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PettyKW43

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    Richard Chupa

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    1/25AM

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    Winnipeg Manitoba
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    Richard Gary Chupa
  1. Kenworth W925

    You have scored a pretty rare kit with this KW, it has the torsion bar suspension . A little tip for you to get it together so it fits and sits right, install the torsion bars to the chassis with a white glue that will hold them in place, then assemble the drive axels with the brake backing plates. One you are done then install the axel mounts on the front drive axel as close to the brake backing plates as possible this will show you how much you will have to remove from the mounting points on the torsion bars, that’s the reason for the temporary white glue mounting. After you test fit and trim remove and reinstall the torsion bars then the front drive axel . Then level the chassis on a flat surface( I use a flat piece of tempered glass on my bench) once the front drive is solid then install the rear axel mounts and file fit and install after the axel has set up slightly install the drive shaft in between this the time to check the alignment of the axels before the glue cures. Engine is white 95% of the time in a Kenworth and Peterbilts as well!hope that helps ! Take your time and dont rush this part. Hopefully I was able to help ! Any othe Kenworth questions you might have ask away. Good luck with the build, Rick.
  2. Red Byron 1949 Oldsmobile

    I wish I could make my own as well I have a number of projects that I doubt that will ever be done by the aftermarket, I just don't have the computer skills to pull it off! But again Mark nice job ,Rick!
  3. Don Prudhomme Wedge Dragster

    As much as a his kit might not be very accurate, most race car kits regardless of type tend not to be accurate as per specific prototypes, it take a modeller not a kit builder to make them that way . As modellers we are the ones who slice and dice and kitbash to make them real. I do agree that we are the market that the model manufacturers are targeting and they should be trying to put out the best product that's possible but economics I think are the biggest hindrance to seeing all new kits! Keep em coming guys!
  4. Reissue Wishlist

    I agree with many of the kits everyone has suggested, as for the Duck's truck why not , you do get some usable Duck parts,a nice DM600, and best of all bring a lot of the kit dealers on evil bay back to reality!
  5. Don Prudhomme Wedge Dragster

    I have never been in agreement with so many different opinions on one subject as I am on this one. I must say that the biggest problem with so many of the kits that are coming out is the fact that as we get older and gain more knowledge we get more and more critical and fussy of the most minute details! I will use the Petty Charger 1/16 kit as an example , out of the box it builds up into an exceptional looking model but to make it accurate you would have to throw out half of the kit , yet so many are getting built with most happy and satisfied with the results! As much as this one might be a huge compromise I will buy it anyway, and besides with Prudhomme decals already in the box you won't have to look hard for unobtanium to finish the project. Try that with most Prudhomme projects.
  6. Lonestar 'updated 9/23'

    Fabulous build, I bought one of those kits and have been curious about how it will go together! I like the colour choices, gives me the itch to start it but my problem is the itch part , I have too many projects that are because of the itch! My KW road train needs to be finished first before I start anything else! Again great job , Rick.
  7. Red Byron 1949 Oldsmobile

    Great build! I've been wanting to do this car myself but haven't been able to find the decals, did you make your own ?
  8. Amt something new or old

    I agree the collectors will be mad with the reissues of these two but bring em on ! The real value of any of these kits is building them ! I am looking forward to building a few of the Petty haulers with fictional Petty Ford race cars that he could have raced had he stayed with Ford!
  9. AMT Movin On Kenworth Announced

    The way Round 2 continues to reissue thought to be long gone kits I would not be surprised to see the mixer return! A common misconception was that AMT swapped out the torsion bar suspension when they issued the mixer but it was just such a problematic suspension to build, its taken me a couple of tries to get it right, a couple of tweaks with a couple of parts and it does go together well!
  10. AMT Movin On Kenworth Announced

    The way Round 2 continues to reissue thought to be long gone kits I would not be surprised to see the mixer return! A common misconception was that AMT swapped out the torsion bar suspension when they issued the mixer but it was just such a problematic suspension to build, its taken me a couple of tries to get it right, a couple of tweaks with a couple of parts and it does go together well!
  11. 1965 Kenworth K100

    I like that you are doing what I have in the planning stages! I have my Australian K100 on the workbench to finish first! If you are striving for total accuracy on the cab you will need to remove the raised center portion of the roof and add individual platforms for the marker lights as they are on the outside of the stock roof panel ! And to go even further, remove the rivets and panel line in the middle of the roof and move that forward to approximately an eighth of an inch behind the marker light stantions. I'm watching this build!! Good job so far!
  12. Watkins Motor Lines

    This has been up for a while but does anyone know if this truck ran duel air cleaners and what engine was in the truck ? I plan on doing this build!
  13. AMT Movin On Kenworth Announced

    Round2's web page indicates that the sleeper box and battery box have been retooled. Also the decal sheet has been revised to include optional numbers for the tractor and the full paint stripes , just paint the roof red and the rest white and it's done !
  14. What kind of builder are you?

    This is a very thought provoking topic. I have been building plastic models for over 50 years so I would go as far as to say that I am accomplished but by no means does it mean I know it all! I am constantly learning new things from experimenting and looking at the work of others, as I have gleaned a lot from this forum and others. I am my own worst critic but I would never criticize the work of others! Having been building for as long as I have I have developed a skill set that allows me to build anything I set my mind to , but with some limitations, good reference or materials etc. I still have to say that it's up to others as to what type of builder I am. I like to learn something new everyday, if you don't then you are either very arrogant or 6 feet under ground! Back on to my Road Train Kenny that this forum has inspired me to build!
  15. AMT Movin On Kenworth Announced

    I just heard back from Doug at Round 2 rear suspension will be the walking beam .