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Callin' It "DONE" Another first build in years....Revell Kenworth (snap)


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#41 Ben

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 04:40 PM

Hey Mike, Microscale Industries makes pinstriping decals in all kinds of colors in several widths. They're real thin and if you clear over them they blend right in with the paint.

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 04:42 PM

I had to go back,and look to see what Ben was talking about. Ben nice catch on the line on the pipe. Very nice detail work on the motor,and outstanding paint job.


I still feel bad mentioning it but he had done such a nice job so far, I just thought it would be shame to leave that seam there.

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 04:59 PM

Hey Mike, Microscale Industries makes pinstriping decals in all kinds of colors in several widths. They're real thin and if you clear over them they blend right in with the paint.

Ben,thanks,I will check that out and see if I can find a color that works with it.

I still feel bad mentioning it but he had done such a nice job so far, I just thought it would be shame to leave that seam there.

Ben,don't feel bad about it at all,honestly I am glad you did besides in my post I put "Comments,Ideas,or suggestions always welcome",cuz how else am I gonna learn or as in this case know about something tha I over looked.....besides the way you stated it was very constructive and in no way could have been taken differently...was a true class act of helping another model builder.

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 08:18 AM

....Got just a lil' more done on the Kenworth....vety little :huh: Need to take tips from Baby Girl,Also like to thank Anthony Oteri for heads up on "Sophisticated Finishes" for the "Rust" tip!!!.....as always comments welcomed,good,bad,indifferent ;)
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Hi Mike,
I've been out of truck modeling for 30+ years, so I'm pretty much a noob again when it comes to materials being used. What material are you using for the carpeting on your models floor? Keep up the great work, your KW looks fantastic. I remember 30+ years ago I didn't even consider a snap kit, but now after viewing your work, you have changed my opinion on snap kits. ;) You've also changed my opinion on rattle cans as well, that paint job is top notch.

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 08:42 AM

Hi Mike,
I've been out of truck modeling for 30+ years, so I'm pretty much a noob again when it comes to materials being used. What material are you using for the carpeting on your models floor? Keep up the great work, your KW looks fantastic. I remember 30+ years ago I didn't even consider a snap kit, but now after viewing your work, you have changed my opinion on snap kits. ;) You've also changed my opinion on rattle cans as well, that paint job is top notch.

Hey Rich,
Thanks for the positive comments!!!!,I just got back into the hobby this year after a 15yr+ leave,for the carpet I used flocking powder from Michaels,a tip I learned from this forum.....I am actually impressed with this kit as a snap kit,because I wouldn't have given it a second look until I seen what the members here have done with it,and I LOVE the Testors lacquers,again when I was in the hobby before I hated rattle cans too,looks like my air brush won't get the use it did then ...
Rich,trust me you will learn sooooooooooooo much from the other members here,I know I have ;)

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 09:01 AM

Hi Mike,
Thanks for the info on the flocking powder from Michaels. You are correct, from what I've seen so far, this forum is loaded with a lot of great tips and information.

Rich S.

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 01:45 PM

Slowly getting this Kenny done.......
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Trimmed the rear fenders down,me personally i like them without the extensions
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Rear shot,nothing special..
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A little bit of grime on the frame..
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I had a problem with the mounting pins on the headlamps and fogs,so I trimmed off the pin and BMF the backs to get rid of that "eye pupil"look,and the small markers mounted to the headlamp bezel instead being mounted on the fender above the headlamps...she ain't nothin' fancy but so far I am happy with the results,gotta get the trim done to the cab,that is the part I hate,the trim around the glass :unsure: .....suggestions,comments good,bad,ugly,or otherwise always welcome ........

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 02:07 PM

Nice detailing on the lamps.

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 05:03 AM

Great job so far love the colours really stands out

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 04:19 PM

OOOooops....Looking at my own posting the other day I noticed something that just didn't look right,the rear mud flaps Posted Image I noticed the flaps was molded to the bracket a little too much.. Posted Image Posted Image After...trimmed off the excess plastic to make the flap "free" looking...I know it still isn't a 100% right still but better,I just didn't want to tear the frame all back down to redo the rear lamp panel but I will know on the next Kenny.....Also I noticed on the front bumper I didn't black out the square holes and also the "hinges" on the grille for the hood

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 04:40 PM

Still that is some nice work. Are you going to use a small paint bush to blacken out the hinges,and the square holes?

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 06:01 PM

Looks good. Wish I had that kind of patience these days!

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 05:07 AM

Still that is some nice work. Are you going to use a small paint bush to blacken out the hinges,and the square holes?

If I feel ridiculously brave I will try to cut the holes open,but more than likely I will just black it out....originally when I purchased this kit my plans was to just build the thing out of box as a "get back into" model building,but NOOoooooooooo :blink:

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 12:28 PM

Its official,my first build since 1997,a simple kit that was suppose to get me back into the"Swing"of things....It was just gonna be "Out Of The Box" build but as the build started and seeing all the talent and ideas,tips here I decided to try a lot of "First"times and grant it not the best and greatest thing built,but I am happy with the results for the most part and I learned a lot along the way of the build and also "To Do's"and "Not To Do's" on the next project.....Thanks for every ones help and encouragement and please any comments,ideas,tips etc.,please as I can take criticism,how else can one learn??.....Thanks for lookin'
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Posted 06 May 2012 - 12:30 PM

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 01:08 PM

very nice i want to build one of these out of the box decent kit

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 01:49 PM

Looks great! I like the headliner. Great details.

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 02:02 PM

That turned out really nice!!!!!!!!

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 02:16 PM

very nice! those kits seem to build very well. the paint job looks great! what kind of trailer are you hooking it to?

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 03:21 PM

Now THAT is a fine looking tractor! I do like the color combo!