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Posted by Modeltruckbuilder on Sunday, August 1, 2021 7:08 PM

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Posted by keavdog on Sunday, August 1, 2021 7:12 PM

Wow that's really fantastic!   Well done. 

Thanks,

John

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Posted by Eaglecash867 on Sunday, August 1, 2021 7:15 PM

I was almost wondering how you were able to photoshop a truck to make it look like it was sitting on a table.  That is about the most incredible workmanship I have seen on a model!  AMAZING!

"You can have my illegal fireworks when you pry them from my cold, dead fingers...which are...over there somewhere."

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Posted by jazzsoul60 on Sunday, August 1, 2021 7:19 PM

Well done.

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Posted by armornut on Sunday, August 1, 2021 8:08 PM

   Looks like Tiking has some awesome "competition". Tiking does extremely beautiful models....with the pix you have posted I would be hard pressed to tell them apart.

    A compliment to both builders. Please show us moreBig Smile

we're modelers it's what we do

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Posted by wpwar11 on Sunday, August 1, 2021 8:20 PM

Trucks really aren't my thing but I gotta say this is extremely impressive.  I've seen some great work on these forums and this rates as one of the best.  

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Posted by MR TOM SCHRY on Sunday, August 1, 2021 9:46 PM

Modeltruckb that rig is awesome!  Is that the same kit as the recently rereleased Ford LTL 9000 that AMT released?  Great color scheme and very clean  build.  Love the "real" wood that you used on the trailer.  How do Italeri truck kits compare to the AMT kits?  When I was much younger one of my first jobs was a pump attendent in a truck stop and I've loved the big rigs, especially from the 70's, since!  Do you reccomend an after-market company to use to find resin or photoetched parts?  Can't wait to see your next build!

TJS

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Posted by keavdog on Monday, August 2, 2021 12:24 AM

armornut

   Looks like Tiking has some awesome "competition". Tiking does extremely beautiful models....with the pix you have posted I would be hard pressed to tell them apart.

    A compliment to both builders. Please show us moreBig Smile

 

I was thinking the exact same thing!

Thanks,

John

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Posted by Greg on Monday, August 2, 2021 9:55 AM

armornut
Looks like Tiking has some awesome "competition".

keavdog
I was thinking the exact same thing!

Ha, so was I. Three of us with the same thought, how about that.

Very nice work, and photos.

-Greg

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Monday, August 2, 2021 11:10 AM

Okay;

      So you got a darned nice truck there. Good Job. Now, when you gonna load it? It's nice to see someone giving Tiking some Competition. You both obviously have " The Touch"

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Monday, August 2, 2021 11:16 AM

Hi Tom;

       I can tell you about those Italeri Trucks. I have three in different stages of building. I thought after A.M.T.s over blown rivets on the K.W. Cabover and Peterbilt that they were,  as far as parts fit and detail, Miles ahead of A.M.T. Now that said, I believe it would be nice to see the Ertl Internationals back. They were darned good too. Both Ertl and Italeri Vehicles suffered from something I have always loved in heavy equipment. Lotsa fiddly detail. And well done moldings.

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Posted by MR TOM SCHRY on Monday, August 2, 2021 1:34 PM

Thanks for the info Tanker-Builder!  I've got one Italeri in my stash now but will keep an eye out for them in the future.  I know that Italeri builds some of those modern European rigs and that Moebius has two of those International rigs out as kits but I'm a sucker for the "classic" rigs of the trucks from the 60's & 70's so that usually ends up being AMT kits.  I wish that AMT/MPC would just go back and retool their molds like AMT did with their recently released International Transtar kit.  PS -  I would also love it if they reissued Sonny's KW from the tv series "Moving On"!  My dad and I loved watching that show back when it was on tv.

TJS

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Posted by Modeltruckbuilder on Monday, August 2, 2021 3:29 PM

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Posted by Modeltruckbuilder on Monday, August 2, 2021 3:34 PM

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Monday, August 2, 2021 3:59 PM

Ditto That Tom!!

 

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Posted by MR TOM SCHRY on Monday, August 2, 2021 5:21 PM

WOW!  Truly amazing work!  Love that pinstriping on that Diamond Reo! That Autocar truck kit holds a special place in my heart because it was a kit that my dad was building when I was a kid.  He kept it a secret and eventually shelved it and unfortunately he never finished it before he passed away and my mom threw it out because I had taken a break away from modeling for college and other aspects of life.  I was so glad when AMT reissued it(bought two kits already) because the prices at swap meets for it were through the roof.  My local hobby shop has Italeri's kit of an Australian Outback rig,(I can't remember what make of truck it was) and if you say that they're that much better I may have to look at that kit again.  Are there any truck building sites,S.I.G.(Special Interest  Groups),or after-market companies that you guys can reccomend?  Since coming back to the hobby I've built just about everything but I'll be honest, the auto/truck genre is one aspect of modeling that I've struggled with because I can never get that high gloss finish.  The two rigs that I've finished were done heavily weathered because that's the way that I remember them when they pulled up for fuel at the truck stop that I worked at when I was a teenager.

TJS

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Posted by jazzsoul60 on Monday, August 2, 2021 7:59 PM
Italeri Freightliner FLD, Volvo VN670 and VN780, Western Star 5964.
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Posted by Modeltruckbuilder on Monday, August 2, 2021 8:26 PM

jazzsoul60
Italeri Freightliner FLD, Volvo VN670 and VN780, Western Star 5964.
 

 

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Posted by GlennH on Tuesday, August 3, 2021 8:49 AM
That detail shot of the rears with those brass air stems....yikes!

A number Army Viet Nam scans from hundreds yet to be done:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/southwestdreams/albums/72157621855914355

Have had the great fortune to be on every side of the howitzers.

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Posted by Modeltruckbuilder on Wednesday, August 4, 2021 3:46 PM

GlennH
That detail shot of the rears with those brass air stems....yikes!
 

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Posted by jeaton01 on Wednesday, August 4, 2021 10:46 PM

Love those two trucks, super work.

John

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

 

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Posted by Modeltruckbuilder on Thursday, August 5, 2021 6:42 PM

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