So last weekend no modeling got done, since we had no power most of the weekend. The plan was to hit it hard this weekend, but..... Anyway I did get some work done on the Transporter, mostly suspension and other details. I spent a couple hours on an under body air diverter, but really can't see much of it in this pic. But I digress.....
I ran across a few Speedway Christmas Promotionals, I was waiting for them to go on sale and stopped by to fill up and they were down to $4.99! They had three and I took them all. I saw these around Thanksgiving, they looked good, so they were on my radar. I was shocked to find out they were made by First Gear! After removing like 40 screws I got the cab removed from the rest of the truck. I had a couple of thoughts, but the first was DuraStar Pickup.
I used two 1/20 scale S-10 beds, the first was the standard bed, and then I cut the sides from the sportside bed and grafted them onto the standard bed, effectively creating a dually bed. I never liked the bed on the IH CTX truck, not only was it lifted directly from another truck, the wheel openings just aren't right. I traced the front wheel opening on the DuraStar and used it as a pattern for the rears. I think it a a much better look.
Of course I had to graft the `INTERNATIONAL' into the tailgate. I was thinking about building a recess into the side of the bed just behind the cab. But I think straight pipes in the bed will work fine.