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BRBO 2021 - Kenworth L-924 Logger (Dan's Model)

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Beside my other project  (Oshkosh M911 and Mack LT) I had started another one. It will be a logging truck from the late 50's / early 60's. I hope that I got it period correct. The for this one is one of Dan's Model Kenworth kit. I got it a few years ago and I never though to build it because I didn't had an idea how to build it.  This one is the worst kit that I had got from Dan's Model it seems that the mold had saw better days. There where some big resin chunks in areas were the mold seems to be damaged. I had to remove the spare post on the driver side step. It was replaced by a square plastic profile. Also the bottom of the radiator was a big chunk of resein. I think I have to rebuild the bottom section of the radiator. The hood had a big dent. I assume that the material is so thin had it could hold it strait. Here I added a brass profile on the inside of the hood to get it strait. There is still dent, but that will be remove with some putty.

The chassis was an old glue bomb that I had bought together with a sealed Matchbox/amt  White Road Boss.

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Great start to what looks like a difficult build with poor quality. 

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I'd leave the dent if it looks realistic.  Logging trucks were full of them.  When I built my Mack B815 logger last year I took chucks out of the tires, etc.

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Dents add character  ! Loggers aren't usually pretty show trucks as Warren said .

Looking forward to your updates 

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I will be following for sure. I want to build a couple logging trucks myself.

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I love it. I grew up around a logging community and those type of trucks were all over. 

That's going to be a nice truck when you are done. They are right, dent are more real. 

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Thanks guys for your comments. But it is too late I had filled it. The dent looks too unrealistic on the top of the left hood wing. But I will do some weathering on the rig. 

I had start working on the Peerless Logger. What a piece of ........

I can remember this kit from the 70's when I had build the first one of it. The reach is too small, lots of flashes to remove. Yes it is an old Matchbox/amt kit. I should have know it better. I hope the the current release doesn't have this flashes

 

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Looking Good! I like it, that you extended the frame. The water tank give the vehicle the extra touch! I will be following your build.

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Looking good, I like the water tank. 

I did one of the AMT logger kits a while back, and it was an older release, but from 80's-90's not original. It was not too bad, some flash, parts fit was reasonable. But I agree, not the best kit out there.

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I had modified the reach according to muleskinner's tutorial with Evergreen square profile #255/#256. It looks much more realistic than before

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I not sure if I should extend the frame also at the rear end. I know that in the Pacific Northwest logging trucks have a long wheelbase and an frame extension at the back. But is this correct for a logging truck during den late 50' or early 60's.  I couldn't find pictures on the net

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12 hours ago, signguy2108 said:

Great work so far. I'll play dumb, what's the water tank for?

Water to cool the brakes

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Here an update onn my logger. 

I will use an engine from Dans Model. Like the cab a lot of work  but worth the money because it seems to be a supercharged Cummins NHRS-6. 

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Awesome details ! Looking over the parts, your project is definitely challenging to make them clean and correct.  In the end itll be a diamond though 

Keep up the fantastic scratchbuilding 

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3 hours ago, gotnitro? said:

Awesome details ! Looking over the parts, your project is definitely challenging to make them clean and correct.  In the end itll be a diamond though 

Keep up the fantastic scratchbuilding 

I'll do my very best! 😉

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Nice work! I used one of those engines in my Highbinder. I like the water tank and the added stinger. Looks great!

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You know, both water tanks look good on the truck! I like what you have done to both the truck and trailer! Keep up the good work.

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