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Freightliner FLC
Posted by Modeltruckbuilder on Thursday, October 1, 2020 4:30 PM

Italeri Freightliner kit built as a daycab tractor. Resin 2 hole Budd rear wheels, kit bashed rear half fenders, split fuel/hydraulic tank on passenger side along with diamond plate tool cabinet. Photo etched name plates on hood and grille. Paint is Tamiya Mica Red with clear on the cab and hood. Trailer was built by combining the tub from an Italeri kit along with the chassis from an AMT Fruehauf flat bed. Single point suspension taken from an AMT Peerless log trailer with aftermarket resin 2 hole wheels.

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Thursday, October 1, 2020 4:57 PM

Wow!  That is absolutely stunning.   How long does a build like that take you?   Inspiring me to build my trumpeter fire engine.   Beautiful work

Thanks,

John

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

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Posted by BrandonK on Thursday, October 1, 2020 5:20 PM

What an excellent build. Your scratch/kit bash skills are on point. Very nice.

BK

On the bench: Alot !

On Deck: Alot more !

 

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Posted by jazzsoul60 on Friday, October 2, 2020 4:24 AM

Another gem.  Details abound!

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    March 2003
  • From: Towson MD
Posted by gregbale on Friday, October 2, 2020 5:49 AM

Astounding level of work and detail! Superbly done. YesBeer

Greg

 George Lewis:

"Every time you correct me on my grammar I love you a little fewer."
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Posted by Modeltruckbuilder on Friday, October 2, 2020 3:51 PM

keavdog

Wow!  That is absolutely stunning.   How long does a build like that take you?   Inspiring me to build my trumpeter fire engine.   Beautiful work

 

In most cases a tractor like this takes about a month if I plan it right. The Trumpeter ALF is a real nice kit with a lot of detail. I have one in my kit stash but have never touched it.

Thanks to all for the compliments-

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    February 2003
  • From: East Bethel, MN
Posted by midnightprowler on Friday, October 2, 2020 4:03 PM

Beautiful! 

Hi, I am Lee, I am a plastiholic.

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  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Friday, October 2, 2020 8:02 PM

Sharp looking rig!

John

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

 

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Saturday, October 3, 2020 11:37 AM

Aw !

 It might be a " Freightshaker" but you got it gorgeous!

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Posted by Modeltruckbuilder on Monday, October 5, 2020 6:00 PM
Thanks to Lee, John and TB. I appreciate the compliments
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Posted by Chemteacher on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 7:17 PM
Wow! Beautiful work. I usually build aircraft and ships but I built a few trucks when I was a kid. My Dad ran an oilfield service outfit so I was around trucks and heavy equipment all of my younger years. I may have to try my hand at one now. Great work.

On the bench: Revell-USS Arizona; Tamiya 1/700 HMS Nelson

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    March 2014
Posted by Graham Green on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 11:48 PM

Only a month to build the 'tractor', your kind of rushing it aren't you ?

Think about this then, four and a half years to build it, see if you can make one better than this lot ?

Check it out, you MIGHT learn something !

http://cs.finescale.com/fsm/modeling_subjects/f/4/t/182447.aspx

 

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  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 1:56 AM

Graham, it's ben a long time!

The problem is probably me, but your comment above struck me as rude. OK, a month for a 1:24 tractor is express tempo, but I sure would like to work this fast with results like on the pictures above.

Have a nice day

Paweł

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

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    August 2015
Posted by Modeltruckbuilder on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 5:20 AM

Graham Green

Only a month to build the 'tractor', your kind of rushing it aren't you ?

Think about this then, four and a half years to build it, see if you can make one better than this lot ?

Check it out, you MIGHT learn something !

http://cs.finescale.com/fsm/modeling_subjects/f/4/t/182447.aspx

 

 

Oh I certainly learned something ...

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    December 2002
  • From: Fort Knox
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 11:42 AM

Pawel

Graham, it's ben a long time!

The problem is probably me, but your comment above struck me as rude. OK, a month for a 1:24 tractor is express tempo, but I sure would like to work this fast with results like on the pictures above.

Have a nice day

Paweł

No, it's not just you.

Well done on the truck. The last big rig I made was BJ & The Bear's cabover back in the day when that show was on. I've always wanted to spend the big bucks on one of the big rigs.

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    August 2015
Posted by Modeltruckbuilder on Friday, October 9, 2020 4:50 PM
Thanks to Chemteacher and Rob. I wasn't ignoring your posts, I was trying to let the dust settle, if you know what I mean. Thanks again guys
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Posted by hct728 on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 1:59 PM

Wow,  you did really nice job on that! You must be quite familiar with the subject matter to know about the split tank etc. Very neat paint, chrome accessories and use of treadplate, flawless! I'd love to see a shot of the rear of the cab, as I'm working on  coiled air lines and need some reference shots (seems many modelers forget them, and yours look great and add a lot to the overall visual appeal)

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    August 2015
Posted by Modeltruckbuilder on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 6:50 PM

hct728

Wow,  you did really nice job on that! You must be quite familiar with the subject matter to know about the split tank etc. Very neat paint, chrome accessories and use of treadplate, flawless! I'd love to see a shot of the rear of the cab, as I'm working on  coiled air lines and need some reference shots (seems many modelers forget them, and yours look great and add a lot to the overall visual appeal)

 

Unfortunately I don't have any rear cab shots to show. Thanks for the compliments.

  • Member since
    August 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 8:03 PM

 very clean truck !!

 

Nick.

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