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  3. Mark 1

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    Scratch built 5th wheel cover.
  4. Johnny M

    1971 C-O 4070a Glosson Motor Lines

    Wonderful. This model is so realistic that a normal person (not like us) would never know it wasn't an actual truck. Extra points for the little globs of dirt up on top of the air cleaner -- hehe -- that's what you get when you drive your clean truck home up your dirt driveway. Sweet. Johnny
  5. Johnny M

    Need to make a phone call?

    Just beautiful. Love the little tailpipe with the downdraft tip peeking out from under the bumper. Johnny
  6. Johnny M

    Original AMT Peterbilt rehab

    Oh Nice -- Good save ! It's beautiful. Love the old-school large rooftop air conditioner. 😎 Johnny
  7. Chariots of Fire

    Original AMT Peterbilt rehab

    Looking pretty nice, Greg! Will it haul a fire tanker trailer? (Just wondering😎)!
  8. Post house fire rehab of original AMT 'California Hauler' Original green glass. Original mail order sleeper box. Rear fenders from MPC Mack kit. greg
  9. Sorry for being AWOL. Here is little conversion from the AMT snap 1950 Chevy pick-up to a vintage telephone truck. decal courtesy of Charlie Rowley Beginning rough out. Kept fenders due being snap kit. Initial paint and mock-up. No, he's not reporting stolen wheels😀 Finished truck greg
  10. Jersee Jerry55

    Weathered Autocar

    Brian, That is really nicely done. I may be picking up an A-64B tractor at my next model club meeting. If I am able to pick one up I'd love to pick your brain a bit in regard to my build. That is if you don't mind.
  11. Brian Dutz

    1971 Autocar A64B & Haulaway Trailer

    Saweet build! Great job!
  12. Brian Dutz

    A small save and rebuild

    Great looking build Charles. I really like how you built the boom. Impressive!
  13. Brian Dutz

    Mack R-Model Hammill Construction

    Great looking bills, Brian! Love the plumbing too!
  14. Trend68

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    Great work on your trailers ... if not totally scratch built,where are they from ..... Thanks, GOD Bless 😇 👍🏼
  15. DRIPTROIT 71

    Mack R-Model Hammill Construction

    Thanks! The door decals were made by Charles Rowley. Thanks!
  16. Johnny M

    Mack R-Model Hammill Construction

    Wow ! Super nice build. Kudos on the hydraulic tank and exhaust system. And thanks for the little plexiglass bug screen that mounts to the back of the bulldog -- I had forgotten about those things, but they really worked! On the B models you had to mount them with the little wings facing forward so the hood(s) wouldn't hit them when you opened them up, but the R models eliminated the problem by going with a tilt hood 👍. (At least I think that's why they went to a tilt hood.) Johnny
  17. Carrol Jo Bummer

    Mack R-Model Hammill Construction

    Incredible. Is the script on the door a custom decal or did you find it someplace?
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  19. This is a build of a truck from my past. I accidentally knocked down a wash shed with this truck.
  20. You only needed plates and/or fuel permits for the states that you actually operated in or planned to operate in. Some states issued door decals, some issued metal license plates, and some issued those little stickers that go on the bingo board (love that name btw). It was up to each individual state to issue or not issue visible proof of permission to operate in their state. Some issued these things at the first weigh station you came to and some had to be ordered by your carrier and delivered to the carrier and displayed on your truck before you entered the state. Some states had what they called "reciprocity" with some other states, so that if you were base-plated in state "A" you didn't need any special permits to operate in state "B". It was a mess, not to mention a mess of paperwork. You carried a hardback folder for all your permits in your truck at all times. If you operated in a large number of states both of your doors would be covered with fuel permits and you could have 8 or 10 or more license plates hanging off the front of your truck. It's funny now to think of it. That all went away during deregulation, which began in the late 70s. Pretty crazy while it lasted, tho. Thanks for the fun memories. Johnny
  21. Carrol Jo Bummer

    1981 Volvo N-10 Septic Tank Truck

    Looks incredible! I love the little “story” behind all the weathering. Excited to see how it turns out.
  22. Hello again, I come to you master modelers with a question that has been on my mind for years now. We all know a bumper of license plates and a door of fuel decals were a part of the big rig dress code back in the day, but what determined which plates/decals/sleeper script was required for one’s truck? Suppose an owner-operator lived in California, and he operated up and down the West Coast and out to the Rockies. Would he need plates/decals for each state? And was the little “bingo board” used in lieu of license plates for states he didn’t frequent as much?
  23. Johnny M

    1981 Volvo N-10 Septic Tank Truck

    NIce ! Great detailing. Comin' along great. Johnny
  24. vincen47

    1981 Volvo N-10 Septic Tank Truck

    Neat that the choice in paint worked out in more ways than just looking good. Anything similar to a “municipal green” always looks great on an ol’ dirty commercial truck. It’s very cool that you’re leaving hints of the original factory color. I love it when there’s a visible sense of “history” on the vehicle. Neat project. Leaves are a great example of “scale fluidity”. There are many 1/35 items, especially diorama-based scenery items that work well in our 1/24-1/25 scale world. Great treatment of the interior. I like the fact you deleted the passenger seat.
  25. I've had the idea of a septic truck rattling around in my head for a while, and recently decided to take a shot at it. I paid the princely sum of 20 bucks for this thing. It had some engine assembly done and was missing the steering column and one cab clearance light, but those were easy enough to work around. Not even the diecast chassis parts could scare me off. The idea was for a truck that was originally painted white then repainted in green later on in life. To that end, the "factory" white was left visible on the firewall and inside. That green, by the way, was purchased specifically for this project. I bought it just because I liked the color, APWA Safety Green from Ace Hardware. But I found out later that color is used by APWA to denote sewer lines. Perfect! You can also see the beginning stages of the weathering with Valejo rust washes. I also used a spare AMT lens to replace the missing cab light. Here the firewall doodads have been added. The maple leaf is from AK Interactive. They're 1:35 scale but they'll work in 1:25 too... not like there's a "standard" leaf size, right? Here some weathering powders and AK weathering pencil action has taken place, along with a few washes. The headlight bezels have been weathered a bit, and more weathering will come later on- mostly some grime and maybe some chipping. I omitted the passenger side seat and filled the void with an extinguisher, tool box, and a hazard reflector. 2mm strips of Bare Metal Foil were used to simulate duct tape on the seat. Vallejo mud cakes the floor, and the entire thing was dirtied up with powders and washes before being sealed with dull coat. Note the white strips on the side panels, again representing the painted metal in white of the truck's "original" finish. That's it for this time. After a few mockups and seeing where things sit I'll get started on the tank and such.
  26. Carrol Jo Bummer

    Greenhorn

    Thanks guys, no doubt I’m gonna have a lot of questions for y’all, but you’re definitely the ones to ask.
  27. Johnny M

    A small save and rebuild

    Oh many thanks -- this is great ! I will turn this info over to my computer and graphics manager next time she comes over. I know we can take this and go with it. I have quite a few trucks that could really use some good door signs. They're mostly 1:43 and 1:24. Johnny
  28. Chariots of Fire

    A small save and rebuild

    Johnny: It's done on a graphics program and then sent to the special printer for decals. Micrographx which is now owned by Corel, I think, is what I use. It is vector based which means all of the line work is smooth and not pixelated like it would be if you tried to do designs in Windows Paint.
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