My version of the Freightliner FLC

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Started this one back in August, thinking I could have it done for the ITALERI Truck Contest. Should have known work and life would hinder my progress. Any way....I finished it a couple of weeks ago, but the weather has not cooperated to get good pictures, but today was absolutely beautiful, so I took advantage.

The truck is the Italeri Freightliner FLC....back dated by using AMT Peterbilt headlights. Other than the headlights, it is pretty much built as per instructions with a bunch of added details. These include: "Scale Hardware" acorn nuts x 60 for lug nut covers, "Realleather Craft snaps for hup covers, engine and chassis are wired and plumbed using small guage wire and solder, the underside of the hood was detailed using a paper towel and white glue for the insulation blanket, small chains were used to hold hood in place, aluminum tube was substituted for exhaust stacks and extensive Bare Metal Foil to detail body and door trim.

Paint is all Testors Model Masters Laquers....all the stripes are painted to match the sales brochure (Thank goodness for Tamiya tape)

I took the pictures to try and replicate the brochure in scale.....

Thanks for looking......590A.jpg

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My goodness that thing is sharp! Nice work man.

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Wow that is nice .cool pain engine looks sweet withthe chains hanging from the hood. thats cool.

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i say you nailed it right on the head!,looks just like the picture.amazing! by the way.that b model in your avatar.was that at the macungie truck show?

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Yeah, this is a good one for sure...I love the detail, as well...Awesome paintwork, and excellent photography...Very nice...

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That's really nice! Great detail & paint work. Are you going to do the race car?

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That's how I like them! Clean and OEM stripes. Super nice.

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that is awesome

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I always like this aria of Freightliner ,nice build

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Beautiful truck. Kept scrolling down to find the model and then realized I was looking at it!!!! The little guy threw me off. Great build, love the paint work.

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NICE..You did a great job.

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Great work George, you did an excellent job, I like it.

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Beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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George,

Fantastic! The striping looks like decals! Great job, as I know how challenging that can be! Only thing missing is the yellow race car(just kidding)...

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Nice work.

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Very nice job in replicating the truck in the brochure

Got to like the "older" non aero-dynamic trucks

Kurt

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You said I Kurt. I like the "older" non aero-dynamic trucks more too.

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You nailed it. Thats a beautiful truck. Excelent paint work....

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Nice job. I guess that ad is where the inspiration for the Freightliner 1/24 scale remote control car transporter I have came from. Because I believe it has the exact same paint job.

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What a great build,I like it..............

Terry

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WELL DONE! One of my favorite paint schemes executed so very well. Bravo.

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Just incredible!

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that is awesome.nice clean build

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That baby is gorgeous. Great job on the build.

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Looks fantastic, excellent colour choice!

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