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  • Member since
    September 2021
Posted by raisin27 on Wednesday, June 15, 2022 11:14 AM

Thank you everyone. While this kit is an old tool kit thats been reissued many times and did require some TLC to build it was nowhere near the nightmare I was led to believe it would be.

  • Member since
    November 2005
  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Sunday, June 12, 2022 10:15 AM

Tanker-Builder
We don't see Consolidated Freight trucks down here in my part of Texas very often.

That's because CF broke up in 1996.

They became CNF, which later became Con-Way Industries in 2001.  Plenty of Con-Way trucks motoroing down I-35.  At least until 2015, when they became XPO Logistics, whic his not seen so much on the tractors as the logo on Containers and some box trailers.

They will probably not have any single-drill Freightliner tractors, though.  If the tractor is a Freightliner, that would be an irony, as CF actually created the Freigtliner Truck Division (now onwed by Daimlier-Benz).

 

  • Member since
    May 2009
  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Sunday, June 12, 2022 3:02 AM

Hello!

Those straps are a lot easier to do when you use a trick: If you can find chrome foil - that could be metal like BMF or plastic self-adhesive foil. In a pinch you could take a bag of chips, many of them are very nice chrome silver on the inside. Then just cut neat strips out of that material and apply to appropriate places on the tanks. If you want to get funky you could even loop them on the ends and make t-shaped wires to represent the tightening screws.

Hope this helps - good luck with your tanks and have a nice day

Paweł

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

www.vietnam.net.pl

  • Member since
    February 2006
  • From: Boston
Posted by Wilbur Wright on Saturday, June 11, 2022 10:27 PM

This is some real skill here. Very impressed with the chrome gas tank straps.  I have the Italeri Actros giga space on hold because I can't get them right.  

There is almost no room for error on a car or truck model.

 

Some of the AMT kits can be wrestled into a nice build.

  • Member since
    August 2007
  • From: back country of SO-CAL, at the birth place of Naval Aviation
Posted by DUSTER on Monday, June 6, 2022 2:15 PM

raisin27  Great looking model. Youre "weathering" is spot on. 

just cant figure out how you got it to fit in the back yard, thoughWhistling

Steve

Building the perfect model---just not quite yet  Confused

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Monday, June 6, 2022 11:52 AM

Had a real one just like it.  Lovely model.

We all need to build more trucks!

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 Sunday, May 8, 2022 3:47 PM

Very Nice!

 We don't see Consolidated Freight trucks down here in my part of Texas very often. Excellent job on a "Day"tripper! 

  • Member since
    February 2014
Posted by jazzsoul60 on Sunday, May 8, 2022 3:13 PM

Well done.

  • Member since
    August 2021
Posted by lurch on Sunday, May 8, 2022 12:33 PM

Great truck. You did a great job.

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    September 2011
Posted by Tim Kidwell on Thursday, May 5, 2022 11:15 AM

gregbale

As I recall, you could also just click on your photo...hit 'copy link location'...then just paste that into your forum post using the image icon, as Tim described above.

 

Yeah, well, Greg, here's the thing ... you're right. "Copy Image Address" (for Chrome) will work just as well. But why do a single step when 8 will get you to the same place? 

 

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Timothy Kidwell
Editor
Scale Model Brands
Kalmbach Media

 

  • Member since
    July 2015
Posted by MR TOM SCHRY on Thursday, May 5, 2022 11:01 AM

I agree, work this great needs to be seen and enjoyed by the members of this forum.  You hear a lot of complaining about these old AMT truck kits on the modeling sites but kudos to the guys who can turn them into a gem like this rig.  The color scheme and weathering sure bring back a lot of memories for me.  Excellent build!  Please post more of your big rig builds.

tjs

TJS

  • Member since
    May 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Thursday, May 5, 2022 10:34 AM

A beauty indeed and it would have been a shame to miss seeing it.

Thanks Pawel for re-posting.

And to the OP, posting pics is a bit cumbersome, but not after you get used to it. I do hope you don't give up. I like seeing these big rigs built up by you guys who know how to do it.

-Greg

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Thursday, May 5, 2022 10:27 AM

Very, very nice!

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    May 2009
  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Thursday, May 5, 2022 10:18 AM

Hello!

It would sure be a pity to give up on such a nice truck!

Granted, posting them is a bit of a pain... You know where...

But it's a beauty! I have one of the doble drives in my stash and I want to build it with Italeris air ride some day, and I WISH it turned out this nice when it's finished some sunny day!

Have a nice day

Paweł

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

www.vietnam.net.pl

  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Towson MD
Posted by gregbale on Thursday, May 5, 2022 9:50 AM

As I recall, you could also just click on your photo...hit 'copy link location'...then just paste that into your forum post using the image icon, as Tim described above.

Greg

George Lewis:

"Every time you correct me on my grammar I love you a little fewer."
 
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  • Member since
    September 2011
Posted by Tim Kidwell on Thursday, May 5, 2022 9:25 AM

Hi Mike,

When inserting an image from Flickr, click on the Share arrow. That will bring up a dialog box with a number of tabs along the top. Click the BBCode tab (should be the last one in the current Flickr configuration). You'll get a lot of link crud. I copy and paste it into a blank Word file so I can look at it. 

What you want is the info in the second line, specifically what is between img and /img. In this example: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51916537205_71ecaccae6.jpg

Copy that link, click the little photo image with the mountains and the sun in the ribbon at the top of the text box you type in on the Forum. A dialog box will appear. Paste the link into Source and click OK. You should get something like this:



You can control the size of the image either by selecting an image size from the dialog box on Flickr or modifying the size in the dialog box on the Forum before you click OK.

Hope this helps.

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Timothy Kidwell
Editor
Scale Model Brands
Kalmbach Media

 

  • Member since
    September 2021
Posted by raisin27 on Wednesday, May 4, 2022 9:10 AM

I give up! Cant figure out how to post pictures.

  • Member since
    September 2021
White Freightliner
Posted by raisin27 on Tuesday, May 3, 2022 12:25 PM

 

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