White-Freightiner Dual Drive
Posted 11 February 2010 - 04:04 AM
All in all, a good kit and a welcome re-issue. I have my order in for a second kit so that I might build an extended sleeper version. Thanks to AMT for re-issuing this kit.
Posted 07 March 2010 - 03:42 AM
Posted 07 March 2010 - 08:15 AM
I would recommend assembling them, filling the seams, sand them very smooth and the paint them with Alclad chrome. Body color tanks look cool as well with chrome straps. Now, if you want to really detail your kit, a super nice photo etch set has been custom made by a guy in Germany that has been specifically designed to fit this AMT Freightliner DD kit but it could be used on a single drive kit as well. The kit includes a LOT of parts such as a complete photo etch grille, all the "White Freightliner" emblems, wipers, tiny dash fans, door steps, dash overlays, stack guards, radiator sceen overlay, vent window frames and a lot more! Really awesome stuff! I have the the first set produced and there will be more available at the end of April or the beginning of May.
If you would like more info, send me a message.
Posted 07 March 2010 - 08:31 AM
Posted 07 March 2010 - 12:28 PM
I had planned on the Alclad route for the tanks, and using the second set to swap over to the Kenworth W900 Aerodyne I have.
Posted 15 March 2010 - 01:38 PM
Posted 15 March 2010 - 01:58 PM
Also, when I talked to my dad (who drove from 1970-81), he stated that the super sleeper option (if you wish to duplicate that in scale) will add 7/8" to the cab length. I am taking the air ride from the Revell Kenworth W900 Aerodyne and adapting it to this kit, along with transplanting the Cat into it. All in all, I am enjoying the rig builds......even though I know precious little about the real subjects.
Posted 15 March 2010 - 03:51 PM
Posted 16 March 2010 - 02:29 AM
Posted 16 March 2010 - 11:49 AM
I don't get why the wipers are molded in place, when most everything else on the cab is separate. I didn't notice the too-tall headlamps until Tim's write-up, either.
Still, I stand by what I said- it's a good kit!
Posted 16 March 2010 - 02:00 PM
Posted 16 March 2010 - 10:30 PM
Did yours have the body colored tanks? I am considering stripping the wheels/tanks and just painting them Alclad aluminum on my next build to simulate some aged Alcoas, or maybe reshaping the holes to the Freightliner logo to mimic the newer factory wheel.
Posted 19 March 2010 - 10:50 AM
Posted 20 March 2010 - 12:53 AM
I am trying to decide how far to update this kit, as I see about 1 Cabover to about 150 conventionals on the road these days. I am already extending the sleeper, using longer tanks (combining the 2 kits I have), adapting and updating the Kenworth Torsion-Air air-ride suspension, and dropping in a Cat 3406 (even though it in itself is an obsolete engine).