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KJ790

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  • Location Syracuse, NY
  • Full Name KJ Humphreys

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  1. KJ790 added a post in a topic Brockway 758   

    It has been a long time since I have worked on this, but I dusted it off and made some progress yesterday.
     

     

     

     
     
  2. KJ790 added a post in a topic 1981 Kenworth K100   

    Well, I seem to have hit a snag. I cleared the cab tonight and I am not liking the way it is looking. Not sure what happened, but it just doesn't look right now. I think I am going to have to strip the paint off and start over. I felt like I was getting close to the light at the end of the tunnel, but now it is a going to be a bit more work.
  3. KJ790 added a post in a topic 1981 Kenworth K100   

    Thanks guys! The Revell kit comes with VIT interior, which was not available in the 86" cab. So I used some corrugated styrene sheet to make a standard interior.
     

  4. KJ790 added a post in a topic 1981 Kenworth K100   

    Managed to finish the engine and get it in place.
     

     

  5. KJ790 added a post in a topic 1981 Kenworth K100   

    Haha, yeah they are in there for sure! He is digging a few of these old ones out this week to get rid of them, so I wanted to take pictures of all of them before they are gone.
  6. KJ790 added a post in a topic 1981 Kenworth K100   

    A good friend of mine currently owns this truck along with a few of its sisters. I swung out to his place last weekend and snapped a few reference pictures.
     

     

     

     
     
  7. KJ790 added a post in a topic 1981 Kenworth K100   

    Thanks guys! Here is the inspiration for this build.
     

     

  8. KJ790 added a post in a topic 1981 Kenworth K100   

    Next it was time to lay a little paint. There is still some touch-up necessary, but the idea is there.
     

     
    I used a set of AMT fuel tanks, tank mounts, and quarter fenders. I sanded all of the detail off of the quarter fenders and added my own using styrene tube and brass rod.

     
    I sanded the raised detail off of the AMT fuel tanks and added new straps. The 8" intake pipe is styrene tube with a 3D printed top on it. The exhaust is styrene tubing with a resin cast "rain cap" on top. I used perforated brass sheet painted with a molotow chrome pen for the heat shield.

     

     

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

    1981 Kenworth K100
    So I have decided to start yet another K100 build. This is the first time I have built a Revell K100. I must say, this is a very detailed kit! Since I can't build anything straight out of the box, this build is getting a lot of modifications. I started by shortening the cab to an 86" version. I also shortened the frame. The frame was a bit of a challenge, because I had to take 22 scale inches out of the frame ahead of the rear cab mount to keep everything lined up with the shorter cab, but I didn't want the wheelbase to be that short. So after shortening it 22 scale inches, I added 4 scale inches back to it right in front of the rear suspension. I also added a set of dayton wheels.

     

     

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  10. KJ790 added a post in a topic TAT Mack F700   

    Remembered I need to add an update for April. Unfortunately, not too much has changed this month.
  11. KJ790 added a post in a topic Revell 1/25 Kenworth K-100 discontinued   

    Good thing I don't use most of the chrome parts!
  12. KJ790 added a post in a topic Another Kenworth K100   

    Thanks! I sliced a thin piece of styrene tubing and sanded it so it had rounded edges. I painted it with a molotow chrome pen, then glued the large headlight lenses that are included on the kit's clear sprue of parts.
  13. KJ790 added a post in a topic TAT Mack F700   

    Time for my March update. Unfortunately there has still been no progress. I am hoping that once I get done with the shows in April, I will have some time to get working on this one.
  14. KJ790 added a post in a topic 1974 Kenworth K100   

    Thanks Brett! For the trailer I used 2" wide aluminum HVAC tape in vertical strips.I had to use a rounded tooth-pick to push the tape down between each rib in the side. It took forever, but it worked well in the end to simulate the stainless steel sides.
  15. KJ790 added a post in a topic 1974 Kenworth K100   

    Here is the inspiration:
     

     
    And here are some pictures that I edited to try to make look more vintage: