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Italeri 48-foot US reefer completed

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Hi folks, here is a build of Italeri's much-criticised 48-foot US reefer. Not my first choice of trailer, but US trailer kits are hard to get here at the moment. Built box stock apart from some self-adhesive gemstones for the tail lights. I need to add a diesel tank under the chassis at some point for the fridge unit.

The K100 is 1/25, which would make this a 50-foot trailer. Not perfect, but I'm pleased with it.

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Thanks lads.

Chris, the main issue is the joint halfway along the body. It doesn't matter about the floor because you can't see it, and the joint in the roof is easy to smooth out because there is no detail up there, it's totally smooth. However, the body sides have ribs and rivet detail, which would end up being sanded away if you are not careful, and makes it hard to hide the join.

Other than that you couldn't get a much more straight forward kit.

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The first pic looks like the real deal, it wasn't till I scrolled down to the second one that I realized you were showing us the kit, not a pic of the real thing. I'd say it came out great! nice weathering and detailing.

Tim

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Nice combination, and I agree with the comments about the first picture, at first glance I thought you were showing us the real 'inspiration' before getting into the model pics.

Best Regards,

Wayne

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The first photo through me, thought it was real, had to take a second look

looks great to me

I had that same reaction, too. Very nice job.

Charlie Larkin

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