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truckabilly

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About truckabilly

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    MCM Ohana
  • Birthday 03/27/1965

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    Czech Republic
  • Full Name
    Jaroslav Tulacek

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  1. Two D8H .

    Nice pair of earthmovers. Only a subtle weathering, no heap of mud with something yellow underneath it. Cool!
  2. freightliner FSBA

    Pretty nice work on this one.
  3. Loader Cat 966C

    Wow, man. That´s something else and it sure looks good.
  4. "OLD. BUT RUNS!" - Scania LB 141 Tractor

    That´s great, as ususal. Fantastic weathering and wear. The details and interior junk is awesome.
  5. Mack DM600

    I always thought that the enormous number of chrome parts is for those building a show truck. For a regular work truck an oven cleaner and different color is a way to go. Just more work for a poor model builder.
  6. Very realistic build. My hat off to you.
  7. 66 Dodge LNT 1000 Wrecker

    That´s a big one. Cool!
  8. Cannonball Run Septic Truck

    Nice weathering and details.
  9. white road boss

    Very nice!
  10. MACK DM600, 5-th wheel dumper

    Thanks for the tip, Richard. I sure will consider that. Using the HS method I rubbed the colour off and this is the tesult on the engine. It still needs to add more life in it. I´ll see what I can do. I painted the frame black over rust and rubbed it too. For the cab I used an aluminium metalizer as a base and ligt grey for the hood, as it should represent the fiberglass. Since I´ve had extended the frame a bit too much, I added a hydraulic tank behind the cab. I have never painted any of my truck models green. This was a nice occasion to try one. The front wheels are the kit originals. The drives come from a resin set with no lettering on the sides. The original wheels and tires were sticking out too much, making the model look too wide. I think these look better even without the lettering.
  11. Why??

    There´s probably no other reason for that than a custom style. So many countries, so many customs. I wouldn´t sit in anything like that. It´s really insane! I bet the local police is not happy about that. Just my two cents.
  12. Trailer with loaded steel coil

    Top class work, as usual. The weathering is absolutely gorgeous.
  13. MACK DM600, 5-th wheel dumper

    Thank you all for your interest. As I had no real dimension of the mechanism, I had to experiment with geometry a bit. The hardest part was the telescopic cylinders. Eyeballing is everything but a precise method and I must have done something not quite right. My 5-th wheel lifter doesn´t hoist as high as the real one does. But I think it´s okay for a model. I said earlier that the tyres don´t fit the rims very well. I added a stripe of plastic around the rim and now the tyre sits on the rim much tighter. My plan is to make the model of a beaten up rig, sort of yard dog that had seen better days. This makes a great opportunity for me to try the hair spray method. I´ve never tried it on something this big. Here is the basic rust layer on the engine and frame. As you can see I´ve added one more air tank, an air dryer and replaced the brake chambers. These come from a Peterbilt kit and are more detailed.
  14. MACK DM600, 5-th wheel dumper

    I wish I knew. Right now I cannot think of any suitable trailer produced by any mainstream kit manufacturer. I guess I will end up scratch building again. My idea is something like this:
  15. MACK DM600, 5-th wheel dumper

    Here is some info on the system and its advantages compared to some others. http://www.callahantipper.com/