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Posted by Modeltruckbuilder on Tuesday, December 7, 2021 2:09 PM

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Posted by MR TOM SCHRY on Tuesday, December 7, 2021 2:17 PM

Great idea for a project!  I've always loved the looks of the Autocar trucks.  Very ambitious and challenging.  Your progress so far looks amazing.  I'll be following your build closely.

TJS

TJS

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Posted by keavdog on Tuesday, December 7, 2021 2:19 PM

That's impressive!  I've wanted to try one of these big rigs for a bit.  I hope you continue to post progress.

Thanks,

John

fox
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Posted by fox on Tuesday, December 7, 2021 2:52 PM

Keep up the great work!

Jim Captain

Stay Safe.

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench:  1/48 Tamiya - Vought F4U-1A Corsair for Group Build 'Absent Friends' 50%                                                                   1/48 Encore Models - A-37B/OA-37B Dragonfly 50%

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

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Posted by jazzsoul60 on Tuesday, December 7, 2021 9:53 PM

Autocars may have big in the Mass area, but down in the NYC area, Mack Mixers were king!

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Posted by Modeltruckbuilder on Wednesday, December 22, 2021 8:12 PM

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Posted by Modeltruckbuilder on Friday, January 7, 2022 9:04 AM

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Posted by lurch on Friday, January 7, 2022 9:07 AM

Geat job. Love the topic you picked

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Posted by MR TOM SCHRY on Friday, January 7, 2022 10:11 AM

WOW!  This turned out great!  It looks so seamless, like it came from the manufacturer that way.  Your scratchbuilding/kit-bashing work is stunning.  Excellent choice of colors and company logo!

TJS 

TJS

fox
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Posted by fox on Friday, January 7, 2022 8:39 PM

Very nice!!! Toast Toast Toast

Jim Captain

Stay Safe.

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench:  1/48 Tamiya - Vought F4U-1A Corsair for Group Build 'Absent Friends' 50%                                                                   1/48 Encore Models - A-37B/OA-37B Dragonfly 50%

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

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Posted by keavdog on Friday, January 7, 2022 8:52 PM

That turned out really well!  I dig those mixer rigs.  Looks spot on 

Thanks,

John

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  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Friday, January 7, 2022 11:29 PM

Great stuff!

John

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

 

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Posted by rocketman2000 on Saturday, January 8, 2022 8:52 AM

Super!

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Saturday, January 8, 2022 11:40 AM

As someone who drove RediMix trucks in his youth, my only comment is that the truck is "too clean" Smile

Not sure about the best way to replicate the long green hose from the water tank. 

It might want the clearance poles often found on (or added to) the front bumper.

A beautiful example of a rarely modeled truck.

Mind, now that you have something of a "donor" available, you could do like many redi-mix outfits fo, and build it as a water truck.

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Posted by Modeltruckbuilder on Saturday, January 8, 2022 12:08 PM

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Posted by BrandonK on Monday, January 10, 2022 11:21 AM

Very cool. Your work is always impressive.

BK

On the bench:

Tamiya 1/35 M4A3E8 "Fury" with crew,

1/32 Kittyhawk Kingfisher,

1/35 Meng Panther Ausf A Early,

1/48 Pro Modeller P-51C "Boise Bee"

On Deck:

Tamiya 1/48 F4U Birdcage, 

1/25 Revell 32 Ford Coupe

1/12 Bandai "Mandolorian"

2022 Completed:

1/25 Revell 29 Highboy

1/48 Tamiya Sea Harrier

1/25 Revell 70 Boss 429 Mustang

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  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 12:06 PM

Modeltruckbuilder
Clearance poles? You mean "Rookie Poles". Don't believe in them so I don't put them on my builds.

LoL.

When you drive the redimix you get sent to places trucks can't go.  So, you need visual aids to convince contractors the truck won't fit.

Mind the outfit I worked for used the clearance poles to stack extra mirrors on.  Whcih was a mixed blessing.  As, while it was handy to be able to see the distracted lunkhead in the 260ZX tailgating under the discharge chute, having them getting ripp off and knocked askew either on the jobiste or just parked in the yard, was a pain.

Still, an excellent build of a complicated subject.

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Posted by Modeltruckbuilder on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 4:24 PM

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Posted by Keyserj on Thursday, January 13, 2022 7:23 PM

Love seeing your work. Super job on this kitbash.

"Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?"- Oddball

 

John

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Posted by Pawel on Friday, January 14, 2022 6:16 AM

Modeltruckbuilder
Pawel but he doesn't comment on my work anymore

Well, well, he noticed!

You've been mean to me on the forums, Modeltruckbuilder!

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

www.vietnam.net.pl

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Posted by Modeltruckbuilder on Friday, January 14, 2022 7:09 AM

Pawel

 

 
Modeltruckbuilder
Pawel but he doesn't comment on my work anymore

 

Well, well, he noticed!

You've been mean to me on the forums, Modeltruckbuilder!

 

Just because I noticed doesn't mean I care. You've taken your shots at me with your "nice build but too clean" and "so clean it almost hurts" comments over the years as well. So, how about we just leave it at that and move on

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