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Autocar DC9964B
Posted by Modeltruckbuilder on Sunday, July 26, 2020 8:43 AM

Round 2 AMT/MPC re-issues. I realize that rigs don't usually generate much attention, so this is more of a test to see how much interest is actually out there.

 

 

  • Member since
    May 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Sunday, July 26, 2020 8:52 AM

That's a nice, clean build. Very nice. Yes

Big rig models have always interested me, but unless I forgot, I don't think I ever actually built one. I've had some interest in them lately so it's odd timing that you'd post this. As you mention, don't see many around here.

-Greg

  • Member since
    February 2014
Posted by jazzsoul60 on Sunday, July 26, 2020 10:02 AM

Another great quality build.  Keep them coming!

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Sunday, July 26, 2020 10:48 AM

Very well done, keep them coming.  I always enjoy seeing trucks (not them poser pickups) built.  It would be fun to see the build process.  My family operated a number of Autocars over the years, from an 1941 with a 4 cylinder Cummins to a White Western Star that was really an Autocar.

John

To see build logs for my models:  http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

 

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Sunday, July 26, 2020 2:49 PM

Beautiful work!  I've only ever built one, way back when I was 14ish.  I think they are great and like seeing them along with construction gear.  Well done. 

Thanks,

John

Ain't no reason to hang my head, I could wake up in the mornin' dead 

  • Member since
    January 2020
  • From: Maryland
Posted by wpwar11 on Sunday, July 26, 2020 3:39 PM

Not sure if I would ever build one but there’s not question it’s a great build.  Ever think of weathering one of them?  There’s a lot of interesting places you can go with an old beat up one.  I just picked up an old AMT Indycar kit.  Hope mine goes together as well as your effort.

  • Member since
    May 2009
  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Sunday, July 26, 2020 3:42 PM

Hello!

It's a very nice model! But it's so clean it almost hurts!

We sure don't see enough well built trucks on these forums!

Thanks for sharing and have a nice day

PaweĊ‚

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

www.vietnam.net.pl

  • Member since
    August 2015
Posted by Modeltruckbuilder on Sunday, July 26, 2020 8:45 PM

Thanks guys.

Pawel, As far as it being too clean, lets just agree to disagree. I'll remember not to show you any engine shots in the future.

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Friday, July 31, 2020 12:05 PM

Really nice work. I find it difficult to weather up nice work like this. When you get done with something so nice it's like throwing it in the trash to dirty it up. They were all nice and clean at least once in their life. Well done.

BK

On the bench: Alot !

On Deck: Alot more !

 

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Friday, July 31, 2020 1:06 PM

Working trucks are not usually too dirty or weathered, although paint fading is common.  Poor appearance will get you lots of interviews at the inspection stations here in California.

John

To see build logs for my models:  http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

 

  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Friday, July 31, 2020 1:23 PM

I like this too!

Perhaps you could share WIP pics, to show what it takes to build one of these.  I am sure we would find it educational.  I have never attempted a rig nor heavy construction equipment.

I do know that things painted yellow really need a good primer base.  I saw a very nice build where the handrails had sunlight coming through the paint in the photo.  If I were to attempt such a model, I'd base coat the whole thing black or silver before moving up to a flat white base.  Your thoughts/experiences?

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Friday, July 31, 2020 1:33 PM

jeaton01

Working trucks are not usually too dirty or weathered, although paint fading is common.  Poor appearance will get you lots of interviews at the inspection stations here in California.

You know, that is something I have noticed as well.  I go to construction sites for work, and I occasionally photograph the heavy equipment for weathering references for my tanky stuff.  I was surprised to see that military modelers go WAY beyond what I have seen on actively used excavators and such.  The only "extreme" weathering I see are the occasional scrape marks where the operator got a little too close to something.  But the vehicles are not covered in small scratches everywhere.  Even the grab handles are not worn down to bare metal like we often do on our tank models.  Dirt coated oil/grease stained areas are common though, but just localized at the joints, not running down in glorious oil paint rivulets.  Stick out tongue  

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

  • Member since
    August 2014
  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Friday, July 31, 2020 1:51 PM

I can agree on the weathering....around here you might see a really dirty/muddy log truck at the end of a wet day, but they get cleaned daily.  The owners/drivers don't like crawling around in dirt anymore than the rest of us, plus clean makes it easier to find potential issues that need fixed.

Post up more of your work, we love to see other types of models, and we get inspired to step outside the comfort zone and try something a little different.  Nicely done on what you've shown us.

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