Models with Dan Murphy
From a young age Ben McWhinnie has been building models from kits and has a huge collection of trucks from 1:87th, 1:64th, 1:43rd, 1:32nd to 1:24th/1:25th, but his main focus is on the 1:24th/1:25th scaled plastic model kits.
Since his father got him into model building, building army vehicles and planes, his love of model building became a passion more than just a hobby. His first model truck, the Western Star Australian Truck kit by Italeri, he painted black up until recently.
For his latest project Ben bought two reefer kits to custom build a B-double using parts from his spares box to add more details to his models for a more realistic look. This required his first truck to be painted white to match the trailers.
Currently Ben is working on a car transporter with star cars from the General-Lee, Ecto-1 and the Bandits Trans-am, he isn’t sure on what movie truck to use as the prime mover as of yet.