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About Southgate

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  • Location Central Oregon

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  1. Southgate added a post in a topic Dodge A- and L-series Trucks   

    120403014[1] by Southgate_08, on Flickr

    L600001[1] by Southgate_08, on Flickr

    L600002[1] by Southgate_08, on Flickr

    L600004[1] by Southgate_08, on Flickr

    L600009[1] by Southgate_08, on Flickr

    I built this model many YEARS before seeing that beautiful blue truck on eBay Motors:

    P5240061 by Southgate_08, on Flickr

    P5240082 by Southgate_08, on Flickr
    I hope this helps someone. Dan
  2. Southgate added a post in a topic Nice Tires for Revell Snap-tite kits   

    I bought a bunch of these kits when Micheals had 1/2 price coupons. It seems that about 1/2 of the kits come with tires that will work acceptably. The other half are hopelessly distorted. I have modified some of the wheels to work with Italeri tires, which I have from the truck conversions kits. But that's a great idea, the bead backer! I'll get some next time at Home depot. Thanks for the tip. Dan
  3. Southgate added a post in a topic 2 glue bomb 4070's   

    Nice work on the 'Binders so far. I like these IHs any way they come, but the more unusual, the better. Dan
  4. Southgate added a topic in Tips, Tricks, and Tutorials   

    Question about Laser printing decals
    I am thinking about buying a laser printer to make decals. I know it takes special paper, I read that laser printed decals are waterproof, no need for sealer. Anyone have experience here? My local office max has a Samsung printer on sale, ends today...
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  5. Southgate added a post in a topic CargoStar ALF Pumper   

    What a super build, and from the '80s! Cargostars are such cool mid sized rigs. I'd like to see a tutorial on converting a Transtar into one. Dan
  6. Southgate added a post in a topic First models in 45 years   

    Looking good, Mike! I really like the colors on that conventional. Dan
  7. Southgate added a post in a topic Real or Model #108 FINISHED!   

    I say real...all the finer detail are too perfect. Dan
  8. Southgate added a post in a topic Real or Model #106 FINISHED!   

    I say real.
  9. Southgate added a post in a topic Big Hook   

    What a BEE-utiful build! I think there might also be a bee in flight just above the cab marker light in the last picture, if you haven't caught it already. (Zat a bee?) Anyway, this is a nice clean build, great work on melding all the components together. That twin steer is too cool! Dan
  10. Southgate added a post in a topic Real or Model #104 FINISHED!   

    I'm gonna say model. I almost went with real, but the tires seem to have some shine between the treads. Hmmm...This is a hard one! Dan
  11. Southgate added a post in a topic Real or Model #89 FINISHED!   

    Real. Details are too tight for diecast to my eyes.
  12. Southgate added a post in a topic Short Stuff   

    As cool as it may seem to so many to stretch and add condominium size sleepers to rigs, this is a nice change of pace. The humble local short haul truck meets the pride of ownership!
  13. Southgate added a post in a topic What IS it with these plastic engine covers...??   

    The only car we ever bought new was a '92 Subaru Legacy, 2.2 litre, non turbo AWD. It is actually more user accessable than I'd have ever expected. I have changed the timing belt and water pump myself, and at 220,000 miles it needs 'em again, and some other stuff (it's actually running fine, it's just time to do it) I don't know about the new Subarus, but this kind of accessability just makes me like this good car all the more. Granted, a Subaru boxer engine isn't the sexiest looking thing ever stuck under the hood of a vehicle, but what it gains in reliability, and then DIY credits on top of that, it's the perdiest thing I've ever owned!
  14. Southgate added a post in a topic NNL East 23 (4/18/09) Pictures of Commercial Trucks   

    Hey, dont feel so bad! I went to the NNL Portland Oregon last April 19, there were only TWO class 8 trucks there, (one was mine) and a small handfull of light commercial. You had TONS of beautiful rigs to look at. I'm envious! Thanks for sharing them here. Dan
  15. Southgate added a post in a topic Anyone make a 1:25 '61 GMC B7000 cab?   

    The cab would be identical to a pickup cab. I've always liked the early and mid 60s medium duty trucks, be they GM, Ford or Mopar.