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Well, I’ve picked my next victim. So far during the plague I’ve built 3 rigs and 4 trailers, this kit has been above my bench for quite some time, and I look at it often. Since the freight liner and tanker is done, I needed another project and decided this is the one. I’ll probably break the seal on this tomorrow......

 

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7 minutes ago, tbill said:

 I’ll probably break the seal on this tomorrow......

Do you plan a build thread on that beaut' Tom?     Would be of interest to me....haven't pulled the trigger to open mine yet.

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44 minutes ago, Khils said:

Do you plan a build thread on that beaut' Tom?     Would be of interest to me....haven't pulled the trigger to open mine yet.

I fully intend to document my progress right here in this thread😎 . I’ve been staring at this box for a couple of years now, it’s now time to crack it open and hopefully do it justice. Stay tuned for progress....

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Horray !!!! When we finally get together for the group photo I'll bring my squirrels home..they're gonna eat you out of house n home  !!!! 

 

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Ooo nice looking dump!! Didn’t know that kit existed!! 

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Well I cracked it open and started on it. Parts are molded in blue, kind of a greenish/white, chrome and that weird metallic gray/silver. I got the mold lines off the cab and hood and painted them in testors blazing black. Got a good start on the frame and put a coat of clear on all the box chrome parts. Will probably have another update later on tonight.

 

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Color looks sharp on that!!! With that chrome dump box backing it up... OHHHh BOOYYYY!!!!

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Oh yeah that's gonna be sick !!!  That blazin black is gonna compliment the chrome box perfectly 

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Chugging along on this, got a bunch of stuff done today ( probably because I lost track of time while at the bench ). The kit tires are more street tire and kinda skinny, so I dug thru my stash of tires and found some that look way better ( to me anyway), so here are some random pics of today’s progress.

 

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Huge improvement on those tires !  Now it will look like a real dump truck 

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1 hour ago, gotnitro? said:

Huge improvement on those tires !  Now it will look like a real dump truck 

Ditto that!! Just thinking the same thing looking at the pics... Huge difference!!! Gonna be an awesome looking dump!!! 

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Thanks guys, here is the results of today’s shenanigans, and a mock up.

 

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That's looking really nice.  Good detail on the engine, & I like those tires.

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Oh heck yeah Tom! That is coming together rather nicely.....

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I love the color of the cab.

Do you know where those tires came from? 

I have several projects that I would like to use something like those on.

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Thanks all, so far it’s progressing well.

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30 minutes ago, am73grand said:

I love the color of the cab.

Do you know where those tires came from? 

I have several projects that I would like to use something like those on.

The tires were made by Double Take Replicas, but last I knew, KJ wasn’t making parts anymore. I was fortunate enough to stock up on various parts from him.

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Got more parts glued on today....

 

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Looks fantastic!!! Love that weedburner exhaust too

Awesome work 

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Not a weed burner Jeff, it has dual stacks, just haven’t got that far yet 😎

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2 hours ago, tbill said:

Not a weed burner Jeff, it has dual stacks, just haven’t got that far yet 😎

Ohhh..oops lol

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More shenanigans today....

 

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