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#1 Chris guthro

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 03:15 AM

Here's the start to my new project, it's an amt white western star kit. Ill be purchasing a 72 inch Hendrickson rear suspension setup from Dan at plaskit, and thinking about buying a kta600 as well, will be built as a daycab too
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Posted 18 November 2013 - 04:55 AM

Will look great as a day cab...



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Posted 18 November 2013 - 05:20 AM

Thinking of using a set of the float tires found in the pay star kits. Keeping the spoked wheel theme but using bigger rubber

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 11:44 AM

As with the other AMT kits in the White/Autocar/Western Star/Diamond Reo line - the cab fit/hood fit is tricky.   I like the temporarily install the hood without the radiator in place - and align the cab - gluing it in place, then installing the radiator.  If you follow the instructions and install the cab first, you'll fight with the fit and hingles.  It's easier to adjust the cab than the hood.

 

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 11:50 AM

Okay I'll take that in consideration than when I continue on with it tonight! Ill glue the hood brackets on first because there going black anyway like the frame

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 03:25 PM

off to a good start.be cool with the kta 600.



#7 Chris guthro

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 03:40 PM

Well got a bit more done, rear suspension is left as is, but using the spoked wheels off the amt Chevy Titan, they look more aggressive, if I can't score a kta soon ill settle for a 3408 cat v8 as I have one already.
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Posted 20 November 2013 - 05:18 AM

Here's pictures of a parts box 3408 sitting in it. I have a new one still on the tree that ill use for it tho

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 06:06 AM

Man, that's looking pretty good, Chris....Looking pretty good....



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Posted 20 November 2013 - 08:54 AM

Looks great so far.... glad your going with the daycab



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Posted 24 November 2013 - 08:26 PM

Nice start,and do you have a paint color pick out yet?

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Posted 25 November 2013 - 02:46 AM

I'm thinking ford toreador red by duplicolor!

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Posted 27 November 2013 - 04:05 AM

Keep it coming.

 

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Posted 27 November 2013 - 05:07 AM

Anybody have pictures of a star they built with dual breathers?

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Posted 27 November 2013 - 02:07 PM

Think I'm going to add double square headlights instead of the kits round ones, it might update the styling a little bit as well, like the headlights from the amt kenworth t600

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 03:53 PM

Here's my new headlights from Dan at plaskit! Great peice

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 02:09 AM

I have always liked the old school look of this kit...old trucks that were nothing but brute workhorses.



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Posted 10 December 2013 - 07:06 AM

I like the V-8 Cat.  That came in the kit??



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Posted 10 December 2013 - 08:10 AM

No an old school 250 cummins did, which is cool in one way but every star I seen had one so I figured change it up some

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 12:36 PM

No an old school 250 cummins did, which is cool in one way but every star I seen had one so I figured change it up some

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