By John DeRosia
This is one of my current projects and what a beauty. I was drawn to this re-release right away for a few reasons.
- It’s a truck. I love trucks / rigs.
- Very colorful.
- AMT kits are easy to put together.
The first few hours – I pretty much completed the frame and hauler body. A few deviations I have done is from experience. This cab will be glued in –pl;ace so why build the engine? See some of the pictures below for my ‘2D’ engine profile. When the frame and body is painted white – I will paint the engine flat black. Problem solved for the see-thru issues on vehicles.
I also reinforced the side panels. A test fit of the cab and side panel indicated a weakness due to movement. So I added stiffeners from the frame to the sides.
That’s pretty much it for now. An absolutely fun project. I’ll add more pictures as the project continues.
Note: you may click on the pics to have them open to a larger size.
Here are some more in work pics through Feb 18th. Enjoy: