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How about another "Keep On Truckin'!" gig?
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Posted: Wednesday, November 08, 2017 - 07:05 AM GMT+7
I'm in!

Cheers Rob.
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Posted: Wednesday, November 08, 2017 - 11:27 AM GMT+7
Group Build - Keep On Truckin' II - submitted today.

Submitted Rules:

1. Civilian TRUCKS only. No military trucks unless they are clearly in "every day" civilian use.
2. Must have two or more axles.
3. Trucks may be OOB, highly modified, or tricked out.
4. All makes & models of trucks are allowed.
5. Trailers & loads are optional.
6. Scales from 1/76 up to 1/6 allowed.
7. Trucks can be no more that 25% completed.
8. Build pictures have to be posted showing progress - minimum of four pictures of the build and two for the gallery.

Submitted Time Line:

01/01/2018 to 12/31/2018

Mike
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Posted: Wednesday, November 08, 2017 - 11:38 AM GMT+7
Idea for Ribbon if approved:



Larger version:



Thoughts or other ideas?

Mike
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Posted: Wednesday, November 08, 2017 - 12:23 PM GMT+7
OK, I'm ready! Like the ribbon too.
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Posted: Wednesday, November 08, 2017 - 02:36 PM GMT+7
Works for me! I like the ribbon, too. Kenworth T600B.

Jim
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Posted: Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 01:15 PM GMT+7
Not hearing anything back.........

Mike
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Posted: Monday, November 13, 2017 - 04:22 AM GMT+7
Mike, that sounds "heavy"!

I'm clearing my bench right now for I have couple campaigns starting in January and February. But I don't think I can keep it empty if, let say, I finish my current build in a week time...

Gabriel
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Posted: Monday, November 13, 2017 - 04:32 AM GMT+7
I forgot to post my kit's cover. Right here:


Mike, I like the ribbon!

Gabriel
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Posted: Monday, November 13, 2017 - 07:16 AM GMT+7
I like the Mack DM600. Are you planning on doing it as a tractor or something else?

Here is a P/E set the you might like: Mack Photo Etch Parts

Jim
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Posted: Monday, November 13, 2017 - 05:14 PM GMT+7
This is the kit I'll be building.



I have an extended frame from American Industrial Truck Models AITM.

Some slick stuff in there!

Mike
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Posted: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 06:32 AM GMT+7
Should be an interesting build. Are you going for a custom look?

Check out Double Take Replicas. Kurt has some really nice resin pieces for the K100.

Mo'luminum is another good site.

Jim
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Posted: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 02:26 PM GMT+7
I like that Kenworth K123 Grill from Double Take. I may get that.

So, I have the basic AMT kit. I have a stretched frame. I have a set of full rear "fenders" (one fender covers both duals on a side). I'll be getting a roof visor shortly.

I'll probably also get/make a cab guard for behind the sleeper. I'm thinking new pipes too. So, yeah, customized for sure.

Yellow and metallic black for main colors.

Mike
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Posted: Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 03:04 AM GMT+7

Quoted Text

I like the Mack DM600. Are you planning on doing it as a tractor or something else?

Here is a P/E set the you might like: Mack Photo Etch Parts

Jim



Jim, Thank you for heads-up. I love the "Mack" signs on photo-etched fret but the grille really stands out!

I'm going for the cab only, for this build. I haven't decided on the color scheme yet... but I feel like lemon yellow or carrot orange will be the "right" choice. And - oh boy! - this kit has loads of chrome that need to be removed. I've bought also a flatbed trailer but... I just don't feel starting it right now. Let's see what's going to happen after I finish the cab.

Cheers!
Gabriel