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  1. Texas

    AmTech P-40

    Here is another one from the old new guy. A AmTech P-40 in 1/48 scale. Built OOB for a club project. Texas
  2. Looking Very Nice.... I have always liked that paint scheme on that year Camaro. Texas
  3. In the real world a rig like this would be about 110 feet long. 11 feet wide and with this excavator 16 feet tall. The excavator weighs around 170 thousand pounds. The truck and trailer has eleven axles and you are allowed 18,000 pounds per axle which adds up to 198 thousand pounds total capacity without a permit. This rig would require a stack of permits (over length, over width, over weight and probably several others depending on the area and rout to be taken. No flag man hanging off the rear bumper but at least two escort trucks, one in front and one in the back. The tractor has a turbo charged diesel engine but care must be taken on planning the route to be taken. Around my part of the country the roads are fairly flat so the Autocar tractor works fine. The only problem that I know of is one rig had trouble not having sufficient brakes going down a sloping road and they hooked a D-8 to the back. Before they got to the bottom the D-8s tracks were sliding. This was on a gravel road and the driver said he never wanted to try that again. Fun Fun Fun Texas
  4. Sounds like your around heavy equipment all the time. I am sure it's hard work but rewarding to. I am a retired welder and machinist and have did a lot of work on this type of equipment down through the years. A while back after building this kit and that kit I decited I wanted to build a Autocar truck and a big lowboy trailer like I had worked on in the past. After I finished the truck and trailer I figured I needed something bigger than the AMT D-8H Cat to haul on it. About that time I ran into a book about Cat Equipment and did a search of their website. They had more information on the escivators on the web than any other piece of equipment they build. I also ran into a contractor I knew that had a excavator on a work sight that I could take photos of. So I used the photos and web info to build the excavator. This was a lot of work but a lot of fun to. The most boring part I guess was making the 112 track links, that took two months. Each link has 8 parts to it. They were fabricated put together and dissimbled, painted individually and then assembled. I hope this helps answer your questions. Texas
  5. Texas

    Yet another Corsair

    Looking Good.....That's going to be a big impressive model when you get it together. Texas
  6. Texas

    Yet another Corsair

    Looking Good......That's going to be a really big model when you get it all together. Texas
  7. These rigs must plan the route their taking careful to stay out of trouble. The best way to paint gloss yellow is to first apply white or flat yellow as a primer. Then your gloss yellow will cover. Texas
  8. Yes I built it so it can be taken apart. All the booms move and can be positioned and taken off if nead be. The hydraulic cylinders have O-rings in them so they will hold the booms in position.The tracks will move and the front idler is spring loaded to keep the tracks tight. Texas
  9. I am new here and have been post some of my models. I finished this one a few years ago. This is the AMT Autocar Truck Kit. The doors were cut and hinged as was the hood. The frame was fish-plated for extra strength. A custom wench bed was scratch built from Evergreen Styrene. The winch itself is a resin cast one. The boomers are photo etched. The Lowboy Trailer is scratchbuilt using Evergreen and bass wood except for the Wheels, tires and break parts which were taken from three AMT dump trailer kits. The Cat Escivator is scratch built using Evergreen Styrene, Stainless Tubing for hydraulic cylinders and center pivot, automotive wire insulation for hoses. I also used sprockets, idler rollers engine and radiator from two AMT D-8 Cat kits and a seat from the spar's box. The hydraulic hose and line fittings are from Detail Master. The decals were printed using a ink-jet printer and white decal paper. Texas
  10. You Haven't Started It......No Waiting Just Jump Right In. Texas
  11. Your right the ride height is on the high side but it is a fun kit to build. Texas
  12. Texas

    1/48 -3 Banshee

    Very Nice..... You did a great job on that old bird. Texas
  13. I don't know of any decals set's in 1/32 scale for this bird. Italeri announced they were going to bring out there Kinetic issue with these decals but when it was released it had "The Huff" markings. We can only hope someone will see the need and release a decal set for the Mig Mad Marine in 1/32 scale. Texas
  14. This is the Hasegawa 1/48 scale F-86F Saber built using a True Detail resin cockpit-set. The paint is Model Master Enamels and the NMF is Testors Metalizer. The decals are kit supplied. Texas
  15. Here is the Revell 1/25 scale 2005 Mustang with a custom paint job, AM wheels and detail wiring & pluming. Texas
  16. Welcome Aboard.......Just hop on and enjoy the ride. Texas
  17. Thanks It was a fun kit to build and there's a lot of things you can do to it. Texas
  18. The kit came with a colored photo etched IP from Edward and Harold's resin cockpit is made to use it. So you have a great looking IP without a lot of work. Texas
  19. I am new here and this is my latest car model build. A Monogram 1955 Chevy Convertible build OOB except for some detail wiring. It is painted with Testors Turquoise and Light Ivory. Texas
  20. Thats going to be a great looking model.....I hope you post some build photos here. Texas
  21. I used Alclad II chrome because that's all the LHS had at the time. I made it take on different shades by changing the primer. I used Model Master gloss Gull Gray as a primer and after it had sufficient time to dry I sanded it with 3200 to 8000 grit paper leaving different areas with either a glossy, semigloss or flat finish. The kit is a limited run and does have it's up and downs. It takes some research, a lot of test fitting to get it right. I thought it was a lot of fun to build but then I like a few problems to solve with my model builds. I did a on line build on LSP if you want to check it out here is the web address. http://forum.largescaleplanes.com/index.ph...ch+Models+F-80C Texas
  22. Thanks For The Warm Welcome...... This looks like a great modeling fourm. Texas
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