Lonestar truck model.
new truck models are released, especially ones that might
be all new 100% tolling.
Models threw away the book on truck kits and re-invented
the whole truck model genre'with their all new International
it or hate it, the grille has an odd locomotive look to
it, and that has captured the eye of many truck modelers.
And real truckers as well.
kit is fully loaded,and then some. Full chassis, engine,
interior, it has everything you want and everyting you need
to build an exceptional truck model.
started mine by making a jig to hold the frame. I don't
often build truck models, but having been brought up on
models from the 1970s - mainly MPC and AMT kits, I know
that the frames can be squashed and bent in the boxes. Or
even if they are straight, they can be a bear to keep straight
with all the cross channels and cross members glued in place.
jig prevents all those issues and holds the frame square.
modern diesel engine is highly detailed.
with all truck kits, the differentials, and some other parts,
are half assemblies. Simple clamps will hold them in place
while the glue dries.
tape is useful for mocking, and then gluing the multi piece
interior compartment together. Deacls are provided to spruce
up the interior, including wood grain decals.
is mor than enough chrome to keep any truck modeler happy.
used Plastruct sheet diamond plate to add some extra footing
on the top of the chassis.