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  1. Jetdriver69

    Peterbilt 378-119

    Nice work! Did you use Alclad for the chrome pieces?
  2. Very nice! Excellent paint and details. Personal project or a commission piece?
  3. Jetdriver69

    1925 Model T truck

    Thanks! Pretty much everything was leftovers from my two previous truck hot rods. Extra engine, radiator, tires, paint, sheet plastic. Just had to buy the display case and invest the hours. The barrel took some time but a fun build.
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    1925 Model T truck

    Just finished a scratch built 1925 Model T honey barrel hauler for a friend of mine who has a honey business. Not really an accurate scale depiction but probably around 1/15 to 1/18 scale. It is quite large at 13 inches long. Anyway I modeled the lines after the rat rod below using sheet styrene for the cab, a left over Peterbilt 378 frame, wheels, radiator, engine and part of the frame from a 1/18 scale Muscle machine die cast car and the barrel from the Barrel of Monkeys kids game. I added thin basswood to the barrel to make it look more authentic and poly'ed it 4 coats. The decals are printed on Testor's clear decal paper. The paint/clear was wet sanded down to 12000 grit and polished out.
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    1929 C Cab hot rod

    Finally finished the pretty much scratch built C Cab hot rod for a rabid Chiefs fan friend of mine. The cab is all sheet styrene with the frame from a left over Pete 378 parts box and the rest from a 1/18 scale Muscle machine die cast toy car. The seat was craved balsa with plastic half rod inserts heavily poly'ed and shot with gloss black. The headers are bent aluminum tube and the fuel tank is 2 Pete 378 air cleaners cut and spliced together. The decals are custom printed off Testor's paper and the large Chiefs decal is a car window sticker. It is pretty big at almost 14 inches with a scale of about 1/15 or so. Not super accurate to any particular scale as I modeled if off the football helmet and ball on the roof and the Lombardi trophy near the front tires. It is so much easier to scratch build a unique truck then trying to replicate a real semi down to the proper hose placement on the engine. The acrylic case is from Cases for Collectibles. A bit pricey, but they can make any size width or height.
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    C Cab panel truck hot rod

    In progress with a 1929 C Cab panel truck. Highly modified from the original and in about 1/15 scale so it is quite large. About the only thing that came from a kit was some left over Pete 378 frame from the Revell kit. The rest was scratch built using sheet styrene and parts off a Muscle Machine 1/18 scale die cast car. Decals are custom printed on Testors paper with the white parts left in white gloss primer to let the brightness pop through the decals. I will post some more once I get the engine, fuel tank and radiator installed.
  7. Jetdriver69

    K.W. COE Hot Rod

    Must have one big case as that bad boy is long... Nicely done!
  8. Jetdriver69

    Volvo N10

    Nice weathering. Have you built armor before? Just the right amount of rust and wear is an art form.
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    C cab hot rod

    Started this 1/18 scale 1929 C cab panel truck hot rod a few weeks ago. It will be over 13 inches long when finished and painted in KC Chiefs colors. Use the left over frame from a Peterbilt 378 kit and the rear end section of a 1/18 scale Muscle Machine coupe die cast toy. Also using the Hemi engine, rear and front clip and tires from the Muscle Machine coupe. Eventually I will bend aluminum tube headers for the engine, build a front glass frame and install the roof. The body is completely scratch using sheet styrene and the bench seat is craved from balsa with plastic half round inserts to simulate a tuck and roll. I will coat the balsa with many coats of gloss poly before shooting it gloss black. Anyway, will post more as I work on it.
  10. Jetdriver69

    1966 Ford F100

    Very cool, a great start for your project.
  11. Jetdriver69

    Pete 378 based hot rod

    Im in the middle of a 1920's C Cab panel truck that is almost all custom. Just using part of the frame from the 378 Pete and some chrome parts from another 1/18 scale Muscle Machine die cast toy. Although not a big rig, would it be kosher to post in progress pictures?
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    Pete 378 based hot rod

    About as much body work as on a real car...
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    Pete 378 based hot rod

    Since I had almost an entire Revell 378 kit left over from my last project (due to my wife's dachshund puppy eating the left cab door), I decided to make a hot rod based on the front cab clip from the 378 but upscaled to 1/18 scale. The cab was chopped, channeled, lowered, sectioned and lengthened. The body work alone took about 3 months of on and off design and fabrication. The truck is a fantasy hot rod team hauler for the FC Dallas pro soccer team, which a friend is part owner. I used parts off a Muscle Machine 57 Chevy and fabricated everything else from sheet styrene. The paint has a gloss white primer coat with multiple coats of team red and blue. I cleared it 4 times, wet sanding between coats. I plan on mounting the model on a piece of railroad grass with a soccer penalty half circle painted on to the grass and topped with an acrylic cover. Anyway, below is some before and after photos.
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    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.