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Aussie western star

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Photos not the best but give it a post-10059-0-02526000-1360100280_thumb.jpost-10059-0-95070200-1360100306_thumb.jpost-10059-0-32526000-1360100331_thumb.jpost-10059-0-85382600-1360100358_thumb.jgo

Edited by gm67ss

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Posted · Report post

Really nice! Looks like an SAR. Which Western Star Italeri kit did you use to make your conversion?

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Looks good, typical Aussie style B)

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I cant tell in the pics but whats under the hood? Looks good tho!

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Thanks for the comments

The donor kit is Italeri Western Star 5964 ConstellationTRUCK KIT- 3874

The engine is Auslowe resin series 60 Detroit

Hood is Auslowe 4900 conversion shortened 17mm then widen 2.5 mm each side then recast

Front of cabin and air cleaners Auslowe 4900 conversion

Converted to right hand drive

Cabin floor modified to accept engine under cabin new engine tunnel fabricated and moulded

Rear of cab and front of sleeper cut to make full walk through

Sleeper cab shortened 25mm

Front steer axle moved 4mm forward

Auslowe mudguards,bull bar and windscreen stone gaurd

Skirts on bottom of cabin photo etched

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Wow, that's a real custom! Very nice work.

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Amazing job....

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Very beautiful, but misses some pinstrippes yet

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is the auslowe 60 series a casted italeri engine? or is it a one off peice? more in the 1/25 scale

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Hey , i drive one of these without a sleeper and i love it . This a great example of a star great job mate.

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Good job on this one ! Very nice

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Don't know where Auslowe cast it from but like all his stuff it Is perfect minimal cleaning

It comes in about 20 pieces in all

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Nice work. Ben

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Great Job, any plans for trailers?

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Yes am scratch building a bulk cement tri axle trailer

Also building another rigid western star tipper At the moment with quad axle dog

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Nice.

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Ben nice job on the mods, It looks real good. :rolleyes:

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excellent mods, have the auslowe conversion myself, working on a tri drive with the Detroit from the italeri pete kit, you,ve done a great job on the hood conversion

Edited by foundationsedge

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