truckabilly

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  • Birthday 03/27/1965

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  • Location Czech Republic
  • Full Name Jaroslav Tulacek

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  1. truckabilly added a post in a topic Freightliner FLD 120 on the bench   

    It looks very nice. 
  2. truckabilly added a post in a topic Reissued Pete 359 California Hauler   

    I have not posted here for a while because I was fighting the painting job. The skin of the cab / sleeper full of rivets, grooves and diamond pattern is not ideal for the paint scheme I chose. Masking over rivets and such is anything but wise. This is my second attempt in spraying the white and dark-dark blue combination. The surface is anything but smooth but I believe I can polish it with a fine paste. But first I have to repair all the imperfections.






    It is going to take a bit more time to finish the paint job. Be patient with me please.
     
     
  3. truckabilly added a post in a topic Revell Auto transport trailer.   

    How much common in the USA is this auto carrier set up? I usually see the tractors having a rack for 3 cars on them and the 5-th wheel repositioned aft and low.
  4. truckabilly added a post in a topic Where do you work on your semi truck models?   

    I wish I had anything like this. My workbench is non-existent for most of the day. When I want to work on my model I have to collect my stuff and tool boxes around the writing desk in the living room and that´s where my models come to life. I do the paint job in the corner of the bathroom with the window open. Anytime I want to work I have to bring the stuff in and get it out when I finish. Cannot leave anythin on the desk overnight and block the others from using it. Crazy? Insane? Yes. But it´s reality.
    Jarda
     
  5. truckabilly added a post in a topic re; Tha passing of a friend and model builder   

    I feel very sad because Muleskinner has been one of my model building heros. I borrowed some of his ideas when building my Pete logger. He sure left an empty space in my heart.
    May you rest in piece, sir.
  6. truckabilly added a post in a topic Scratch/bashing a 702   

    Very nice work on the engine. There is a true model building going on there. My hat off to you and your skills.
  7. truckabilly added a post in a topic 1929 Coleman 4wd   

    That´s som´else! It brings back the old times. Ive probabaly never seen it but it´s nice. Great work so far.
  8. truckabilly added a post in a topic AMT Peterbilt 359 California Hauler Wrecker   

    Nicely done. Very clean build with subtle weathering. The paint job is awesome.
  9. truckabilly added a post in a topic 1937 Seagrave Tractor Drawn Aerial   

    My chin dropped down and I cannot get it back. Wow, this is one of the best builds Ive seen. Congrats to such a beatiful thing. Very nice indeed.
  10. truckabilly added a post in a topic Best of Show!   

    Congratulations. A very nice truck there at the Picture.
  11. truckabilly added a post in a topic Pete single axle dump truck   

    Interesting modification.
  12. truckabilly added a post in a topic Scratchbuilt Timpte Super Hopper   

    Nice kick-off. It is sure worth watching.
  13. truckabilly added a post in a topic Kenworth W900 Snap Tite (Revell Monogram 1/25)   

    Cool snapper, Pavel. The additional fuel tanks look great.
  14. truckabilly added a post in a topic Ford LTL9000   

    Nice color choice. I like it.
  15. truckabilly added a post in a topic Reissued Pete 359 California Hauler   

    Thank you guys very much. When testing the cab position on the frame I always attach the hood. This way I can see how it works as a whole.





    I got me Mecury sleeper and looked for for interior pictures. I found one with a black paneling inside and that got me to this idea. Originally a credit card cover this material was the right thing for covering the inside walls with.





    Maybe it does not look any special but I will not open any door and there will not be anything visible anyway. More impontant for me was to make a decision wether the sleeper should be in line with the cab floor or the cab roof. The sleeper is a bit smaller in height compared to the cab.











    In lower position the crawl-through tunnel fits perfectly to the cab rear window. In higher position it would take some modification. But I kinda like the higher position better. What do you think?