peterbilt 351

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  1. uglyguy9

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    Hi everyone :wave: hope you are all in good health

    the search continues.......i've googled all i can google....i've searched foreign websites that tried to give me a virus and others that redirected me to some very unusual porn sites. after an hour or two at these aforementioned sites (purely for research purposes) i just cant find it.....

    the peterbilt truck from the movie DUEL

    i guess my only option is to modify an existing model ....but none seem to come close enough for my meager talents.....
    ....any help on this one ??

    ps. i found a model of the car at paperkraft

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  3. ltla9000311

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    uglyguy9-I coulda swore that the minibox web site had one in 1/100 scale. I've looked through my files but can't find my minibox disc.:curse: If it was up there, and I do believe it was, I've got it. Give me some time and if I come up with it I'll let you know.

    Here is the link to their site in the mean time:

    http://minibox.webz.cz/
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    ug9

    Way, way back, in Fine Scale Modeler, maybe in the first year (1983?) it was being published, someone made a nice p?????c model of the tractor and tanker. Maybe someone here has the issue, or you could ask for info at the FSM forum?

    Good luck,
    Tom
  5. uglyguy9

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    you guys are great
    thanks a million for the tips
    be vewy vewy quiet, i'm hunting peterbilts
    cheers phil
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    "be vewy vewy quiet, i'm hunting peterbilts"


    Are you certain that a Peterbilt's not hunting YOU? ;-)


    (Movie trivia -- the license plates on the front bumper came from the truck's previous victims. It's a serial killer on wheels...)


    Here's some reference links:


    http://www.tenfourmagazine.com/feature/2004/5.html

    http://stlouisdumptrucks.com/Duel/index.html


    Looks like this rendering project is stalled. Pity.


    http://www.smcars.net/forums/work-progress-rendering-animation/26257-peterbilt-351-duel-truck.html


    "So if you see a rusty Peterbilt with a tankerload of fuel,
    Don't challenge it for the right-of-way, 'cause he's itchin' for a DUEL."
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  8. uglyguy9

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    :thumb: now there's something i can work with

    i can feel a "Duel diorama " coming on

    thanks Vandenbos
    :wave:
  9. uglyguy9

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    yes that is a shame the 3d project has stalled....i bookmarked that page just in case

    thanks David

    :wave:
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    Is there anyone that has the wheel base and some frame dimensions on this one. I would be a great help:thumb:
    Papertrain:cool:
  11. uglyguy9

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    Yes, Rondaldom made quite a nice set their. You will be pleasantly surprised. This guy has some other models you might want to check out. He puts a lot of care into his work. I look forward to your build pics, please post them?!? :)
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    i know!...he has some great stuff....the peterbilt is coming along great....i'll post pics tomorrow.....really enjoying building it

    i also purchased the car from the movie (duel) but it is designed in 1;50 and 1;25........the truck is 1;33. :violin1:
    i kinda figured that if i print the 1;25 @ 66% it should get me close to a 1;33 car :confused: wall1

    anyone confirm my estimates? :cry:
    thanks guys....where's sheldon when you need him sign1
    thanks again :thumb:

    ps:...the truck was only 5 bucks to purchase and the car was 3.50.....GREAT DEAL!! i highly recommend buying this and supporting the designer , Rondaldom. good work mate!!
    :wave:

    the model in the pic is 1:50

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    yes mate,
    my purchase was from emodels.....they supply a 1;25 and 1;50 car
    but i need to convert one to a 1;33 (as per truck size)
    so i am printing the 1;25 @ 66%
    this should (by my calculations) get it close to 1;33 so i can display both truck and car in a diorama
    :wave:
  16. Zathros

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    Great, Ronaldom has made many models free and Christ has a great site. He also protects anyone who sells their models through him. If you ever see one his models being sold or given away as a scan, it really helps the model designers let Chris know, he takes away of it right away. Christ also treats his customers really well. I am hoping he starts to carry some of these Halinski and other European models that see so impossible to get here. I can dream! :)
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    i also respect the designers integrity and will keep an eye out for any nasty pirates fence1
    yes...halinski make some great stuff and hopefully he will carry some.
    tried to leave a positive review on his site but for some reason it wouldnt let me.
    ok....i have to keep working on the duel truck....hoping to finish it this weekend.
    cheers Zathros :wave:
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    Halinski only seem to sell from there site you email them to say what you whont and thay workout the shipping and email back whith a price and you then send the money to them via paypal with in 3 day and then it gets shipped. i have seen some on ebay but for more than halinski sell them for
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    i'm having megaproblems the memory stick from my camera.......most build pics were on it wall1 but after chatting with a mate he seemed to think they were recoverable with some program he has....
    ....untill then ....i snapped a few and here they are
    i'll post the progress pics as i continue :wave:

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    heres some more

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