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Aussie Prendergast MAN TGX

Post by Klumpke on Fri 01 Feb 2013, 9:10 am



After a year work, I finally finished my model of an Aussie MAN TGX.
I found some pictures on the internet from a MAN TGX 26.480 from Prendergast Livestock from Creswick, Victoria.
These truckfoto's I used as inspiration.

As base I took the kit from the yellow MAN TGA from Revell (07550).


To rais the (building)bar a bit higher and make it myself more difficult, I gave a little twist of my own to the model:

- The front is a resin conversion-set from A&N.
- The resin set comes in pieces, so quickly the idea came to make the cab tilt.
- Add an engine D26 because the cab does tilt!
- Adjust and extend the chassis.
- Double axles at the rear.
- Steered frontwheels.
- Open steps, no doorcaps.
- Right Hand Dash.
- Two Aussie-airfilters on the back.
- Two Eminox stacks from KFS.
- Rear wings from KFS/Auslowe.
- Double fueltanks.
- Supersingles on the front.

The real one:




















I mailed some pictures of the model to Prendergast, curious if they like it, but they still didn't reply.
Is there someone who know this truck or have seen it in real?
Tell me, I like to know more about it...

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Re: Aussie Prendergast MAN TGX

Post by zenrat on Fri 01 Feb 2013, 9:48 am

Wow.
The only thing I could nit pick about is the size of the chain on the filler cap.
Flippin excellent work.
Well done.

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Post by blatdriver on Fri 01 Feb 2013, 10:45 am

bigthumbsup nice work
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Post by allan on Fri 01 Feb 2013, 12:55 pm

Great work on it. bigthumbsup Oh Welcome here too.
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Re: Aussie Prendergast MAN TGX

Post by truges on Fri 01 Feb 2013, 1:45 pm

Nice work!! You've captured the look of an Australian truck perfectly.

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Post by Yahshu on Fri 01 Feb 2013, 4:00 pm

bigthumbsup wowwee bigthumbsup
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Re: Aussie Prendergast MAN TGX

Post by mouse on Fri 01 Feb 2013, 4:03 pm

that's one cool MAN realcool

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Post by dv8v8 on Fri 01 Feb 2013, 5:31 pm

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Post by Beno on Fri 01 Feb 2013, 6:36 pm

Great build, awesome looking truck, well done.

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Post by silverfox on Sat 02 Feb 2013, 8:46 am

A real nice build , looks great . Love your attention to detail.
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Post by hqmon on Mon 04 Feb 2013, 9:15 pm

Excellent work on the Man, really looks the part.
cheers

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Re: Aussie Prendergast MAN TGX

Post by Klumpke on Sat 23 Mar 2013, 6:51 am

Yes!

First price cheers cheers cheers Category MAN 1/24 scale at the 18th International Modelshow on 16 and 17th of March in Belgium.
I'm Very proud!!!
I would like some more information and stories about the real truck and/or Prendergast.
Does anybody know this truck or have seen it driveby??
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Post by allan on Sat 23 Mar 2013, 8:11 am

Great win winner bigthumbsup
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Re: Aussie Prendergast MAN TGX

Post by cruiseliner on Sun 24 Mar 2013, 12:34 pm

Hi there where can i get a poster like the one used for the back drop for this kit.
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Re: Aussie Prendergast MAN TGX

Post by Carps on Sun 24 Mar 2013, 6:35 pm

Man that is awesome, you truck guys are as insane as the NASCR dudes when it comes to getting all the little details perfect. twothumbsup
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Post by Yugster on Sun 31 Mar 2013, 9:28 pm

Very clean build
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Re: Aussie Prendergast MAN TGX

Post by frozono on Wed 03 Apr 2013, 6:22 am

wowwee ............ bigthumbsup
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Re: Aussie Prendergast MAN TGX

Post by Jade043 on Sat 08 Jun 2013, 8:34 pm

very nice build
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Re: Aussie Prendergast MAN TGX

Post by scania 500 on Thu 20 Feb 2014, 1:48 am

Beautiful job looksgreat love this model!

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