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Inter Transtar 4200

Post by Retchard on Sat 13 Aug 2011, 9:35 pm

Hi All,
I've been skulking around this forum now for a few months just checking out all the exceptional craftsmanship on show. Thought I should maybe dip my toes in with a post. This is the first model I have done in about 15 years & my first in this scale.
It's an International Transtar 4200 in 1/87(don't know how serious you take this size here) by On-trak resin products. The sleeper & chassis are from Promotex as are the trailers, mirrors and stacks.
The whole unit has been brush painted Embarassed except the orange stripes - they're decals. All the wheels were swapped from bud style to spokes and painted.
Scratch built items include air-conditioner, sunvisor, wind screen, twin air-cleaners, bug deflector, mud flaps, bullbar & bull lights.











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Re: Inter Transtar 4200

Post by dv8v8 on Sat 13 Aug 2011, 10:21 pm

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Re: Inter Transtar 4200

Post by homers customs on Sat 13 Aug 2011, 10:33 pm

Thats cool mate well done
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Re: Inter Transtar 4200

Post by fat141 on Sat 13 Aug 2011, 10:42 pm

That's a ripper mate wow Size don't matter round here
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Re: Inter Transtar 4200

Post by PTEAZA on Sun 14 Aug 2011, 6:58 am

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Re: Inter Transtar 4200

Post by allan on Sun 14 Aug 2011, 6:27 pm

cool inter' & trailers A+
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Re: Inter Transtar 4200

Post by truges on Mon 15 Aug 2011, 10:20 am

Cool build there!!. I remember a black Transtar similar to that in Truckin' Life years ago. I like it.

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Re: Inter Transtar 4200

Post by checkmate on Mon 15 Aug 2011, 2:53 pm

truges wrote:Cool build there!!. I remember a black Transtar similar to that in Truckin' Life years ago. I like it.
With a horrible red shag pile looking interior! Was a tough looking truck though, was looking at that issue of Trucking Life on the weekend.
Great detail for such a small model.

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Re: Inter Transtar 4200

Post by Retchard on Tue 16 Aug 2011, 9:16 pm

Cheers for your comments guys.
Yeah Truges & Checkmate, that black Transtar was my favourite rig of the month from back in the day (still is). From what I know the owner of it, & his 2 brothers, bought a transtar each and they all hauled tippers. One of them lived around the corner from me when I was growing up. It was blue with red & white stripes but with a flat top sleeper. I guess I just used my hazy memory of the 2 trucks to create this one.
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Re: Inter Transtar 4200

Post by scummy on Tue 16 Aug 2011, 9:34 pm

Great detail work for the size .
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Re: Inter Transtar 4200

Post by ProBee on Wed 17 Aug 2011, 4:26 pm

Top build there mate. 1/87 is not my cup of tea, I like the scale, but my eyes don't. That black Transtar was called Detroit Devil. The guy who drove it was deaf and used it in the quarries on the northside of Brissie. I remember watching him drag that truck at Surfers Paradise Raceway, in the 80's, when they used to have truck drags. He got King of the Road at one meet. It was black with red stripes inlaid onto silver stripes. It also had a red caricature/mural of a devil holding a pitch fork on the back of the sleeper if I remember correctly. bigthumbsup
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Re: Inter Transtar 4200

Post by checkmate on Wed 17 Aug 2011, 10:36 pm

It was in the Dec/Jan 81/82 issue of Truckin Life, Doug Bryer owned it. I'll try and fire the scanner up and scan it over the next few days.

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Re: Inter Transtar 4200

Post by Rowdy75 on Thu 18 Aug 2011, 4:51 pm

Awesome work

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Re: Inter Transtar 4200

Post by allan on Thu 18 Aug 2011, 7:29 pm

Well big ooops from me I did not read the post fully me thought it was a 1/25-24 scale truck,its a very super cool 1/87 scale one,great job on it. bigthumbsup winner next time me will read first Embarassed
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