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Kenworth Challenge mixer

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One off the bucket list. I've had this kit in my collection for a long time and finally decided to build it. Pretty much right out of box, just changed the paint scheme on the box art to a Seminole scheme.

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That's one rare beast . Its the first time ive ever seen one built. Your did a great job on it too

Ditto!

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It's just awesome to finally see one of these actually built.....And done with expertise, too.....Man, it's too bad these molds are gone.....I would love to have one of these.....

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Very nice build. Im a sucker for kw's, especially with semi ole stripes. Id say with the w925 coming back out, chances of seeing the mixer will be great 

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Looks good,maybe needs a little dirt thrown at, lol Again, great paint job!

Thank you all for the positive comments. As some of you mentioned, it needs some sort of weathering but that's not one of my strong suits yet. I'll have to practice a little more before I attempt it. After posting this I noticed I have to do something with the raised rib on the drum that the rollers ride on at least!

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Very nicely done. Hopefully Round 2 will repop this kit as well.

You never know! Everyone thought that the W925 mold was destroyed to make the T600, and now the Movin' On truck is coming back. I'll buy a case of each of them if they bring this mixer back. FYI, I heard from a reasonably reliable source that the Movin' On kit may have the torsion bar suspension even though the original one came out after AMT changed to the Hendrickson suspension. One can only hope....

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What did you do for the lights on the mixer body?  I'm assuming they came in the kit?  I have the AITM kit and it doesn't come with the lights.  Trying to find a suitable substitute.

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Thank you all for the positive comments. As some of you mentioned, it needs some sort of weathering but that's not one of my strong suits yet. I'll have to practice a little more before I attempt it. After posting this I noticed I have to do something with the raised rib on the drum that the rollers ride on at least!

I painted mine a steel color, figuring anything painted would wear right off.  Doesn't matter if the rollers are rubber or metal, they would wear the paint off in a rev or two. 

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What did you do for the lights on the mixer body?  I'm assuming they came in the kit?  I have the AITM kit and it doesn't come with the lights.  Trying to find a suitable substitute.

They're just the ones that come with most AMT kits with some BMF around the edges.

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Very nice, I like the paint scheme, the driver must take get pride in his truck to keep it so clean :)

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Most if not all of the mixers in this area are kept very clean.  Not sure it was always that way, but outside of a slushy, salty road day, the mixers are usually very clean.

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