truckabilly

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  • Location Czech Republic
  • Full Name Jaroslav Tulacek

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  1. truckabilly added a post in a topic Food for thought, Are models intentionally made with...   

    I have to agree with Aaron here. Intentional implementation of inaccuracies would probbaly be of no help with licensing issues. Shape is not the problem. The name is. If Lego comes out with Mack Superliner kit, it will not be a 100% accurate replica by any means. Just because of their brick shape. But they would face the same problem if they called it Mack Superliner. Make a kit as accurate as you possibly can, just don´t use the brand name. Erase the word Mack from the art box and decal sheet and parts if it is embedded there and you should be license clean. That is a common practise these days with 1/35 models. The contemporary models of military trucks cannot be more accurate. No need for aftermarket parts, no need for your super detail skills. There is only a generic name on the box art. The 1-25 and 1-24 scale truck models represent very small market segment. There is almost no competition in there and that is why you have inaccurate kits. Why should any kit producer bother? God bless those who do.
     
     
  2. truckabilly added a post in a topic Caterpillar TC 660   

    Very nice work.
  3. truckabilly added a post in a topic Where do you work on your semi truck models?   

    Probably a little off topic because it is not quite a workbench but since an old photo appeared...
    I got one too

    Cannot imagine the situation unless the drinks are in the trailer. But I´d better leave the comments to you...
     
  4. truckabilly added a post in a topic Caterpillar TC 660   

    Nice progress and cool ideas. I like it a lot.
  5. truckabilly added a post in a topic Freightliner FLD 120 on the bench   

    It looks very nice. 
  6. 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.
     
     
  7. 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.
  8. 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
     
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. truckabilly added a post in a topic Best of Show!   

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

    Interesting modification.