Western Star Semi

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Project by Grant Ritchey posted 02-28-2014 06:24 PM 3171 views 13 times favorited 40 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Truck completed. Now I need to make a trailer for it.
Anybody have any ideas what kind of trailer (flat deck, drop deck,tanker) would look good behind it?
Was a fun and time consuming project.

-- Grant

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#1 posted 02-28-2014 06:36 PM

Very nice!! I can only imagine the hundreds of hours you have in this project! Log trailer or Tanker!!

-- Dennis, WV

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#2 posted 02-28-2014 06:36 PM

The detail is phenomenal. I see the steering axle is moveable. That is some attention to detail. As I was a diesel mechanic at one time I noticed your front driveline is out of time you may have a vibration at highway speed. That is an outstanding job more pictures please.

A drop deck would look good behind that

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#3 posted 02-28-2014 07:02 PM

A very well built model that anyone would be proud to have on display

-- Derek, Kent, UK,

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#4 posted 02-28-2014 07:32 PM

Wow this is amazing.

I think a Drop deck would be a great trailer.

-- A man can never have enough tools. Now where did I put that hammer?

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#5 posted 02-28-2014 08:30 PM

Wow, amazingly beautiful. Excellently crafted scratch build.

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#6 posted 02-28-2014 09:11 PM

Wow is about all I can say. I have recently started developing some toys, cars and trucks, have enjoyed it alot. A look good quick build approach. Yours are look fantastic with alot of loving care and detail. Will look forward to the rest of the set.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#7 posted 02-28-2014 10:14 PM

What a beauty !! Great detail. I like it.

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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#8 posted 02-28-2014 11:08 PM

Fantastic! Amazing detail, Thanks so much for sharing!

-- Dan Snow & Son Wooden Toys & Gifts

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#9 posted 03-01-2014 12:20 AM

It seems to me that the only choices is a logging trailer.


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#10 posted 03-01-2014 12:24 AM

That is an awesome piece of work!

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#11 posted 03-01-2014 01:09 AM

Unbelievable detail: the driveshaft/ u joints blew me away!

A belly dump grain trailer would look cool behind this.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#12 posted 03-01-2014 01:32 AM

Thats one awesome looking truck.

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#13 posted 03-01-2014 01:41 AM

I’ve made a few flatbeds that you might want to check out on my project page….help yourself! LOVE your semi….so much details…


-- George..." I love the smell of a workshop in the morning!"

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#14 posted 03-01-2014 02:14 AM

looks real good the detail is great, that cab style a dubble drop would look real good. mine was a 82 flat top and a dubble drop with a big pice of machanirey looked real tough. good day gfadvm said a hopper bottom would look real good to

-- Punk in PA

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#15 posted 03-01-2014 02:57 AM

Awesome job and amazing detail

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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