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  1. Hey K100 If you start another one you can get a mack E9 V8 and Camelback suspension from one of tge 1/24 scale Italeri Renault 360 kits, they have Mack E9's in them. Ron G
  2. Hey all I did a little more work on the Peterbilt 378 Tri-drive. I'm still waiting on parts for the 6 axle trailer. this view shows the Pete with the correct cab on it. It has 385/65R22.5 tires from the Italeri trailer tyre kit on the front for floats. I put my driver figure in there for perspective. this view shows the front floats turned to the right. this view shows the Tri-drive set up. And the stretched fifth wheel plate. this view shows the valve stems I added to the inner and outer rims, I still need to do the rest of the rears and the fronts too. this view shows the front floats a little better, also the Cummins NTC-400 I'm using instead of the kit supplied Detroit series 60. another view of the Cummins NTC-400. this view shows the intake air cleaner pipe in place. this view shows the modified (from the Detroit series 60) intercooler pipes. The radiator is the Cummins NTC-400 radiator from the Western Star kit. Well that's it for now be back with more soon Ron G
  3. Hey JimmyG Sounds like a proper project. Were are you getting your float tires from? I have a 3D resin printer that I can print rubber tires on, plus I have some Bridgestone L375 445/65R22.5 front floats and Bridgestone M710 285/75R22.5 drive tires model up on Cad. Actually I have a complete Peterbilt 359 heavy haul tractor with lift axle, based off of the 1/25 Revell Peterbilt "Cando" wrecker. So any parts you might need I might be able to print them for you. Drop me a PM and we can talk price. I modeled them on Unigraphics NX16 full size, so I can print them in any scale, as long as the part/parts fit in the printers print envelope. Check out my Peterbilt 359 Heavy haul tractor build and you can see what the tires and model look like. Ron G
  4. Hey yh70 That's from Facebook, I don't do Facebook! But I found them online. Thanks Ron G
  5. Hey everybody Does anyone make a 1/24 scale Australian style side dump trailer? I need (4) of them for a build I'm working on. Thanks Ron G
  6. Hey Force I was strictly going by the photos of it on line, but its good to know. Can you post some pictures of it, please. Ron G
  7. Hey Force Yeah I know I bought one of there's along with their 13/18 spd. Transmission, although there engine doesn't look like it comes with the turbos, so I bought the Berliet R352ch/Renault R360 kit# 3902. Ron G
  8. Hey guys I just purchased this for parts on the Mack Superliner build. I just found out after some deep research on the net that Renault used Mack E9 V8's in there trucks and French military vehicles. Makes sense since they owned Mack at the time. this view shows the sprue from the 3902 kit. As you can see, poorly I admit, heres my Mack E9 engine, not sure about the trans, I don't know what they used. closer view of the engine block and heads. Mack also collaborated with Scania on there V8 engines, but they use individual cylinder heads (8 total heads) where Renault/Mack have twin heads (4 total heads). this view shows that they used Mack suspension, or one almost identical to it. closer view of the suspension. So I also have a more accurate rear and possible front suspension for the Aussie Mack Superliner. That's it for now be back soon with more. Ron G
  9. I just realized I have the fuel, brake and the clutch pedels bass ackwords...Opps! Easy fix though. Ron G
  10. Hey guys Here's the final art work for the mural. I'm going to add a round tag under his collar that will be red with a white "U" on it. I also did some work on the Mack Superliner cab interior. I took the left hand drive dash from the Western Star and cut it up to fit in the Mack. It's not as wide and way deeper then the original dash for the Mack, but after some plastic magic...lol it fits great. this view shows the Mack interior with the driver figure that I kit bashed together. I also removed the arm rests from the two seats snd added them to the driver's seat in the down position, the passenger will not have them. This was not easily done, I had to cut the boots off of one set of legs in order to add them to the seated set of legs, after I removed the feet with the sandals off of those. I put the torso withe the cowboy hat onto these, then I added the arms from the seated figure to the final figure. After this I had to use a soldering iron to heat the arms and legs to bend them into position...wheh! this view shows the driver figure in the driving position. closer view of the driver. He actually looks a little like me...lol this view shows that his hands are on the steering wheel. this view shows that he just barely fits in the cab. I had to lower the seat mechanism and make a depression in the roof interior panel to make this work. this view from the rear shows that his feet sit on the fuel and brake pedals. this view shows that his right foot sits on the clutch.pedal. well that's it for now be back with more updates soon. Ron G
  11. The 1/24 Italeri Mack Superliner kit and the 1/24 truck accessories kit showed up today. The Aussie parts from the Western Star will be going on this. this is the basic kit, there will be alot of changes made to it to make it into a Aussie road train hauler! this view shows the truck accessories kit. I purchased this to get the rear Mack 6 spoke wheels for the Mack Superliner, I had to customize them to make them work. this view shows the Mack E9 that I'm adding to the Mack. YES,...I bought a bunch of stuff from Auslowe model trucks, shh!!!...don't tell the wife, I don't want to be the next Bobbet!...lol I also got a 13/18 speed Mack transmission to go with it. this view shows the Bulldog I'm going to hand paint on the back of the sleeper. I need to come up with a name, I was thinking of "Tasmanian Devel Dog. this view shows the frame for the Western Star, but it's the same as the Mack's except it will be right hand drive. this view shows the front 385/65-R22.5 on a widened Mack 6 spoke wheel. this view shows the rear 315/80-R22.5 on custom made Mack 6 spoke wheels. I had to add a outer rim to the chrome outer wheel and I got the inner rear wheels from the 1/24 Italeri European tractors tyres and rims kit, that's where the tires came from. Yeah I had to take parts from three different kits to make these, but I think they look pretty cool. view from the top. Well that's it for now be back soon with more. Ron G
  12. Hey guys Here's a picture of the Italeri 1/24 Peterbilt 378 that I converted into a Tri-drive by using pieces from a old old Italeri 1/24 Peterbilt 377AE that I did eons ago and found in a box that I haven't opened since we moved 7 years ago. this view shows the kit I used. this view shows the old 377 cab (I haven't assembled the new one yet) and the 63" stand up sleeper from the 377 kit with the 378 hood. I put my custom made headache rack from my Revell Peterbilt 359 heavy haul tractor on it (I plan on making one for the 378) for the picture. This is going to look sweet pulling the 48' 6 axle flatbed trailer. Ron G
  13. Hey all I bought this kit for the Cummins NTC-400 engine so I can put it in the 1/24 Italeri Peterbilt 378 that I purchased off of Ebay to pull the 6 axle flatbed, and it is in the mail as we speak. I'm going to take the Detroit diesel series 60 out of the Pete and put it in the Western Star. Does anyone know how hard it would be to convert the Detroit 60 into an early Cummins X15? I'm hoping I can, as I don't really want to have a Detroit diesel. So, I started by putting the Cummins NTC-400 together so I could detail it, and that led to building the Western Star. I also have a 1/24 Italeri Mack Superliner coming in the mail (If my wife finds out how much I have spent in the last week she is going to castrate me!...lol) My plans are to take the Australian parts, tanks, air cleaners, bull bar, etc. From the Western Star and put them on the Mack. I plan on swapping the interiors of the two trucks so I will have a right hand drive Mack and a left hand drive Western Star. Thank God Italeri kind of comminized there trucks so you can switch parts around. this view shows the Italeri Western Star kit I'm using. this view shows how far I am on this build. Its just temporarily put together. view from the front. this view shows the Cummins NTC-400. The front and rear tires are from the European truck rims and wheels kit. The fronts are 385's and the rears are 315's. These are for Italeris European trucks. this view shows the steering mechanism turning right. this view shows the steering mechanism turning left. this close up view shows the micro screen from model car garage that I used to simulate the rear of the radiator. this view shows the Cummins NTC-400 sitting in place for pictures only. this view shows the Cummins NTC-400 and the details that I added. I painted it with a custom mix of Tamiya tan, dark yellow and brown. I'm still adding painted detail to it. I need to add a gloss clear over it, then weathering. view from the other side. this view shows the lines from the trans to the trans cooler. Well that's it for now be back soon with more. Ron G
  14. Hey Straightliner I have a set of the ones from Shapways. They are printed in the high detail resin/plastic which makes them really detailed, but they are VERY!!!!! brittle. You cant put any tension on them or they will brake. If you can get a hold of the person thet designed them (available on Shapways site) have him print them in the white smooth detail plastic, they wont be as detailed (they'll have some fine ridges from the print process) but they will be way stronger. Ron G
  15. Hey Straightliner Try Kit Form Services, there in England but have some great truck stuff. They only do 1/24 scale, but that shouldn't be a problem with load binders. Ron G
  16. Hey all Well I did it, I started another project. I purchased some air suspensions from Shapways for the lowboy, but they were to tall, they were meant for a standard height trailer...sooo, I decided to start a new project so I could use them. I'm making a 6 axle heavy haul/steel hauler 48' flatbed trailer based off of info form the internet and kind like the AMT flatbed trailer, but different. here is my drawing that I built it from. side view of 6 axle flatbed trailer. this view shows the air suspensions that I'm using, they still need a lot of work. I now need 6 complete air brake setups. this view shows the Italeri Peterbilt 378 tractor that will be pulling it. I'm going to replace the Detroit diesel that comes with it with a Cummins from the Australian Western Star from Italeri. I have 4 extra rear duals from an old old kit that I did eons ago that I might use to add a pusher axle to it, don't know for sure, will see. Well that's it for now be back soon with more. Ron G
  17. Hey metalhead Where did you get your kit, I can't find one any where, need one for up coming build project. Ron G
  18. Hello Steve I used to work for Chrysler (FCA), but I've been retired for 7 years. I have done some work on Unigraphics NX16 on trailers,trucks, excavators, dozers, etc. I've been using my wifes computer that she has from FCA, she works there, but she is furloughed at home now, so I have access to it, temporarily sadly to say. The trailer, jeep and booster/stinger are all made from Evergreen or Plastistruc plastic with a few 3D printed items from Shapways and Moluminum. Wheels/tires are from Moebius, the rest is from the parts box. The excavator tracks are from Bruder toys, there 1/16 scale for there mini excavator, but are perfect for a 1/25-1/24 scale large excavator, like the Cat 374F L. Any other questions please feel free to ask, I'm glad to help. As for McComb in November Im not sure I will have the whole thing done by then. What is the McComb thing anyway? Ron G
  19. Hey all Small update for you all. this view shows the support legs that I added to the booster/stinger and that I moved the nitrogen tank to the mounting bracket for the trailer. Also the frame braces between the tires. this view shows the support legs and crank mechanism. Well that's it, be back soon. Ron G
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