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KJ790

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Inspiration for common model kits

23 May 2015 - 03:58 PM

I finally got around to scanning some of the pictures that I have of trucks that my family has owned over the years. I picked out a few that would be easy to replicate with available model kits.

 

AMT Movin' On KW

 

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AMT Peterbilt Pacemaker

 

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AMT Mack Cruiseliner

 

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Revell Peterbilt 359

 

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AMT White-Freightliner Dual Drive

 

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Modern punch side livestock trailer

08 May 2015 - 06:50 AM

Would there be any interest in a kit for a modern punch side livestock trailer? If I were to make something, would you rather get a full kit with wheels, axles, etc, or would you just want to save a few bucks and just get the sides, roof, and front? What sort of price would something like this go for?


Moebius smooth side van trailer

26 April 2015 - 04:39 AM

Well I decided to start one of these. I'm planning on keeping it pretty stock other than the wheels and tires. I swapped out the kit parts for a set of super single wheels. I got the box together this morning, now to add all the little details.

 

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Peterbilt Heavy Hauler

24 February 2015 - 06:17 PM

All of these heavy hauler builds lately has me itching for a build. I need something to pull the lowboy I just finished, so I thought I would make a heavy hauler from a snap Pete. I am thinking I will cut it down to a daycab, add a drop axle, move the fuel tanks forward, maybe even modify the cab and hood to be a short hood 379. One thing I need to decide is what tires I want to use on the front,

 

Highway tread:

 

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Or a heavy duty offroad tread:

 

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55 ton 3-axle lowboy

04 February 2015 - 01:18 PM

Alright, I figured I would document my latest project. I have seen a lot of people looking for detachable gooseneck lowboy trailers, so I figured I would build one. As I build it, I figured I would make molds of all of the parts and assemble an affordable do-it-yourself lowboy complete kit. This has been a work in progress for a long time, but now it is time to start building.

 

The goal here is to create a kit that will give builders a good base to build a lowboy. I want to make a trailer that can be built right out of the box that looks good on a shelf without being too expensive, but can also be given more detail by an experienced builder to create a show piece.

 

This is the 3D model that I created when designing this trailer:

 

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The main rails are 3D printed, the rest of the parts will be cast or styrene.

 

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