Mod­els with Dan Mur­phy

Bling'd Up Trucks - - News - Scale Truck­ing with Daniel Mur­phy

R yan Wal­dram has been build­ing mod­els since he was 10 years old but didn’t build his first truck un­til he was 15. Now he is in his mid-thir­ties and has around 100 built mod­els with half of his stash still to be built.

Ryan sent in pic­tures with a small story of his 1/25th scaled In­ter­na­tional Lon­es­tar Ro­ta­tor Wrecker to Bling’d Up Trucks.

Ryan started with the Moe­bius In­ter­na­tional Lon­es­tar kit but he wasn’t a big fan of the base form it came in, so he did some re­search and found the Lim­ited Edi­tion Har­ley David­son ver­sion.

This ver­sion came with a cus­tom paint job, bumper, grille and bullet styled head­lights just to name a few of its unique fea­tures.

Ryan had a wrecker body in his parts box from the model kit Can-Do. Af­ter find­ing a resin day cab on eBay he started the build.

Af­ter com­ing up with a plan of at­tack he de­cided he didn’t want the lift axle so cus­tom made a third drive axle along with short­en­ing the chas­sis to re­duce the gap be­tween the cab and wrecker body.

When it came time to paint he used a gold colour to paint the chas­sis, axles and most of the sus­pen­sion be­fore do­ing the body in a pearl black.

Af­ter this was done he added the de­tails from the en­gine to the hand rails.

Great in­ge­nu­ity was used in this cus­tom build, re­sult­ing in a true mas­ter­piece. Nice work Ryan!

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