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Post by Shoey on Tue 30 Sep 2008, 4:23 pm

Here is my attempt at the Italeri Western Star, it has rear mud guards and bug deflectors from Auslowe Model parts.
I know the sign on the front says ROAD TRAIN, I only have one trailer. I dont build trucks so I thought I'd give one ago.
I converted the square headlights to round ones













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Post by 09WNS/14BRK on Tue 30 Sep 2008, 5:03 pm

wow looks so real man great job
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Post by Paul on Tue 30 Sep 2008, 6:20 pm

Shoey wrote:I dont build trucks so I thought I'd give one ago.


Well Mate from where I'm sitting it looks like you have done a far better job than most Dedicated Truck Builders!! my2cents

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Post by Carps on Tue 30 Sep 2008, 6:54 pm

Brilliant!

Well done, sensational deatail & weathering.
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Post by early model on Tue 30 Sep 2008, 6:54 pm

Excellent.Looks fantastic.
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Post by Bryce on Tue 30 Sep 2008, 11:13 pm

Awesome detail and weathering as usual - well done. Very Happy
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Re: Western Star

Post by stevegt738 on Wed 01 Oct 2008, 5:58 am

You have done a top job on this, The details and light weathering a spot on greatwork.
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Re: Western Star

Post by spiritman on Wed 01 Oct 2008, 8:08 am

That weathering is perfect! the bugs are unbelievably real.

What'd you do? Take a jarful of bugs and a hair dryer? Suspect

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Post by allan on Wed 01 Oct 2008, 7:08 pm

WOW thats one jaw dropping build,boy for a first one thats tops,u sould send photos to truckin life magazine and to the uk truck model world magazine.
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Re: Western Star

Post by Pete on Wed 01 Oct 2008, 8:13 pm

Only one word can sum this one up.....AWESOME!!!!!!

Oh and by the way, I live in central west NSW and I can tell you there are plenty of semi's out here wearing Road Train signage. It actually adds to the realism.
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Post by Andy on Sun 05 Oct 2008, 4:48 pm

Another sweet build... Top stuff bigthumbsup
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Post by tezza43 on Mon 06 Oct 2008, 9:06 am

You have a great eye for detail and realism Shoey. The model is superb! yourock
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Post by ashb on Sun 22 Mar 2009, 7:03 pm

woohoo nice detail
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Post by Kane on Sun 22 Mar 2009, 8:15 pm

That's awesome. Great build.
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Re: Western Star

Post by Guest on Tue 24 Mar 2009, 9:08 am

Shoey stay out of the truck section ya too good, only kidding my friend WOW what a great job on those insects R great how did U do them and for a person who has never built a rig before U've done us truck builders proud and set the bar a little higher for detail but I don't mind, we need the bar set higher and as allan says send it to Truckin' Life Mag U'll win for sure. Well done Shoey and let's see more truck for ya mate all I can say is congrats bowdown and I mean that. greatwork bigthumbsup

Oh by the way I would worry about the road train sign U could always say that the second trailer fell off. (hehehe)

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Re: Western Star

Post by boothy on Sun 31 Jan 2010, 8:10 pm

awsome shoey awsome
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Re: Western Star

Post by Mr Mopar on Sun 31 Jan 2010, 8:41 pm

Shoey, this is sensational! Don't know how I have missed this one. I could easily mistake some of the underbonet shots for a 1:1. Love the weathering, you just need to tell us where we can get some 1/24 scale bugs
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Re: Western Star

Post by Moparsteve_426 on Sun 31 Jan 2010, 8:50 pm

Now your just showing off man! Seriously, thats Freakin awsome!! Wait til Cookie see's this Beauty!
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Re: Western Star

Post by Mustang_67 on Mon 01 Feb 2010, 6:38 pm

Absolutely awesome Shoey! Great build
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Re: Western Star

Post by jake on Thu 04 Feb 2010, 7:25 pm

Hey Shoey. Love The Model


Just wondering if you could get more pics by any chance pls

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Re: Western Star

Post by Argosy620 on Thu 04 Feb 2010, 10:12 pm

Great detail you have done on this, I just love the realism that you have managed to catch,
Great engine detail, and wiring.... even to the lights, nice touch
Now how did you make those little bugs that are splattered all over the front?

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Re: Western Star

Post by doorslammerfan on Fri 05 Feb 2010, 8:18 am

I dont build trucks so I thought I'd give one ago.

Well if they turn out like this all the time I'm sure all the truck modellers are sighing huge sighs of releif. Wasnt till I reread that I discovered it was a model, a trait many if not all your builds posess. so congrats on another build superbly done and I cant wait to see the next one.
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Re: Western Star

Post by Shoey on Mon 08 Feb 2010, 1:18 am

Thanks again for the comments guys, I need to soften my pillow now for my big head!!
Argosy, The bugs were made from small clip seal bags. I cut the shape of the wings from the edges of the bag already having two layers and the fold. a little bit of putty and paint for the splat!
Thanks again and Cheers!
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