Thanks again all. Yes I've been told I am fairly fast, the Autocar has about 6 hrs. work to it (3 evenings). If I built the chassis I would have to double that time. The "layout" you see in that picture is a 12"x 12" module that will be incorporated into a much larger layout someday. I do have another small 2' x 3' layout that will also become part of the larger layout. I may even run a locomotive on it (??) Basically, they exist only to take pictures of models at present.
Great truck. I have the same Chev cab waiting for glass, so can I ask what you used? The photo angle really shows the glass and it looks great. I have some models needing panoramic glass and so will be trying some of the techniques discussed in the workbench thread on windows.
Dave, I was fortunate to have received this casting in clear resin with windshield included (thanks Christian). I have done the Resin Unlimited piece (similar but not exactly the same) with Krystal Klear for the glass. You can clearly (wink) see the difference. I could suggest looking for an old damaged Wiking piece (the original of this casting I believe) to salvage the glass from. But I have yet to find one. pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/stryper50/detail?.dir=4cc7&.dnm=360b.jpg&.src=ph
Chester, I have long admired this model in your Yahoo album for its exquisite finish and detail. (I also happen to like the KW Needlenose). There certainly is lots of good work on the "Chester Gallery" at the 1/87 club site.
Several of you were kind enough to identify this '58 Plymouth Suburban station wagon as an old Athearn piece. Thank you. I have stripped it (whew that old Athearn paint was tough) and added wheels from a Brekina sport wheel package and scratchbuilt the rear bumper. It came without either of the original and I know the wheels are not prototypical. It has been painted with automotive lacquer, masked and white stripe added, Alcad 2 on front grille and bumper and clear coated with Future floor wax. pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/stryper50/detail?.dir=4cc7&.dnm=a0ed.jpg&.src=ph A nice looking rig that I should have taken more care with (crooked stripe on drivers side)
Another (mostly) completed project has been a small diorama of an American convoy working it's way across the French countryside in the summer of 1944 shortly after the D-Day invasion. All of the vehicles are Roco with the exception of the wrecked SdKfz 251 which is from Heiser. I love building dios. tinyurl.com/dh7w7