1948 Ford F-8 Milk Tanker

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Hi, among all those big rigs on the shelf a medium-size truck makes a nice contrast.

I used the well-known Monogram F-1 pickup and the AMT C-600 as a basis. Originally intended as a quick change of pace between two larger projects this build turned out to be rather time-consuming:

  • Numerous modifications were necessary to adjust the modern C-600 chassis
  • The cab fenders had to be widened and the wheel openings had to be adjusted.
  • Because of the wider fenders I had to make a new grille
  • Running boards and bumper were different from the pickup and had to be replaced by self-made parts
  • The contemporary steel spoke wheels had to be scratchbuilt
  • The making of the oval milk tank required some pondering

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If you suffer from lactose intolerance you might prefer the conversion of an F-100 pickup into a 1955 F-800 Mobiloil-Mobilgas tanker I am going to show later.

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Very nice work and a unique truck!

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I like it a lot

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WOW!!!

Super nice & great scratchbuilding! B)

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That's an amazing job...well worth the time you put in!!!!!!!!!!

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Well done.Looks great.

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very impressive this is so tidy and the paint is excellent im i right in saying you printed your own decals?

martin.

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Great looking F8. Fantastic job.

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Very nice. Excellent job.

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looks great..

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Nice job, I know too well how the simple build turns into every part being modified or manufactured-I'm doing one. You did such a fine job it's not noticeable Thanks for sharing..

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Excellent and clean build.....Interesting subject, too.....It just looks good, Man.....I like the paint work.....Beautiful execution.....

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Excellent build and unique. When l was a kid we had twin oaks milk delivered in chicago..

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Simply beautiful!

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I truly wish that I had your talents. Great build.

Mike

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Very nice.

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PURDY

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Awesome build, you can't beat the oldies !!!!!

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From someone who has knowledge of Ford trucks and a scratch builder, you really have done an outstanding job! Looks as though you might have spent quite a bit of time in a Ford "Big Job" parts catalogue too.

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Nice ed you did a better job than me with the wheel well openings

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Steve , uh this time I can not take any credit on this .

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J├╝rgen... that is beautiful work! Ausgezeichnet! (I don't know if I spelled that right... :D ).

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Welche Motor hast Du verwendet?

Sorry what kind of engine did you use?

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Very NICE job, looks great! :D

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I would like to say post-11944-0-54797700-1376606864.gif for your friendly comments.

Martin, you are right, I made my own decals. Since the tank is white it was no problem that decals printed on clear decal sheet always remain more or less translucent.

Carl, for being free in my colour schemes I mostly use fictious letterings. I really didn't expect that there was (or still is) a "Twin Oaks Dairy" in reality. This is a funny coincidence.

Awesome build, you can't beat the oldies !!!!!

Rick, do you mean the truck or me? post-11944-0-99474700-1376602438.gif

Harry, your spelling is not only ausgezeichnet, it is makellos!

N.N., nice to meet German modelers here. Of course it is a matter of taste, but I hate opening hoods, doors, and trunk lids because mostly (if not always) they are not flush and properly aligned or show varying gaps. Eliminating these problems completely and finally means to me fixing these parts, all the more since I build only for my display case and nobody (including me) would ever try to open them. That is why I always build and detail only what could be visible if the model is turned upside down. On this model only a very small area of the lower part of the engine is visible so it was the least problem to replicate this. Whenever I feel inclined to display an engine I buy a second kit (or cast a copy) or superdetail a complete chassis as shown on my Casadio models.

Thanks again for your interest.

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