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I have a soft spot for the Monogram 1/32 Snap Tite trucks. I had a few in the 80s when I was a kid and snapped a few up when I saw them I a store in UK about 4 years ago. Sadly the great decals that used to come with them have been replaced by stickers blending a toyish feel but a little work can give a good overall appearance. 

I find you're best going for an overall look with these rather than a detailed true to life appearance. This General is an original kit I scored off Ebay with no glass and the cab half painted, but still the original decals. I painted the chassis red, reduced the size of the mudflaps and lowered them so that they don't look like sails and rounded the edges of the chassis rails off so they look more like rolled steel beams. 

The trailer is the standard Fruehauf unit form the kit combined with the Freightliner conventional. Being a very recent issue it had a terrible warp in it which I pretty much dealt with by gluing and strapping everything together until set. I foiled the aluminium parts of the trailer and had to cut the slider rail away so that the running gear attached directly to the frame of the trailer, otherwise it sat far too high. 

The overall combination looks great to me, as long as you don't start examining all the little details. These kits have kept me sane over last few months. 

Thanks for looking.  

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Nice looking General.  I like it with the trailer.  

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😎😎😎

Good lookin' !!!  It and the trailer make a nice rig!!!

DJ

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Great looking rig! I think that I had about all of these when I was a kid. I wish that I would have saved them.

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