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Great gatsby peterbilt preliminary paint

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Building a diorama and will post there going forward.  Vortex air cleaners, visor, some under hood plumbing,and of course whitewalls.  Air cleaners made from windchime pipe still under construction.  Ductwork is flexible drinking straw.  Whitewalls are thin plastic. 

Suitable Preiser g scale, ho, and N scale figures found to force perspective in photos.  Truck will look like one in biplane scene.   Shrimp boat is another project.

Slow build that will likely take up much of winter.

Peace.

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Now that's an interesting project and what you've done so far looks great! I love those snap kits, with some minor modifications they build up into really nice models. You can't beat the price of them either (unless you bought one from Amazon!)

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you're building from one of my favorite peterbilt ads, looks good so far.

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Thanks for the encouragement. The Lee kit is good in my opinion. Lots of cleanup but fits good. I have one posted in the all others section.  Wire works good in place of thread. Second one hopefully will go even better.

Peace.

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Final one before moving to diorama section.  Buildings are 1/87 and boat is 1/160.  Boat will be a bit smaller than the box art.  Truck is forest and lime green.  Want it to harden fully  and so forth before shooting the stripes so it will be sitting while work on the boat begins.  People will be varying scales and placed accordingly.   Not satisfied with battery boxes.  Attempts to make a latch where the tab is need improvement.  Other than air cleaners and visor, I want to use as much of the kit supplied parts to keep costs down and see what I can do with out of the box parts.  Headlamps and buckets are receiving as much attention as anything on this kit.    

Peace

 

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Okay, I lied.  One final post on this project here so share the vision where this is headed.  New thread started in diorama section with details.

Peace

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Heh,  heh.  I like that one ken.  I'll give you part credit or blame for chasing this carrot.

Peace

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