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Peterbilt fire truck DD powered

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This is my rendition of the Peterbilt Fire Truck in 1/25 scale by Revell of Germany. The kit represents a real pumper and my version is a bit closer to the real deal than the OOB would be. If bulit per instructions, the hood would open just a little because of the sirenes on the bumper. I placed them on a tilt panel with a piano hinge just like the real one. I also changed the engine and transmission as the real pumper is powered by a turbocharged Detroit Diesel and Allison automatic. This was followed by a change in the cab where I replaced the gear stick with a shifting column. I added some more details in the cab like the sun shades, the safety belts, a fire extinguisher  and so on. The doors open on the scratch built, functional piano hinges. The crew cab is just a plain Jane as I have no idea what equipment might have been there. Also, there is no wiring around the chassis as it is hidden under the fire truck body. I added a few outter details like the instrument rims, the spanner wrenches, the fold up step, the chrome strips, the cat walks on top of the body and so on. I covered the hoses by a canvas made of aluminium foil. The chrome parts are combination of the kit´s chrome, the alclad metalizer, the Molotow chrome marker and a dull aluminium colour. The hood screen is a PE part by CTM. I also changed the tires as I don´t like the Revell´s retreaded tires.

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Thanks for looking.

 

Edited by truckabilly

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great details.. looks amazing.  how did you get the face of the federal q siren to look so good.. does the kit come with that.. My tanker build has one!

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That's a really nice and beautiful fire truck.

All these small details looks awesome, like the fire hoses and the control panel.B)

 

Hermann.

 

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20 hours ago, towman1271 said:

great details.. looks amazing.  how did you get the face of the federal q siren to look so good.. does the kit come with that.. My tanker build has one!

It´s just a black wash on the siren face, Dave. Right now I can´t remember what color brand  it was. Either GSI or Vallejo.

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 I want to thank all  of guys for your positive feedback. I am glad you like it.

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Man that truck is awesome, so nicely detailed.  I love it!

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