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  1. I think I have set lined up, I'll let you know in a couple days.
  2. The Revell T600 is better but still not 100% correct. The main issue is the rear cab corners are still the early rounded ones instead of the later angled ones but once the stacks are on its harder to see. If you get the early version it also has the first generation Aerodyne sleeper top. Here's one on ebay, they're pretty pricey. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Revell-1-25-Kenworth-T-600-Aerodyne-Conventional-sealed-/284802633463?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49286&mkrid=711-127632-2357-0
  3. I don't have any local independent hobby shops so for me Hobby Lobby and Michael's are the go to's for current run kits followed by a Hobbytown that's a few towns over. Sometimes you can find a deal on Amazon, Tower Hobbies and Model Roundup run free shipping deals which can be big savings on larger orders. I do most of my model shopping on ebay, you can do a search for things and switch to sold items to get an idea of the market before buying. You can also look for shows or swap meets near you.
  4. When I use liquid glues I have a dedicated paint brush that's about the size of the brush in a nail polish bottle. It holds a bit more than the Tamiya bottle brush but not so much that you can control the amount and get a lot of runs.
  5. I'm looking for the red stripe decals from the Revell 68 Chevelle. I've got plenty to trade.
  6. I'm looking for the stock intake manifold from the Monogram 70 Boss 429 Mustang. I've got plenty to trade.
  7. That part of the truck looks like it could be had with a few options. This pic shows what looks like an astray, you can see the little dips around the rim, then the second pic shows that spot with a radio.
  8. It's one of those albums where every song is good and most could have been singles.
  9. I wasn't a particularly angsty teen but Soundgarden's Superunknown dropped at just the right time to hit me full force. I was 13 in 1994 and this was the best thing I'd ever heard in my life, and honestly it's still up there.
  10. Some Googling said it might be hazardous materials like contaminated soil that is getting transported a long distance. Either way a very odd combination with some very specific application.
  11. I tend to do sub-assemblies as well. A plastic to plastic joint is stronger in the long run and it allows for cleaning up mold lines before painting. I also use the clippy sticks like the previous poster, trying to grip the part in a place that won't be seen even if I have to add a little sprue peg to hold on to. Then I go back with a brush and detail paint things. As for what color to paint things I look at reference pictures online. Kit instructions are getting better but with so many real world examples at the touch of a finger I prefer to confirm for myself. I paint the body last, once all the chassis and interior has been completed and is ready to drop in. I want to handle the body as little as possible once it's painted. Ideally I can just drop the windows in then slide the whole interior and chassis in one attempt since hopefully I've resolved all the fit issues prior to painting.
  12. Another could be that they were converted to run on compressed natural gas. Depending on the type and design of the tank rack it can look very sleeper-like at a distance.
  13. Now the color code is red and blue for the air lines and green for the electric wire. This hasn't always been the standard and will greatly depend on the time period you're replicating. Typically the lines come out from under the cab or sleeper between the frame rails and are either hung on the back of said cab or sleeper, or the headache rack if installed, or possibly on a "hose-tenna" or "pogo stick" especially if the frame is on the longer side. Hoses mounted to rear of sleeper Hoses on a pogo stick
  14. The best option depends on your usage. I get my internet through Time Warner/Spectrum for right at $100 a month. I could switch to Verizon which is also my cellphone provider and save but even with an "unlimited" plan they still have a data cap before they throttle your connection. Myself, my wife, and mother in law all stream most of our TV so we'd hit the cap every month so paying a bit more gets us a truly unlimited connection.
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