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PierreR89

Kenworth K100

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Got done with this a few days ago.
There is no shiftlever in the cab because the hole in the floor did not line up with it the lever stays on the frame where the other gearbox linkage is mounted so i would never be able to close the cab.
The front axle is to narrow for the cab so i think Revell got lazy and just used the axle for the T900/W900
The engine is not the right color at all but i am getting tired of painting almost every 6 cylinder engine beige/tan and wanted something different this time.
Not that happy about the white part of the decal where the red shines through and some other things on it.
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Looks good.

I see you mention that Revell might have got lazy and used the front axle from the W900/T900 kit in the K100 but that can't be the case as the Revell Germany W900/T900 and K100/K100 Aerodyne kits are not based on the same tooling and developed several years appart.
The K100 kits initial release was back in 1982 and the W900 first came 10 years later in 1992 and these kits share nothing between them except for a few part like the tires, the front axles are different in these kits as the K100 axle is steerable but the W900 axle isn't and even the rear suspension wich are of the same type (AG 100) are also done different in the kits like most of the other things.
The Revell Germany T600 kits from 1990-91 shares some parts with the K100 kit but the W900/T900 doesn't.

Edited by Force

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Nice KW, K100s have high cheekbones like Faye Dunaway! On engine colour, didn't KW paint all engines white (regardless of manufacturer) to reveal oil leaks?

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Kenworth stopped with white engines after 1975 and Peterbilt after 1984, after that engine manufacturer colors with a few exceptions as there were some white engines after and some manufacturer colored engines before.

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This bad boy looks great... I love the engine color... There are a lot of custom jobs out there, and I like to paint mine orange or whatever I think will make it "pop"... Don't care what it was painted at the manufacturer... Fact is, a rig that old would probably be on it's second engine, anyway... I love the custom look... Bottom line... It's your truck....Do whatever you want.... I like it.... 😆 Great job...

I have to agree with you on the decals, as well... I think it would look better without them, but it still looks good...

Edited by kilrathy10

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