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Digital Photo Replica Western Stars


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I scratch build these 1/43 scale Western Stars based on the trucks I have actually driven. The lumber hauler runs on Vancouver Island and the produce refer unit I ran from Vancouver Island to Nevada, Arizona, California and all points in between. To achieve the accurate finished model I was wanting I first took digital photos of the real trucks from every angle then scaled all the photos to 1/43rd. Then I cut out all the parts from the photos, doors, fenders, hood, grill, etc. and glued them over foam core bulkheads that were mounted on a plastic chassis and wheels. The finished model is an exact photographic replica of the real truck

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Forgot to mention that I ran fiber optic thread throughout the refer produce hauler so that all the clearance lights and headlights work. Power source is a small pen light mounted under the wooden base.

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