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B.R.B.O. IH CO 4070A

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My entry is going to be the International CO 4070A that I've had sitting around for many years. I'm not getting any younger so I figure it's time to start building all of these old kits, and this B.R.B.O. is the perfect reason to do this one.

32877557368_56433cec26_z.jpg20190110_183159 by Jim Gavin, on Flickr

45837684645_8eed225b85_b.jpg20190110_183208 by Jim Gavin, on Flickr

46753098511_7260083260_b.jpg20190114_055222_HDR by Jim Gavin, on Flickr

The cab was painted white when I purchased it, but it will be stripped. I searched around the web until I found the look I'm going for On SF Stevo's Flickr site.

21309239088_d2019e50d2_z.jpgTranstar by SF Stevo, on Flickr

Depending on how long it takes me to finish the truck I may build the trailer as well if there's time left.

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Great choice Jim ! These IH trucks really fit together well and look killer when complete. Really like your paint scheme it looks very classic 

I spied a Brockway lurking in the background too nice truck

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The best kit ever! Looking forward to seeing this one built! Welcome to the Build Off!

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I have one of these that needs a complete restoration. Love the lines and looking forward to yours.  

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I can't wait to see where you go with this one.

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Wow still sealed even. Nothing like that old kit smell either! Good luck!

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Sweet truck, Here's hoping you get time for a trailer too as it would make a good looking pair

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Well I'm almost 3 weeks into this and I did manage a little progress. It's been a long time since I've built one of these old ERTL kits and I'd forgotten how much nicer these were to build compared to the AMT kits. There's absolutely no flash, very little mold lines to clean up, and it didn't require building a jig and weighing down the frame to get it to glue up square. It's in primer now and the basic Detroit is built and has the base color on.

47103028122_fd6c98a04e_z.jpg4070A progress 2/20/19 by Jim Gavin, on Flickr

46431765424_f171774ee3_z.jpg4070A progress 2/20/19 by Jim Gavin, on Flickr

Also I've decided to change from my original build plan as a tractor and box van to a west coast truck and trailer flatbed combo. It will be based on this pic that I found on Eric Wizke's Flickr pages.

40190332833_852cdc2241_z.jpgEric Wizke photo by Jim Gavin, on Flickr

It will most likely be the same colors and I'll be using 5-hole Budds all the way around. I'm not sure if I'll scratch build the flatbeds or if I'll use the Great Dane extendable flat as a starting point.

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Looking good ! 

You made an interesting point..my IH transtar eagle 2 fell together,  very enjoyable build , and actually looks great..almost like the Tamiya armor kits too bad there isn't more offerings from Ertl 

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Always loved the look of these trucks. That’s going to be a cool color combo, should look great with the trailers.

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