1/72 Autocar U-7144-T with Cargo trailer

Lee Drennen

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I started this one a couple years ago after Airfix released this kit. The truck is a Airfix Autocar and the trailer is a PST cargo trailer with a Vaule Gear load hope to get this project done soon enjoy the pics. Lee D39D050E-DFDD-4A99-8B3F-038F2EEF74B3.jpeg FF6D1A09-2C00-4968-B2D5-D043BA25C070.jpeg 0BAEEDC2-5CD9-409E-8B84-FEDFDB0756D2.jpeg 6D6BADB4-1BD4-45A9-9DB6-7BBB47FE8A4D.jpeg 3E1EF052-58D9-459A-9F9D-35A080DDD947.jpeg 0EF738EB-F241-473A-9504-106EC8BE9FA2.jpeg DBD5FAE0-C56F-4304-AD4D-024926D2FFCF.jpeg 1080035A-ABF6-4933-984D-CED71327E17B.jpeg
 

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Morning Pete.
The last time I remember seeing an Autocar was on the the " other house " we had a French guy who was doing one the scale that Paul in the States builds 1/87.
Looking fwd to seeing more, that Value Gear is well made, I've got a selection of their tarps,such crisp detail.
John.
 

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My God, you own that ! Great Lee .I always fancied the Scammell Explorer but Christine wanted to know where I would keep it ! Got a photo somewhere of myself and it in the army.

John
 

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Thanks john
My dad and I restored it before he passed away he got to go to one truck show with me after we finished it I’ve had the truck for 17yrs
Its a beauty, it really is, he'd be proud to see it. :thumb2:
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I know you've only placed the parts for the pics Lee, but there seem to be some awfully big gaps! Is the kit really that bad?
 

Lee Drennen

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I will say it doesn’t fit the best after I get a painted I’m hoping they’ll fit better
 
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This is beautiful compared to the 1/87 one. It's really rough.
Great job on the restoration Lee. What year is it? PaulE
 

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Done a little more work tonight. I didn’t like the wheels and axle I put on here years ago so I replaced them with the new Airfix wheels from the fuel tanker. I also installed the windshield and test fit the wheels on the truck. Think I’m going to stop here let things dry and settle enjoy the pics 5A348000-F394-4ABA-B064-5C532C5E882D.jpeg 67F1059B-CC48-4556-B4B2-7B00DF9549BA.jpeg B4BDDFA9-BFAE-4B25-9359-FA09225C0D49.jpeg 1EC2931B-4141-47DC-BFD3-BA2137AA4FC9.jpeg 41AD7E01-CABB-40CC-A7AF-BF5493153B4B.jpeg 922CD027-4C7C-4825-A7ED-4D6D04B20F9F.jpeg CC28AA2E-FB54-419F-A910-B92445747E2A.jpeg 20081303-98FB-4FC2-88C8-D2443A13F2D0.jpeg 96595D0F-C885-4749-BD3A-ECE68BBC80CF.jpeg 8FFBB292-5137-4C56-BEC1-0601144AFBA5.jpeg
 
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Hi Lee
Looks to be coming together well - overcoming the kits shortcomings. The Value Gear stuff is good - not expensive and nicely made. Your "real thing" looks very impressive.
Jim
 
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