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Hi. Here`s another older build of mine. I bought this Ertl transtar II  off an auction site stripped it down & rebuilt it as a 4070 with  weedburner exhausts, The trailer is made from perspex covered in thin aluminium sheet with an AMT bogie. The decals are all homemade.

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Awesome looking build! Great job on the conversion. A lot of differences that sometimes go unnoticed like the door hinges. I hope to do a 4000 myself some day. I like the short wheel base and the breather set up that you chose. The exhaust is interesting. I’ve only seen one truck in real life that had it ran all the way out the back like that. Most stop behind the cab. Very unique. The weathering looks awesome! Great job all around!

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Very impressive work on this combo!  You nailed the look of a million mile fleet truck from the golden age of trucking. Exhaust, intake and oil filters takes this IH to the next level.

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Hard working rig - nice work.

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Beautiful rig. The weathering and the worn tires show plenty of road miles. I well remember McClean Trucking, I live just a few miles from their homebase of Winston-Salem.

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Outstanding build. ! The weathering really shows off the miles on this fleet truck

You even wired the roof ac very nice 

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Lots of details to admire. Great inspiration for the new 4070A that will be coming out.

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Very nicely built, the weathering and detail is outstanding! I could look at pictures of builds like this for hours.

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What excellent work!  Beautifully finished to look faded but well taken care of.  That's not easy to accomplish without some practice.

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If it weren't for the base and background sheet, we could be fooled into thinking these were photos of the 1:1 rig!

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So very realistic! You must be very familiar with the subject to go to this level of added features and detail. All replicated and weathered! Amazing how you did the trailer, sections of aluminum foil over plastic to great effect, pretty creative!

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Simply fantastic - with another background it could go for the real thing !

Road grime, dirt, dust and diesel fuel - and above all theworn-out, bleached color of this rig - great work! I will save the pics as inspiration for my own kit.

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On 1/18/2021 at 4:20 AM, Russell C said:

If it weren't for the base and background sheet, we could be fooled into thinking these were photos of the 1:1 rig!

What he said.....

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Hi, thanks for interest shown in this build & the positive comments, it`s very much appreciated. I have found some build pics, I will put them in a WIP thread.

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