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PostSubject: Big rigs!!!   Tue 10 May 2016, 9:36 pm

Have two trucks on my bench. I am collecting materials for a third. Figured I'd get the cob webs out on these two before doing a commission build for Canadian Freightways.
Long frame has been stretched and is a Western Star. I figured I've build enough 1:1 parts for these trucks over the 12.5 years I worked for a metal shop I should build a 1/24th version. Kinda a down memory lane build for me. The kit is a Heller kit with plastic tires. I just wasn't feeling the plastic tires so bought and installed an aftermarket set. Other than that it is so far box stock.

The shorter kit is a IH Prostar. Also box stock so far. A little heat treatment to the exhaust..... I suck at weathering.... Thought I'd try for a change. it will be hidden........

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PostSubject: Re: Big rigs!!!   Wed 11 May 2016, 2:33 am

Wow a double Rig build, never seen a double rig build before. Both look great! Good to see you back Bret.

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PostSubject: Re: Big rigs!!!   Wed 11 May 2016, 1:35 pm

Since they're commission builds maybe showroom new look is preferred, but a little dark paint thin wash on engine areas can both bring out molded details and add realistic "used" look. Just my opinion.
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PostSubject: Re: Big rigs!!!   Wed 11 May 2016, 6:04 pm

This one is Double Sweet. I am tuned in for future updates.
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PostSubject: Re: Big rigs!!!   Thu 12 May 2016, 5:09 am

Very nice start on this Brent. I don't think anyone ever feels plastic wheels, glad you got those upgraded.
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