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Hary Bare

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  1. What a great job on this kit! Mine pales in comparison, I should try it again just because. Very nice!
  2. What an outstanding model! I truely enjoy the classic kits built to such standards. Yours are simply inspirational. Thank you for sharing!
  3. The Freightliner was my first truck too. I had a lot of questions answered on this forum and made building this model a lot less complicated. I never did weather mine or put better stacks on it but I like the way it looks and I get a lot of compliments,,,. Yours is looking really nice, enjoy the build and the finished model.
  4. Ben, I recently completed this kit. It was fun to build but I too asked a lot of questions and received tons of useful replies. About the cab, I glued small strips to the inside of the cab, about 1 inch aprt and made sure they were flat and left overnite. I put sandpaper on a piece of glass and lightly ran both haves to flatten. After piecing together I glued from the inside between the strips, rubber band them and set overnite. Removed strips and finished glueing inside. I had a nice crisp seam when dried and used spot putty to fill the seam. I used sanding sticks and blocks to clean up. I
  5. Trailer is finished. as promised here are some pics. Sorry for the pic quality, looked good on camera but dark here. Other than finding something to use for airlines, its done enough. Thanks again for all the input and suggestions. Decided not to weather it much, so many things learned on this build but I will share future builds with yas.
  6. Chuck, this is my first semi and I share the same thoughts about this kit. So many things to do different next time. I put that front plate on, no interferance but It looks like armor plate. If any interest I will post pics when trailer is finished .
  7. After a short hiatus, got back to the Freightliner. A few small things to do but here it is. Posting a couple pics. I really enjoyed this model, a real learning experience on this one. Thanks to all who gave me imput and advice as it really helped bunches. IMy next project will be a painted to match the truck.
  8. After I made my cut, I did pin the axle. If I remember right, 3/32 cut off center put me where I needed to be. I did move the spring perches also but not correctly. It was a little off center. This kit was a learning experience for me and I will have better insight on how to proceed with my next build. A fun kit with lots of basic modeling challenges but its going to turn out nice, not as well as I would have liked, certainly entertaining to view. The hardest part other than lining up the body panels, was figuring out instructions. All pieces should and will have to be test fit to ensure all
  9. Very nice! Love the paint job! Believe this will be my second big rig.
  10. Very Nice! If I hade an old beater truck laying around I would donate ,,,wait,,,I am building one LOL! Seriously, a different and excellent build!
  11. There it is as of now. Over all I am ok with this kit, I did 1/48 scale aircraft for years and had a handle on those. In the last 14 months I have done 3 automotive models and what a differance! My first was a '57 corvette gasser, its complete minus wiring and plumbing, a 1932 Chrysler Imperial Roadster, and this kit. The Chrysler was easy! LOL! Next issue to fix here is exhaust, figure out the ladders and add more pieces. I am going to attempt an air conditioning unit for the roof and some wheel flairs. The pics shown almost everything is in mock up and held in place minimally. I still
  12. Truely a manificent build! The Gilmore museum in Hickory Corners Mi. has one and other than the paint and advertising it looks like the real bus there. Nice!
  13. Thanks for the suggestion Robert. From the muffler and guard up, a larger diameter pipe seems in order. I will take a side to the hobby shop and see what will look "right". Still debating over straight, bologna cut or maybe clackers on top? Put the steps together,,,are you kidding ?? Made sure the notches were correct per side and they just don't jive! Any alternative suggestions? These look terrible. I am not building a show quality model here but this kit is kinda cranky! Did I pick the the most finicky kit of the bunch for a first truck build lol? I will take pics sunday. Lots done
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