KJ790

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  • Location Syracuse, NY
  • Full Name KJ Humphreys

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  1. KJ790 added a post in a topic 1974 Kenworth W900   

    Some plastruct diamond plate was used to scratch-build a battery box. I used pieces of a paperclip for the small handles on the cover.
     

  2. KJ790 added a post in a topic Kenworth K123   

    Gorgeous! What did you use to make the grille screen?
  3. KJ790 added a post in a topic 1974 Kenworth W900   

    Worked on the wheels a bit tonight.
     

  4. KJ790 added a post in a topic 1974 Kenworth W900   

    Thanks! I used to sell the Dayton wheels, but my molds are worn out now. Someday I will make new molds, just don't know when.
  5. KJ790 added a post in a topic Jamie Rahmoeller.   

    Yup, that is it.
  6. KJ790 added a post in a topic 1974 Kenworth W900   

    Thanks guys! This grille should look better than the snap kit piece.
     

  7. KJ790 added a topic in On the Workbench: Big Rigs   

    1974 Kenworth W900
    Since I can never build a snap kit as a snap kit, here is my latest project. I started with a Revell snap-tite W900. Then I shortened the frame, added spring suspension to the rear, cut the skeeper down to a 36" coffin.
     

     
    Then I put together a KFS Caterpillar 1693 engine and paired it with an Allison automatic transmission. This will be a tight fit in the snap kit chassis, but it should work with a little modification.
     

     

     

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  8. KJ790 added a post in a topic 22.5" low profile tires   

    This is what I had designed a while ago, but I wasn't sure if people would want it.

  9. KJ790 added a post in a topic 22.5" low profile tires   

    How aggressive are you looking to get? I have considered making a low pro drive tire, but I am not sure what sort of tread would be popular.
  10. KJ790 added a post in a topic K100 cab comparo   

    Nice comparison. Also note that the Revell kit has more accurate side steps, bumper, and grille than the AMT kit. There is also a 3rd kit on the market, the old AMT K123 kit, which is of the same model of truck, though modeled after a little older version (late 60's rather than late 70's). These kits can all be built into very fine representations of the real thing with a little tweaking. I personally like to mix parts from all of the kits to get the look that I am going for.
  11. KJ790 added a post in a topic 45' Stainless Steel Great Dane Reefer   

    Managed to do a little more weathering and made some spare tire carriers.
     

     

     

     

     
  12. KJ790 added a post in a topic 45' Stainless Steel Great Dane Reefer   

    I made some good progress this morning. I built the landing gear and fuel tank, then I weathered the box. I still need to weather the landing gear and fuel tank, plus make spare tire carriers, add marker lights, and plumb the brakes.
     

     

     

     

  13. KJ790 added a post in a topic 45' Stainless Steel Great Dane Reefer   

    Here is a mock-up of where I stand as of tonight.
     

  14. KJ790 added a post in a topic 45' Stainless Steel Great Dane Reefer   

    Thanks! I made the battery box and the air cleaner this morning.
     

  15. KJ790 added a post in a topic 45' Stainless Steel Great Dane Reefer   

    Made a bit of progress on this. The sides are almost done, started working on some detail on the front tonight.