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  2. Dupli-Color: BGM0509 Dark Cherry Met. (94 WA9088) UPC is 26916 71423 I picked it up at O'Reilly's I never have liked my chassis being body color. It can be a different shade of the body color or something completely different. The grey here is Krylon Short Cuts Matte Grey, the same color is on the interior I just hit it with some satin clear. No worries, Even if they are the same color I'm sure they will still be different. Different takes on the same theme, works for me!!! Rog😁
  3. I haven't done anything in the last few weeks, hoping to get use of my hand soon. I am working on a load but it's just going to be regular and not use the extension. Rog😁
  4. I don't know if the shortages are real or manufactured, but they do exist. The company I work for (steel tubing) gets their raw materials as steel coil. They are having trouble getting certain grades, especially stainless. The company next door (plastic molding, auto headlights) has laid-off half of their work force and the other half is working 3 days one week and 4 the next. Can't get raw materials. A plastic molding company here in town, I haven't seen any cars in it's parking lot for at least 3 weeks. My nephew is an engineer at Honda in Greensburg. He said their having trouble getting parts. The biggest issues are steering wheels, headlights and foam rubber for the seats. That's just 3 counties in southern Indiana. Rog🙃
  5. Right click on the page. There should be a translate option in the pop-up box. Rog😁
  6. This is much appreciated!! With my pending surgery I doubt I would have made the mark. Thanks Rog😁
  7. Quick update: The chassis is ready to add the peripherals'. The interior is basically ready to install. I also have the body parts in color. I don't have any pics of it finished but i have attached a couple of in progress pics. The cart is the 16" x 30" two shelf service cart from Harbor Freight. The air compressor and blower mount on the lower shelf. It has two 4" outlets in a sealed plenum behind the filter, plumbed into a 4" DC bilge blower (185 CFM), then it will exhaust out the window. I set it up to add a second blower if the one isn't enough. It also has a super bright 24" LED light behind the front valance. That's it for now Rog😁
  8. I picked up the three small kits at Columbus IN HL last Thursday (40% off). Was in Indy on Saturday and was able to get to the HT on 82nd street (first time in this one). Didn't have much time to look around but it looked to be pretty good. Picked up the mixer there. Rog😁
  9. I have just been plugging away. The trailer is in paint and after I do the wood it will be ready for final assembly. The chassis is ready for final assembly. I have also been working on getting the interior ready to install. Haven't decided completely on the body color, also waiting on decals, parts and pieces. I will be having surgery on my right wrist in a few weeks so I'm trying to get as much done as possible before then. Rog😁
  10. I am looking to order some PE Marker Lights. Everything at Moluminum shows out of stock Everything at Modelmakershop shows out of stock. I could use CTM or SpotModel But I hesitate because of shipping cost and time!! Is there any other domestic company that carries these or similar items? Thanks Rog😁
  11. Update: A couple of fairly warm and dry days has really helped. I have the frame, suspension pieces and interior parts in primer and color. I didn't realize until today that the gray paint I bought was matte, will probably hit them with some satin or semi-gloss clear. I have the major cab pieces in primer, just need to work the seams a little. I ran out of primer so painting is done until I can stock up. I also got started with clean-up and sub assemblies on the trailer. I need to get some items ordered paint, parts, decals etc. That's all for now. Thanks Rog😁
  12. My recent purchases. Bought the Kenworth 2 weeks ago at HL - 40% off Bought the Freightliner, trailer and rod yesterday at HL - 40% off Rog😁
  13. I was in the local HL (Columbus, IN) yesterday and the model kits where 40% off but the paint was not on sale. Rog😁
  14. Update: I have the engine & frame mostly done, working on assembling the cab and still just overall clean-up of parts. Not being able to paint outside has been a pain, I did the quick in & out to get the tan on the engine and 2 weeks later it is still tacky. I have also brush painted some MM and it doesn't want to set-up either?😕 Observations 1. I don't know what the Italeri instructions were like but the AMT ones are terrible. 2. Not a big fan of the multipiece bodies. 3. Old broke down fingers and fragile parts don't mix!! 4. Winter sucks!!!!! Firsts being attempted on this build: 1. Use of aftermarket parts, resin, PE, etc. 2. Scratch building; mounts, trim pieces, bumpers, etc. 3. Spray Chrome, most likely Alclad. I should have my booth ready in a couple of weeks. Will up-date as I can Thanks Rog
  15. Thanks guys!! I always forget about the google machine. Rog😁
  16. My wife got me this conversion kit for Christmas. Peterbilt 350 “Iron Horse” – American Industrial Truck Models (aitruckmodels.com) I'm not a vintage truck historian, and not interested in doing a 100% accurate replica. What would be the best retail kit to use for this conversion? Also anything you would add (with in reason) to create a reasonable facsimile. Thanks Rog😁 P.S. Picture is from the AITM Website.
  17. I have searched through a couple of hundred search results with as many key words as I can think of!! I haven't been able to find the proper way to mount these fenders. If anyone can point me to a thread or can just post a couple of pictures of how you do it: it would be much appreciated. Thanks Rog😁
  18. Welcome to the forum!! I know franklin well, I have family that lives there. I also played softball at the city park 2 nights a week for about 15 years (90s - early 2000s). Have fun and keep building. Rog
  19. Yeah, the weather has been complete BLAH_BLAH_BLAH_BLAH this winter. I haven't painted anything since early October. I have always been a freightliner fan but have only built the cabover. Attached is a picture of my inspiration, not sure I can pull it off but we will see. Thanks Rog😁
  20. If you have more to build, make them hollow. Just use short pieces for the ends on the intermediate levels and just do a full layer on the top. Just a suggestion. Rog😁
  21. Not much to up-date! Just working on cleaning parts and building subassemblies. I don't know when I will be able to get to painting, up until now I have done all of my painting outside but right now southern Indiana weather is not cooperating. I got my airbrush stuff back from my brother at Thanksgiving and my wife bought me a new H for Christmas. I built a spray booth back in the fall but it is still sitting in the shed, the King of Procrastinations hasn't made space in the hobby room to get it set-up. Back when I have more. Thanks Rog😁
  22. I am going to be building the AMT Freightliner FLC and AMT flatbed. Wish me luck??? Thanks Rog😁
  23. Thanks for the welcome everyone!!! Thanks, here a few more shots! Rog😁
  24. I am going to be building the AMT Freightliner FLC and AMT flatbed. Thanks for letting me enter Rog😁
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