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1947 Labatt's Beer Truck - HO Scale

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  • Member since
    December, 2008
  • From: Temecula, CA
1947 Labatt's Beer Truck - HO Scale
Posted by openwheel on Friday, October 20, 2017 2:24 PM

This is an HO scale commision build of a 1947 Labatt's Beer truck. It's a resin kit from a company called Sylvan out of Canada, and doesn't build up to badly at all. I used Testors Sunburst enamel, mixed one-to-one with Testors red enamel. The decals were applied and then the whole model was cleared with Testors high-gloss clear enamel. Essentially the Donn Yost method, 2:1 enamel to lacquer thinner.

 

Chrome is the 1mm Molotow Pen on the small details (including the lettering on the front) and the ink airbrushed on the fin. However, the front grill and bird, and the side rails on the truck and tractor are BMF.

 

Thanks for looking!

 

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  • Member since
    March, 2017
  • From: Brighton England
Posted by Spencer Mopar Fan on Friday, October 20, 2017 4:19 PM
A beautiful lil' truck , the trailer alone is a work of art !
  • Member since
    February, 2008
Posted by justmike on Friday, October 20, 2017 9:57 PM

that is amazing!  I can't get over the detail on such a small scale! Beautiful job

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  • Member since
    December, 2003
  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Friday, October 20, 2017 10:59 PM

Wow! What a great looking model. You have done some excellent work here. It displays amazingly well for a small scale. Simply gorgeous.

I have a photo of this truck on my garage wall, something left behind by the previous owner over 20 years ago. I have always been intrigued by it and wondered what the story behind it is. 

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Lightness matters everywhere. - Colin Chapman

Trevor

  • Member since
    December, 2008
  • From: Temecula, CA
Posted by openwheel on Monday, October 23, 2017 12:21 AM

Thank you for the comments, guys. Glad you like the truck. It's an interesting vehicle, for sure.

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