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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 TAT Mack F700   

    Man, these months are flying by and I have yet to touch this thing!
  2. 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.
     

     

     

     
     
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
     

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

    Managed to finish the engine and get it in place.
     

     

  6. 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.
  7. 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.
     

     

     

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

    Thanks guys! Here is the inspiration for this build.
     

     

  9. 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.

     

     

  10. 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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  11. 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.
  12. 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!
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.