Carrying on from the discussions on the old AutoModeler forum, a quick recap of the pending Commercial Trucking Group Build lined up for 2021.
Group Build duration will be 12 months, January 1 to December 31 (inclusive), 2021.
The trucking industry is the backbone of the transportation world. If you got it, a truck brought it! This Group Build is to honor the men & women of the trucking industry from all over the world.
The Rules and Regs
Civilian use only (repurposed military vehicles allowed)
Trucks may be OOB, highly modified, tricked out, or whatever suits your fancy.
Minimum payload capacity (US Class 3 - US Class 8, or Australian, British, or European equivalents) - no small pick-ups or SUVs (Class 1 - Class 2b)
Rigid or articulated (Trailers & loads are encouraged, but not required)
Earthmoving, agricultural and construction machinery allowed.
All model manufacturers & after market manufacturers are allowed.
Previously started kits allowed, get them finished!
Dioramas are allowed, but not required
Multiple entries are allowed, and. in fact, encouraged!
Learn from each other, encourage each other, and enjoy the Group Build!
Just in case we work out a way to award ribbons -
Let’s start posting up some photos of our kits and 1:1 references for inspiration, we are only just over 2 months away from kicking this one into gear and hitting the highway!
EDIT - OK, here’s a list of folks who have expressed interest going right back to May 2020 when we started the lead-up discussions, rolled into a state-of-play list.
AussieReg (Damian) - Australian Western Star with 48’ Reefer - Italeri 1/24 kits
jimb (Jim) - Chevy Bison (Rigid Stakebed Conversion) - AMT 1/25 kit
Dixon66 (David) - Ford F-350 (Dually conversion)
Stickframe (Nick) - Peterbilt 378 (6x6 conversion)
tank_1812 (Ryan) - Volvo VN 780
tinbanger (Richard) - Construction Bulldozer Caterpillar D8H - AMT 1/25 kit
harv (Randy) - 1926 Mack Bulldog Tank Truck
GrubbyFingers (Graeme) - Volvo F12
2CAVTrooper (Jeff) - Peterbilt (day cab conversion)
kosprueone - (KSO) - Peterbilt (day cab conversion) with auto transporter
accessdenied (Roger) - 1923 Soviet Tractor - scratchbuild 1/24 scale