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Posted: Wednesday, August 04, 2010 - 02:57 PM UTC
This is my next build. It is the International Transtar 4300 Eagle by AMT. Mostly out of the box with a few scratched items added.

















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Posted: Wednesday, August 04, 2010 - 07:14 PM UTC
The interior is looking super Dave, one question though, did you put all of the cab and nose panels on that round mat and just pour paint on them??? The finish on the parts looks great, but how did that much paint end up in the background ??

Cheers, D
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Posted: Thursday, August 05, 2010 - 02:53 AM UTC
I like it, Dave. What's the name of that color? Your interior & dash look really nice.

Jim
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Posted: Thursday, August 05, 2010 - 02:54 AM UTC

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The interior is looking super Dave, one question though, did you put all of the cab and nose panels on that round mat and just pour paint on them??? The finish on the parts looks great, but how did that much paint end up in the background ??

Cheers, D



There is a lot of paint on the lazy susan because I have used it for about 10 years for paint. The reason there is so much of the plum on it is because I painted it with rattle can paint by krylon. You get a lot of spray from the large cans.
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Posted: Thursday, August 05, 2010 - 02:55 AM UTC

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I like it, Dave. What's the name of that color? Your interior & dash look really nice.

Jim



Thanks Jim. The color is called Rich Plum. from Krylon paints.
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Posted: Thursday, August 05, 2010 - 10:49 AM UTC
That looks nice...gonna do some accent stripes or leave her solid?
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Posted: Thursday, August 05, 2010 - 11:03 AM UTC

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That looks nice...gonna do some accent stripes or leave her solid?



No I am going to trim it in gold deals that are kit supplied. I have the hood completed and I am rather pleased with the look.

I will be finishing the gold trim tonight and then move on to the final assembly. I really like this kit.
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Posted: Thursday, August 05, 2010 - 02:09 PM UTC
I have this kit, too; but haven't built it yet. It appears to be well detailed. Does it go together well? Any "issues" to be aware of?

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Posted: Thursday, August 05, 2010 - 02:23 PM UTC

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I have this kit, too; but haven't built it yet. It appears to be well detailed. Does it go together well? Any "issues" to be aware of?

Jim



The only thing that I am having a problem is the hood. The pins are a little too short to keep it in place. I had to make some extensions to put over the pins and enlarged the holes in the frames for the new pins to fit. All in all it is a very straight forward kit and plan to get another one for a future build.
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Posted: Thursday, August 05, 2010 - 02:25 PM UTC
Got a little more done today. I got some of the wiring and graphics done













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Posted: Thursday, August 05, 2010 - 02:40 PM UTC
Wow, that gold on the purple looks prettty neat, can't wait to see the hood on it. This is one of those kits that I need to aquire still{I'll spare you guys the list} but I'm going to have get one since a resin caster I know of on a fire engine site has a mid '60s loadstar..., the cool rounded hood version of long ago. I have his Mack MC coe cab and he does great work, so I look forward to when he finishes it...spose I should get a few kits too since I have two of his late model IH hoods for that cab.
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Posted: Thursday, August 05, 2010 - 03:07 PM UTC
Well I like purple and what I could see of the graphics makes a nice combo..nice work on the battery box..
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Posted: Thursday, August 05, 2010 - 03:23 PM UTC
Dave, thanks for the info. I appreciate it. I'll have to keep that in mind when I build mine (planning on a Garrett Freight Lines). I'd also like to do a 9300. Eric of P&P Vintage Kits & Resin Works does a nice 9300 hood, as does Jamie of Mo'Luminum.

I'm really liking this build. Great detail.

Jim
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Posted: Friday, August 06, 2010 - 04:21 AM UTC
[quote]Dave, thanks for the info. I appreciate it. I'll have to keep that in mind when I build mine (planning on a Garrett Freight Lines). I'd also like to do a 9300. Eric of P&P Vintage Kits & Resin Works does a nice 9300 hood, as does Jamie of Mo'Luminum.

I'm really liking this build. Great detail.

Jim[/quote

Your welcome Jim. As soon as I can afford it I want to get back into the resin side also. I think that I will try my hand at casting some parts in this scale also.
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Posted: Sunday, August 08, 2010 - 02:22 PM UTC
Another update. I scratch a set of fenders and a headache rack with locker. I hope to build a flatbed trailer for it later on.







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Posted: Sunday, August 08, 2010 - 03:48 PM UTC
Interesting! Sort of a heavy haul look to it. When I was in the Army, we were always told to make our rack with the U.S. facing down. If it was facing up, it ment that you were dead. What did you use for the blanket?

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Posted: Monday, August 09, 2010 - 03:38 AM UTC

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Interesting! Sort of a heavy haul look to it. When I was in the Army, we were always told to make our rack with the U.S. facing down. If it was facing up, it meant that you were dead. What did you use for the blanket?

Jim

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Posted: Monday, August 09, 2010 - 02:44 PM UTC
Man...I like this build so much I just popped off of ebay with a new purchase...guess what it was?
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Posted: Tuesday, August 10, 2010 - 04:22 AM UTC

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Man...I like this build so much I just popped off of ebay with a new purchase...guess what it was?



Duh.... a model truck kit???
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Posted: Tuesday, August 10, 2010 - 04:26 AM UTC
Here it is all done. In a few days when the paint cures a little more , I will polish it out.



















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Posted: Tuesday, August 10, 2010 - 04:49 AM UTC
Nicely done. I love it. Your V800 came out quite nice.

Jim
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Posted: Tuesday, August 10, 2010 - 05:30 AM UTC
Thanks James. With each build I am learning more about the subject matter and I hope to have a very detailed model in the near future.
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Posted: Wednesday, August 11, 2010 - 08:20 AM UTC
Dave, nicely done. Very nicely done.
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Posted: Wednesday, August 11, 2010 - 10:53 AM UTC
Thanks James. This was a lot of run to build./ I want to get some of this kit to make other variations.
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Posted: Wednesday, August 11, 2010 - 10:48 PM UTC
Hi there Dave. Another Master build from an Icon. Great inspiration. I've collected a good bit of 1/24 for when that big day comes to start building. Have a to get a house first.