Jump to content
Model Cars Magazine Forum


  • Posts

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Everything posted by ghoodii

  1. Interesting project....would love a larger step van offering. What thickness plastic are you using and what setting on the Cricket are you using? Any issues with the plastic shifting while cutting?
  2. Calling this one done. AITM Emeryville resin casting, Keystone Aluminum 3D "Duel " tanker and a Round2 4070 donor kit. Airbrushed Tamiya X-7 red over black primer. Aftermarket includes, Moluminum, Scenes Unlimited, David Parsley, Firebird Designs decals, Czech Truck Models and Don Mills.
  3. Chopped 2 inches from the front of the tanker, scratchbuilt new compartment doors on both sides and rear, dome tops. Running gear is from the Round2/ old IMC delivery trailer as well as landing gear.
  4. Its going to be a fire department tanker....so red.
  5. Using an AITM Emeryville cab, a Keystone Aluminum "Duel" tanker and a Round2 4070
  6. David, Good eye!!!! Yes they are, cut the lights into individual units and used the two outer lights for this, the other two are going to show up on the bumper of the squad truck....
  7. Dave, Just placed an order with Shapeways....thanks for the heads up....I was needing a stokes basket for my F350 squad..... George
  8. Calling this one done, still working on the Galaxie trailer to go behind....will do better pictures when the sun comes out.....
  9. I started with this one.....then got the idea for the squad......then saw the yellow brush truck......I can't stop myself.......still have 1 more waiting......not sure if I'm going to try a dually or go for regular cab long bed??????
  10. I got the cab over the interior....took some finessing.....but I am off on the chassis to interior tub fit and now my front bumper doesn't line up. Over all I am happy with the kit, but it does have its quirks.....I'll know on the next two......
  11. One of the bed....15mm cut from the front.....not worried about loosing the stake pockets since they will be covered by tool boxes
  12. And if two wasn't enough.....saw a picture of a brush truck operated by Benedict VFD in Maryland....so......cut the chassis down by 15mm and added a lift to accommodate the "Scenes Unlimited" wheels with Aoshima tires....perfect combo. Although this wont be an exact match to the 1:1.....it will be close, with scratch built skid mounted tank, pump and hose bed for the back and brushguard on the front..... All three truck are progressing .....
  13. While building the first F350.....the idea to do something different and inspired by the NTSB truck posted here created this.....used "Scenes Unlimited" wheels and tires (highly recommend them)....scratch built utility body......it will be painted to match the Paramedic Response pickup
  14. Obviously started with the Meng Ford F350. Scratch built the utility style truck cap, center console in between front seats and gear bag in back seat. Paint is Testors Model Masters Lacquers "Italian Red" and "Classic White". Decals are a combination of "Microscale" and pieces from the Trumpeter ALF. This will be paired with the Galaxie 28 foot box trailer to create a MCI (Mass Casualty Incident) response unit.
  15. I got mine the other day.....Very nice.....direct replacements. Doing a utility body instead of the bed. Nice stuff, highly recommend "Scenes Unlimited"
  16. I just got mine.....I am very pleased with it so far....Yes, some minor issues as stated previously.....So far it is building into a great looking truck. I already have a short bed conversion planned and a utility bed dually......
  17. Aaronw....yes, the Circle D light is the smallest wire nut I could find, the light / lense is actually a bead I found at Michael's....fits perfectly, base is a "post nut" (for putting binders together in place of three ring style) found those in the local hardware store in the isle full of nuts and bolts and odds and ends. Finish with a piece of wire for the handle and a piece of Evergreen tube for the socket. George
  18. The Roanoke Welding and Equipment Company was founded in 1917 in Roanoke, Virginia by Oren Lemon. Oren Fire Apparatus manufacturing developed as an offshoot of the company in 1934. These trucks were so well received, that by the early 1940's, fire engines became the company's principal product. The model represents the standard Oren pumper built on the Ford C cab chassis typical of the 60's and 70's used by many fire departments throughout the country. I started with the Round II re-release of the Ford C-600 Pepsi Delivery Truck, shortening the chassis about 1". Everything behind the cab is scratch built using ,040 sheet and Evergreen strips and shapes. Parts used from the AMT American La France include: Wheels, tow eyes, air horns, siren, cab grab handles, ladders, pike poles, booster reel ends, beacons used on rear of truck and large nozzle mounted on the tailboard. "Don Mills" parts include: Chrome "D" handle slam lock door handles, a set of pump panel gauges, pewter cast cord reels, generator, hydrant wrench and brush rakes (stuffed in the end of the hard sleeve) Federal "Twin Sonic" light bar is from the MPC Chevy Blazer snap-tite. Brass tubing was used to make the mounting brackets. Cab marker lights were taken from a Round II Ford Louisville. Front flashing lights are a set of headlight bezels from another Ford Pepsi truck and 6 mm. jewels. Booster hose is 16 ga. wire and the hose bed is filled with different sizes of elastic, stained to give it some age and finished with brass tubing for couplings. Cab interior: Gear shift was changed to a manual transmission, single passenger seat was changed to bench style, Motorola radio style boxes added to package tray as well as street books and maps. Motorola radio heads added to dash board, headliner added with air horn pull chain and radio speaker. Also added the handles for the spotlights. Decals are a combination of parts box misc., AMT Pumper and Don Mills lettering. Paint is Testors Model Masters Laquer...Italian Red Thanks for looking, comments welcome
  19. Its winter in up state New York.....everything is dirty!!! That's why I'm in Virginia.
  20. Pictures....Thanks for being patient......
  21. Calling this one done......Finally!!! Just a review.....started with the Italeri Peterbilt 377, added a resin raised roof and day cab panel from FGModels (off EBAY), aluminum exhausts (also off EBAY), shortened the chassis using the leftover pieces from my "Outlaw 379" and super single front rims and tires from KFS. Details include chassis and engine plumbing and wiring, CB radio and antennas, bug deflector from the 378 kit, rear deck and coiled air and electric lines. The "Walker" milk tanker is almost completely scratch built using a piece of 2 inch PVC pipe, sheet plastic and Evergreen shapes. The suspension came from a "Lindberg" tank trailer and the wheels and tires are Italeri from the parts box. The "Walker" logos and the "Hood" ovals are homemade. The rest are a combination of railroad decals and parts box leftovers and the ICC stripes are from the AMT Fruehauf flatbed. Weathering was done with acrylic washes and powders....tried to represent a truck running down New York dairy farm roads in the late winter, early spring. (Photobucket is not playing nice, pictures to follow.....maybe.
  • Create New...