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Peterbuilt big sleeper

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This started life as a snap kit, scratch built sleeper, extended frame. Colors are PPG Ford arizona biege & Lamborgini violet pearl left over from my body shop days. Hub caps are nickel plated furniture nails from Lowe's. Add air & elect. lines on back of sleeper and call it finished! Back to work on something else.

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Nice job.

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Nice!

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Very nice!

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thats a sharp large car!

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As usual with all your work. Absolutely gorgeous!

Chad

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Now isn't that just a nice looking rig ! Well done.

Tim

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I like you photo base, too. Do you have additional pics of that?

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nice

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Thanks guys, by the way Tim, I stole the pavement idea from you. I'm sorry! Jim, if you need ideas for the base, go to Tim's old site on his web page. I spent about 2 hrs the other nite looking at his work. As most of us already know, this guy is truly amazing!

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Thanks, Larry. I'll review Tim's site for ideas.

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Jim, here's a couple of pics of the base. Just a piece of poster board and about 30 minutes work. Also something else in the works, a trucking company diaroma, if I live that long!

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Thanks for the pics. With you ground shading, you really don't notice that it's just a flat piece of posterboard. One thing though: your dashed lines should be yellow.

Good luck with the company diorama. That looks HUGE!

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Very nice truck

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Jim, in Arkansas our dash lines are white, the no passing line is yellow and the shoulder lines are white. The diaroma is 4'x8'. I'll never finish it, just something to think about.

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Awesome work on the Pete! Great idea using coroplast for the building, it looks just like corrugated siding. Having sign experience really helps in model building!

Jim

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White dashed lines? Dare to be different. I don't remember that when I was in Arkansas, but then again I was mostly on the highways.

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nice work

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very nice build,i'm gonna have to try one of these one day

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Hey Jim your right! State highway dash lines should be yellow. We have some county roads that are still white. And all this time I've been thinking that I know every thing! Ruined my day.LOL

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Hey Jim your right! State highway dash lines should be yellow. We have some county roads that are still white. And all this time I've been thinking that I know every thing! Ruined my day.LOL

Larry, To add a little more info, the dashed lines should be 15' long with a 15' space. Your large car looks great :) Thanks for sharing the pic's

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LOL! Let's just go back to the plain black cardboard so the truck will get noticed! Larry

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Great looking truck....those 1/25 snaps make a great canvas.

nickle plated furniture nails........never thought of that...I gotta run down to the Lowes.

brinx

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sweet great work

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That is a cool looking truck.

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