Tyrone Malone's Hideout Truck

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I got this kit off Ebay last year factory sealed for 50.00. It was molded in a very brittle cream colored styrene. I have never like these AMT Aerodynes, Some thing always is warped out of alignment or breaks off easy, like on this one with the front cab mounts. The same thing happened on my Papa Truck. I had a real fight trying to get the bed together. It was really warped. I managed to break one side in half in the process due to brittleness of the plastic. I added a Peterbilt bumper to match the prototype, and also new chrome wheels from an International dump truck. The kit parts for these are totally wrong. I also added CB and radio antennas, spotlights, trailer hitch, and fish eye mirrors. All of these were added per reference picks in my Tyrone Malone books.

The truck was painted Tamiya French blue for the frame and undercarriage, and flat black for the body. I then painted Tamiya clear blue over the black to give it a glossy blue tint. I also did this to the Bandag Bandit on the rear deck. I managed to use the kit decals, but added P.U.C. stickers to the drivers wing window and AMT logos. This is the last of the four AMT Tyrone Malone trucks I had to build for my collection. This one I worked on off and on for over 6 months because I got so frustrated with the brittleness of the plastic and the fit problems mentioned about. I may do the Boss truck of America and Mama truck in the near future. I have a spare Super Boss in the closet for parts just in case.

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NICE TO SEE A OLD KIT LIKE THIS SUPER NICE JOB

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Holy Cow!!!

That looks Awesome.

Great to see something like that built and such Great work on it..

And $50??

Dude!! ya rock .. :P

Love it!!

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great job on a great truck!!

dennis

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Nice job. Hopefully when I start restoring my Dad's rigs this set turns out this nice.

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very nice ..... I got one But needs decals does anyone make them?

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Very nice build.

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That is a very nice build.

I have the PA PA truck and the long frame AMT VIT cabover I plan on building my own race set up with those two.

Or maybe a tri axel kw conv.

Either way I hope they come out as nice as these .Thanks for showing them.

God Bless

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Looks like it was well worth the extra effort in the end! Beautiful Build! Great to see one of these done!:D

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You may have had problems with these builds nut you sure wouldn't know it now.

Great job.

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Sure wish AMT would bring these back for one run only?

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Sure wish AMT would bring these back for one run only?

With the quality Round II puts into these old kits, it would be worth it. And Bill, you did a tremendous job with this old KW. Very nice!

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I love this one . Ive always wanted to build the set of tyrones rigs but ive never managed to get my hands on any of them

I wish I wish i wish somone would rerelease them . :P

Doobie

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Oh Bill...i LOVE this truck! In my childhood i always wanted one (doesn't matter, if its the white or black one) - and now? Hard to find and costs a lot of money.

Thank you for sharing! Also the perferct load on it!

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Very nice

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I had both of them many years ago,and I also wish they would came back out.

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Starting to build mine right now

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Outstanding work....Looks good, despite the problems you had with it...I'm amazed you got it for $50....I sold one about 4 years ago for about $120....Excellent photography, too....It always helps to see a good model photographed well...

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