International Harvester


International Transtar 4300 

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International 4300 conventional built as a well-used tractor complete with primered panels, broken glass and grime all over.  12/06


International Paystar 5000 tractor

With all the Paystar kits that I use for kitbashing, I have discovered that I need to build at least one Paystar from time to time.

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Nearly box-stock except for the dual exhaust, lift axle, winch tower and spoke front wheels from Auslowe.  I stripped most of the chrome.  Krylon School Bus Yellow is the color with Duplicolor gloss black for the hood and chassis.


International Transtar 4200

I bought this International 4270 back in 2000.  It was an "Ebay gluebomb."  Not painted, but assembled and glue smeared.  I tore it down and painted it in mid 2001.  It has sat in a box on the workbench being moved around ever since.  FINALLY I decided I should rebuild the poor thing.

4200_ruan.JPG (44106 bytes) Three years to build!  The paint was good and cured.



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International Powerdermilk Biscuits.  Evan Hermel started this truck, it was featured in Scale Auto Enthusiast in '02, and Evan sent it to me to finish.


International Transtar II

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Transtar II co4070B.  Built box stock, except for modification to the front axle to allow the tires to fit under the cab properly.


International CO4000 - TIME/DC

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1966 International co4000.  This started as a Transtar II 4070B kit, I backdated the cab for the older look, with rounded headlights, plain grille and body mouldings.  I shortened the BBC, wheelbase, and made TimeDC logos on the computer.  The truck has been weathered.

International Transtar II singledrive

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International Transtar II co4070B.  Resin daycab from Spaulding Trading and Shipping.  Crouch Brothers decals from STS too. Built in 2000?

International Transtar  7up

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International Transtar co4070.  I cut down the cab for a daycab, shortened the kit wheelbase.  The truck was inspired by a truck a neighbor drove back in '73.  The 7up logos are from Microscale's HO train catalog.


International ConCo 


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International Conco.  CONventionalCabOver, designed for fleet use in the 1970's.  I scratchbuilt the hood, grille, fenders and interior. A junked Transtar chassis was the donor, and a left over Paystar cab and accessories was used.  Gateway Transportation decals are from Spaulding Trading and Shipping.  The Conco is also available in resin from Spauldings.


International Paystar 5000

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International Paystar.  Built fairly box-stock, I added spoke wheels, and an RNK diamond plate tool cabinet.  

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International CO4090 - Indianhead 

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International CO4090 Transtar.  The 4090 sits taller than a co4070, and can take larger engines.  This started as an ebay junker. I cut down the cab, raised the cab, cut down the wheelbase, fuel tanks, and scratchbuilt the bumper and air cleaner.  Indianhead was a tanker company service the midwest.

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International Transtar 400 Conventional

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International "Emeryville" Transtar 400.  Also wearing Indianhead dress.  This is a Griffen Designs conversion on an Ertl 4300 chassis.  Thanks to David Faust for the Indianhead logo.


International Fleetstar Mixer

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