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  2. Rbray47

    Kenworth K123

    Some areas I'm just making it up as I go. Like the steering and shift tower parts.
  3. Mark 1

    Kenworth K123

    Good luck. I never finished mine. "Vague" instructions is putting it nicely.
  4. Last week
  5. Gary Chase

    Kenworth K123

    Nice project
  6. Gary Chase

    AMT Peterbilt 352

    Nice detail on the interior
  7. Gary Chase

    A fleet of Freightliner COEs - AMT

    OMG, five kits at once, I can’t finish them one at a time, good luck. Will be watching.
  8. The boredom has worn off, and I am back on the bench. A new journey begins. Now beginning my 4th build, IMO I have realized the painting and detailing of the cab is the most critical part of the model. This will be an experiment. 5 kits will be built. Some of the mundane assembly and painting will be "production-lined" to save time with set-up and clean-up. I will try new things and test the limit of my skills. Failure is learning. One (or more) of the kits will probably be sacrificed and end up in the junkyard. I will try different paint schemes. It will also allow me to choose the "best of _____ part" for a showroom build. At the Cummins factory, holes are drilled for brass rod. It will be nice to not have to relearn every step. Some of these are from other kits with variations. "The Seem" First attempt at cutting out the doors was done with an X-Acto knife (an impossible task). The panel scriber worked much better (but still required an insane amount of patience - be prepared to take your time). A template of the floor is made for quick fabrication in the future. Pockets are fabricated for the new door handles. A thin piece of sheet is glued to support and guide an more natural curve on this PE part. The windshield wiper is carefully removed, I am getting lots of practice in manipulating the styrene.
  9. 02fusoFG

    AMT Peterbilt 352

    I have "embraced" PE (photo-etch) and am learning to work with the new material. Every part is now a learning experience. The details are removed. The fuel tank steps and straps gave me lots of trouble with adhesion. Most glues do not work well, and the steps had to be soldered. A piece of bathroom tissue is used with Elmer's Glue mixed with water. I have also taken the leap into adding some plumbing and wiring to this build. Thin thread for electrical wire, .020" & .030" styrene rod for air lines, and telephone wire for the transmission. The interior sub-assembly is finished and set aside.
  10. Rbray47

    Kenworth K123

    The weather is too bad to paint the LTL 9000, so I decided to dig this Kenworth out. I bought it from Ollie's a few years back. Between the vague directions and me messing up the paint, I put it away shortly after and used it to rob parts. Now that I've built up my spares box a little, I think I can finish it. I sanded down the cab and primed it, then I shortened the frame and converted it to single axle. The 370 Cummins is almost all there and mostly built. I have a spare Ford mail truck which will give up its 27ft trailer for this one.
  11. Earlier
  12. 3D resin printed 

    1:24 Scale

    48" pictured, others similar

    Note:  Prime parts before painting

    Caution:  Sand and file only, do not cut parts with hobby knife.

     

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  13. 3D resin printed 

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    48" pictured, others similar

    Note:  Prime parts before painting

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  14. 3D resin printed 

    1:24 Scale

    48" pictured, others similar

    Note:  Prime parts before painting

    Caution:  Sand and file only, do not cut parts with hobby knife.

     

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  15. 3D resin printed 

    1:24 Scale

    48" pictured, others similar

    Note:  Prime parts before painting

    Caution:  Sand and file only, do not cut parts with hobby knife.

     

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    $4.00

  16. Johnny M

    Autocar A64B

    Yeah -- what Vincent said ! ^^^ A beautiful truck on a beautiful Spring day... Johnny
  17. vincen47

    Autocar A64B

    That’s a beautiful truck. Makes a great resto-mod. Maybe gets some work, but nothing too hard in its semi-retired life, and always gets cared for, washed and polished. Maybe it’s the boss’ truck, something you’d see at a truck show. Nice work.
  18. Rbray47

    Autocar A64B

    Calling it done until I figure out what it's going to haul. I meant to build it out of the box except for the Moebius singles, but things happened lol Scratch built the mud flaps, the mudflap girls, and the rear bumper light bar. Combined both kit supplied stack tips into one taller unit. Lost a cab light somewhere, so I robbed a set out of a damaged K123 kit. Swan ornament purchased here (awesome quality on those! Love em) Rebuilt the mirror hangers with .040 styrene rod.
  19. Gary Chase

    AMT Autocar

    That is one good looking Autocar
  20. Rbray47

    AMT Autocar

    Cab assembly today. Made new mirror hangers from .040 rod.
  21. Johnny M

    AMT Autocar

    Nice gloss! Hard to float with metalflake -- lookin' good 👍 Johnny
  22. Gary Chase

    AMT Autocar

    That’s purdy, looks really good.
  23. Rbray47

    AMT Autocar

    I made a little time today to work on this truck. I cheated a little bit. Instead of black cherry I used Testors metal flake red over black primer. Not as dark as I'd wanted, but looks pretty good.
  24. Rbray47

    AMT Autocar

    With my farm chores backing up on me, I didn't have much bench time this weekend. I did manage to make new mudflaps (thanks for stealing one kitty cat) The hangers are a little on thick side, but they'll do the job.
  25. JPR

    International 5300

    I hear you on the detailing... hard to know when to stop...and yes the weather is getting a little better, but I 'force' my self, to the bench
  26. Gary Chase

    Peterbilt 379 RV Conversion

    🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆😍
  27. Gary Chase

    International 5300

    Thanks Jeff, got a lot more detailing as I work on this build. Bench time gets harder as the weather gets better.
  28. vincen47

    Peterbilt 379 RV Conversion

    Next up, I’ll add the frame-mounted primary fuel filter, a common sight on these Cats. I took a fuel filter from a Italeri Series 60, with a scratch built frame mount and fuel lines. Just to the right of the cab mount, I added a Bendix AD-SP Air Dryer and associated connections and hoses. I started with an air dryer from CTM, and modified it a bit to better represent the Bendix model, and used decals from Modeltruckin for both the fuel filter and air dryer. For the engine cooling system, I wanted something more on the lines of a modern-looking aftermarket coolant reservoir, rather than the Italeri kit’s radiator top tank I have on it in the earlier photos. The newer Paccar trucks, like the 389, 589, and W990, have something similar from the factory. I started with the coolant tank from the A&N W990 kit, modifying and casting it in two halves. Using clear resin, the top half was tinted white to look like the slightly translucent white plastic, and the bottom half in translucent red. The long-life coolant used for these trucks is red, I’ve learned. The unit is mounted to the top of the radiator with Tamiya bolt detail, and a photo-etched model car garage radiator cap tops it. I made a windshield washer reservoir using a similar process, starting with the windshield washer tank from a modified resin casting of a Moebius Lonestar kit part for the bottom portion, tinted translucent blue. For the top portion and mount, I modified some unknown engine part from the parts box, cast in white-tinted clear resin. The chassis is basically complete, for now. More detail to add to the engine area once the hood is in place. Next up, we’ll start the cab, hood, and coach body. Glad everyone is enjoying the build so far.
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