AMT 1/25 White Freightshaker

Big-John

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This is my entry into the 2014 Big Spring contest. I have decided to step out of my comfort zone and build something different. I normally build armor, but seeing as I work on these things for a living, I figured what the heck.

Let’s see if I can get this together without doing a ton of extra detailing. The bad part is, I don’t need any reference materials, I have it all in my head, LOL

A little music to set the mood.

Smokey and the Bandit.The legend.Jerry Reed

Thanks for stopping in, now lets put the hammer down!
 

Eastrock

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Good luck on this BJ, I know how fast you build lol
 

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Working on these things for a living should definitely be an advantage. Nice way to step out of yer comfort zone. Keep on truckin' big daddy. ;D
 

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Truck brings back memories, my father was a Mack man, coast to coast and border to border
 

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Thanks fellas!

Quaralane said:
Truck brings back memories, my father was a Mack man, coast to coast and border to border
I was an owner operator for a while, at one time I knew every crack in the road between Cincinnati and Chicago. I got to missing my wife and kids at home, parked it in the driveway one weekend and never climbed back in the truck.
 

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And so it begins.

The first step calls for the assembly of the engine so I started there. I also went ahead and glued some sub-assemblies together so I could fill and clean the seams up. The Differential housings won’t be too bad, but the fuel tanks are going to require some work.
I’m still working on the engine, I need to strip some chrome parts before I can finish it.

 

JohnSimmons

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Great stuff John, where you putting the 50 Cal!? ;)
 

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JohnSimmons said:
Great stuff John, where you putting the 50 Cal!? ;)
Thanks John!

Twin 50's, one on each side, coming out from the headlights ;) ;D
 

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I've been pretty sick over the weekend, and haven't sat at the bench in over 5 days. But I did manage to get some non military colors for this thing. ;D

 

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Nice. Really looking forward to this build man. I have this in the stash and have opened the box more than thrice then put it away. Great wheels and tires in that kit.
 

JohnSimmons

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Get better soon mate, we're all waiting for an update lol
 

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