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#41 matilda66

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Posted 28 June 2011 - 04:58 AM

got one of these kits a few years ago paid a fortune for it from the states to australia the orange issue never even built it dont even know were it went. but i see there is some serious cutting going on here ,love the paint job on those rims...






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Posted 28 June 2011 - 05:59 PM

got one of these kits a few years ago paid a fortune for it from the states to australia the orange issue never even built it dont even know were it went. but i see there is some serious cutting going on here ,love the paint job on those rims...






MMM i might be to old before i see a new kenworth kit PLEASE W900L



If you should find your kit, know this:
The chrome was poorly laid onto the plastic. The orange always shows through on sharper edges. Other issues of this kit didn't seem to have this problem. I had to coat the wheels again. I guess I got carried away when buffing, because in the pix, I see orange around the edges. And yes, I would love to see a W900L kit. :lol:

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Posted 28 June 2011 - 08:14 PM

Nice pait theme, looking forward to see it done.

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Posted 03 July 2011 - 04:05 AM

Well, every truck needs a trailer, so I got started on that. It will be a frameless Fruehauf Dump. I took the remaining section from another dump that was cut down for a Michigan Pup, and added it to this one. Here's where it's at for now.

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Posted 03 July 2011 - 05:46 AM

oh this one is getting better and better!! i like it alot ray, good idea for sure it will be right at home on the back of that ol KW :D ;) ;)

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Posted 11 July 2011 - 09:22 PM

While digging through a parts box I bought on ebay last summer(lots of gems in there), I found 2 steer axles from old Ertl Internationals. One is complete but the other was broken along with the tie rod. I hated the idea of throwing it away, so I came up with this....

First, trim the broken axle ends down and cut the ends off the KW axle,
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then, put the operational ends on the KW axle. The tie rod ends were still attached, so a brass tube replaces the tie rod. I need to play with it a little to strengthen it, but here's where it's at for now.
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Posted 10 October 2011 - 05:38 PM

Still a little left to do to it, but I installed the photetch grille. The kits headlight bezels were modified by cutting off the marker light and positioning it in the correct spot.

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I still have to add the 3 vertical bars.

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Posted 14 October 2011 - 07:08 AM

Here's the nearly completed hood. I added some turn signals from the spares box.

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Posted 14 October 2011 - 10:57 AM

Here's the nearly completed hood. I added some turn signals from the spares box.

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That is one nice grill! Where is that from?

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Posted 14 October 2011 - 02:32 PM

where did you get the stallion for the hood ornament..??

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Posted 14 October 2011 - 04:08 PM

OK, as an employee of Kenworth, you made me kring when I read "cuttin up a KW", but after looking @ your pics I can say you are doing a great job. I also am a fan of the grill. Can you get any more of the verticle bars? I only ask since it is a popular option to get an extra 4 bars, to in between those.

Keep up the good work and keep us posted.

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Posted 15 October 2011 - 10:34 PM

where did you get the stallion for the hood ornament..??


I bought it from STS, but I believe it's an Auslowe item.

As to the grille bars, the photoetch set I bought only comes with the standard 3 bars.

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Posted 16 October 2011 - 07:22 AM


I bought it from STS, but I believe it's an Auslowe item.

As to the grille bars, the photoetch set I bought only comes with the standard 3 bars.

I'm pretty sure that KW grille set is made by Czech Model. They can be purchased though ModellTruck in Germany. They also make a grille kit to upgrade the GMC Astro and several others.

https://ssl3.world4y...59jk3bbg6ne4el5

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Posted 16 October 2011 - 01:11 PM

I'm pretty sure that KW grille set is made by Czech Model. They can be purchased though ModellTruck in Germany. They also make a grille kit to upgrade the GMC Astro and several others.

https://ssl3.world4y...59jk3bbg6ne4el5


I thought I saw it before. It looks great! Ray, if you have that photo etch kit, your KW is going to be a jewel! photo etch goes a long way for detailing. I just went on the site with this link. Have you seen the photo etch for the Italeri Peterbilt 378? Man! Got to get me one of those kits!

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Posted 16 October 2011 - 03:06 PM

Are there any other places that sell parts for the 1/16 Rigs other than GardenTrucking and the Wedico stuff? I would like to find some of these nice PE parts for the bigger rigs as well.

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Posted 16 October 2011 - 04:04 PM

RAY , THAT IS GREAT LOOKING KW. I LIKE THE GRILL WORK YOU HAVE DONE.

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 02:23 PM

Cool looking grill ,would that fit the AMT kit?

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 03:29 AM

The grill is great.

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Posted 22 October 2013 - 06:51 PM

So where is this old kw at ? It makes me want to build one

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Posted 22 October 2013 - 08:40 PM

Great work on classic. I've also this PE parts for KW and it is awesome. The guys from CTM will "rework" of this KW w900 parts! What I know now the hot new is PE kit for DAF N-series (italeri Cattleman). I will talk with them 30.11.2013 on exhibition in Bratislava. And I would ask them about news. PE parts you can buy also in www.car-model-kit.cz Pavel.