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Kenworth w900 wrecker (ROG kit)

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This is my first real attempt at a heavy truck model so be gentle.

I actually started this kit over a 3 years ago but due to some paint snafu's it got boxed up till this week,

Thanks to the phenomenal customer service from revell ill have a new cab/hood on the way soon so i started tackling the wrecker body. As my username may suggest im a machinist by trade so ill be making some goodies for it. Going to see how good i can machine a set of hydraulic cylinders for the boom, otherwise ill use the kit ones.  Heres a few pictures of my very limited progress so far. 

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Looks good so far.

This is my first real attempt at a heavy truck model so be gentle.

I wouldn't worry,  It's the land of gentle giant here on the truck side.

Again I like what you've got going and can't wait to see more.

Jonathan

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       Mark,

               Judging by the photos of what you've done so far. I doubt you will have any problems here . Besides  like Jonathon said. "This side of the Forum is the Gentle Giant !"

 I will be looking forward to seeing your boom cylinders !

 

 

    Be Well

    Gator

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Welcome to "the other side" of modeling:D I'm glad Revell pulled through for you. Being a machinist is a big advantage and I'll be looking forward to your updates!

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Yeah, currently im running a 5x10 foot cnc laser table. 3500 watt. 

Got a texas style bumper in the work out of .040" aluminum that ill roll the ends of to match the contour of the front fenders.With holes for tow hooks 

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Just something i threw together in cad and bent using a jig i threw together. (small bessy clamp and rpund bar) not sure if itll fit or not but if it doesnt ill add or take a little of the length or fine tune the radiuses onnthe ends till it matches the hood/fenders

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   Mark,

         That looks good. Being a machinist can be a big advantage for you.

 

 

 

    Be Well

     Gator

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looks good !  I like that bumper, looking forward to seeing more !

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No pictures tonight but a small update, made some headway stripping my previous attempt at a paintjob so thats encouraging. I may not need that new cab/hood afterall. Also started plumbimg the engine. Got a few of the injector lines bent and mounted. Started polishing the tubing for the stacks and front bumper as well. 

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You're moving along nicely Mark. 

I started my first big rig build a couple of months ago here. Everyone here has been very helpful, I'm sure you'll enjoy yourself.

Rob

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Thanks all. I hope to get a litlle more done tonight and snap some pics. I dont have my own schedule anymore ...not with an 11month old

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