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Been messing with this for a while now.

Scratch built parts,All Sheet metal,Fenders,Lift axle,steps and air tanks,Tool box/Headache rack,Battery box.

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very nice! what did you use on the fuel tanks?they look like real alluminum.

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very nice! what did you use on the fuel tanks?they look like real alluminum.

Thanks for the comment.

I used Dupli Color Chrome painted over Dupli Color Primer

The tanks were striped using Easy off oven cleaner then filling the seams and sanded smooth.

Use thin coats untill you get the look you want.

Be sure it is REAL DRY before you mess with the parts or it will rub off and its back to the start.

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looks great..

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Great looking Peterbilt!

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Gotta agree with Anthony - great job on those fuel tanks! Love the paint color, too. Is it Tamiya's maroon?

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Gotta agree with Anthony - great job on those fuel tanks! Love the paint color, too. Is it Tamiya's maroon?

Thanks for the comments everyone

The paint is Testor Burgandy with Testors #1607 Candy hot rod red over that.

And model masters High Gloss.

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nice heavy haul pete

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That's a sharp lookin Pete!!!!!!! Very nice work!!!!!

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Nice, Nice, Nice...Excellent work...Awesome....You have a knack for this stuff...

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Beautiful Pete Earl! B)

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Superb Looking truck! I like it a lot.

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Earl, That's a great looking pete,and I like the paint job. Is that one of your headack rack you make?

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Nice looking truck. I like the fenders, how did you get the rolled edge on them!

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Nice looking truck. I like the fenders, how did you get the rolled edge on them!

Thanks for all the comments everyone.

The way I get the edge on any plastic is first I make a pencil mark on the edge's to keep them even.

Put a piece of tape on the mark.

Then take a file and rough it in.

Then 150 Grit sand paper to shape it a little closer.

Then as I get the parts ready for paint I keep working the edges untill there the way I want them.

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Been messing with this for a while now.

Scratch built parts,All Sheet metal,Fenders,Lift axle,steps and air tanks,Tool box/Headache rack,Battery box.

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Is it me or where is the fifth wheel at? :huh:

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Is it me or where is the fifth wheel at? :huh:

The fifth wheel and a few other parts are not on there yet.

It will have everything on it when its finished.

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Earl, That's a great looking pete,and I like the paint job. Is that one of your headack rack you make?

Thanks for the comments everyone.

The Headache rack / toolbox is scratch built like the real one on the truck I drive its still not finished yet.

Other scratch built parts include Battery box,air tanks and steps for the air tanks,rear fenders.

The air tanks and steps for them include about 52 different pieces to make a set for both sides of the truck.

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Very nice Earl, I like it.

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Earl hi,

Your Peterbilt is a workhorse beast!!! It is amazing in all its details and my friend I love that headache rack.

Bravo!!!

Kostas.

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Thanks for all the comments everyone,I will be getting back to this soon I hope.

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looks great :)

what did you use for the starter kit??

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