CALLING ALL AMT DIAMOND REO'S (w/ amt western stars, etc...)


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Dont see many Diamond reo's being built or anything here or on other forums im on....Just looking for a little inspiration to come up with something or someway of building mine i just got yesterday for my bday from Jan.?!....so i just want to see what everyone else built to maybe give me some ideas on how to build mine....resin/scratch parts welcomed to!

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Here is one I built a few years ago.

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Here's my two, ones a setback axle built like the trucking grew up in and the other was a product of no direction the looks similar to the truck from over the top.

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Geez ray , thats an awsomly heavy duty reo .

Freightshaker , the australian army had those set back front axle reo's in the 60's-70's . We took them to vietnam and brought them home again , they are now in the hands of private companys . There was one manual and the rest were automatics .

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Scummy I remember seeing some of those when I was in Nam great looking trucks Ihave a Diamond Reo on the bench now

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Scummy I remember seeing some of those when I was in Nam great looking trucks Ihave a Diamond Reo on the bench now

X2! :)

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Here is one I built a few years ago.

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I didn't like the Diamond R until this! This is one NICE piece!

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Here's one that I use in my avatar.

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It's just your basic truck repair shop wrecker.

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I'm currently working on a DR built as a retired County plow truck, I'll see if I can dig it out and post some pics of what's done so far.

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I have one going that will be pulling a bull rack! B)

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bump

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Here is one I did back in the 90's while laying on my back after back surgery. Never got the mirrors on but I have them some place.

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Here's one that I use in my avatar.

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It's just your basic truck repair shop wrecker.

Nice!

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Sean I just put up a White Western Star in the Under Glass section. I made a couple of minor changes to it, but maybe it will help to inspire you.

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Sean I just put up a White Western Star in the Under Glass section. I made a couple of minor changes to it, but maybe it will help to inspire you.

If its the brown one then yeah i saw it already...twice...once here and the other on facebook!

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Has anyone built one with a dump body from the autocar kit?....i may have a better idea...i just cant find one (Montone on an DR)

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bandit I just put the dump body from the Autocar in with the Diamond Reo kit. I would like to find anouther Autocar dump truck kit. at a resonable price.

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bandit I just put the dump body from the Autocar in with the Diamond Reo kit. I would like to find anouther Autocar dump truck kit. at a resonable price.

that makes 2!...I think round 2 should have issued that dump body with the amt pete 359 kit!...Being they are near perfect...other than the tail but that can be fixed with i think 2 new parts that is not hard to make!?

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Western Star with Double Mercury sleeper.

(inspired by Doug Long, aka Kodiak Island Modeler...after seeing his version of the W/WS with double Mercury)

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Those are some great works and your photography is great too. Thanks for sharing.

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Here is is one I built. It is a fun kit to build100_0451_zpsb6b833e1.jpg100_0437_zpsecd3f0d8.jpg

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@ rctruk, Jeff, your truck was the other one I was looking for to cite "inspirational credit" (along with Doug's version).

I will say, for a 40ish year old tech tooling kit, these rigs do build quite nicely and rather quickly (working on a Diamond Reo day cab right now).

brinx

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Working on a western star and have a wip going as well, very good kit!! Wish someone sold the hood and grill for it tho to convert to the 90s

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All these trucks look great.....I like them ALL...

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Great builds to all.

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