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1977 GMC Pickup with Snow Plow - VDOT

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My wife wanted a model to display in her office at LAD (Land Area Development) at Virgnia DOT, so I decided to do up the Revell snow plow kit as a worktruck for her...

Light bar from the Chevy Rescue kit...

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Parts bin air cleaner, carb, and proper intake manifold...

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Coming along pretty quickly....

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More to come.

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I printed off a few of these in my last batch of decals just for this purpose....

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They use that strip on orange trucks?

This is a cool build .. you wife will be all the talk around the coffee machine and over the newspapers .. I did a summer stint at the Connecticut Highway Department during college . :D

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They use that strip on orange trucks?

This is a cool build .. you wife will be all the talk around the coffee machine and over the newspapers .. I did a summer stint at the Connecticut Highway Department during college . :D

Yup, with a blue borderline. I just borrowed a logo pic to illustrate what it will look like on the side of the truck.

Here's one on a white truck...

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That must be the supervisor's truck with those fancy wheels on it! :D

That looks nice, should be a nice display for her desk when you have it done.

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That must be the supervisor's truck with those fancy wheels on it! :D

That looks nice, should be a nice display for her desk when you have it done.

LOL! I know. I had thought about painting them white but I decided to just make them as close to bare metal as I could get so it wouldn't have the chrome glitter to them. I sprayed a combination of Tamiya Bare Metal Silver (AS-12) and Light Gunmetal to get the glare out, then left them without a clearcoat.

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Next set of pics for today....

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Leaving the rollbar white....

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Tailgate installed....

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Looking great Allen. What brand and shade of orange did you use??

Thanks! It was all Tamiya Orange. I wanted a safety orange acrylic paint and this was relatively close, although since I started building this I found Krylon Pumpkin which matches that color perfectly. Ohh well, this one's not too shabby, LOL!

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Thanks! It was all Tamiya Orange. I wanted a safety orange acrylic paint and this was relatively close, although since I started building this I found Krylon Pumpkin which matches that color perfectly. Ohh well, this one's not too shabby, LOL!

i have been using and more Krylon paints, not for price but because i like them....

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That's Krylon? I wouldn't have guessed! I do like these old trucks.

No, no... that's Tamiya Orange I'm using for this build. But Krylon Pumpkin is a match for "safety orange" and what I should have been using in the beginning. I didn't know that beforehand so I ended up having to use Tamiya Orange as my color.

Like I said, it's not bad at all, but I'm sure the Krylon paint would have looked much better.

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Oh ok. I apologize for not reading thoroughly. I was gonna say....... Still, it's a good looking build man.

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Oh ok. I apologize for not reading thoroughly. I was gonna say....... Still, it's a good looking build man.

No need for apologies, it's all good!

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Very nice build for your wife are you going to get a case to put it in for her to display it?

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Very nice build for your wife are you going to get a case to put it in for her to display it?

Yup, and probably a case where I can put a background in and something close to asphalt pavement.

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Nice decal work Allen. Your going to get all kind of build request from your wifes coworkers

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I know, they already found this forum, LOL!

Still need the mirrors, letting a few things dry first before putting them on. Almost done....

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