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1/16 Kenworth custom

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First I want to thank Kenny B and his 1/16 Scale Peterbilt 359 build for giving me the inspiration for my build.  This is my first build in a year and a half and the first semi build ever, this one will take me some time.

First thing was to slice and dice the frame.  I was lucky that a friend had bought the same model just for the body so I was able to get the additional frame and wheels.

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

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Added some aluminum to help strengthen the frame, the frame is 33" end to end.

 

Frame all clamped up after using some Devcon expoxy.

 

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Tony, Thanks for following my build. What are your plans for the KW? Which kit do you have?

The first thing I see is how are you going to get the frame cross members in with the Aluminum in the way?

If you have any questions I would be glad to help. Looking forward to seeing more.

 

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Thanks Kenny, I will have to custom make the cross members to fit, the kit is the Kenworth W-900 Aerodyne Conventional.  The plan for the build is of course stretched with a huge sleeper, with some custom body work.  Custom built tanks and pipes.  Color I picked is House of color Brandywine kandy with copper accents (rims, tanks, pipes ect..).

 

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Ok frame all together and primed now working on some assembly.

 

Frame with wheels to see how the frame looks with tires.

 

 

 

 

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That thing is massive. Lookin forward to seeing this develop.

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Now that is a stretched frame. :D

I'd have to buy a new house to have room for this truck.

Your off to a great start Tony. I'm looking forward to following along with this one.

Rob

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Thanks Clayton, should be a fun build.

Thanks Rob, well I just got done rebuilding my house after a fire we had last year and I have a nice big room waiting for me to finish it and it will be my model room but that is a winter project. 

Thanks for following the build guys.

 

Needed some bigger fuel tanks, so I had some 1 1/4 pvc so cut a few 6" pieces and added some styrene to the ends.  Will work on some straps tomorrow.

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       holy Moly batman, That is one realllyyy long truck. Looking very good however!

 

 

 

     Be Well

       Gator

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Tony, you've redefined the meaning of a stretched frame:D Great project and I'm looking forward to your progress!!

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My chin just dropped down. R you sure it won´t slack?

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Thanks Marc, Dennis and Jarda!  I don't think there will be a slack problem, but time will tell.

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Hey Toni, this looks like fun.  Go for it! 

I'm too a big fan of H of K paint!  I was thinking myself about Brandywine with a touch of other shades for my current project, what a great color.

 

 

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Thanks Michael, your right I am not a huge fan myself H of K. But it is such a great color been wanting to do one in it for a while.

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OK, do I read then you're wanting to use the color, but not a fan of the brand? 

I'm nuts about H of K, so easy to use and the shine is so easy to achieve, plus the color possibilities are just incredible.

I'll check in with your progress.

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That is going to look really nice, one thought however is that the ink on the PVC from that company can be real bad for bleed thru even after a wash with acetone, best luck I've had with it is to clean it with clear primer and QUICKLY followed with acetone. Just a thought. Keep up the good work😀.

Rich

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OK, do I read then you're wanting to use the color, but not a fan of the brand? 

I'm nuts about H of K, so easy to use and the shine is so easy to achieve, plus the color possibilities are just incredible.

I'll check in with your progress.

Sorry about that I was replying from my phone, no I am a big fan of H of K paints and another color that is great is the urethane cobalt blue outstanding color.

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That is going to look really nice, one thought however is that the ink on the PVC from that company can be real bad for bleed thru even after a wash with acetone, best luck I've had with it is to clean it with clear primer and QUICKLY followed with acetone. Just a thought. Keep up the good work😀.

Rich

Rich you are so correct on the ink, cleaned it several times with acetone.

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looks great !  impressive stretch !

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Thanks Gino, didn't get time tonight to do much.

 

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Got a few minutes to work on the fuel tanks tonight, ran across this photo and thought I would do it to my tanks..

 

 

 

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Wow !!! That IS a cool idea....I like it....

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Wow !!! That IS a cool idea....I like it....

x2 !

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Nice work!! It's going to be a long one! Makes me want to sing; "Give me Forty Acres." Looking forward to seeing more.

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