Thanks guys! Did a bunch of Alclad spraying last week so many of the "chrome" items now installed. 1/43 cabover engine also in place, still to be plumbed however. Kit mufflers used, aluminum tube replaced stack pipes:
Horns from the snap kit used on older "circus wagon" w900 as 1:1 truck being modelled had no snow caps. Spotlights are from 1/32 Monogram "snap" CF pumper as they have good detail and the size looks "right" in 1/25:
Always keep a good book or two close by!
New & old members of the fleet getting closer to completion:
Aerodyne front bumper appears to have rubber flap along bottom in 1:1 photo which licence plates are mounted to. This replicated with .010 black styrene sheet. Horns on this one did have snow caps so AMT ones adapted to fit snap kit cab roof:
Photo wasn't clear enough to determine exact licence plates & numbers so the "creative licence" was employed here:
Thanks everyone, your feedback is very much appreciated. Last of the engines in place, Cummins installed in "circus wagon". Humbrol #119 seemed a good match for "Cummins beige", still have to fit rest of turbo and exhaust. Rust on manifold was done by painting base coat of Polly Scale "Roof Brown", once dry baking soda/water brushed on to create texture. After that dried thoroughly Badger Modelflex "Roof Brown" used for final colouring. It is a bit darker shade than the Polly Scale, being pre-thinned for airbrushing it flows onto the baking soda textured surface nicely without a lot of brushing required: