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Alaskan Hauler Finished!

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  • Member since
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  • From: Havant, hampshire, UK
Alaskan Hauler Finished!
Posted by popeyesurf on Sunday, September 15, 2013 7:31 AM

Made a start on this one a couple of weeks ago, chassis about done but i'm useing the front suspension and mounts to make a mold for the orher pete, these are nice kits, this will also have opening sleeper doors and lights, hope ya like itBig Smile

too young to die and too old to give a stuffBig Smile

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  • From: Houston Tx
Posted by Mopar-D on Sunday, September 15, 2013 11:38 AM

Really nice detail with your decals and BMF looking forward to see more.

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  • From: Havant, hampshire, UK
Posted by popeyesurf on Sunday, September 15, 2013 12:42 PM

Thanks Mopar, i couldn't put the sleeper decals on as they should have been as i had to scratch new doors (couldn't  save the ones i cut out)  managed to get the eagle's face right on the door joint !!Sad   plenty of trans-fix, they were old decals

too young to die and too old to give a stuffBig Smile

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Posted by Scalper on Sunday, September 15, 2013 12:46 PM

Nice job on the decals.

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Posted by monkey nuts93 on Sunday, September 15, 2013 1:45 PM
Sweet
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  • From: Havant, hampshire, UK
Posted by popeyesurf on Tuesday, September 17, 2013 9:59 AM

Cheer's guys,!

too young to die and too old to give a stuffBig Smile

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  • From: Midwest
Posted by High octane on Tuesday, September 17, 2013 2:02 PM

Lookin' good on that tractor build and I'm lookin' to visit Alaska next summer. We'll see.

High octane

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  • From: Tehachapi, CA
Posted by PatrickN on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 6:39 AM

Cool build subject. Is that a regualr issued kit? My girlfriend's mom lives in Alaska and it would be cool kit.

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  • From: Havant, hampshire, UK
Posted by popeyesurf on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 1:50 PM

I think it's a kit from the 80's, discontinued now i believe but they do come up on ebay now and then, they did a "canadian hauler to, same kit, different decals, also those large Electronic kits revel did about the same time has the same peterbilt in it, you got the truck, a multi axel trailer and the wiring pack, they also pop up on ebay every so often,  i was very lucky as i bid on one and won it for about £70, the guy was expecting mega bucks i recon as at the same time a guy in canada had one listed, as i remember he wanted around 3-4 hubdred dollars, wether that was canadian money or us i dont know, the truck i'm building in the other thread (next project peterbilt) is the truck from that kit, at the time i realy just wanted the trailer to go with two others for the road train, hers noe of the trailers

the kenworth with two of the trailers

revel did the electronic kit with a 6 alex gravel trailer (which is what i got) a 6 axel gasoline tanker and a 6 axel flatbed, (managed to get one of them on ebay as well, they all hed the peterbilt tri axel option truck tho

too young to die and too old to give a stuffBig Smile

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Posted by model-mikey on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 7:29 PM

"he wanted around 3-4 hubdred dollars, wether that was canadian money or us"

The Canadian and USA dollar are basically the same now, usually within 1-3% exchange either way

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Posted by model-mikey on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 7:35 PM

...... Also really cool Pete so far, and that road train is looking very LARGE!

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  • From: Kodiak, Alaska
Posted by Kodiak Island Modeler on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 11:08 PM

Your talent really shows through on this one.

Lost on an island in Alaska

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  • From: Havant, hampshire, UK
Posted by popeyesurf on Thursday, September 19, 2013 1:42 AM

Yeah sorry about that, apart from my bad spelling (it happens when i try to type fast or get excited)Big Smile,  i really didn't know if Canada used the US dollar or the UK £, thought it was probably Canadian dollar like the Australian dollar, anyway the guy wanted a shed load for the electronic kitSurprise  i think my seller was a little hacked off as i was the only bidder,

anyway thanks for the comments guys, much appreciatedThumbs Up

too young to die and too old to give a stuffBig Smile

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  • From: Havant, hampshire, UK
Posted by popeyesurf on Thursday, September 19, 2013 11:56 AM

too young to die and too old to give a stuffBig Smile

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Posted by Growler on Friday, September 20, 2013 6:27 PM

I wish I had your time and patience Ian

That is looking good

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Posted by SLUSHER on Friday, September 20, 2013 7:25 PM

Excellent work so far on the lighting,paint and decals........................Slusher

IT TAKES A LIVING SAVIOR TO SAVE A DYING WORLD....

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  • From: Havant, hampshire, UK
Posted by popeyesurf on Saturday, September 21, 2013 3:43 AM

Thanks again guys, one of the benifiets of being retired, plenty of time but bugga all moneyBig Smile,   i'm now in the middle of drilling out the clock's on both dashes for lighting, that is very fiddley

too young to die and too old to give a stuffBig Smile

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  • From: Havant, hampshire, UK
Posted by popeyesurf on Sunday, October 13, 2013 1:40 PM

too young to die and too old to give a stuffBig Smile

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Posted by popeyesurf on Sunday, October 13, 2013 1:44 PM

Goddam photobucket!!! i was so carfull in loading the pics and it's still doubled up one!

too young to die and too old to give a stuffBig Smile

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  • From: Havant, hampshire, UK
Posted by popeyesurf on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 12:43 PM

More pics, got the air pipes fitted to the brake actuators, made from two different sizes of solder wire, back wheels on, sorting out the rear bumper lighting now,  

makin up the tail light wiring covering,

starting to look like a truck, i nicked some tyres from an Italeri kit to finish this one, i can buy some more later,

sleeper, bed made!Big Smile

some front lights working

too young to die and too old to give a stuffBig Smile

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  • From: Havant, hampshire, UK
Posted by popeyesurf on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 3:05 AM

Tilt problems!!  after cutting away the small steps on the rear of the mudguards so the hood would tilt forward and not foul the air boxes the next prob was the big front bumper, if it was fixed as per the instructions you couldn't tilt the hood anyway!! it caught on the bumper, seems silly if you cant see the engine detail after taking the trouble to make the engine "detailed",  bad kit design or what, so i needed to be able to tilt the bumper as well,     i drilled and fitted two cut down ship rail stantions, these have drilled balls so the guard rail passes through and make good hinges, 1/32nd brass rod fits nicely through em. also the rod passes through K&S's smallest alloy tube, the pics show how the hinge was made,

then it a case of making somethin the keet the bumper upright!, i just drilled through from the front and into the chassis crosmember, fitted some tube just through the two bumper panels so as to guide the brass rod into the hole in the chassis, bend the end like a lever and you can pull the rod forward and lower the bumper and then raise the hood, it still wont lift to the upright position but at least you can see the engine,

all up!!

bumper down

hood up

thanks for lookin! (if anyone is?)Big Smile

too young to die and too old to give a stuffBig Smile

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Posted by Platerpants on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 8:31 AM

can i have this? Its amazing wish my lonestar which is my best build yet looked half as cool

If Its A Muscle Car Its A Real Car. Cool

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  • From: Tehachapi, CA
Posted by PatrickN on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 4:52 PM

And I thought I knew what I was doing... amazing popeye... just amazing...

"Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana."- Groucho Marx

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  • From: Havant, hampshire, UK
Posted by popeyesurf on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 4:54 AM

Thanks very much guys, not so sure i know what i'm doing Patrick, i can never seem to plan ahead or i'd have figured a better way to hinge that bumper,  still it's near finished now, some small chrome bits and pe to add (and buy a couple pair of ex stacks),  at least i wont have tilting issues on the other "pete", thats going to get lift up side panels so no tilting req!!!Big Smile  (probably have endless problems with the piano hinges insteadBig Smile)

too young to die and too old to give a stuffBig Smile

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Posted by guidematic on Monday, October 28, 2013 8:31 PM

Beautiful work!

BTW, Canada has it's own currency. It's close to parity with the US dollar now.

Mike

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  • From: Havant, hampshire, UK
Posted by popeyesurf on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 4:07 AM

Thanks for the comments, i thought Canada had the Dollar (like the Aus Dollar) but wasn't sureBig Smile

anyway just a couple more pics before the finish, i'm waiting for PE stacks and that will finish this truck,  got the exhaust joiner pie on and used solder wire for clips and the flexable joint, also got the sleeper cab roof lights wired, after a duff attempt at making contacts so the roof could be lifted right off i just coiled some wire so it can just be lifted clear,

too young to die and too old to give a stuffBig Smile

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  • From: Havant, hampshire, UK
Posted by popeyesurf on Monday, November 11, 2013 10:56 AM

Got it finished, i was going to take some outdoor pics but it aint stopped bloody raining so i'll add a couple later, firstly this is the dash, i could not get a good pic with it installed as the gauge lights were drowned out by the interior light and i'm hopeless with a camera, anyway they look like this to the naked eyeBig Smile

here's the rest, hope you guys like it,  i had an after thought and opened up a chain locker door and hung some chains in there,  also managed to bend the stack tubes enough to get the angle for the tips,

thanks for looking

too young to die and too old to give a stuffBig Smile

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  • From: Havant, hampshire, UK
Posted by popeyesurf on Thursday, November 14, 2013 4:46 AM

Some outdoor pic's  Yeah!!!!!!!! the sun came outBig Smile

too young to die and too old to give a stuffBig Smile

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  • From: sunny Sydney, Australia
Posted by nottheband on Thursday, November 14, 2013 5:29 PM

G'day, Ian.  Big trucks are not my go, but you have done an amazing job on this one, just incredible scratch building and attention to details.  Cheers

Steve

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  • From: Midwest
Posted by High octane on Thursday, November 14, 2013 6:39 PM

Awesome work on that "hauler."

High octane

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