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#1 dodgefever

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 01:16 PM

I stumbled upon this photo and it's got me daydreaming about trying to build it - I think it's a cool looking rig. Is there anything in resin for that old cab & hood?

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 01:35 PM

I do'nt know about any resin kit's
It looks like it would'nt be to hard to scratch build the cab and hood

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 01:37 PM

Get a hold of Porky here he makes nice stuff.

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 02:14 PM

Illini Replica has some old KWs



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Posted 06 January 2012 - 02:17 PM

AITM hosts a gallery for Illini Replica Conversions, who has a '55 and a '59 Kenworth.

The link is at the top of the page

http://www.aitruckmo...pages/news.html

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 02:17 PM

dodgefever, Contact Dave Natale at American Industrial Truck Models. Here's the link, http://www.aitruckmodels.com/
There's a link for Illini Replica Conversions on the sitr, they have two resin '50s Kenworth cab conversions. The link to IIIini Replica Conversion is not working for me, maybe you can get it to work.

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 05:56 AM

I got one of porky's cab and hoods and I think its around a 63' or so, its the one peice tilt hood. It is a really nice cast

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 09:55 AM

There's already a kit of this or aprox year KW. It's 1:48 Benkins Moving. Saw one at a hobby shop a few years back.

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 12:30 PM

Revell made the 1/48 scale one in various versions also Ulrich makes one in 1/87 scale they were part of Walthers model railroad company. Ulrich has a web site you can google.

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 01:59 PM

Thanks for the replies. I'd like to stick to 1/25, I have a hard enough time seeing what I'm doing without going to smaller scales. :huh:

I'll think about the Illini resin conversion... it looks nice, but it's pricey.