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Western Star 4900 SA Twin Steer Mixer - By Jamie Groeneweg

Here's another closeup view of Jamie Groeneweg's twin steer Western Star concrete mixer. The cab on this truck is a revised version of the basic Itelari Western Star cab converted to a day cab. All glass is clear acetate cut to shape. Chassis was made from two Athearn units spliced together with a 72" spread twin steer, 72" tandem rear bogies, and fenders constructed of Evergreen plastic sheet. Front wheels are Athearn; tires are widened to represent super singles or flotation, rears have Athearn tires on modified Herpa 6 spoke rims. The concrete mixer barrel is from Herpa. All detail items are made from brass wire or plastic stock, colors are custom mix model paint clear-coated with automobile paint.

Posted November 26, 2003