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    • AMT Peterbilt 352
      By Johnny M · Posted
      Looks like you're off to a great start -- Carry on, please. And I think it's good that you've moved your toolbox over onto your cutting board -- saves all that walking back and forth across the room every time you need a tool. Johnny
    • AMT Peterbilt 352
      By 02fusoFG · Posted
      Sometimes you got to set aside a project and let it stew.  ....So, what do you do?  Start another truck.

      First up, the front axle and tie rod are  pinned with small nails.
        Next, working to develop  a concept for the build.   
      On the paint board are several photos from the internet printed on glossy paper.   
      Old trucker movies are also a good source of inspiration for those who want to capture the original colors of  "their time". 

      "Blue" on the right is giving me trouble finding  the right color match.  I will have to try custom mixing, but don't have any experience or feel for it.   My first attempts have been unsuccessful.

      None of the box decals are ideal, so I will have to buy custom made ones or learn to make my own.   Does anybody have a good source?

      Up next is the paint trial.   I don't want to risk ruining the cab.   A template of styrene sheet was made to mask the body and try my hand at pinstripes.
      3 copies initially  are made so that I can play with the  technique and the finish coat sheen.
      A set of machinists radius gauges comes in handy.
    • 1970 Ford LNT 800
      By vincen47 · Posted
      Ha! Truck Yourself. I love this build. So much character, but so realistic. The frame crust and the mismatched hood. Perfect!
    • 1970 Ford LNT 800
      By D.O.T. Bob · Posted
      I think I may have driven that once... Great looking build ! 
    • 1970 Ford LNT 800
      By Cornbinder · Posted
      It has the block and heads (and not much else) cobbled from a couple different LNT 800 kits. 
    • 1970 Ford LNT 800
      By Johnny M · Posted
      That ain't tattered, Cornbinder, that's a workin' truck! Might have to replace that headlight, though, so you don't have to visit with the highway patrol every time you go out. 😎 Johnny
    • Mclean White Road Commander
      By DRIPTROIT 71 · Posted
    • 1970 Ford LNT 800
      By DRIPTROIT 71 · Posted
      Very cool Chuck!! Did you use the engine from the C cab?
    • 1970 Ford LNT 800
      By Cornbinder · Posted
      So I had an incomplete AMT plow truck, a box or two of spare Louisville parts, some AITM rear wheels and tires, and some Models by Dave cab steps. I decided to combine the whole mess into one tattered tractor. The quad headlights came from a White Road Boss, I added them after seeing a junkyard Louisville that had been fitted with a similar setup. 
    • AMT Kenworth W-925 Bixby, Leon IA
      By vincen47 · Posted
      Beautiful build. Excellent weathering, very convincing!
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