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SpreadAxle

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About SpreadAxle

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  • Birthday 01/10/1978

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  • Scale I Build 1/24 and 1/25

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  • Location Danville, PA
  • Full Name Ray DeJesus

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  1. SpreadAxle added a post in a topic Autocar A64F   

    This truck isn't too far from being done, but there is still plenty of work to be done. The engine and transmission are installed and are being tied into the frame with air and fuel lines.
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    The color of the frame is Testors Gloss Dark Blue #1211.
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    The sleeper, fuel tanks and front bumper have all been painted Alclad Polished Aluminum. This was sprayed over a coat of Valspar High Gloss Black Lacquer. Overall, I am pleased with the results but it is my very first time using Alclad and there are things I did learn for next time.
    The tanks are resin items I bought years ago from SourKraut. They were sold as long Mack R tanks. However, If you look at the pic I posted, you will see the fuel tanks are basically identical to the Mack R kit's round fuel tanks. That's why I used these.
    The cab and hood are being painted and will be shown in the next day or two. Thanks for looking.
     
    If the text in this post looks like a "clickable" link, ignore that. I'm not sure why I'm seeing that.
  2. SpreadAxle added a post in a topic The Road Weary Roadway Ford - Ok, it's actually done this time, I swear   

    NICE! I love how you added the hand truck to the bumper.
  3. SpreadAxle added a post in a topic 1974 Dodge Bighorn - Done!!!   

    You did a nice job on this.
  4. SpreadAxle added a post in a topic Kalmar Ottawa Yard Tractor   

    Great job! I like how this is turning out.
  5. SpreadAxle added a post in a topic Autocar A64F   

    I've been pretty busy but there has been some progress on this one.
    I made some modifications to the frame. A new rear cross member was fabricated. 
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    The Cummins NTA-370 and the transmission from a Road boss kit.
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    On the 1:1, some versions had the air cleaner tube coming through the side of the hood while others have the air intake set up the same way as the Autocar kits. For the turbo charged Cummins, I have seen this version of the hood used, so I modified the hood and used the cowl plate from the Road Boss.
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    Thanks for looking and I will update again soon.
     
     
  6. SpreadAxle added a post in a topic White Road Boss & Logging Trailer   

    This is a nicely detailed model. Nice work.
  7. SpreadAxle added a post in a topic White Freightliner   

    Really nice work. The paint job is nice and definitely fits a 1970s truck.
  8. SpreadAxle added a post in a topic White Road Commander II   

    That looks great. I wish I could get my hands on one of those.
  9. SpreadAxle added a post in a topic IH Transtar Eagle II FINISHED !!   

    That came out nice. I really like it. 
  10. SpreadAxle added a post in a topic TAT 2017 Kenworth K100 update 10/16   

    This build is looking great, I used the same Ken Smith article to do an Astro years ago. I like all the plumbing and scratch built valves you added as well. 
  11. SpreadAxle added a post in a topic 1/87 Freightliner build   

    That's a great little build.
  12. SpreadAxle added a post in a topic 1974 Dodge Bighorn - Done!!!   

    No. That builder isn't a member here. I guess yours makes only the third I've ever seen in scale.
  13. SpreadAxle added a post in a topic IH Transtar Eagle II FINISHED !!   

    I like the color choice. Even if the masking wasn't perfect, it still came out pretty decent. I hope to eventually be able to mask good enough to be able to make curves in the tape. I'm talking about the sleeper sides. Where it curves up, I have a hard time with that. Nice job overall.
  14. SpreadAxle added a post in a topic Autocar A64F   

    The truck in the pic is basically what I'm going for.

  15. SpreadAxle added a post in a topic Autocar A64F   

    I moved my photos and cancelled Photo Bucket.I'm on Fotki now so they should be visible. What Force said about Photo Bucket is true. They did it without warning.