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  1. That is a very sweet truck! I wish you well with your auction. Mark
  2. Hey all, Like I need another project! But after just watching this movie I really want to built a K100 just like "Iron Duke" Jerry Reed drove. Anyone know where there are any still shots of the trucks in that movie? Not sure where I would start, I think the cab would be best cut down from a Revell one, I know I can get most of the decals from Modeltruckin, not sure on the rear suspension it's air ride but not an 8 bag. Anyway, I would love to hear from anyone that has any info. Take care, Mark PS: The movie is streaming on Netflix now, if you have an account, check it out!
  3. I too use a lot of spray cans. For color, I really like the Testors "one coat" lacquer paints, I wish they made them in nonmetallic colors though. I like the Tamiya sprays too, when I can get them, both of those I use over a duplicolor primer. I wet sand the primer with 600 grit, then sand and polish as needed after the clear is on. I would say these are the most important details to me: Clean, clean, clean, wash any and all parts to be painted and let air dry, I'm not the most patient person at times, but this is important. What is the temp and humidity where you are painting? Watch the thickness of your coats, heavy coats are much more prone to orange peel. Use lighter mist coats, especially on those testors enamels Practice on some old junk cabs, and once you find what works for you, stick with it. Mark
  4. I have a few sets here, I have had issues with photobucket so i can't post pics right now. They do not attatch the same as a plastic wheel, there is no way to secure them to the axle and maintain the ablity to roll as the hub is part of the wheel.. As for the other issues, I have not had any. I am not knocking them, overall they are nice for the price. Mark
  5. I am very happy with all of the parts I have gotten from Eric aka "Porky". First class guy all the way, I just got his Pete 352 110" and it will be next, but I need a few more parts first. As for Gary, he makes several parts I want too, hopefully I can get some soon. Daniel at Plaskit makes sweet parts too, I have a 377 SFFA hood of his here for a little city truck I am working on. Very clean castings on his parts too! Mark
  6. Those are very nice wheels! I have a set of the pete wheels, I need a set of those hubs like yours, they are sweet! Hopefully, I will have mine on a build first of next year! Mark
  7. You are such a great builder! Your attention to detail is fantastic. Mark
  8. Man I love your truck! Great build, the KTA sure looks sweet, I hope Eric casts a newer style engine sometime, but that one fits your Pete perfect.
  9. Looks like an awesome truck! Sounds like another fan of that Testors onecoat paint
  10. I like that kit! I will definately pick one up.
  11. Very nicely done and I love the outdoor pics too!
  12. Amazing amount of complaining about these!? If you don't want one or can't display it, or just don't like it, well don't buy one! As for the model companies paying attention, they are, these bring a small fortune on ebay, and they (model manufacturers) have a fairly small risk compared to tooling up for a completely new truck.
  13. Hello Bob, Yes, I am after a way to install a "standard" inner and outer rear wheel and hub onto an Italeri axle, I have no idea why they are soo long? Anyway, I have a pretty good idea in mind, just need to get in touch with a good friend of mine who machines custom parts for me. I am thinking to machine a more traditional brake drum that would fit over the large axle pin and allow inner, outer, and hub to be installed in a more "normal" fashion. I'll keep you posted, Mark
  14. What is the best way to mount an aftermarket wheel on an Italeri axle?? Should I use the inner kit wheel and cut the hub down? I have a nice set of 2 holes for a not so fancy Pete project, just wondering. Thanks
  15. I have a bunch of the KWs but I have never had the 359. Now I can try one at a better price than ebay
  16. How do you get in touch with GW trucks?? The only place I have seen any of their parts is on Sour Krauts, but none of the stuff is in stock. He does a T800 high hood I would like to check out, among others. Thanks,
  17. Tim, Many thanks for the info, that is exactly what I needed. Mark
  18. I am after some dimensions for various hood conversions done in 1/24 scale.Most of these use the Italeri 378 as a donor kit, if I am using a 379 Drennen hood cast by porkys, does the cab move back? or down? same for the 388? I know it will on the 389, but how much? Many thanks to anyone who has done these before, I am building a 379 next after I finish a 378. Mark
  19. Heck I would buy the C15 as a "mini kit" they did it with the allison engines??????? I have several projects here, most newer, and this Italeri series 60 is getting old to look at! LOL Mark
  20. Please, something from this century!? I love the old trucks too, but a new style KW, Pete, or Mack would be my favorites. I know if I were running things I would produce whatever kit like the old 2 in 1 car kits, say a W900L with both a mid roof and aerodyne tops, no offense to the resin guys, throw in a day cab panel too! My 2 cents, Mark
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