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dabelltoller added a topic in On the Workbench: Big Rigs1/32 dicast trucksSo my young son is obsessed with my life size tractor trailer
Clearly playing with a plastic one isn't going to work
So I found some greatly detailed ones in 1/32 scale with die-cast body's and stronger molded plastic trailers
I'd like to get one and paint it like my rig
So questions I have are these ( I've built plenty of plastics)
Painting metal do I strip old paint ? If do how ?
I figure on trailer I can just spray it
When painting metal is rattle cans ok ? He's 3 so he'll destroy it
Any and all advice on this would so be great
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dabelltoller added a topic in The Truck Stop1/16 peterbilt tiresso a truck stop i go to has a 1/16 scale r/c big rig with trailer id like to get it and place the 1/16 peterbilt model kit onto its frame its just i know the truck isnt true to scale as the model is so i wanna know what the size in inches the model kits tires are so i can compare it to the RC truck. i just want the total sercomphrance of the tire please but if you could give some body mesurments like hieght and leant that be great
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dabelltoller added a topic in On the Workbench: Big Rigswhats it going to take to build this ?hey guys im going to get back into modeling since my twins are 14 months and can some what be controlled lol ha
anyhow here is a 2014 pete 389 with a 46 inch bunk Id like to make it looks as real as can be whats out there in 1/25 parts do I need ?
im really wanting to do it in 1/16 but space and lack of updated parts scares me away
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dabelltoller added a post in a topic My Revell 1/24 scale Peterbilt 359 done in 50s retro colors
dabelltoller added a topic in On the Workbench: Big Rigsim going to do it in 1/16hey gang well now that my twins are 5 months and on a somewhat reutine im looking to make the 1/16 peterbilt into a custom with a grain hopper to boot similar to the one i built once before, that or i might make it into a day cab with a walanga bulk feed tanker. not sure
so some questions
1. if i do do the tanker ill use a pvc pipe for the main body like i did on my tri-axle but as for the grain hopper something that size its going to be big and im sure heavy so im thinking structure integrety and stregth. sould i make the main sides out of wood? (it will have a inner body with plastic sheets on outside) what about using sheet metal for the hopper slides( the inside where the bulk grain is loaded?
any advice on that be great
2. lights i wanna wire it to have working lights on truck and trailer and info on that what to use
3. anyone know where i can find 8 tires for the trailer ? i'd hate to get same kick just for tires.
4 any other advice would be great
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dabelltoller added a topic in On the Workbench: Big Rigsis my 1/16 math righthey everyone im really thinking of doing the 1/16 peterbilt reissue as a day cab feed tanker like i did before as a tri axle but as a truck and tractor. or as a truck with sleeper and a grain hopper like i did before also
some questions i got are if its a scall 20 inch does that mean its based as a life size truck of total lenth from bumper to bumper 320 inches
and so if i did that right a 40 foot grain hopper would come right around 29.5 inches ? so i'd have a total model about 3 and 3/4 feet long ? that sounds freaking too huge
and are there alot of affter market parts for this size truck ? like tires and such or more modern dashes to make it more a late 80's or 90's truck
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