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kpnuts

Italari American wrecker truck

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Hi all made a start on the dio 

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More work on the wrecker and dio.

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Awesome work great theme ya have going on 

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Posted (edited)

Hmmmmmm wonder if they need a translator. 

Nothing like running out of Energon. 

Edited by NothingAsFineAsaW9

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On 3/2/2019 at 10:55 AM, kpnuts said:

I know a lot of people don't like it but I'm doing it as an old and tired truck, in the past I've got a lot of flack for doing this type of stuff, well it's my model and I like doing old.

Keep up the weathering. After all, most workhorse rigs don't stay showroom new for very long! At the minimum, they get dusty and faded. At worst, they get dented and damaged. 

Just remember, keep it restrained. Companies don't want to put out a bad image with "junky" trucks, but they're not going to spend thousands of dollars keeping them "show car" detailed, either. 

Build it however you like it. I really appreciate builders who can create convincing weathering on their models!

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Hi Patrick I agree most companies would keep rigs showroom as to keep a good image but I'm going for an independent (let's face it a company is not likely to come out to an alien crash, I mean the cost of chasing up payment if they did a runner) no I'm going for a poor independent who can just about keep his truck running so will take any job.

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Done some work on the hydrolic lift, not done any weathering of it yet.

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Added a bit of paint.

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Hi all more work on the hoist.

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Great work so far. I love Ted.

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More done to the truck.

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On 3/30/2019 at 2:05 PM, kpnuts said:

Hi all another update, well this bit is never going to fit.
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So with some heating and a little extension ted helped me fix it.
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Hope the rest fits ok.

Not sure where you found the decal, but that matches a local tow service near me:  https://www.santafetowservice.com/

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Came with the kit (i tried making my own but they were see through)

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Well the truck is nearly done, just a few odds and ends to add and the alien and trucker and his wife to do.

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