|Welcome to Silver State Specialties!
We are committed to offering you quality resin accessories for your
model trucks, pickups, 4x4's, SUV's, and (NEW!)
G-Scale outdoor trains, as well as various scale military models.
All previous plans are currently on indefinite hold due to our having
to take care of elderly relatives and their properties...just the
property cleanup alone has worn out my trucks and trailer, which
all now require pretty substantial chassis rebuilds. All this work
to take care of family members has pushed back my home remodeling,
which will probably take a year or more. Currently I have NO place
to work on anything, let alone start casting production and make
new molds. So everything is on hold until I can get my home remodeled
and all my vehicles/equipment rebuilt and repaired. This will take
several more years before I am able to resume any production. I apologize for the delay, but
family has to come first. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
| We have pulled out literally hundreds of old
negatives for print photos we have had in our own reference library
and have started to post these online for your personal reference
use. We are having several hundred negatives transferred to Photo
CDs, and then formatted for this website so you can use them for
your modeling projects. Enjoy!
our new Ghost
Towns & Abandoned Mines photos! Need an accurate reference
for your railway mining scene, or possibly for a diorama? Then check
out our new Ghost
Towns & Abandoned Mines photos for great ideas and inspiration.
current featured REFERENCE section photos are for the International
Payhauler 350, which is still manufactured today by Terex (headquartered
in Scotland). The new Payhauler
350 is substantially the same as it was when it was first produced
by International-Harvester in the mid-1960s.
We had the good fortune to be able to photograph one during the
1996 MINExpo show
here in Las Vegas, and have posted these to a Payhauler 350 Reference
page for your modeling benefit. We hope that these prove worthwhile
in improving your Payhauler
Need new instructions for your Peterbilt conversion kits? These
are available on the Support Page.
| All previous
Peterbilt conversion kits have been sold to a third party that will
be listed as soon as they are ready for sale once again.
All currently outstanding orders have been fulfilled. Customers
will still be able to receive support for their purchased kits.
Instruction sheets will continue to be available on this site for
Silver State Specialties was created in 1999 to offer quality resin
accessories, replacement parts and conversion kits, suitable for
many 1/25-scale plastic model kits. SSS specializes in accessories
and parts for plastic model pickup, SUV, 4x4, and heavy truck &
trailer kits. 1/32-scale and 1/35-scale parts and accessories
will be available in the future for model truck kits, such as the
1/32 Monogram Snap-Tite and ERTL snap-together kits, as well as
1/35-scale Revell, Italeri, AFV Club, Trumpeter, Airfix, Heller,
Tamiya, and other military model truck kits. Some of these
smaller scale model kits are quite well
detailed, and a wide variety of photo-etched, resin, and other accessories
are widely available for most of these military truck model kits.
What's even more exciting is the line of 1/24th & 1/25th-scale
military model kits and conversions we are in the early stages of
developing, to nicely compliment your ERTL, AMT, Italeri, Revell,
and other brands of truck models.
Silver State Specialties is working on resin accessories and complete
kits for G- gauge outdoor garden railway trains ("Large Scale")
in 1/24th-scale. Some patterns have been completed, and many more
are under construction. These kits and accessories will include
complete Beyer-Garratt style of locomotives and Narrow Gauge ore
hopper cars, as well as 24-inch & 30-inch gauge industrial equipment
in this same scale.
SSS also has master patterns partially completed for many 1/16-scale
model truck accessories and conversion kits, mainly for the Monogram-Revell
1/16-scale model truck kits. Some projected accessories for
these 1/16-scale kits are front drive axles, different wheels and
tires, air cleaner accessories, pusher and tag axles, oil filters
and engine accessories, and possibly different engines. Cab
& hood conversion kits remain a possibility for these monsters
as well, but are still years away from being offered as there are
more pressing projects to push forward with first. But someday
they should be available!
Thank you for your continued support!