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


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#1 Badluck 13

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 06:21 AM

Finally getting started again after a looooong break away from building,starting out with something a lil' simple and also trying some new things that I have learned with all the awesome builds and tips from all the members here..Thanks everyone.....please by all means comment,good,bad,ugly,or indifferent,because I am open to all advise and or ideas...thanks for looking.. Posted Image Things sure have changed since last build....mainly the eyes!!! :blink: Posted Image The kit....Actually a nice kit for the $$$ and being a "snapper" Posted Image Color choice.....have this weird love for purple and orange together :)
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#2 Badluck 13

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 06:26 AM

.....A lil' more........
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Didn't care for the one piece fan/shroud assy....
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Making the seams disappear....
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Not crazy about the wheels,the dish looks a little shallow....but hey... ;)

#3 Jim B

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 06:30 AM

Looks like you're off to a good start. Yes, the wheels & tires are probably the worst part of the kit.

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 06:30 AM

The following pics are of the engine,trying plumbing and wiring for the first time,this is where I am not sure about location and such so any advice or comments here would be very helpful....
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More later,this will be a sloooooow project due to work,being a single dad and Baby Girl's bowling,yes it looks like I may have a Lil' future PBA champ!! B)

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 07:36 AM

Nice progress on the engine. This might help with wiring it: http://public.fotki....july_1991_cate/ , but it looks like you've done a good job without it.

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 07:44 AM

Nice progress on the engine. This might help with wiring it: http://public.fotki....july_1991_cate/ , but it looks like you've done a good job without it.

SWEET!!!!,Jim thanks so much for the link!!!,cuz I couldn't find good shots for some of the other plumbing,this will get me rollin' so I can finish up the engine!!!!...Thanks again!

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 08:01 AM

No problem. That's a good site for reference material.

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 05:21 PM

I love the colors you picked out. The motor also looks good..

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 09:51 PM

This looks like a very good start. I like your attitude. A lot of poeple do not care about the seams but they always downgrade otherwise good model. And even a simple plumbing gets the model to a higher level. The old CM articles are great help. I usually spend hours searching the net and hount pictures of the engines to find out the way they are plumbed and how the things are attached. Truckpapaer is a good source of these pics but it takes time to find what you need. Good luck with your build.

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 02:37 AM

Nice detail work.

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 03:15 AM

lookin good!! its a shame on these trucks they dont mold the fuel tanks in one piece so you dont have to deal with these seams

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 04:24 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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Much happier with the exhaust results compaired when I always painted them "New never fired"look,still need more practice at it.
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More to come...............eventually :lol:

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 04:40 AM

Finally getting started again after a looooong break away from building,starting out with something a lil' simple and also trying some new things that I have learned with all the awesome builds and tips from all the members here..Thanks everyone.....please by all means comment,good,bad,ugly,or indifferent,because I am open to all advise and or ideas...thanks for looking.. Posted Image Things sure have changed since last build....mainly the eyes!!! :blink: Posted Image The kit....Actually a nice kit for the $$$ and being a "snapper" Posted Image Color choice.....have this weird love for purple and orange together :)
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Alright Mike! Yes the eyes ARE different, aren't they? Man, when I got back to this hobby about a year ago I couldn't see clearly enough up close. It was a lot better some 30 odd years ago! I got the glasses and everything's good again.

So about those wheels, you should have a look at what Tim Ahlborn did with a similar "snap" Peterbilt 359. See it on the www.timstrucks.com in the "workbench" section, it really is a nice piece. He changed the kit wheels for two hole buds with resin tires, it does a nice job. Keep at it man it's really coming along!

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 04:35 PM

It's actually the first time I can say that rust looks good! I like your detailing...

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 04:56 PM

Wait till you start spraying that orange. I used that same kind of a GL project I have that I been working on. The photos will be hard to get the orange captured (LOL). It's a very beautiful orange though. I also like your project as well. You got my attention.

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 04:32 AM

Mike,

I like the interior details and the dash especially, that looks great. Also that rusty manifold on the engine looks very realistic. I may try that on a future build. Such a simple snap kit, but yet with a bit of imagination it can be transformed into a very inrteresting truck. Very Nice work!!

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 06:23 PM

OK, the purple and orange is going to be a wild paintjob... I can't wait to see it!

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 03:01 PM

Lets see some more!

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 01:36 PM

Small progress on the Kenny,got the"Yellow" plumbed and installed and "dirtied"up....my first try at it,comments,advice,good,bad,or ugly welcome.......
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More to come...slowly....very slowly.....need to start body work on cab next so I can get some coloer on it....thanks for lookin'

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 02:08 PM

Glad I found this thread, I too am starting this build and was wanting to know all the detail for the engine, now I know. Your build is looking good.