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BRBO 2020 Revell Peterbilt 359 Snap tite

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Happy New Year. My first post for the BRBO 2020 my Peterbilt 359. Yes it’s a box of parts now but it’ll start getting built in short order. Wishing all luck on their projects can’t wait to see the finished products. 

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You will pull it off I’m sure. Looks like I got the front seat on this one 

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Nice kit to start with  !!! Thanks for joining us,  and post plenty of pics  ! 

Happy new years 

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33 minutes ago, gotnitro? said:

Nice kit to start with  !!! Thanks for joining us,  and post plenty of pics  ! 

Happy new years 

Thanks for having me. Gonna be fun.

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Is it done yet? Haha, these are fun kits and build up nice.

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28 minutes ago, tbill said:

Is it done yet? Haha, these are fun kits and build up nice.

Sadly not yet. Our beautiful weather here in the Northeastern corridor will prohibit painting the truck until at least mid-late March. Until then it’s get the color pallet in order. Choose the livery and get all fuel tax stickers in order. Draw out and design the interior colors and away we go. 

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I’m with Bill these are always fun to build and easy and they seem to always turn out great you will like this kit outside the tires can be tricky 

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Time to tag everyone's build so I can follow along. 👍

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Hello Jerry , happy new year ! Nice project for 2020 , i look forward to the result  .😉

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57 minutes ago, grodudulle77 said:

Hello Jerry , happy new year ! Nice project for 2020 , i look forward to the result  .😉

Happy New Year as well. Thanks it oughta be fun.

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Okay so during further inspection it appears that the right side ladder steps for the sleeper are mismolded and bend out too far of an angle. Any suggestions?

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Looking forward to seeing more!

On the ladder it should bend back pretty easily, if not, you could make new ones from wire.

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I’m with Brian I would just make a new Stirrup out of wire. I used to have a real 1.1 Pete Sleeper like yours I sold it for Scrap but kept the stirrups. If I find them I’ll post a pic for you 

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13 hours ago, JerseeJerry55 said:

Okay so during further inspection it appears that the right side ladder steps for the sleeper are mismolded and bend out too far of an angle. Any suggestions?

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Hello Jerry , you have to remove the ladder from the sleeper .           First reason : the color isn’t the same.                                                   Then you have to do « your own snap assembly « with the ladder, you need to do a plastic strip and you will glue to the top of it. Later, when sleeper and fuel tanks will be assembled, you will slide the ladder strip into the groove between sleeper floor and sleeper body. You will correct angle too.     Second reason : in case of shock, your ladder will drop but won’t be broken. I use this kind of assembly with many fragiles pieces of my models ( mirors for example) , it gaves me satisfaction, moreover you get a clean assembly.

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Interesting start to this one following along

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I'm building a snap pete as well. Can't wait to watch your progress and see what direction you go with yours

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Jerry

like wise any progress yet can’t wait to see where you go with this 

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14 hours ago, Pete68 said:

Jerry

like wise any progress yet can’t wait to see where you go with this 

Thanks but Mother Nature has to become cooperative and I can start to paint her. I will attempt assembly on the frame perhaps this weekend. I will post pics.

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18 hours ago, delta99 said:

I'm building a snap pete as well. Can't wait to watch your progress and see what direction you go with yours

I will go as boxstock as I can. Not an outside the box builder generally. 

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4 hours ago, JerseeJerry55 said:

I will go as boxstock as I can. Not an outside the box builder generally. 

That's a good way to go, less headaches!

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