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    • Kenworth W900A CAT 3408
      By Dmitry · Posted
      Hi guys! Who knows where the two hoses go from the oil filters on the CAT 3408 engine to the Kenworth W900A. I need a photograph, a diagram, an image from the manual. Thank you in advance.🙄    
    • Just got the Revell Peterbilt 359 visor have question about attaching
      By Jersee Jerry55 · Posted
      Hell all hope all are well. I just received the Revell Snap Peterbilt 359 front visors from the MTB website today and have questions about attaching them to the cab. There were small grey parts in a bag do those get attached to the visor and act like “spacers”? If anybody knows please let me know. Thank you. Regards, JerseeJerry55
    • On the Winter workbench
      By Jersee Jerry55 · Posted
      Thank you. There is one small speck you cannot see in the pics. Dust must have gotten in the process. However since its gonna sit on a shelf, and not be entered in any contest I'm okay with it. Besides since when has a project that has emerged from Fowler's House of Paint not had an issue of any kind? The streak continues. Happy Thanksgiving.
    • On the Winter workbench
      By vincen47 · Posted
      Glad it’s working now. Paint looks excellent. 
    • On the Winter workbench
      By Jersee Jerry55 · Posted
      It worked now don’t know why it didn’t before.
    • On the Winter workbench
      By Jersee Jerry55 · Posted
    • On the Winter workbench
      By vincen47 · Posted
      Yeah, it may have put links in the post instead of attaching the photos? I’m not sure why either, your other photos are fine. I’ve used the paper clip “click to choose files” then used photo library to select what I want to post. I’ve never had an issue, but sometimes tech doesn’t always work.
    • Hello!
      By vincen47 · Posted
      Welcome to the forum, glad you’re here. Welcome back to truck modeling, too. Your builds from years ago look great. Love the stretched KW. I like the flatbed load, too. I’m sure you’ll enjoy the site and building again, it’s a great time to be a model builder - lots of great hobby products, aftermarket parts, resin, 3D printing, reissues, and new kits. For the most part, our hobby lacks the traditional hobby shops of the past, but the internet has provided access to more products and resources of information (like this site) than ever before, not to mention being able to easily connect with fellow modelers that share your specific interests.
    • Hello!
      By K100 · Posted
      Hi all! I’m new to this site but looking forward to connecting and learning new techniques.  Built models 40 years ago and now looking to get back to it.  Below photos are from my old collection, circa 1980’s.   The double sleeper kenworth was a gift I made for my brother back in the 80’s, which he still has.  I used 2 kits and welded the sleeper section together to replicate his 80 inch bunk.  That model was a replica of his life size truck and I painted it with authentic kenworth paint to match his.  Happy almost turkey day! 
    • On the Winter workbench
      By Jersee Jerry55 · Posted
      Dont know why      
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    • By Joris in Joris' Blog
      And here's the finished result of my work. With the license plate and IFTA decals on, and outside pictures in decent weather, I think I can call this truck done. All that's left is the Build-Off judging itself...

    • By Joris in Joris' Blog
      The Build-Off Peterbilt is getting close to completion! I have the hood functional, the mirrors are on and I made a big bumper from styrene. All that's left is the fenders over the rear wheels; I'm still not sure about the definite style and way of attaching them, but I have some time left to figure that out. License plate decals and IFTA decals are last. The stack tips are in place as well, but I'm not really sure If that was smart. I might have to work on the underside of the truck a little for that. Oh well...

    • By Joris in Joris' Blog
      A little progress on the Build-Off Pete. Not much, but haven't had much time to tinker around.
      I'd say the truck is on the home stretch here; mirror brackets are on, rear mudflaps and tail lights. The exhaust tips I have ready as well, just waiting before I have put some work behind me that could snap them off again. The hood is done and waiting as well, I just need to figure out the hinges since the resin aftermarket part isn't prepared for the kit's hinges. Also I fear that I might have mounted the cab a little too high (talking about halves of millimeters) so I need to set the hood just right. With all the effort on the C15, I try to make the hood functional.

      After that it's off to the upfitter, for the custom bumper and rear fenders. Mirrors will be the last items on, last decals will be the license plates.
    • By Casey in How-To
      Disclaimer.  I am not professional and there is a possibility that I have no clue what I am doing.  I hope that I have put enough info together to give you a good I idea of the steps that I use to create single hump fenders.  If clarification is need, please let me know and I add info/edit as required.  Sorry for not taking a few more/better images.  Hope this helps! 

      1.  Begin by cutting a 1 15/16" round disk from a sheet of .040 sheet styrene.  I used a bow compass with metal points on both sided to get the job done.  If you use this method be sure to make the center hole the same size as the compass point; if it is larger you will not get a symmetrical disk.

      2.  Mount the disk on a Dremel cutting wheel attachment. (The image below shows two mounted but one is fine.)
      3.  Begin to round the outer edge of the disk using a rasp of other coarse file, sanding stick etc.

      4.  Fine tune the chamfer of the outer edge of the fender with a sanding block.  I used 220 grit sanding paper.

      5.  Finished disk on the right.

      6. Before performing this step make a mark that divides the disk into two equal halves.  Then cut the center out of the disk leaving a 5/8" circle and then cut the circle in two.  You will then have two "C" shaped pieces as seen in step 7.
      7.  Glue a .060 x.040 styrene strip (SS1) around the outer edge of the "C".  One of the .040 sides should be glued to the "C" and the strip should extend beyond the end of the "C".

      8.  Cut a hole with the same diameter as inner hole of the upper fender wall (UFW) above from a sheet od styrene and layout and cut the lower fender wall (LFW) as seen in the image below and the image in the next step.  (Sorry for not taking better pics of this part)

       9.  Glue the LFW to the UFW and SS1, and cut the ends off SS1 off at the lower edge of the LFW. 

      10.  Cut the lower portion of the LFW to achieve the desired fender height.

      11.  Glue a .030 x .250 strip (SS2) inside of SS1.

      12.  Make another side just like the one above.

      13.  Cut two strips of .020 styrene to the desired fender width (don't forget to account for the width od the sides) and long enough to wrap around the outside of the fender.

      14.  Beginning at one end, glue the first SS3 to SS2, wrapping it around the outer edge of the fender as you go. Be sure to keep the seam between SS3 and SS1 on each side as tight as possible. Cut the ends even with the lower ends of the fender side walls.

      15.  Wrap the second SS3 over the first SS3.  Again, keep the seam between SS3 and SS1 on each side as tight as possible and cut the ends even with the lower ends of the fender side walls.

      Construction complete!

      Fill and Prime


      Repeat x4.
      If all this seems like too much work, you can purchase a resin set in the Parts Store. 

    • By Casey in MTB.com Admin Blog
      I just wanted to make a quick note to say thank you to the admins at Model Truck Discussion, Model Truck Mafia, Building Big Rigs Tips and how did you do it and Model Trucks Other Than Pete or KW for allowing me advertise MTB.com  in their Facebook groups.  Thank you to those that have given me permission to post images of their builds in the gallery, to those who have added their own images and to those who have posted in the forums. Finally, thanks to all who have visited and/or registered.  I hope you find your way here often, contribute content when and where you can,  and most importantly, find the site useful and enjoyable.
      Please do not hesitate to let me know what I can do to make MTB.com better.