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kiwi

Member Since 26 Sep 2012
Offline Last Active Feb 26 2013 10:29 PM
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In Topic: AMT White Western Star (first time builder)

11 January 2013 - 05:33 PM

Doobie you're a legend mate! ;) great tip on the window tint using old film negative (I had to search the 'digital' house but eventually found some). All done, so published a few photo's over here

 

http://www.modelcars...showtopic=69201

 

Thanks again to everyone!


In Topic: AMT White Western Star (first time builder)

11 January 2013 - 09:41 AM

Thans for all the comments guys - I appreciate it.

 

Doobie - great tip! Only thing is I glued the sleeper on yesterday so I don't have access to the inside (@#$%^*&.......) I just went out and had a look and yes it looks like poo with the clear windows and white interior (can't believe I didn't notice it before).

I think I'll try and 'smoke' up those widows somehow with varnish or nail polish or something - any tips?

 

Apart from that it's pretty much finished, just got to put the ac unit on and 'plumb' it.


In Topic: AMT White Western Star (first time builder)

08 January 2013 - 03:21 PM

Hey thanks Tim,

Soooo that's your truck - I was using that for reference on my build - cheers.

 

Yeah I had to jiggle the cab a bit to get it to fit properly. I enjoyed the build overall only tricky parts I found were the fitting of the hood/hinges and fitting the mirrors.

One other thing I noticed,  I found the rear axles way too long so had to trim them down.

 

Thanks again for the info - thats a big help. I'll be able to finish her off now.


In Topic: Beauty in Engineering.

24 October 2012 - 08:31 AM

Exellent photo's John - are they your work?

In Topic: Few pics from truck parade, Invercargill, New Zealand

22 October 2012 - 11:00 PM

Thanks Jim, yep there were some great looking rigs at the show. Sorry can't really answer your question re the screens - I'm not in the industry (just have an interest and enjoy photographing them).

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2010 Kenworth K108 by ghost chips, on Flickr

p.s. These trucks are in New Zealand (not Australia) although being Kenworths they were possibly built in the Australian factory (if that's what you meant).
Cheers