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  1. Jetdriver69

    Mack Quarry truck

    I've seen many vehicles that are in worse shape in Africa, including aircraft.
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    Hotrod trucks sitting on a shelf...

    The last one is an aviation crew transport truck based on a 1930's C cab. This one was my first model so modifications were kept to a minimum. Just a resin blown V8 substituted for the sorry engine that came with the kit.
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    Hotrod trucks sitting on a shelf...

    The fifth truck is an aviation fire truck based on a 1920's fire truck called the Fire Iron. I heavily bodied this truck making it 4 wheel drive, adding a cab over the drivers seat and adding the water tank and fire hoses.
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    Hotrod trucks sitting on a shelf...

    The fourth truck is an aviation maintenance truck based on a 1926 Mack Bulldog. The kit was called the Beer Wagon. I made the wood bed and fence rails, added the aviation parts and tool box and made the trailer with Jet Oil barrel.
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    Hotrod trucks sitting on a shelf...

    The third truck is based on a 1930's fuel truck called the Li'l Gasser. I heavily modified this truck with different engine, metal fenders, gas tank, old time gas pump at the rear and fuel hose.
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    Hotrod trucks sitting on a shelf...

    The second model is an oil drilling truck based on a 1930's Ford pickup truck. I added two supercharged engines, made it 4 wheel drive and the drilling platform was scratch built.
  7. Although this might not be the best forum for these models, they are trucks. Hopefully it is ok to post these pictures. I completed a line of Marathon Oil (used to be an employee) models a few years back and I forgot they were sitting on a shelf in my son's room. Anyway there are six different models. The first installment will be a Marathon Oil company armored car which I envisioned would protect the oil facilities in Africa. Yeah I had a lot of time on my hands at one time... The model's suspension is from a 1980's 1/24 scale monster truck with the body scratch built from sheet styrene. The plans for the body are from a 1930's Russian armored truck, the BA-64. The gun turret is a trimmed top off of a spray paint can. All the decals are custom printed.
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    Peterbilt 379

    The real truck has a hood ornament from a 1931 Cadillac on the radiator grill. I bought a partial kit of the Caddy in 1/24 scale on eBay just for the ornament. Probably the most expensive piece of tiny plastic ever...but I think it is one of the coolest accents and the owner really wanted one if possible.
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    Peterbilt 379

    Shouldn’t glue parts down while drinking beer...
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    Peterbilt 379

    I didn't even notice that I glued down the 5th wheel backwards. Duh! Only held down with a drop of super glue, easily fixed. The new owner loves it. His Christmas present from his kids. I have no idea how many hours I have in her, but a fun and challenging build.
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    Peterbilt 379

    Metal ones off eBay. $20 if I remember right. Had to cut them to get the right angle. The heat guards are very thin polished aluminum sheet with left over hand rails from a second Revell kit.
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    Peterbilt 379

    Finally done with this project. I had to stretch the frame, customize the sleeper roof, build the APU, right side auxiliary step and fire extinguisher holder. Cut out the grill screen and glue in 19 separate louvers, make the chrome trim around the cab and sleeper. Find and install the 4 bugle horns below the left air cleaner, modify the the cab entrance steps, wire the engine and customize the cab interior. Not to mention the hours it took to fit the resin 379 long hood to a Revell 378 kit. It took quite a bit longer than I thought it would. I also made the the base out of trim from Lowes and a piece of white poplar as the base, strained to the same color as the wood floors in the cab. There is an acrylic cover that I had made to protect the whole thing. As this is my first truck model, I'm sure there are plenty of flaws and some parts aren't strictly to scale. But what do you expect for no labor costs, you gets what you pay for. 😁
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    Just joined

    Ok I'm finally done with this project. I've been working on and off on this Peterbilt since Feb. A lot of scratch parts and modifications took a long time and I found that resins parts are not as easy to paint as styrene. Also, aftermarket parts that supposedly fit the model really dont and a shatload of work is needed to fit them properly. Anyway, after a bit more polishing of the paint while the truck in glued down to the roadbed and cleaning the acrylic case I made to cover the model and it will be off to its owner and sit on his fender during truck shows.
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    Just joined

    Slowly making progress, hopefully done by Thanksgiving with the truck and the case.
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    66 Dodge LNT 1000 Wrecker

    Yes very well done. Everything to scale very nicely, hard to tell from the real thing.