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#1 SBourget

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 02:25 PM

Can the Western Star kit that is avalible be build as a day-cab, or does it need a conversion kit to be able to do that? Thanks in advance..

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 03:23 PM

it builds either way No it doesnt need a conversion kit has the small rear window and has a one piece glass

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 04:05 PM

do yoy mean italeri western star or amt. amt would have crawl through sleeper .italeri would have walk through and need conversion

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 04:20 PM

yeah good point forgot about the itareli one i was thinken the amt one i just built one of those as a day cab

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 07:44 PM

The Italeri Western Star, the 4900 and 5964 do need a rear cab panel that is not included in the kit to convert it to a day cab. Auslowe makes it. Kit Form Services offers it or possible Sourkraut has restocked it.

http://sourkrautsmod...7&product_id=57

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 11:55 PM

Italeri Western Stars need the conversion piece.
The AMT White-Western Star does not.

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 10:05 AM

Thanks for the info. Which kit is better to build?

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 10:54 AM

Each kit represents a different model and year (and style and time era). The Italeri will be the easiest.

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 11:05 AM

amt kits not bad just did one

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 12:26 PM

Italeri kits are far and away superior!

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 10:17 AM

Thanks. One more quick question, is this hood avalible?
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Posted 17 April 2012 - 11:25 AM

No, but a Russian modeler modified the Italeri 5964 hood to a 4900 hood. With some effort you could do the same.

http://forum.autoins...pic.php?id=1901

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 01:49 PM

I wouldn't say Italeri kits are superior just different. Remember the AMT kit is nearly 40 years old .

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 04:37 PM

yeah i got the western star itareli one in the rd mack lot i bought off evilbay its nice but i wouldnt say superior lol

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 05:56 PM

yep you got it

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 07:09 PM

I wouldn't say Italeri kits are superior just different. Remember the AMT kit is nearly 40 years old .


I would say they are superior. Would you say a 40 year old car is equal to a car today or just different.

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 12:07 AM

I would love to see the Italeri WS with a newer hood - the Consetllation was short-lived. I do see them on the road occasionally.

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 02:21 AM

I would love to see the Italeri WS with a newer hood - the Consetllation was short-lived. I do see them on the road occasionally.

Tim


Agreed! And I would love to see AMT offer a new Western Star, Mack, Freightliner, Peterbilt, Kenworth, but that ain't happening!

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 02:57 AM

Hey Anthony, how about this one. Minus the sleeper for you.


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Posted 18 April 2012 - 04:13 AM

In some respects 40 year old cars are superior to new ones. In reality the AMT kit is more accurate than Italeri's. At the time AMT's kit came out it was state of the art, more so than Italeri's. Like Tim said two different eras and two different models of WS . But we are way off topic here. Perhaps a thread discussing kit brands makes more sense. Who makes the best kit is subjective and there is never gonna be agreement on one brand. Still an interesting discussion.