KJ790

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  • Location Syracuse, NY
  • Full Name KJ Humphreys

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  1. KJ790 added a post in a topic Mack sproke wheels   

    Got some.
  2. KJ790 added a topic in Truck Kits or Parts to Trade, or Wanted / Requests   

    Mack sproke wheels
    Looking for some Mack 6-spoke wheels. The ones that come with the DM600 kit should work fine.
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  3. KJ790 added a post in a topic Accurate, Modern US Trailer Kits?   

    There's not a whole lot more than what you have listed. Luckily most modern trailers are pretty easy to scratch build, or to build by modifying existing kits. I would much rather scratch build a modern trailer than a modern truck.
  4. KJ790 added a post in a topic Peterbilt 379 and Timpte Super Hopper   

    Thanks a lot!
    Thanks! It is completely scratch built. I was going to base it off of an existing kit, but it was going to take so much work to modify anything out there, I figured I would just start from scratch.

  5. KJ790 added a post in a topic Peterbilt 379 and Timpte Super Hopper   

    Thanks! Yeah, I have a plexiglass cover for it, I just left it off for the pictures.
  6. KJ790 added a post in a topic truck rims   

    I sell some, what are you looking for? There are a few others I can direct you to with very nice rims as well.
  7. KJ790 added a post in a topic question   

    That is actually how I made this 379: http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/topic/104045-peterbilt-379-and-timpte-super-hopper/
     
    I modified a 359 snap kit hood and cab. The cab width is not quite right for a real 379, but it looks good on a shelf.
  8. KJ790 added a post in a topic question   

    If you are looking to make a "cheater" 127" 379 by using the 359, then you will have to stretch the hood by 8 scale inches, fill in the cutout for the intake tubing, file off the ribs on top and replace it with one center rib (with rivet detail if you choose), file the rib off the sides of the hood (and add new rivet detail if you choose), file off the step on the back side of the fenders, fill the holes for the turn signals on the fenders, and use appropriate headlights. There are a few more tweaks I am sure, but this will give you a pretty convincing look. If you file the windshield opening in the cab so that the corners are less round and thin out the center support you can make the 359 cab look a bit more like a 379 as well. There will still be dimensional differences, but it looks good regardless.
  9. KJ790 added a post in a topic Peterbilt 379 and Timpte Super Hopper   

    Thanks Tom! I am hoping that this one will make it to Fulton this year. It will depend on how quickly the guy that it was built for wants it on his shelf.

    Thanks!  I now have made a lot of the parts that were mastered for this build available through my website: http://kdhumphr.wix.com/double-take-replicashttp://kdhumphr.wix.com/double-take-replicas

  10. KJ790 added a post in a topic Peterbilt 379 and Timpte Super Hopper   

    Thanks! For the rims and tires, I drew them in 3D cad and had them 3D printed. Then I made molds and cast each rim in resin and each tire in urethane rubber. The tread pattern is different for the different tires. I made steer tires, drive tires, and trailer tires. For the rims I made oval hole rims for the Pete, and round hole alcoas for the trailer.
  11. KJ790 added a topic in Under Glass: Big Rigs   

    Peterbilt 379 and Timpte Super Hopper
    Well, I am calling this one close enough to done. It has been over a year in the making. The only kit parts I used were the frame, axles, and cab from a Revell 359 snap kit. Each of those were heavily modified as well. Everything else was scratch built including the rims and tires.
     

     

     

     

     

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  12. KJ790 added a post in a topic 5 hole rims for a Pete   

    Are you looking for a modern style or an older split rim style. I cast a modern style if you are interested.

  13. KJ790 added a post in a topic Scratchbuilt Timpte Super Hopper   

    Thanks guys! I got a lot more done tonight. For the tarp, I used a heavy duty paper towel that I painted red. I'm pretty happy with how it came out.








  14. KJ790 added a post in a topic Scratchbuilt Timpte Super Hopper   

    Thanks! For the sides I used Evergreen styrene sheet with grooves in it. I then glued styrene rod into each groove to create the ribs. It was a bit tedious, but it worked out alright in the end.
  15. KJ790 added a post in a topic 1st Annual, Big Rig Build Off, 2017 Calender build contest.   

    I might as well throw my name in the hat. Not sure what I will build, but I have until January to decide I suppose.