ShakyCraftsman Posted July 21, 2021 Share Posted July 21, 2021 Hey guys Yeah I know another one...it's a disease...please I need help...lol😁 Ok now that thats over. I'm starting a build thread on a 1/16 scale Monogram Kenworth W900 Conventional kit. I plan on doing it as a tri-axle heavy haul, with custom made headache rack, custom made air lift axle, decals from Jerry at modeltruckin.com. I'm using the kit Caterpillar 3408 V8 engine, but I'm fully plumbing it with custom Cat oil and fuel filter decals. It's going to have aftermarket 385/65R 24.5 front floats, 385/55R 22.5 super singles for the lift axle and 12.00R 24.5 drive tires. I'm using the kit wheels, but I had to customize them to fit the front floats and the super single tires. I've started in on the frame construction. This kit had a flaw when I got it, the passenger side frame rail was a short shot . I was devastated because these kits are scarce as hens teeth, or OH MY GOD! expensive on Ebay. So, I found a guy on YouTube that was making a custom stretched KW and I asked him if he had any left over parts and viola! He came through, he sent me a bunch of parts both rear frame rail sections, extra cross members and extra air bags. Here are some pictures to look at. this is the kit I'm using for this build. this view shows what I'm trying to accomplish. this view shows the front float tires and wheels this view shows the super singles for the lift axle. this view shows the drive tires this is another view of the drive tires and wheels. this view shows the new, but not out yet, (it's coming around Christmas time) Diecast Masters XL120 Specialized lowboy trailer in 1/16 scale. It's going to be for their 1/16 RC Freightliner Cascadia (the blue truck in the photo). If this is anywhere near as good as their 1/50 scale diecast one, I'll be using it for the Big KW's trailer, along with a Bruder Cat 336 excavator for the load. Yeah this is going to be HUGE! front view of the trailer. rear view of the trailer. Well that's it for now be back soon with more updates Ron G Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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