B_A_R

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  1. B_A_R added a topic in General   

    NASCAR -- this floored me
    I was in Michael's in northern NJ, which carries more than a representative selection of plastic kits. The section was fully stocked with military (aircraft, ships), space shuttle, Titanic, snap-kits, but overall 75% cars. What I noticed...not a single NASCAR subject. Not one. Is their some link between Nascar's marketing missteps and what shows up at a mass market craft store (and one of the biggest kit sellers) in this densely populated area? I couldn't get over it, although I hear that people can't give away Nascar kits online.
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  2. B_A_R added a post in a topic PART 4 final - amt tanker with wicked colors and vallejo paints & tank assembly tricks   

    Good work on a vintage kit. Can anyone post/link to a pic of the real thing? What was the model based on?
  3. B_A_R added a post in a topic AMT Ford C-600 Stake Truck   

    Good work on that. I like seeing the old kits...Lee Town, Jordan, Ulrich (!), etc.
  4. B_A_R added a post in a topic AMT Ford C-600 Stake Truck   

    The camper body raises up like a dump body, and the cab can then be tilted.

    And lest we forget, Revell produced two C cab models in HO scale, back in the 1960s. The moving van came with furniture:



  5. B_A_R added a post in a topic AMT Ford C-600 Stake Truck   

    My contribution to this thread, from a 2008 thread, a C-cab RV!

    http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=16195&st=0&p=138814

    Also, I still have my AMT original issue C-cab, built but in pieces. If anyone is looking for a part or parts, message me and I'll see what I can do.

  6. B_A_R added a post in a topic Lou Kroack's "estate" sale (Table Top Trucker)   

    Lou Kroack authored one of the first books on model trucking, "Collecting & Building Model Trucks," a rarity if you can find it. His models were frequently featured in Auto World's catalogue. A heartfelt thanks to Lou and Phil Jensen who did so much to boost scale trucking.
  7. B_A_R added a post in a topic Fruehauf Tank Trailer   

    An old school favorite of mine. Anyone have a photo of the real thing?
  8. B_A_R added a post in a topic Rivet detail   

    I have seen rivets reproduced with white glue applied with a pointed tool.
  9. B_A_R added a topic in 1:1 Car Reference Pictures   

    Laverda sidecar
    Only 10,000 hours of amateur handwork to pop out this beauty...wonder if someone here could replicate this in scale?







    See more at http://breganzane.com/blog//snfl.php/2009/05/23/completed-1
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  10. B_A_R added a topic in 1:1 Truck Reference Pictures   

    Oh, to be in England...at the Dorset Steam Fair...
    Anyone else love steam power? To have been born in the 19th century! *sigh*

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfIr_s2Y49o
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  11. B_A_R added a topic in 1:1 Truck Reference Pictures   

    Ford C-600 Series Truck Reference Pics & Info
    Just came across this, it would make an intriguing project for the re-issue Ford C-600. It's built on a dump bed, which lifts the camper body for access to the engine under the tilt-cab.



    There's a blog to go with it:
    http://roverhauler.wordpress.com/2008/07/

    More oddities at the R/V Hall of Fame: http://www.rvmhhalloffame.org/

    Stuart
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  12. B_A_R added a post in a topic Peterbilt 359   

    That is enviable work. I would only suggest that because the Tichy parts are plastic, you could snip the bolt head from the stem and glue directly to the cab, and eliminate all that drilling.

    In smaller scales, I've seen people use dots of white glue to simulate rivets.
  13. B_A_R added a post in a topic Doors opening/Hinge selection..Need Help??   

    I used piano-type hinges from Tripart years ago for a Kenworth COE. I drilled holes for short lengths of brass wire in the cab to serve as locator pins for the hinge, worked very well if you take your time.
  14. B_A_R added a post in a topic More progress on the '20 Oldsmobile gasoline truck   

    Art,

    Always good to see a vintage truck subject, looking forward to seeing more progress!
  15. B_A_R added a post in a topic Updated 10-27-08 "Head" Ache RACK completed.   

    That's some sharp engine work. And, thanks for the tip on the decal resource. I still am looking for decals of Bendix air cleaner labels.

    There are some car kits that provide a wealth of underhood decals suitable for truck applications.