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#1 Fat Brian

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 05:37 PM

I built this straight out of of the box, I just needed to get something finished for a change. I've been building off and on for almost twenty years and I'm hoping to be more on again now. The paint is Testors one coat laquer White Lightening and Maroon Metallic. I'm thinking about building a headache rack to hide the peg holes in the sleeper but if I don't it still looks good on the shelf. Since the truck represented by the kit is about thirty years old I built it as a restored owner/operator truck and a maybe a mild show truck.

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 07:54 PM

Nice build Bryan, As a slump buster these snap together trucks are easy and fast to build, make a great shelf model and for the price of under $20 you can't go wrong.I think everyone should pick up at least one each of these KW & Pete kits from Revell. They I've seen people that never built a truck model get hooked on trucks. Only problem with them is there is alot of "canvas" there making you want to get crazy with your decal or airbrush. Build one box stock get to first base and swing for the fences with the second one.

Now my question for you what's next now that your on first base. :)

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 08:33 PM

I've kind of got the semi bug right now so it will most likely be a big truck. I have a few more kits and will be buying a lot more soon. I want to do a Chevy Titan show truck and I'm looking to do a super stock semi pulling truck or two and I want to build some heavy haul trucks using some less often seen makes being reissued. Since alost every kit available is of an old truck you either have to build a retro truck, a junkyard truck, or a restored truck of some kind.

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 11:58 PM

Nice clean build.

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 12:14 AM

awesome slump buster!!! Nice work

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 01:46 AM

Nice looking W900.

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 01:06 PM

Great colors. I love the scheme. i got a Transtar with almost the same paint but it is mostly Brandy wine with white lightening. Paint needs buffed out yet.
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Posted 10 April 2012 - 01:11 PM

That came out nice

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 01:27 PM

Very nice looking K W ,and nice colors on it . T.J. The Transtar looks great also.

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 12:47 AM

I agree, I want one of those Transtars bad.

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 05:10 PM

That looks great man, these kits are great because of the price it makes people a little easier to experiment and try building things different and cutting in and stretching frames, the price makes the model all more forgiving I suppose. Heck I've built 3 of th Pete's and two of the kws I like them

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 01:35 AM

Hey, even Tim uses these kits and gets (the usual) excellent results! So this tells something about these kits. I like your paint scheme, classic white and red, always looks good.

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 09:44 AM

Very nice turn out on the "Slump Buster",white lightning makes the truck look like a true classic,I agree with Landon on these kits,I am currently trying to build one for my "Slump Buster" of 15 years and these kits are perfect for that......sweet looking build!!

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 02:58 PM

Very Nice!!! These kits are good slumpbusters... Except for the occasional tire fit issue, they seem to almost fall together. That is a nice, clean build! A sweet looking tractor!

That looks great man, these kits are great because of the price it makes people a little easier to experiment and try building things different and cutting in and stretching frames, the price makes the model all more forgiving I suppose. Heck I've built 3 of th Pete's and two of the kws I like them


This^ is exactly why I love these particular kits! I'm getting ready to stretch another W900 frame 2 1/2" so I can mount a cargo box from the Louisville kit... These frames stretch very easily because you can ADD the frames flanges as one long piece thereby staggering you splices making it very strong. By adding a filler sideplate of .040 sheet and full length flanges out of .040x.125 stock, this makes the frames almost bulletproof.

Brian, I saved these pics to my model truck folder. This is too cool a truck to not be in my screensaver!

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 03:01 PM

Great build looks very nice love the colors

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 05:13 PM

Thanks everyone. I do agree with Chris, the tires are the only real failing of these kits. Some of mine are kind of off, I'm thinking about taking the heat gun to them to straighten them out.

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 02:12 AM

A little thin CA (superglue) wicked in between the tire bead and rim plus a little patience has been the way I've fixed the tire problem in the past... looking at your pictures, I think this will work for you.

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 03:55 AM

slammed together/ niice job, i ended up using some of this kits parts or, well parts. the way they redesigned the tiers and wheels with 3 holes messed me up and after the rims didn't look good, i gave up. same frame color, interiot is all flocked and dressed but those lil things ug. nice work.

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 05:49 AM

The wheels and tires are easily the weakest part of this kit, everyhting else is pretty nice. If I do another one I will replace the wheels and tires for sure.

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 04:22 PM

artemis like the transtar nice build there