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#1 mustang1989

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 10:35 PM

With the end of my "Demon II" now behind me and an empty bench in front of me I've decided to put my next build on the it. This one is another "Blast from the Past". I built this kit as a kid and although it was a terrible build looking back, I had a lot of fun with it. After a tumble on the shelf shortly after I built it she was put out of her misery. The Pactra Star Blue paint had been brushed on and it was the ugly duckling of all of my builds even in that day. Flashing forward some 35 years later here I go to give this beauty another shot. As some of you know, I've been wanting to build a rig for some time now and this just seemed like the perfect one to build.

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The Pactra paint line has ended so I'll be on the search for a close, if not perfect, match to the original Star Blue as possible. I also need to do a lot of research on White Freightliners as to get a lot of the details right and the paints as close as possible. Decals are shot so I'll be outsourcing those to get a fresh set. I've also managed to round up an upgraded set of wheels and tires for this bad boy so I turned to Moebius for those.

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With that............let's get started...............


Edited by mustang1989, 16 April 2018 - 10:36 PM.

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 10:39 PM

Pabst blue ribbon is one of the best beers i`ve ever tasted......... :-)


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Posted 16 April 2018 - 11:40 PM

I built that truck way back too! Rattle can paint and probably a glue fingerprint on it somewhere but it was cool on the shelf with a 40 foot trailer hooked up to it! I liked to watch those old "flat nose" tractors on the highway when we were traveling. This will be fun to watch! "10-4 rubber duck".....


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Posted 17 April 2018 - 02:40 AM

I must have drank several dozen gallons of PBR in my day. I don't own any cab overs at the moment, but do have a couple of Kenworth and Peterbilt long nose trucks here in the stash. I'll look real forward to seeing this bad boy come together, Joe.


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Posted 17 April 2018 - 05:43 AM

WoW this is my favorite American truck :)

My dream is one day to build the Freightliner wrecker from Terminator 2 movie:

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Well it is not White, but still is impressive vehicle ;)

Will watch this build with great interest.

 

Cheers man :punk:


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Posted 17 April 2018 - 06:20 AM

Cool, I have never attempted something like this. Will put it on my to do list.


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Posted 17 April 2018 - 11:17 AM

Pabst blue ribbon is one of the best beers i`ve ever tasted......... :-)

:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:


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Posted 17 April 2018 - 12:39 PM

any additional sheet metal work MUST be cut from a PBR can

 

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 02:28 PM

Are you dead set on a beer truck? If not, you may want to check out some of these sites

 

www.modeltruckin.com   Jerry has a ton of aftermarket decal sets, although he doesn't print beer companies....

 

 

www.moluminum.com   for really good realistic wheels and tires, I have bought mountains of stuff from them and they are excellent and honest

 

http://www.hankstruc...om/trucks.htm  Thousands of truck pictures here

 

http://hankstruckfor...um.com/htforum and the forum, lots of information and if you scroll down, you will see a 1/25 scale model thread.....

 

Hope this helps a bit.....

 

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 02:34 PM

Cool project. I like to build the long nose wrecker from the movie heat
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Posted 17 April 2018 - 08:08 PM

Are you dead set on a beer truck? If not, you may want to check out some of these sites

 

www.modeltruckin.com   Jerry has a ton of aftermarket decal sets, although he doesn't print beer companies....

 

 

www.moluminum.com   for really good realistic wheels and tires, I have bought mountains of stuff from them and they are excellent and honest

 

http://www.hankstruc...om/trucks.htm  Thousands of truck pictures here

 

http://hankstruckfor...um.com/htforum and the forum, lots of information and if you scroll down, you will see a 1/25 scale model thread.....

 

Hope this helps a bit.....

 

Jeff

 

Those first two sites are very handy indeed, but the second two links don't work for me.


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Posted 17 April 2018 - 09:42 PM

I really like the P.E. for the Peterbilt 359. Now, if he just did something for the sleeper interior.


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Posted 18 April 2018 - 02:09 AM

I really like the P.E. for the Peterbilt 359. Now, if he just did something for the sleeper interior.

Man that would be tha bomb right there!! 


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Posted 18 April 2018 - 02:19 AM

Man that would be tha bomb right there!! 

 

Even the 1:16 Peterbilt has no sleeper interior to speak of, and that's just ridiculous.


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#15 mustang1989

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Posted 18 April 2018 - 02:22 AM

Even the 1:16 Peterbilt has no sleeper interior to speak of, and that's just ridiculous.

Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaat???!!!


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