Leonidas

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About Leonidas

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  • Location North Carolina
  • Full Name Leith Brown

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  1. Leonidas added a post in a topic Diamond Reo C-116   

    Very nice Diamond Rio!
  2. Leonidas added a post in a topic Peterbilt 359   

    Beautiful work, all the chrome looks great!
  3. Leonidas added a post in a topic AMT White Road Boss (finally)   

    Awesome build, well done!
  4. Leonidas added a post in a topic Truck Kits You've Scored Recently   

    Great score on those two kits...I gotta get me one of those Lonestars someday...
  5. Leonidas added a post in a topic Truckin for Kids 2015 pics   

    Wow, what a bunch of awesome trucks! Thanks for sharing, those are amazing!
  6. Leonidas added a post in a topic Triple Axle Semi   

    Awesome, thanks for all the info fellas. You've given me a wealth of info to get this project started...cheers.
  7. Leonidas added a post in a topic Another truck showed up!   

    Outstanding results. Well deserved!
  8. Leonidas added a post in a topic Triple Axle Semi   

    Wow guys, those tri drive trucks are awesome! And that quad axle wrecker...I don't know how that thing could turn around in town.  Too cool.
    I haven't decided which truck to use yet, but since this will be my first attempt, most likely one of the Revell cheapies, either the Kenworth or Peterbilt snappers will do. If it doesn't work out so well, then I'm not going to be hurting so bad. Plus if I can get one of them with either a 40% Hobby Lobby or 50% Michaels coupon, then I'll be feeling pretty good about things. I'll have to get some strip styrene to fill in the blanks I guess. Which size is best for that?
    Since I'll be taking one axle and the suspension from the back end of one truck, then I guess I could modify the donor to be a single axle rig I guess.
  9. Leonidas added a post in a topic Scania R730 8x4 Heavy Haulage Tractor - 1:24   

    Any updates on this kit?
  10. Leonidas added a post in a topic Triple Axle Semi   

    Thanks for the comments guys. The third will be a powered axle. Like the one below...

  11. Leonidas added a topic in The Truck Stop   

    Triple Axle Semi
    I was looking at building (or attempting to build) a rig with a triple rear axle set up. Has anyone done a tutorial or something similar listing what would be needed to build such a vehicle? Revell used to have the Peterbilt Canadian hauler, which had the triple rear axles, but since they are out of production, I thought I'd try my hand at building one myself.
    Obviously, I'm going to need to extend the frame rails, get my hands on another rear axle/wheels/tires with the appropriate suspension etc. Is there anything else I would need? I'm not looking for the truck to be 100% accurate, just a good looking shelf model.
    Also, what are the best ways to extend the frame rails and how far would they need to be extended? I guess I'm going to need a spares kit of whatever truck I decide to use so I have the extra axle and wheels/ tires (unless I can find cheap parts on ebay) 
    Thanks for your help!

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  12. Leonidas added a post in a topic New Revell 1929 Model A   

    Wow, that's stunning!
     
  13. Leonidas added a post in a topic "Unbuildable"   

    Not unbuildable, but almost unbuildable? Yeah, the AMT Charger/Daytona would have to be included on that list...an absolute horror of a model kit that one.
  14. Leonidas added a post in a topic AMT Snow Plow   

    Looks awesome!
    Is this kit able to be built into a standard Prime Mover?
  15. Leonidas added a post in a topic '49 Merc with a V10-chassis pic added 8/28   

    That is an epic old Merc! Love it!
    I guess there was a host of mods you had to do to the chassis to get that V10 to fit?