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Kenworth W-925 OLD vs NEW comments

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GREETINGS fellow builders,

                                             Just picked up the W-925 re-issue, and thought I would share some comments with you, so here we go.

BOX ART- Still just about the same, some slight wording on box contents has been changed, OLD first issue box panel that showed the chassis and engine detail has now been changed on the NEW box to show other KW kits.

PART SPRUES- OLD kits always had lots of parts loose in bag, as the NEW kit now has some what of a better sprue with parts attached so none get lost to the carpet or tile monster.

CHROME- With the OLD kits you never knew if you were going to get dull ,weak or shiny chrome, with the NEW kit comes very bright plated chrome in plastic bags with a tissue paper protector.

INSTRUCTIONS- The NEW kit instructions now have a paint guide on certain parts, as where the OLD ones did not show this.

DECALS- In the OLD kits, I always found the decals to be light colored and too transparent and with the NEW kit they are very nice solid color decals with cab and sleeper stripes.

TIRES- The OLD kits have FIRESTONE 10-20 tires, however these have been replaced in the NEW kits with skinny GOODYEAR 10-20 HI-MILER tires, may I suggest that we stuff these tires with something too give them fullness, and you don't have to cut out the center plug anymore.

                                            So, those are a few comments I wanted to share with all of you builders ........and ROUND2, now that we have this one, how about the MOVIN ON KW or even better yet, another re-tool for the KW ALASKAN HAULER ?????? ......THANKS

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John.... I am very glad they got rid of those terrible looking old issue tires for the nice Goodyear ones...heavy trucks look stupid with skinny tires to me.  I hope the decal coating is not one part per sheet like the old ones were.  Keep up the great work Round2...! 

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Can you tell what parts are new/retooled compared to the original kit?

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Have they added part numbers on the new kit?

I'm building the original issue right now, and none of the sprues have part numbers.

It's an interesting build for sure.

 

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No they have not.
Some of the frame crossmembers have numbers but the rest you have to compare the parts to the very bad illustrations on the drawing to see if you have the right part...

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Engine assembly has been fun. Lots of tiny parts that look the same!

Ah well, keeps it interesting I guess.

 

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front cab mounts were always tricky on those, as was the front engine mount,could never understand why it was chromed?,never liked how the front bumper stuck out from the edge of the fenders,Decals were always hit and miss,sometimes they worked and other tmes they just went to little pieces.But i am glad it came back,it was a high dollar kit on ebay,if you were lucky enough to find one.Next up i want the original issue of the IH transtar cabover,that is one of my favorites. Harvey

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