the Alaska Mack Lab truck.
    Just uploaded last 16 photos to my photobucket account of this build. I did enjoy building this project mostly ad lib. Got to try new building materials new ideas done things I have not done before. Used 7 bottles of Testors Pacific blue a first for me in a single build all airbrushed. Nothing from this build will end up as new resin cast items in my catalogue but that was not the goal. This project is heavy and big. Just under 25 inches long 5 inches wide do not have a scale to weight it.
    Also it is my first project documented on m y Photbucket account from the very start. You get to see this project take shape during the 2 year span. It is not a perfect build it was not the goal but good enough to get excellent results. I must say that I did not encounter much difficulty for this size project as I was building I was anticipating future steps. It is not a replica of any real truck so I did not have to match anything so my imagination was used during construction.
    Here is the link from my photobucket: 151 photos are in this album
    Mack Lab link




    Hope you enjoy the photos.
    Best regards Daniel Gailloux
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  12. daniel gailloux added a post in a topic Mack DMM600 4 axle concrete mixer   


    Hello Doug

    The mixer portion of this truck is cratchbuilt from styrene plastic sheets. All that is painted grey is scratchbuilt except for the water tank that is a modified diesel fuel tank from Revell Peterbilt kit.
    When in trade school I was taught drafting and in the course we had sheet metal drafting for ventilation ducts and others sheet metal parts. All I did was to put in application the drafting course with sheet styrene and glue it all to make the drum this is why you cannot identify any ressemblance to any concrete mixer kits.
    The rear drum support is also scratchbuilt using sheet styrene however it is based on the ERTL concrete mixer. The front drum support is fabricated from observation from the real concrete mixer truck. This is a reproduction of the London concrete mixer.

    Thank you for the interest. Daniel Gailloux
  13. daniel gailloux added a post in a topic Mack DMM600 4 axle concrete mixer   


    I have put more than 400 hours in this project. I did not find it that difficult you need to be patient. I was very fortunate at the time that I built this truck they were parked outside with no fence, along side the street so I would go almost every day to see the truck (after working hours) and see the specific detail I was working on at that time on the real truck for an accurate build. Today these truck are looked inside a fence with no access.
    Another lucky break, I got from Mack a specification sheet with all major dimensions on it.

    Thank you for the intrest in my project. Daniel Gailloux
  14. daniel gailloux added a topic in On the Workbench: Big Rigs   

    Mack DMM600 4 axle concrete mixer
    Hello All

    Here are photos of my Mack DMM600 4 axle concrete mixer.
    This model was built in 1990 and was my first major conversion of a model kit.
    It was the build that changes my building abilities. It pushed my building skills to a new level and sky was the limit.
    Hope you enjoy the photos.



    Photos are uploaded to a photobucket account here is the link:
    Mack DMM600

    Thank you for looking at the photos.
    Best regards Daniel Gailloux
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  15. daniel gailloux added a post in a topic New guy here.   


    Hello Jim

    I offer 2 conversion kits. The one shown in previous post will work with the AMT Kenworth W900 or the Revell of Gemany W900.
    The second conversion I offer is a different hood all together and is a different master. This one will work with the AMT / ERTL Kenworth T600.
    This is the link to my photobucket showing the second Kenworth T800 conversion.



    This conversion has less parts as it uses more of the Kenworth plastic model kit.

    Hope this helps. Let me know if there is anything else.
    Best regards Daniel Gailloux