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This was a quick build for me, about a week start to finish. I used the new AMT release of the old Italeri reefer trailer. I shortened it to 36ft, made a new front bulkhead, scratch built a reefer unit, scratch built new landing gear added a side door, and swapped out the kit wheels for some old school resin 5-holes. Today was cloudy, so it was perfect for outdoor photos. I froze my butt off, but I managed to get some pictures.

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I swapped one of the 5-hole steel wheels out for a 5-hole aluminum wheel. The difference is subtle, but I thought it went well with the "well worn" look. Back in the day owner-operators had to make due with what they could get their hands on at the time, so miss-matched wheels were common.

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Very nice model KJ, you have the ability to get the right look.

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Wow. Great build, the weathering is bang on.

And this is a perfect example of why pics should be taken outside. Enhances an already realistic build!

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Wonderfull, what catches me is the rusted rim, i did that also on my 20ft container trailer, it's an awesome detail.😎

Also good that you have taken outdoor pictures, gives the weathering  the realistic look it deserves.

 

Hermann.

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Had a hard time being convinced that it was actually a model. Looks VERY realistic. 
The weathering you preformed is fantastic. I especially like the “soot” marks from the exhaust in the trailer top. Nice job. 

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😎😎😎

This whole project is nothing but FIRST CLASS !!!!   That really looks the part of an old "warhorse" !!!!!

DJ

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Looks  good   .  there  was an  article on   correcting  that   trailer  being it  was  to  short   height    wise  I  have it  some  where in my  library..

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On 11/21/2019 at 4:49 PM, Tesla said:

Nice work KJ! Very realistic

x 2 - it could easily be mistaken for the real thing !

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Wonderful.  Looks like an early 1960s Brown reefer.  Looks like you could put an undermount reefer unit on it to simulate an early intermodal reefer.  BTW, no diesel fuel tank?

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1 hour ago, chuckyr said:

Wonderful.  Looks like an early 1960s Brown reefer.  Looks like you could put an undermount reefer unit on it to simulate an early intermodal reefer.  BTW, no diesel fuel tank?

Thanks! I was replicating a trailer from a movie, and in the movie the reefer fuel tank was missing. Only the straps that hold the tank were present, so that is how I built the model as well.

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