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Posted: Wednesday, May 19, 2010 - 11:28 PM UTC
Hi all.

We'll after a blistering start I've come to a screaming halt. No work on this for a week. Why? Just as I started this supplies arrived for two other builds I'd like to get finished before our next club display. Excuses excuses. Anyway, here's a photo of my progress to date. I'll be spraying the chassis (semi gloss black) this weekend and hopefully getting the correct colour paint for the engline block. Constructive feedback more than welcome.

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Posted: Thursday, May 20, 2010 - 01:27 AM UTC
Nice, clean build so far. Is this the Western Star?

Jim
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Posted: Thursday, May 20, 2010 - 03:15 AM UTC

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Nice, clean build so far. Is this the Western Star?

Jim



I agree.nice clean start. I hope that you get back to this one. Looking for more pics as you progress.
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Posted: Friday, May 21, 2010 - 11:06 AM UTC
Well, we've got all year...my question is how ya gonna graft that tank to the truck frame?!
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Posted: Saturday, May 22, 2010 - 12:09 AM UTC

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Well, we've got all year...my question is how ya gonna graft that tank to the truck frame?!



IF I did, would it still count as an entry in the group build?

Cheers
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Posted: Saturday, May 22, 2010 - 12:39 AM UTC

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Well, we've got all year...my question is how ya gonna graft that tank to the truck frame?!



IF I did, would it still count as an entry in the group build?

Cheers



Not sure about that, but it would fit neatly into Hermon's EOD Campaign !!
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Posted: Saturday, May 22, 2010 - 04:10 AM UTC
Maybe...the whole purpose of these builds, aside from having fun, is to get folks building trucks again. You graft that chieftan well enough to the truck and I'd let it slide simply for creativity sake!
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Posted: Thursday, June 17, 2010 - 02:17 PM UTC

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Well, I'm happy that I had a small hand in keeping you on track with your newfound hobby! This is just the beginning of a long, satisfying love affair with trucks.


I like what I'm reading! Nothing like support for the hobby...do you build trucks as well{and welcome aboard!}...join in, the more the merrier!
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Posted: Thursday, June 17, 2010 - 07:10 PM UTC
Don't get too excieted Bob. I think it's just a spammer. Check out the profile and forum posts.

Cheers
Shane
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Posted: Thursday, June 17, 2010 - 11:25 PM UTC

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Don't get too excieted Bob. I think it's just a spammer. Check out the profile and forum posts.

Cheers
Shane


Lol...I was thinking it was your wife or girlfriend from the sounds of it...either way, if said person builds trucks, it's all good!
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Posted: Thursday, July 01, 2010 - 10:02 AM UTC
I'd class this as spam (again). If "Carmel Santos" has anythting to do with Models Trains Guide (which she does as this is the link for her www button) then the site is registered to Jay Stockwell of Superlever which seems to be making online marketing software. Contact jay@superlever.com for more information. This is probably an exercise in boosting page ranking.
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Posted: Thursday, July 22, 2010 - 05:56 AM UTC
And to boot they are posting from the Philippines!

SEO Spam for sure.

Jim
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Posted: Thursday, July 22, 2010 - 10:17 AM UTC
Bummer...any female truck builder would be a welcome addition here - even if she was uglier than hermon{no offense there hermon but that ugly cheerleading pic is probably forever etched in my head thanks to you!}
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Posted: Saturday, December 25, 2010 - 09:30 AM UTC
Season's greetings.

Well I might be slow on this one but it's still about average for me. Here's the latest update on my OTR build.

I'm working on the cab at the moment trying to get the joins looking reasonable before I prime. I also scratched a basic panel for under the bed in the sleeper giving the look of cupboards and drawers. Even though you can't see much when it's all put togheter just seeng that bed hanging in mid air annoyed the $#!t out of me.

Parts have been dechromed and tanks glued, filled and sanded. I'll be spraying the cab floor, seats and dash, sleeper interior, chassis and engine this afternoon.

Any suggestions on transmission colour? I'm not normally a truck person but would like something that looks right(ish).

Cheers

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Posted: Sunday, December 26, 2010 - 08:43 AM UTC
Looking good so far.

The transmission should be semi-gloss black (new) or oxide-red (rebuilt).

Jim
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Posted: Monday, December 27, 2010 - 08:16 PM UTC
Thanks Jim.