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AMT White Western Star

11 January 2013 - 05:26 PM

Just finished my first (truck) model. Thanks to everyone for their help and tips along the way, I've learnt a lot (first time with an air brush being one), hardest decision now is what to build next.... definitely  a cab over me thinks...


White Western Star (model) by ghost chips, on Flickr



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AMT White Western Star (first time builder)

08 January 2013 - 12:47 PM

Hi, This might look finished but there's still a couple of things to go (that's why I'm posting here in workbench). This is my first attempt at a truck (previously done a couple of WWI aircraft recently) and other odds and sods about 30years ago.


This is pretty much out of the box but I have taken some liberties with the decal placement as (1) the instructions don't give you much help and (2) I have no idea where they would go on a real truck! haha.


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This is a mockup with the sleeper...


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I have a couple of questions though (not being all that familiar with big rigs):


1) How many brake lines should this have and what colour? I think I have seen trucks with 2 and some with 3?


2) Also where do they snake back to? Somewhere under the cab or engine bay?


3) The chrome luberfiner (oil cooler?) on the left side - should that have a couple of hoses coming out of the bottom?


4) Any tips on decal/placard placement would be appreciated (although probably too late for this build), especially all the number plate variants etc (I am in New Zealand so obviously don't see these around every day).


Thanks for your help


And one more (minor) one - they say paint the thing that holds the brake lines a brass colour which looks cool but just curious - in real life that big pole wouldn't all be brass would it?



Few pics from truck parade, Invercargill, New Zealand

21 October 2012 - 12:35 PM

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2008 Kenworth T 408SAR by ghost chips, on Flickr

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2010 Kenworth K 108 by ghost chips, on Flickr

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'84 Kenworth W924AR by ghost chips, on Flickr

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2007 Kenworth T 404S by ghost chips, on Flickr

AMT Western Star colour info needed

18 October 2012 - 03:45 PM

Hi Guys,
I've chosen the AMT White Western Star for my first ever truck build (done a few planes in the past).

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I'm not really familiar with trucks and engines makes/models etc, although they fascinate me now and I can't get enough of them.

I've started the build and doing the engine (don't even know if it's Detroit or Cummins - they don't say), they say to paint main engine block tan or beige, can somebody point me to some reference photo's for a 1970's vintage Western Star with this engine. I just want to see what sort of "tan or beige" they are talking about.

Also any other info on this model would be appreciated, I have googled but can't really find much info on these older trucks.

Thanks very much

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26 September 2012 - 08:42 PM

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