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B_A_R

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  1. 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.
  2. AMT Ford C-600 Stake Truck

    Good work on that. I like seeing the old kits...Lee Town, Jordan, Ulrich (!), etc.
  3. 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:
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Fruehauf Tank Trailer

    An old school favorite of mine. Anyone have a photo of the real thing?
  7. Rivet detail

    I have seen rivets reproduced with white glue applied with a pointed tool.
  8. 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
  9. Anyone else love steam power? To have been born in the 19th century! *sigh* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfIr_s2Y49o
  10. 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
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. Art, Always good to see a vintage truck subject, looking forward to seeing more progress!
  14. 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.
  15. Old and antique Mack trucks and parts for sale, links, etc. Tons of good photos for those modeling the most famous name in trucking (sorry about that, Tim!). http://www.oldmacks.com/ Stuart