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1911 Remington Truck & Packard Automobile - By Randy Sawyer

This unusual model of a 1911 Remington was recently built from scratch.  The inspiration for the model was taken from a photo in the book, "The Illustrated Encyclopedia of American Trucks".  The cab was made with styrene and brass and the deck was built up from scale lumber stained with model paints and weathered with charcoal and chalk. Wheels are modified Circus Craft wagon wheels with file-shaped 7/16" plastic tubing added for the tires. A driver figure was added to the Remington from Preiser. The vintage taxi being carried on the deck was built by modifying an old Snapperroo kit of an early Packard automobile back in the 1970s.

Posted May 20, 2004