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Old School Star Car In Blue

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Project Blue Star.

I started with an original issue AMT White-Western Star, a resin hood and etched metal grille from Illini Replica Conversions (old stuff I bought back in '02).

I stretched the frame, modified the sleeper crawil through a bit and added a few bits and pieces from the parts boxes.

BlueStartrler2712right.jpg

BlueStarwithtrailer2712.jpg

BlueStarRightRear2712.jpg

BlueStarRoadrht2712.jpg

All the pics of the build are on http://public.fotki....ch-1/blue-star/

Thanks for looking!

Tim

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Very nice. I especially like the last shot. Quite realistic.

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Tim,

Very nice job on the Star. You've really caught the golden age of trucking with this project. I really like it.

Doug

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wow..very nice tim..is the sleeper done in alclad?

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That is a spectacular delight. The first picture is just captivating. I can't stop staring at it.

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Another fine build. I love Stars as much as you love red ovals.

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Wow that nice. I like that.

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Great Job as always Tim!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.

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Not Alcad but Alsa Mirra-Chrome spray.

Tim

wow..very nice tim..is the sleeper done in alclad?

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Looks great. That Alsa Mirra is kinda expensive.

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Very nice, I like it!

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LOVE those old Stars!

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Love it! I'll have to track down that metal grille- I'll need it for at least one. (The other will have its grille covered up by a Green Goblin. ;) )

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Very very very nice well done How did and what did u use to stretch the frame would love to know please thanks

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I used rails from a junker build.

Tim

Very very very nice well done How did and what did u use to stretch the frame would love to know please thanks

Thanks for the great compliments guys !!

Tim

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Tim, Your builds are always outstanding,and I enjoy what you do in the model car mag. What trailer did you use for the pic?

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Tim,

Those photo's look superb. An excellent subject and build. It really does have the 1970's look.

Dave

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Tim, I have noticed bottom exhaust pipe painted blue. Upps. But I like the pictures anyway. Like Doug said: "You've really caught the golden age of trucking!"

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I like the paint work!

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Sergey,

The pipe would have been blue - until it burned off...

Tim, I have noticed bottom exhaust pipe painted blue. Upps. But I like the pictures anyway. Like Doug said: "You've really caught the golden age of trucking!"

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That´s a very nice truck & trailer. I like the overall color combination. It is the first time that I have noticed how low this sleeper actually is. The second picture looks like a day cab truck with just some box behind. Maybe it´s just a play of angles but sure looks cool.

Jarda

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Jarda,

That is how the old Mercury sleepers looked. The standard size was quite short. An optional taller sleeper (about 10 inches taller) was available as well as longer versions.

Tim

That´s a very nice truck & trailer. I like the overall color combination. It is the first time that I have noticed how low this sleeper actually is. The second picture looks like a day cab truck with just some box behind. Maybe it´s just a play of angles but sure looks cool.

Jarda

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Really impressive. What a nice looking model! It IS a model, isn't it?

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That is beautiful Tim....very nice!

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Tim. Someday I'm going to have to borrow your shrink ray. LOL That is an absolutely fabulous model; truly museum quality.

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