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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. 1980 Ford LNT 9000

    Very nice!
  2. Marmon coe Topsleeper

    Awesome scratch building skills. And a nice project too. This is worth watching!!!
  3. Peterbilt 359 and Fruehauf reefer trailer

    Nice rig. I like the grill.
  4. MB Eurocab 2544 with 20" Flat Rack Container

    Cool as always. Only the yellow straps are too clean. Maybe the driver´s got a new set. Other than that, perfect.
  5. Mack R685 Tanker 27 in service

    This sure looks nice!
  6. Great job so far. Keep it going.
  7. AMT Peterbilt 359 - reissued California Hauler

    Thank you all for your kind words. I never thought of center point steereing. In fact, the first time i heard of a center point steering was right here on this forum. I think the only visible difference is the out sticking hub and wheels a bit deeper in the fenders, right? Probably a different steering linkage too. But can anybody tell one from the other? Anyway, I may try to make a center point steering on some of my future models. Thanks for the tip on where to get the correct hubs.
  8. MB Actros 2544 Sideloader with Reefer container

    Nice side loader. That is a great idea and fantastic execution. Again, the details are awesome. Really, nice work.
  9. Peterbilt fire truck DD powered

    I want to thank all of guys for your positive feedback. I am glad you like it.
  10. Peterbilt fire truck DD powered

    It´s just a black wash on the siren face, Dave. Right now I can´t remember what color brand it was. Either GSI or Vallejo.
  11. This is my rendition of the Peterbilt Fire Truck in 1/25 scale by Revell of Germany. The kit represents a real pumper and my version is a bit closer to the real deal than the OOB would be. If bulit per instructions, the hood would open just a little because of the sirenes on the bumper. I placed them on a tilt panel with a piano hinge just like the real one. I also changed the engine and transmission as the real pumper is powered by a turbocharged Detroit Diesel and Allison automatic. This was followed by a change in the cab where I replaced the gear stick with a shifting column. I added some more details in the cab like the sun shades, the safety belts, a fire extinguisher and so on. The doors open on the scratch built, functional piano hinges. The crew cab is just a plain Jane as I have no idea what equipment might have been there. Also, there is no wiring around the chassis as it is hidden under the fire truck body. I added a few outter details like the instrument rims, the spanner wrenches, the fold up step, the chrome strips, the cat walks on top of the body and so on. I covered the hoses by a canvas made of aluminium foil. The chrome parts are combination of the kit´s chrome, the alclad metalizer, the Molotow chrome marker and a dull aluminium colour. The hood screen is a PE part by CTM. I also changed the tires as I don´t like the Revell´s retreaded tires. Thanks for looking.
  12. The guys said it right. This rig is awesome and the level of details is fantastic.
  13. 35 year old refurbished Kenworth

    Nice European touch on this old KW. I´d have shivers driving this big rig with the steering wheel on the wrong side.
  14. MB Actros MP2, MP3 Lowliner

    Can this be any better? I have my doubts. The models are terrific and photos are awesome. Really good job.
  15. MARMON coe 86" cab

    Very interesting rig.