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What I've been up to as of late

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I haven't posted many new in-progress or workbench photos as of late as my web hosting service has been giving me

fits and I have been unable to upload updates. Thanks to my brother he told of a 'back door' into the server which seems to be

working just fine for now.

A recap:

End of November, I finishing this Peterbilt 386

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Then built these two AMT reissues - the White Freightliner DD and the International 4300

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Then dragged out a long-forgotten project - a Western Star 4900 short aero hood.

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And now am working on these two Pete 359's

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More pics of each of these builds are on the In-Progress page of my website

Thanks for looking

Tim

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Lots of nice work Tim; Those stripes on the Pete are awesome.... Just like the late 70's and early 80's.......super nice....Matt

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6 done 350 or so to go :lol: LOL

They all look good Tim, are the tanks on the 386 stock or did you paint them that shiny chrome color?

I like how you eliminated the steps issue on the WF,(at least I had an issue), and the single bumper makes it look like a workhorse.

The Western Star.......Sharp! Looks like you could climb in and drive away.

Nice stripes on the 359, and the chrome ends on the tanks is the bomb! This one will be sweet when its finished.

Glad you found an in to your website, (even if you have to trudge around in the snow to the back door) :lol:

Tim

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Nah, that little 335 shop truck is a diecast. It is sitting on the end of my workbench and almost appears to be inscale..

Tim

I love the 4300 and did you build that what looks to be a shop truck in the back ground of the Pete's?

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The assembly line at Timsbuilds is out of control and the logistics managers are having problem where to park all these beauties.... LOL

Tim, if you are going to need a parking manager I am free ! ! ! lol

Kostas.

Ah! by the way, I wish to everyone to have nice time and join these holidays :D

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Very nice always!The yellow pete and the one with the strip, I really like.Almost painted my tri drive cab yellow but, it ended up black.

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Nice work Tim, as always. I always enjoy looking at your trucks, makes me improve mine.

On a side note, Have you ever thought of building a 2000 KW T800 AeroCab?

Thanks

Benjamin.

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Hey Tim, Over the top work as always,,,very niceeeeee !!!

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Hi Tim...........VERY NICE!!!! i love the old school frieghtliner........love the old workhorse trucks of the 50s 60s and 70s. one of these days i have to learn to do stripes better.....

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Tim,

I had a look at your in progress builds on the web site recently. I thought the WF and the International were great. I like how you have put the White Freightliner together especially the paint scheme. It works very well. Its given me a few ideas for my next project.

I like the stripes on the Pete 359. Reminds me of the "Big Mamoo"??? I think thats how you spell it. By the way where did that name come from?

Best Wishes

Dave

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This one is sort of a baby mamoo..

Big Mamoo was a name coined by one of the engineers working on the truck - a lot of firsts in it.. first new Dash of Class (the rounded often called 'Corvette' dash - even though the Corvette had nothing to do with it ), the first 63" sleeper, the first walk-through sleeper for Peterbilt, the newer long hood, etc. "That's a big mamoo" was a statement referring to how big the truck was - and it became a name.

Tim

Tim,

I had a look at your in progress builds on the web site recently. I thought the WF and the International were great. I like how you have put the White Freightliner together especially the paint scheme. It works very well. Its given me a few ideas for my next project.

I like the stripes on the Pete 359. Reminds me of the "Big Mamoo"??? I think thats how you spell it. By the way where did that name come from?

Best Wishes

Dave

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Those are all beautiful builds, Tim! I've never really been a truck modeler, but the excellent builds like yours and others on this forum are showing me the appeal of this segment of the modeling hobby. There is a lot of opportunity for detailing, and you'll probably never run out of different corporate paint jobs and markings to use on them! Nice work!

BTW, I do have one rig from AMT about 40 years ago called the California Hauler Truck. It's a Peterbilt cab with a sleeper and a box trailer. Maybe it's time for a rebuilding project!

Sam

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