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I fire-crewed for the USFS in N. Cal. to put myself through college in the '60s (five summers): now I'd like to build a class 3 forest fire tanker. These were slip-on units mounted on regular flatbed trucks which were self-contained with tank, pump, hoses, tool boxes and crew seats (out in the open!) and painted the old gray over green colors. I'll need some decals for the doors; the Forest Service 'shield' and the 'for official use only' block, mostly. Does any one know of a supplier for such stickers? Also, the two trucks I was most involved with were a 1956 Chevy (265, but it tried
It's been awhile since I done a work in progress post. I'm hopeful I will be able to maintain my momentum on this one. I've had this one planned for a couple of years, and finally picked up the Italeri U.S. Wrecker kit last year so I could get started. My plans for the kit are to end up with something quite like this. The Italeri kit is a no brainer, it is the only LTL kit I know of. I'm planning on a piece of ABS pipe for the tank, heated and flattened into an elliptical shape (first time I've tried this so wish me luck) and various bits of styrene for the other tanker bod
When I made up the BLM decals for the jeep, I had a lot of space left over on the sheet, so whipped up this set for a USFS LEO and a couple of future National Park Service projects. I needed something to put the decals on so I picked up a Jada diecast 2010 Chevy Tahoe (grabbed a Motor Max Dodge Diplomat for future use too). I took it apart and did some minor detailing under the hood, in the cabin and added a rear cage (it was only provided with one between the front and back seats). Now I just need to find a dog for the back. Just insert doggy