What's the one you WILL build one day, no matter what?

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Doesn't matter what scale, or even if a kit of it exists... what's the one truck that you absolutely know you will model one of these days come hell or high water?

For me, it's got to be the Kenworth C500...

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1938 Autocar B)


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I'm with you on this one, Chuck. Definately a C500.

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bubble nose pete or KW. rite now it's not what I'm going to build getting done with the ones done started.:S

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Needle nose Peterbilt...

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Sheffer Beer Dist. Peterbilt 359 and an A model KW

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A red and black Mack LJ B-73 like the one my dad drove.

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WOW Chuck, what a question!! It is just such a hard decision for me because I have either had trucks that I drove that are special to me,. just like my 2012 Peterbilt 386 I drove last year with Werner Enterprises. There wasn't anything very special about the truck, just another company owned POS (compared to how I'd spec a rig :lol: ) but my fiancee and I had some fun times in that rig while keeping this country moving, like this pic we had taken outside the motel we stayed at in Davenport, Ia while off for a few days to enjoy the 2012 Walcott Truckers Jamboree last July.

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Of course, that's why it's a hard decision, because just going to Walcott gave me some nice ideas, like this nice Mack!

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And this face only a mother could love, this 70s Ryder Paymaster.

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My favorite Heavy Rescue of all time! When I joined the fire service in 1981, we ran this Mack CF/Swab 1975 Heavy Duty Rescue:

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Project is started, but need to work out some of the technical details...

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David

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Mine would be all 3 trucks from the tv show EMERGENCY!

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Snowman's truck from Smokey and the Bandit!

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I would Love to do those 3 too. But, finding Scale drawings/measurements

for the Squad body & Crown are stopping me.

Finally got ONE side view measured drawing for the Ward though!!

The Other one I always wanted to build, I actually have in progress. MACK CF Baker Aerialscope.

Sadly, I have to start over on the boom. sections 2 & 3 became too tight a fit and the outer one

has been torn apart

Is that Roscoe from Hazzard that pulled him over??

I started an HO scale of Bandit & Snowman's KW & trailer MANY years ago too!

so far, sides of trailer are white for the mural.

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Dan, this might help for the squad: http://www.ebay.com/itm/1-25-scale-model-resin-Emergency-Squad-51-deluxe-fire-truck-conversion-kit-/171009534492?pt=Model_Kit_US&hash=item27d0f66a1c#ht_764wt_679 He also has figures for Johnny & Roy. What's stopping me from doing the squad or the Ward-LaFrance are the decals. I'm assuming that you've seen Cargostar's Ward-LaFrance cab?

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Jbot has decals for the squad , I got one of those kits off of ebay ,it's not bad .

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Mercedes Titan 4852.

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Faun Gigant.

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Or many somthing like this.

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Want to build somthing army theme,maby with a tank on a trailer.

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Every one on my shelf.

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Mercedes Titan 4852.

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Faun Gigant.

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halden_2.jpg

Or many somthing like this.

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Want to build somthing army theme,maby with a tank on a trailer.

Wow! Those are huge! Is that you hugging the tire of the C500?

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No,just random pictures from the web. The Faun got a 812hp 16V-71TA engine and can pull 500ton. The Mercedes Titan got a 20liter v12 with 525hp,in 1982 this was quite a bit of power. Not sure what they use for poweplant in the Kenworth.

Suspension of the Titan.

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so many so little time. heres a couple. old dukes kw from high ballin, pickups truck also. blue mule, the duck,duel, and a mack i drove back in the day. those i will get done one day.

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sure the kenworth,s but my old trucks witch i have drive whit

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jacobus

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Jim B.

I know about that kit. I would rather do it myself. CHEAPER!!!.

I know about Cargostar's Cab, I have seen them on the Scale Firehouse,

but again......................Unemployment LIMIT's my Buying, thus

Scratchbuilding is my friend!!!

I have a Cady decal sheet that includes LA County & City Fire markings.

I am not sure if that one is still made since he retired and sold off his printing.

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Ah, I see. Good luck with your scratchbuilding projects.

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I got Plenty!!

Just Need the room to Work on them!!

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Yes, those big Kenworths would make great models. By the way, both Kenworths are not C500s, those are 963s, spec'd much heavier then a C500. Notice the hood, fenders, head lights, and grill shape, the grill is shaped like a wedge with the vertical Kenworth name plate in the middle.

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I just want to be able to finish the ones I've started.

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