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1/72 Big Rigs - first steps


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Hi Guys,

I am happy to present you my first photos today. On my 1/72 scale, I am forced to build a lot by myself, as modeling kits are more the exception than the norm.

All models are in different stages of construction, because I'm trying to build several at the same time. In this way for example I can get over drying times on one model by continuing to work on another.

And here are:

1. Marmon HDT 86

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2. Kenworth K 100

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3. Mack Superliner

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4. Freightliner FLT

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5. Freightliner FLC 120

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At the moment I am looking for a solution to create different rims and wheels. Difficult...

I hope you will recognize the originals in my work. But don't forget, there is still a lot to do!

Regards,

Torsten

 

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Looking good. That is a lot of work to recreate something from scratch.

How do the wheels/tires compare to the one on Hotwheels/Matchbox and other small diecast? Because you can buy them for about $1 it may be a good starting point. I know they are 1:64 ish, but they are for cars/pickups, for a big rig the size may work out just fine. Also, those cars have various different wheel sizes and designs. 

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Thanks for the motivating words! ?

I've had problems with pain in my hands again recently, so little has happened at the cabs. Nevertheless, my K100 already looks a lot more like K100, I hope I will soon be able to take a few photos again.

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Although I am having a hard time working at the moment, I have managed to make some progress on my Kenworth K100. This is essentially the rough structure of the interior, but there was also some progress on the cabin.

 

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I am pleased that you are interested in my insignificant work, thanks guys! That motivates, and I always gladly accept helpful tips. With regard to my colorful choice of materials on the model, I may have to say that every first cab I build is intended as a master for molding and casting. I will then, so i hope, carry out correct detail work that is typical of the series or year of construction on the casted cabins. That's why I will soon close all window and door openings again with wafer-thin brass or plastic strips. This makes it easier for me to work out the fine window struts and for the mold maker to mold the cabin.

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