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I finally got this one done, here is a link to the w.i.p

http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=82705&hl=autocar

The resin cab is from Spalding trading and shipping, I think from 2006. I opened the door, with a hinging technique i read in scaleauto maybe a year ago. The hood is hinged with photoetched piano hinges, but I still need to find a way to prop open.

Engine is a detailed '335' cummins, with a 5&4 trans behind it (Old school truck, so its a twin stick!). I scrachbuilt the headache rack, toolbox, and deck plate. The breather is machined by me, but I had to put a radius on it to clear the fender. I made the visor too, out of .015" aluminum sheet. The mirrors are 1/32" brass wire with mirrors from the italerari parts kit.

The windshield was the hardest part to come up with, but what I did was cut a piece of K&S clear sheet a bit bigger then the donor kits windsheild, and used boiling water to form it into shape over the kits windsheild. Took a bit of experimenting, but two separte pieces worked best . I worn gloves of coarse!

I was going for a old school look, but maybe as if the truck had a few miles on it, but still many to go. Sorry for the poor pictures, they are just from my phone, but I will get some better ones soon!

Thanks for looking!

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Very nice Michael very period looking . I like the exhust staining ho did you do that?

The piping is 3/16" plastic tube, with the tips from can-do wrecker. For the rusting, I painted them 'steel' first, then used a rusting powder weathering kit I picked up at a hobby shop. The 'kit' for the rust has 4 different levels of rust and one for soot, you take a stiff brush and more or less brush it into the paint.

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I saw this at shearwater today. very nice.though I couldn't vote,clearly the best truck on the table

Thanks for the comments. Here is a shot of it at shearwater, took 2nd in the replica stock category

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Always good to have a buddy with a camera around....Great job....A very deserving award winner....If this was second, I wonder what was first....It must have been pretty awesome to beat out something like this, because this thing is Beautiful.....

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Always good to have a buddy with a camera around....Great job....A very deserving award winner....If this was second, I wonder what was first....It must have been pretty awesome to beat out something like this, because this thing is Beautiful.....

Thanks! The first place car can be seen in the back ground, the (I should know this...) rusty old car in weeds.

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