Post by thebrush56 on May 30, 2012 16:12:16 GMT -5
Hi, I got this on ebay- worst for wear, I stripped the old paint off made a few mods on the cab it will be finished as a Mcleans tractor. Can anyone tell me please,what color is close to Mcleans red. thanks Graham.
Last Edit: Oct 8, 2012 15:26:13 GMT -5 by thebrush56
Mr. Brush56 If you Google----David Faust Collection, his pictures under the caption --- McLeans Trucking Company Collection you will see that most of McLeans early trucks were a bright red. In fact if you go down about 6 rows you'll find a picture of his first IH COE's, that state they were the most highly spected out trucks of there time.
So I think that Jims suggestion of Testors Red or any other bright red paint would suit the purpose.
I'm trucking in but I aint truckin out "Dave Dudley"
Thanks for info on paint, A bright red it is, I think a semi gloss finish will look best, as it will be weathered, I use David Faust Collection as a reference, also are these trucks a 4070 or 4070a I also need a AMT exterior post trailer.
Last Edit: Jun 2, 2012 6:30:48 GMT -5 by thebrush56
Hi, heres a bit more done, I used satin- signal red for the colour to give it a older look & it was as close match for the decals i have made. The chassis/frame was shortened 40mm with new bits added. The front wheels are italeri centres with ertl rims, rear are homemade resin centres with ertl rims. I would`nt say its 100% accurate-more a representation. More soon Graham
Last Edit: Jul 17, 2012 3:46:26 GMT -5 by thebrush56