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IH Transtar Eagle II FINISHED !!

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ever wonder what happens when ya soak chrome parts in super clean??  I dunked a few parts in an empty baby food jar and watched the coating literally fizzle away in seconds  pretty neat !!

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enough destruction..onto the fun part ..masking for the stripe !

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masking both sides evenly and around those lights ? on the front end were a challenge.

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the end result ?? 

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I stuck the grill on just for visual impact !

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I still have to fix several areas were the lousy masking job allowed paint to seep under, but nothing a little elbow grease wont fix..like the paint edge  !

anyone have advice how to mask those thin pinstripes ? I suppose cutting narrow strips of tape and methodically masking them might work..but that'd take hrs!

while the cab dried, I sprayed the wheels polished aluminum alclad cause the kit chrome looked toy like  imo

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any criticism or comments welcome !

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Jeff nice paint job and your chrome looks good. 

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I agree with Dan....NICE!!

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Wow Jeff, that is looking really good!!!!!!!!!! Love the colors on it, looks perfect!!!!!!

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I like the color choice. Even if the masking wasn't perfect, it still came out pretty decent. I hope to eventually be able to mask good enough to be able to make curves in the tape. I'm talking about the sleeper sides. Where it curves up, I have a hard time with that. Nice job overall.

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I like the colors! Going to look great!

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Wow Jeff, that is looking really good!!!!!!!!!! Love the colors on it, looks perfect!!!!!!

I like the color choice. Even if the masking wasn't perfect, it still came out pretty decent. I hope to eventually be able to mask good enough to be able to make curves in the tape. I'm talking about the sleeper sides. Where it curves up, I have a hard time with that. Nice job overall.

I like the colors! Going to look great!

Thanks !!  I wanted someting different than the box art, and didnt have anything blue on the shelf !! 

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I masked the stripes w auto pin stripe tape since cutting even stripes wasn't happening ! The tape is super flexible and thin, took several minutes to mask everything then uncover the blue area before painting. once I was happy with them , I sprayed several coats of clear to make it shine . 

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now the fun begins..installing all the chrome and finishing the build !  First up had to be the grill

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Looks sharp!!!!!!! Colors look great together!!!!!!!

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   Jeff ,

           It looks like you got the paint job squared away ! As it look rather good.

 

 

Be Well

  Gator

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Looks sharp!!!!!!! Colors look great together!!!!!!!

X2. they go as well here as they did on the Boss 351. Always like the combo.

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👍looking good buddy, I knew you could do an OOB build😜

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   Jeff ,

           It looks like you got the paint job squared away ! As it look rather good.

 

 

Be Well

  Gator

Thanks Gator ! figuring out the technigue is usually tougher than actually doing it ! My Eclipse airbrush makes it a simple job too

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👍looking good buddy, I knew you could do an OOB build😜

LMAO !!!  I may have to try another after this one ..there is that R model lurking 

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X2. they go as well here as they did on the Boss 351. Always like the combo.

Thanks Pat !!!

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Well guys, I'm happy to say its DONE !!  Enjoy the pics !

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This model built so well, it really shows how poorly others can be ! I'll definitely pick another one up later on . oh and what its store for this build ? This truck is already been put to work hauling a Rogers low boy I've been scratch building ! look for that soon !!! 

thanks everyone for their comments..we're off to the under glass section

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I just realized the PB police caught me too..I'll update the first couple posts 

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That came out nice. I really like it. 

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Jeff, I knew you could do it...this turned out real nice!

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Jeff, I knew you could do it...this turned out real nice!

That came out nice. I really like it. 

Thanks !! Going OOB was so relaxing , compared to my usual re engineering made this sooo much fun ! Figuring out the paint was a cool technique I will certainly use in the future.  I'll send this one over to the under glass forum once I can take better outside pics.

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Very well done! That's a tough looking IH! I love how you did the striping and the silver goes well with the blue!

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lookin great , color combo turn out very nice

i like this coe

love this on

jacobus

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  Jeff,

         that is a fine looking model. You diod yourself proud on that one !

 

 

  Be Well

  Gator

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I love it!

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