Diesel Jockey

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  • Location Melbourne Australia
  • Full Name Anthony Kurr

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  1. Diesel Jockey added a post in a topic amt california hauler   

    Received notification from Model Car Mountain that my kits have been shipped and are on their way.
  2. Diesel Jockey added a post in a topic Australian K200 Kenworth Cabover   

    Which Model company will be potentially producing the Kenworth T909?
  3. Diesel Jockey added a post in a topic Italeri Freightliner FLD-120?   

    I think the FLD kit has the correct frame and rear suspension, the Peterbilt kits are correct as well and the other US truck kits share the same generic frame, rear suspension and as stated different cab and hood mounts.
  4. Diesel Jockey added a post in a topic Australian K200 Kenworth Cabover   

    Cabovers are used in Australia primarily due to our overall length laws. Most of if not all grocery distribution trucks used by Linfox, Camerons, Aldi etc.are European Cabovers. As for B double combinations both interstate and local again the majority will be Cabovers to keep
    within overall length and maintain legal payload capabilities.
  5. Diesel Jockey added a topic in Truck Kit News & Reviews   

    Australian K200 Kenworth Cabover
    Just checked the Model Truck Builders From Around The World page on Facebook and Drake Collectibles have announced at the Australian Model Expo that they will be releasing two new kits. A 1/24 scale model kit of an Australian Kenworth K200 Aerodyne and a Drake Trailers 4X8 Swingwing Low Loader and 2X8 Dolly for 2015.


    Here are some pics of the kits:





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  6. Diesel Jockey added a post in a topic amt california hauler   

    Just checked out the Model Car Mountain eBay store and they are listed as a pre order for a mid June arrival at $31.99 plus shipping.
  7. Diesel Jockey added a post in a topic Mack R685ST   

    I bought the same kit when it was re issued back in 2003 thinking it was the re issue of the original R685ST with the spoke wheels. Upon opening the box I felt a little deflated to say the least. What was on the cover was not actually in the box. Oh well I still have it along with the issue that has both the spoke and Alcoa wheels(Red truck on box cover). Maybe Round 2 will reissue it again this time with the spoke wheels and square tanks.
  8. Diesel Jockey added a post in a topic amt california hauler   

    Got an email from Model Roundup. Stock of the Pete should be in their warehouse in a couple of weeks. Their list price is $30.90.
  9. Diesel Jockey added a post in a topic Australian Peterbilts   

    There is quite a few Peterbilts getting around Melbourne too.
  10. Diesel Jockey added a post in a topic Moebius Lonestar   

    Off to a good start. Nice colour.
  11. Diesel Jockey added a post in a topic Peterbilt 379 with EAST Genesis Dump Body, (almost completed)   

    I come on here everyday and I take a look at what is happening in the Truck modeling world. I do that so that I can get news, see updates and completed builds. I also come here to draw inspiration from other people's builds. Over the years I have been inspired and I believe that my skills and knowledge and ability has improved over what it was. I have more patience too. Then we see a build like this. Well, what can I say. This build makes me want to take the four projects that I am currently working (more like juggling) on my workbench, all of my built trucks and trailers, my unbuilt kits, my paints, tools and any other model building related item and throw them all in the dump and take up cross stitching or crocheting!
    Kurt you are not a model builder. You are a MASTER CRAFTSMAN!! There is not one blemish, molding seam, poor paint. poor fit or any defect at all! This is an amazing build it really is. The detail is astonishing too. I like the cooler in the cab! I am in awe of this build. Thanks for sharing it.
  12. Diesel Jockey added a post in a topic amt california hauler   

    That is good news. I might have to get 1 or two of those California Haulers. They will build into a very cool old school Peterbilt! I'm looking forward to its release! All that is needed now is for Round 2 to release the Kenworth W925 Conventional.
  13. Diesel Jockey added a post in a topic amt california hauler   

    I noticed that Stevens International has the California Hauler listed as AMT-866 priced at $38.95 and a TBA status. Also the Lowboy Trailer is listed as AMT-880, $41.95 and a TBA status also.
  14. Diesel Jockey added a post in a topic Italeri...Volvo, Pete 378, & refer   

    The one piece frame can make it easier for alignment issues but both the frames on the ones I have been working on seem to have had a slight bend in them resulting in the rear axle being up off of a flat surface when sitting on its wheels.
  15. Diesel Jockey added a post in a topic Italeri...Volvo, Pete 378, & refer   

    I built the reefer back in 1999 I think and at the time it really didn't bother me that it had multiple parts for the sides, roof and floor. But it just didn't look aesthetically correct for a US style reefer trailer. I have physically seen them whilst in the US and I have seen photos and it just doesn't do it for me now. I have my old one on the bench awaiting restoration including air ride suspension, repaint and better detailing to try and make it as close as possible to the real thing. If AMT can manufacture reefer and dry vans with one piece sides, floor and roof I'm sure Italeri could.
    As for the Volvo, I think they are great and when built they look amazing. I have two that are almost complete. Not that I am complaining but Italeri should have made it so that it had a multipart frame, pose able front axle, and a detailed engine with a tilting hood and that would have made it an AWESOME kit in my opinion.