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Here are a couple more of the LoneStar. Colors are Duplicolor Santa Fe Tan (BGM0545) and Testors Fiery Orange (1831M).Lonestar4.jpg

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What did you use for the air & electrical connections? They look really nice & to scale.

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Thanks Mike. Jim, I used electric wire I had from something I stripped. They look good in that position, but not when hooked up to the trailer. The insulation and wire are too stiff to give you that "saggy" look. Unfortunately, I epoxied them into holes under the cab and can't get to them to change them. I've found some 22ga railroad wire that works much better. I'll usr it on the next one I'm working on now.

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Nice!

I tried telephone wire for the trailer lines once and had the same problem- looks okay bundled up behind the cab, not so good when hooked up to the trailer.

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That is a great looking model, Nice work. To be honest I'm not sure why International went with that grill design, to me it's odd looking and reminds me a little of the face on the front of the Western Star in the move Maximum Overdrive :wacko:

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Rich, the front end is modeled after an older IH "D" model pickup. If you google "Dmax" I think it will come up and show the article. I work for a local dealer and had access to the early photos and the story behind the DMax. Many people say it looks like an older Pierce Arrow.

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Hi Arnold, Thanks for the info on the design background of the LoneStar, I did not know it was based on the "D" model pickup. It now makes a little more sense knowing they were going after a retro look on the hood. Having driven a few Transtar Eagle II's, 4300 Eagles (Conventional) and 9600 Eagle (Cabover) I always liked the looks of those trucks and thought IH had a nice interior package. The new LoneStar interior package is head and shoulders about those trucks :)

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Very nice!

Beautiful color combination!!

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Fine Job

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