I thought that this build was too good not to share. Will is my youngest son, nearly 22 and this is a build he has been working on for a long time. He did the truck in his early teens pretty much straight out of the box except for the fuel tanks which he made from conduit.
This is the kit he used for the truck. He had one trailer behind it and was going to build a second to make a road train but we went to a model show and someone else had already done it, albeit behind another prime mover so he looked for something else.
This is the trailer kit he used x2, and this is what he came up with....
In Oz this is called a B Train or Stag tippers running at 25m or 26m under permit. What he did was cut both trailers, took a section out of the B(2nd) trailer and add it into the A (1st) trailer. He then altered the rear of the A trailer to accommodate the turntable for the B trailer and changed the pivot points for the A trailer as well.
It's all new chassis from that big plate to the left of the hoist through to the turn table pin. Humbrol yellow chassis over white base and Holts duplicolour light silver for the bodies. His mother is making up canvas tarps for the tops of the trailers.
He decided to leave the ringfeeder for the roadtrain on it. KFS tailights were used.
I admit that there were times when I didn't think that this would make it across the line but it has and I reckon it was worth the wait!
DeeCee: Bloody Tom....
Aug 22, 2019 3:50:30 GMT -7
RetroSpectKustoms: Can me enter more than 1 model for JDM LMS?
Sept 2, 2019 18:46:40 GMT -7
RetroSpectKustoms: MOTM Curbside too?? I have nothing on the bench and the PERFECT excuse to build a grail kit!
Sept 2, 2019 19:25:45 GMT -7
DeeCee: Do 1 for each mate, that should keep you busy..
Sept 3, 2019 5:05:46 GMT -7
spdyft: Build that grail..I seem to remember that thread being the genesis for the contest.
Sept 3, 2019 12:38:59 GMT -7
leon: I have a nice curbside i want to build! the only problem is the kit came without doors.Need to contact Revell again and see if there taking replacement part orders yet.
Sept 3, 2019 13:31:01 GMT -7
stitchdup: Hey guys, you dont have to start with a curbside kit, you can just glue the hood down and save the engine for something else
Sept 4, 2019 3:41:18 GMT -7
Deano: This is a busy place at the minute, something new to see every time I log on!!! Awesome stuff but it does cut into building time!!
Sept 4, 2019 23:09:36 GMT -7
RetroSpectKustoms: I got to agree there Deano. But I do love seeing what everyone else is working on too.
Sept 5, 2019 15:50:47 GMT -7
DeeCee: CONGRATULATIONS DEANO AND SHARP... great builds guys
Sept 6, 2019 20:04:10 GMT -7
Deano: Thanks Dale and to everyone who voted and it's a great tractor Les!
Sept 7, 2019 14:31:52 GMT -7