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1947 Labatt's Beer Truck

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This is an HO scale commision build of a 1947 Labatt's Beer truck. It's a resin kit from a company called Sylvan out of Canada, and doesn't build up to badly at all. I used Testors Sunburst enamel, mixed one-to-one with Testors red enamel. The decals were applied and then the whole model was cleared with Testors high-gloss clear enamel. Essentially the Donn Yost method, 2:1 enamel to lacquer thinner.

Chrome is the 1mm Molotow Pen on the small details (including the lettering on the front) and the ink airbrushed on the fin. However, the front grill and bird, and the side rails on the truck and tractor are BMF.

Thanks for looking!

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Edited by Art Laski

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Art... This is one Bitchin and Bad A$$ build. I love what you have done here.  I am sure it was a fun little build. Nice work Brother!!!

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That's a really nice job, especially at that scale. Smoother than any HO vehicle I've seen.!

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Got to get me one of those!!! WOW!! Great build!! Several years ago I built 100 or more HO scale cars &trucks for a model railroad group. They were cast by a company called Stony Mountain. So I know the skill/talent to build these small vehicles. Fantastic work, Art.

Dennis

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Very, Very Nice Art B) 

I've been tempted by a few HO kits, but need to get a new set of "magnifiers" first!

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Love it ! I believe I saw one on the bay for sale. Hmmmmm

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So, I liked this so much I went to the Bay to have a look see. Sure enough I found 3. All were about 50 bucks with the shipping. Too much for me for a kit I would probably mess up anyway. I really do like this however.

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Nice work.....I do some HO scale stuff....tough builds....

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Posed wheels. Nice touch.  Overall....

 

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It's a shame this is not available in 1/25. The first time is was this design I thought it surely was just a design exercise and not a real truck. Sure enough it was in fact not only real but also a very daring adventure design exercise. Nicely done. Thanks for sharing.

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Posed wheels. Nice touch.  Overall....

 

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Thank you, Mike! Hope you're doing well.

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It's a shame this is not available in 1/25. The first time is was this design I thought it surely was just a design exercise and not a real truck. Sure enough it was in fact not only real but also a very daring adventure design exercise. Nicely done. Thanks for sharing.

Thank you, Tom. I would love to see this in a larger scale myself. I really grew to like it while working on this one.

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Nice work.....I do some HO scale stuff....tough builds....

Thank you, Dave.

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So, I liked this so much I went to the Bay to have a look see. Sure enough I found 3. All were about 50 bucks with the shipping. Too much for me for a kit I would probably mess up anyway. I really do like this however.

Thank you, Ray. Hope you can find one someday.

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That's a really nice job, especially at that scale. Smoother than any HO vehicle I've seen.!

Got to get me one of those!!! WOW!! Great build!! Several years ago I built 100 or more HO scale cars &trucks for a model railroad group. They were cast by a company called Stony Mountain. So I know the skill/talent to build these small vehicles. Fantastic work, Art.

Dennis

Very, Very Nice Art B) 

I've been tempted by a few HO kits, but need to get a new set of "magnifiers" first!

Thank you guys for your kind comments!

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Miniature PERFECTION!

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Neat!!

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That is very well done! There was one done in a larger scale, 1/43rd, by  a small private builder many years ago and only as a finished truck. I have seen the real truck and it is quite special :) 

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Great photos as always Howard. Thanks for posting them.

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You did a super build on this , I like to see the smaller scales , I like this a lot .

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Very cool little build. I would be hard pressed to recognize it as only H/O scale if you hadn't identified it that way.

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Stunning model, Art!  AMAZING!!

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