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Italari American wrecker truck
Szmann
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Posted: Friday, March 15, 2019 - 12:21 PM UTC
Ken, very innovative approach with the steaming mug. In pictures isn't all that bad after all.

Cheers!
Gabriel
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Posted: Friday, March 15, 2019 - 07:19 AM UTC
Hi all here's another update, loads more to do in the interior. I tried to get the steam from the hot cup of coffee on the windscreen (not particularly sucessfull but I tried) I feel I need to add a lot more rubbish in the cab I also need to dirty up the side windows as well, I'm getting there slowly.








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Posted: Thursday, March 07, 2019 - 11:54 AM UTC
You're making solid progress on this build Ken, looking good.

Cheers, D
kpnuts
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Posted: Thursday, March 07, 2019 - 08:22 AM UTC
Thanks guys i love doing old and decrepit (bit like me)finished the engine (Still got the ancillary devices and what not to add)did some more weathering on the chassis.








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Posted: Wednesday, March 06, 2019 - 12:38 PM UTC
Looking good Ken!
I built this model in the latest Keep on trucking group build
Areas I had trouble with was the hood tilt, I ended glueing it closed.
They really missed the boat with the rotator boom!,I built my own hydraulic cylinders.
Great if you want to drive around with the boom up!
Dixon66
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Posted: Tuesday, March 05, 2019 - 10:07 AM UTC
Looks good and greasy. Love it.
kpnuts
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Posted: Tuesday, March 05, 2019 - 08:41 AM UTC
Hi all did some more work on the chassis and differentials






kpnuts
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Posted: Monday, March 04, 2019 - 08:22 AM UTC
Hi all well I've corrected the instructions callout and stared weathering the engine, added another colour to the rear boxes still lots of chipping and washes to ad yet.








Transporter not finished yet but it will be.
jimb
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Posted: Monday, March 04, 2019 - 06:33 AM UTC
Nice start, Ken. The fiberglass hoods tended to fade pretty badly, too.

I don't know what color Revell of Germany calls out for the Cummins engine (they can get pretty creative), but from the factory that engine would be tan.

Jim
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Posted: Sunday, March 03, 2019 - 01:16 PM UTC
Looking good, Ken.

Gabriel

P.S. Did you ever finish the Citroen car transporter?
kpnuts
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Posted: Sunday, March 03, 2019 - 05:34 AM UTC
Hi all well I started this (my first big truck) I wanted to do it old and rusty so I used the salt method only to be informed the hood was fiberglass and the cab is aluminium, I've redone the bodywork so no rust but staining and sun bleaching (Still more to do but that will have to wait till I've made and added my decals)

Done some to the chassis (boy are they complicated) and started on the engine.