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About kwt950

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  • Location MO
  • Full Name Bill Drennen

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  1. kwt950 added a topic in Truck Aftermarket / Resin   

    Bill Drennen's Truck Conversions has a New Owner

    First, I'd like to thank all those who purchased and supported me during these past few decades in the model truck cottage industry.  It's hard to believe it has been 27 years since I first announced my Kenworth W900L resin cab conversion kit. And now, it is time for me to move on in my life and take on other activities with my 4 grand-kids and one more on the way this year.
    It pleases me to announce that Jamie Rahmoeller of MOLUMINUM is the proud new owner of my resin cab & hood conversions and several of my personal custom parts I used for myself on my own custom builds. These are now owned by Jamie and I no longer have any ties, meaning royalties or licenses with the companies my conversion kits were representing.
    Over the next few weeks, Jamie and I will be transitioning the resin masters (list below) from me over to him.  Please be patient with us while we are in this state of flux, you know it takes a lot of prep work to begin casting these 1/25th and 1/24th conversion kits.  When Jamie has his plans together, he will announce the approximate date when he will have the castings ready for sale.
    Again, I appreciate your support and I know you will enjoy the same fine quality workmanship from Jamie as you did with me.
    Bill Drennen
    Full Cab and Hood Conversion Kits 1/25th Scale:
    Kenworth W900L, Straight and Curved cowl;
    Kenworth T800;
    Peterbilt 379 Extended Hood;
    Hood only Conversions
    1/25th Peterbilt 358 and;
    1/24th Peterbilt 379 Extended Hood
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  2. kwt950 added a post in a topic 66 GMC grill and tailgate   

     Soon as I dig them out I'll take some pictures of them, the early years in the later years and the tailgate inserts and Post.  Right now I'm in the middle of a basement remodel so it might take a few weeks to dig them out of storage.   I think Lee my brother still has a set. I'll bug him to see if he can post some pictures sooner probably than when I could get to it. 
  3. kwt950 added a post in a topic Anyone know were I can get modern T800 parts   

    My resin conversion kit is still available.  KW T800 - Flat Windshield if you are interested send PM.  These are pictures from Porky when he was casting my masters.

  4. kwt950 added a post in a topic 66 GMC grill and tailgate   

    Boy, This brings back some old memories of the late 80's early 90's.  I created all of Don Holthaus's GMC grilles and tailgate inserts, as well as the 2-Ton Chevy/GMC cab conversion.  And, yes it is true GM did approach Don with licensing issues and Don decided to pull his GMC products.  I still have my masters, 60-63 (rounded letters) and 64-66 (squared letters), hoods, grills, and tailgate inserts.  I also did Don's 57 Chevy "Apache" grille before AMT came out with theirs.
  5. kwt950 added a post in a topic 1/32 Peterbilt 352 double bunk   

    Looking good little brother.  Now you have to get'r done. -:)
  6. kwt950 added a post in a topic Bill Drennen 379 hood???   

    It could be a knock off of my hood, hard to tell.   Can you post pics of the underside of the hood and fenders  
  7. kwt950 added a post in a topic 358 hood conversion   

    The 358 conversion kit is my kit. I mastered it back in the mid 90s. Clint Freeman and I entered into a partnership and I gave him the rights to cast my masters until he and I decided to shutdown because of so many thieves copying our work. I then brought it back with Eric until his health gave out and other issues develop.

    Bill Drennen
  8. kwt950 added a post in a topic Resin Counterfeits being sold on eBay   


    You do have to go through legal negotiations with the major mfgs in order to be licensed to sell products that bear their name. Generally speaking, you also have to carry a Liability Insurance policy of at least $1M. Then you have to track and send into the company the units you sold and pay your royalties. All this does take time and money. There are several cottage industry companies who take the time and effort to be legit. I know of a few people who were selling Mack and GMC products without legally being licensed and they both were issued letters to cease their operations or legal action will be taken.

    As far as copyrights go, you can go to their website and read all about it. Only the master modeler knows his secrets that he can truly identify a counterfeit from the original. No matter how many times a counterfeiter will try and cover it up it they will know it will be there for identification.

  9. kwt950 added a post in a topic P&P resin   

    I will be casting more of the 1/24th Pete 379 hoods later this year for selling during the Holidays.

  10. kwt950 added a post in a topic Resin Counterfeits being sold on eBay   

    I agree with you on the shows. I've been down that road also with a person who was taking claim to fame on my products, until I introduced myself to him. I asked all sorts of questions about his resin casting with a large crowd standing around and he proceeded to tell everyone how he made the truck masters and then molded them and all that, but when I popped the question "Isn't that Bill Drennen's W900L?" His chin hit the floor and didn't know what to say. Then I said to him, "I'm Bill Drennen and that is my work you are taking credit for." Then we had a discussion about making sure he is doing the right thing and not being a pirate.

    Thank you for the support.
  11. kwt950 added a post in a topic P&P resin   

    It is true, Eric is having health issues as well as other issues also, you can see that by reading his FaceBook page. I have pulled all my products from him and started selling them direct now. If you want any of the Kenworth 900L/T800 or Petebilt 358/379 kits Bill Drennen produced you can send me a PM and I will get with you on them.

    Bill Drennen
  12. kwt950 added a post in a topic Resin Counterfeits being sold on eBay   

    Yes you sure did. Send some pics during your building.

  13. kwt950 added a post in a topic Resin Counterfeits being sold on eBay   

    You can google copyright on the internet and find their website. You will find that if you keep all your plans, pictures and any information on your build you are legally considered copyrighted. You also have the option to register your master patterns by sending them all your info on your creation. Hope this helps.