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  1. Cornbinder

    GMC Topkick Rollback with 64 1 ton GMC

    Nice set! I believe this is in the "Forum Finds" section of the latest issue of MCM.
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    1944 Diamond T 6x6 4 Ton Wrecker

    Lovely old warhorse.
  3. 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.
  4. Been about three years since I finished a semi tractor or heavy truck of any kind, so here's my triumphant return. I guess. I had the notion to build a hot rod shop truck, and kind of combined that idea with an AMT Autocar A64B. I started with an incomplete Stevens International kit I'd had laying around for several years. The engine is a Detroit V12 made from AMT and GW Trucks parts. The whole mess is lowered and sits on wheels from the infamous old Turnpiker Peterbilt 352, and the front tires are from a Revell Bill Signs 359. The rear tires, get this, are from the Revell Jeep CJ. Other than the height they're otherwise exactly the same as the 1:25 front floats. Same width, same tread and sidewall lettering, same I.D. even, just slightly taller overall. The single axle air suspension was made from spare parts and scratch built air bags. The headlights in this kit always looked dinky to me, so I replaced them with some lights from a Revell '32 Ford. The Haulaway trailer is pretty much box stock, aside from wheels and tires to match the tractor, and mud flaps cut from .020" styrene. The models on the trailer were all ones I had sitting around, and were built between about 2008 and 2020. Upper deck has a '76 Scout II, '53 F100, and '70 Ford Custom, while the lower deck carries a '75 Matador and '62 Impala.
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    Ford CL9000

    Beautiful model! I have the KFS cab in my stash but haven't built it yet. It intimidates me just a little bit. :D
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    Weathered Autocar

    Looks like it just came off a muddy two track... but not too muddy. Can't wait to see it paried up with the dump trailer.
  7. Cornbinder

    Ford Louisville Flat bed

    Love that shade of green. The truck has a nice, purposeful look to it.
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    Wish I had this much ambition! I've had a Crosley Farm-O-Road scratch build planned for years and I can't even be bothered to do that.
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    IH Paystar 4x4

    Love it! I've always wanted to do something similar fitted with a flat bed.
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    Glosson C-O 4070A

    Shaping up quite nicely. With that color scheme she'd look right at home in East Lansing.
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    1968 Dodge D800 Dump

    Love it! I still see these occasionally in use as farm trucks.
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    Reo Gold Comet

    I'll have to buy that cab now because my father has a 6x6 Reo out behind the barn.
  13. Cornbinder

    15.8L Caterpillar 3406E Custom Reman

    Damned shame that has to be covered up by a hood.
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    1950 Ford F4 Wrecker

    I love it! I have those same decals somewhere.
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    International RF-190

    Love these trucks. You definitely did the subject justice.