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My version of the Freightliner COE

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Just posted this in the Community build.....

OK.....Here I come....sliding in under the wire....truck has been built for a while....and even got a first place at the IPMSNOVA show last month. The problem has been "Photo Bucket" and my lack of computer savvy. Enough whining....on with the model,

The truck is the first of the three that i signed on for...Freightliner COE and Fruehauf flatbed.

Started with a Round 2 reissue, built straight out of the box. I found a Freightliner sales brochure and wanted something a little different, so I chose the "Oxnard" ]paint scheme.

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Painted with Testors Model Masters Laquers and clear coat, stripes are painted...gotta love Tamiya masking tape. Black pinstripe between colors is from "Detail Masters"

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Added extras include some plumbing and wiring on both the engine and chassis using small wire and solder, I also closed in the back of the steps on the cab and used "Scale Hardware" acorn nuts on the front wheels to dress them up. I also added weather strip around wheel well openings and used "BMF" to dress up a few things.

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I joined it with the reissue of the Fruefauf flatbed, painted the same green as truck chassis and light gray. Extras on the trailer include, scratch built tool box, spare tire carrier, strap winders and step ladder. The "load" are small cardboard boxes covered in paper towel soaked in white glue and painted with acrylics, rolled tarps are the same. Straps are ribbon from the sewing department at Wal-Mart

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Thanks for looking....

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Fantastic job. Looks great all around. Love the load.

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That is one beautiful Freightliner,awesome paint and great detail...Love the air horn covers,what did you use for that??

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Nice build, nice paint. Did you use 2.0 chrome Acorn nuts? Where did you find the the winders for the trailer straps?

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Tim,

A photo backdrop/base is on my to do list, Thanks for the comments.

mr46ford

Strap winders are shoe lace eyelets, plastic rod and some "c" channel....don't think I have any pictures of in progress, but I will look.

George

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Badluck 13,

The air horn covers are the "baby moons" from the rear axles!!!!

George

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hey george that looks great. that paint job looks like it might be tricky to do. did you change the tires on the truck? they look like the goodyears on it. instead of the uniroyals.

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Tires are the Good Years that came in the kit.....Paint wasn't too bad....had to think it in reverse, painting the stripes first...until all three colors were taped....then body color. Couldn't have done it without the Tamiya tape...makes all the difference. Getting ready to post an Autocar with a 70's thems to it...done the same way.

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