I have heard more than one modeler say something to the affect "as soon as I scratch build a model of it somebody will come out with the same thing in plastic!"
Well here is one such situation that certainly came true:Bussing-Nag L4500A cargo truck:
A good friend of mine gave me a number of old Vac-Form kits that he said he would never get to. Liking heavy trucks as I do I thought I might try my hand at the Bussing-Nag he had in his stash. After some examination of the V-F kit I felt I could scratch the chassis and loadbox and it would look better than the Vac-Form but of course the cab was going to HAVE to come from the Vac-Formed plastic.
Wheel drums, differentials and a number of detail parts came out of my stash of Opel Blitz parts.
I figured I could improve on the Vac-Formed front grill with a little Evergreen.
I got this far before AFV Club came out with their excellent 2x4 and 4x4 kits of the Nag in 1/35th!
I keep telling myself I will finish it, one day - but I'm not so sure.p.s. I told you I was crazy - Today I ordered a set of resin tires (from Panzer Art) for this baby so I guess I am going to finish it after all!
OK, just received the Panzer Art tires today. They are beautiful!