I'm going to call this one done. It's the White Freightliner DD kit with the daycab from the SD kit. Behind it is amt's Fruehauf reefer trailer. Many modifications have been made. The air brakes and the engine have been plumbed with air lines.
The engine was replaced with a resin Detroit Diesel 6-71 from STS.
As for the cab, many mods have been made. A photo-etch grille by Harald Weber, scratch built windshields, various photo etch details by Czech Truck Modell(wipers, logos, vent window frames among other things) scratchbuilt steps, Ford LN clearance lights, passenger side spot mirror and other mods.
the kit's fuel tanks were shortened.
Trailer mods include air brake plumbing, slight weathering, and the addition of a curbside door. The door came from an Ertl Great Dane kit.
Post by crackerboxkid on Mar 21, 2017 14:05:37 GMT -5
Great job! I love me some Freightliners... especially when they're back-dated like yours. Those photoetched parts do SO much to add realism. I do have a question: Did your day cab come out of the most recent reissue of AMT's SD kit? I'm working on a sleeper version, but want to switch out the window-less rear cab panel for one with the two little windows. I've seen a few recent pics of day cab F-Liners on the web, and the back sides were solid... no windows. I'm just trying to find out if the most recent version of that SD/non-sleeper kit still has the back windows, or if that was a change made by the builders...
Thanks. The cab came from an older version of the kit. I do have the latest version and it has the windows. Also, It has the white stripes from the box art. Several parts, like the fuel tanks, are now chromed in the latest version.