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JET
  • Member since
    February 2020
GMC square body truck
Posted by JET on Friday, January 22, 2021 12:14 AM

First build finished for 2021, Revell snow plow kit built curbside, tire decals are from powerslide. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

James

  • Member since
    August 2014
  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Friday, January 22, 2021 12:28 AM

Nice well worn rig.  Beautiful touch with the wrecking yard tailgate, and the misaligned hood.

I remember back in the day, a rash of tailgate thefts in our area on GM's.  Only took a minute to make one disappear.  The one on my '75 went for a walk one night.

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Friday, January 22, 2021 12:43 AM

Great looking build.  I really like the weathering - I too like the tailgate.

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    February 2003
  • From: East Bethel, MN
Posted by midnightprowler on Friday, January 22, 2021 4:07 PM

Well done. 

Hi, I am Lee, I am a plastiholic.

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  • Member since
    May 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Friday, January 22, 2021 4:42 PM

That is really, really nice. YesYesYes

-Greg

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Friday, January 22, 2021 5:18 PM

Being a long time owner of a sqaure body, I approve. Well done. Needs more rust on the cab corners and wheel openings. LOL, just kidding. It looks great.

BK

Dream room complete!! BalloonsBeer

On the bench:Tamiya 1/48 Sea Harrier, Tamiya 1/35 M4A3E8 "Fury" with crew

On Deck: Accurate Minataures 1/48 P-51C "Boise Bee", Tamiya 1/48 F4U Birdcage

 

  • Member since
    January 2020
  • From: Maryland
Posted by wpwar11 on Friday, January 22, 2021 6:12 PM

Very well done.  Did you use oils for weathering?  How did you chip the paint?  Pencils?  Hairspray?  

JET
  • Member since
    February 2020
Posted by JET on Friday, January 22, 2021 8:36 PM

wpwar11

Very well done.  Did you use oils for weathering?  How did you chip the paint?  Pencils?  Hairspray?  

 

thanks, yes oil paints and I paint the chipping on with a brush. I also paint by rolling a Qtip soaked in thinner and oil paint to get the color variety in the base color.

I have tried some of those new popular techniques in the past and found they took way longer to do just to get the same results as the way I've always done it lol.

I don't use anything fancy just Craft acrylics and Winsor & newton oil paints.

James

  • Member since
    July 2009
  • From: North Carolina
Posted by Back to the bench on Saturday, January 23, 2021 8:01 AM

JET, that is REALLY well done. The weathering looks very realistic and "to scale". Nice photograpty too, thanks for sharing.

goldhammer, years ago when we had a similar rash of tailgate thefts a police officer told us the tailgates were being shipped south of the border. He said they would be opened up, loaded with drugs, resprayed and installed on a truck to head back north.

 

Gil
  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Saturday, January 23, 2021 8:12 AM

Hmmm;

 You expect me to like this? This,This, old dirty Truck? Well, Shoot! I think she looks Outstanding and Real. Darned good Job if'n I gotta say so meself!

  • Member since
    August 2014
  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Saturday, January 23, 2021 1:19 PM

Just noticed in looking it over again...another nice touch with the missing right door mirror.

JET
  • Member since
    February 2020
Posted by JET on Saturday, January 23, 2021 9:04 PM

goldhammer

Just noticed in looking it over again...another nice touch with the missing right door mirror.

 

 

that was more just being lazy not wanting to make 2 mirrors haha, soldering up that mirror bracket wasn't easy

James

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