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KJ790

Kenworth snap kit rebuild

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This was a 1982 Kenworth W900 that my family used to own. The only picture I have of it is from the early 90's, so I decided to build it with some weathering to give it that "12 year old" look. Here is the inspiration:

 

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I had attempted to build this truck a few years ago from a Revell snap kit W900. This was the second model that I had ever built, and like most of my early models, it did not come out great. For some reason I got glue everywhere (including on the windshield).

 

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It has sat around for a while, and got a bit damaged during one of my moves, so I decided to rebuild it. I stripped all of the paint, threw away the old wheels and tires, and got to work. Here are the newly painted cab, hood, and air shield.

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For the wheels I used an old set of my 2-hole resin drive wheels with a set of my drive tires:

 

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looking awesome, KJ.. Great save.

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Thanks Jim! I did some assembling today. I made the grille screen out of some old stainless steel mesh that I found laying around. I still need to finish up the wheels and then it is just the finishing details until I am calling it done.

 

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Looks Awesome!! Who does your decals?

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34 minutes ago, DRIPTROIT 71 said:

Looks Awesome!! Who does your decals?

Thanks! I made the decals myself for this one. It is just printed on my ink jet printer onto clear waterslide decal paper. It only works on light color backgrounds. When I need custom decals for a dark colored background I have been using Firebird Designs lately.

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That looks pretty awesome!  Great work on it's 2nd time around, and the story behind too!

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Nice job. 

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Almost finished. The front rims are from M&R wheels. The exhaust is scratch built.

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Apart from the mirror frames you never know that it was (A) a model and (B) a snap kit. Fantastic rebuild

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 KJ, what great rebuild. I like you did!

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:):):)

Great job on the "overhaul"!!!!    Looks FANTASTIC!!!!

DJ

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