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Scratch built International Lonestar

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Hello!

My name is Matti and this is my first post on this forum. I see familiar names here so some of you might recognize me from other forums.

I build truck models entirely from scratch by using sheet styrene, aluminum and fiber glass.

Here is my latest project that I finished last month: International Lonestar.

i used sheet styrene for the cab, hood and bumper. Chassis is Evergreen styrene. Wheels are made of aluminum and curtain rod. Doors, grille, visor, exhaust and skirts are aluminum as well. I used Italeri tyres. Interior has vinyl upholstery

In progress pictures can be seen here:

http://s361.photobucket.com/albums/oo54/lonewolf_010/Lonestar/?start=0

Pictures of the finished model.

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Cummins ISX engine block, oil pan and transmission are made of fiber glass

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Thank you,

Matti

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That looks pretty good. I guess you can say you're the first with a LoneStar model! Good job.

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Ha, a European, I'm French

Good work, and more handmade

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3.gif Excellent build. How long did it take ?

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Thank you gentlemen. I started to fabricate the cab in April.

Matti

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Dude, This truck is phenominal...Especially considering it's all scratchbuilt. Great job!

Frank

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That's some really great work, Matti!!!!!

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pretty dang good not quite that of moebius but way better than i could ever dream i would do.

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I love it man! Great work on the build.

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Scratch built... You have patience and talent! Looks great!

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I do some scratch building myself and I know whats involved in it to get something like this done.

Very nice scratch building job.

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Thank you for the kind words. I built this model in 2010 before the model kit was introduced. I prefer to build all my models in scratch for the challenge and enjoyment.

Matti

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Outstanding job on this build.

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