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Starting with the Revell 359 kit with opening doors. I will be using KFS 1693 Cat engine, Keystone aluminum wheels,and some other aftermarket stuff is on the way.

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Stretched the hood and frame, waiting on some styrene strip and Archer rivets to finish the hood. Grafted the kit transmission to the Cat. Color will be Tamiya metallic green over black with some white stripes!

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1 minute ago, tbill said:

Should be a great build. Where did you get the kit? Was thinking of this kit earlier today, and realized I haven’t seen it for sale anywhere.

I got from Ebay, I found a seller in Europe with free shipping. I got tired of waiting for it to show up in the states. 

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I want to keep an eye on this build. In my opinion the Peterbilt 359/379/389 with the extended hood are the nicest truck. I drove truck for 48 years

and the last one I drove was a 379 ext. hood What a truck that was. I have to say that kit you are using was the original Black Magic  with different 

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2 hours ago, trick my mixer said:

I want to keep an eye on this build. In my opinion the Peterbilt 359/379/389 with the extended hood are the nicest truck. I drove truck for 48 years

and the last one I drove was a 379 ext. hood What a truck that was. I have to say that kit you are using was the original Black Magic  with different 

box art?..Looking good so far.client_PART_1530369218705_IMG_20180606_103612297.jpg.20e155b23a40811e60e67d7692ac993b.jpg

This is in fact the Black Magic kit with different decals and box art. I’m really excited about this build because like you, I think the ext hood Pete is most beautiful truck out there. I built the Black Magic kit when it first came out , shows my age, but I didn’t do it justice. This build has been in my head for a long time, and I have high hopes for it.

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I spent 12 hours on the bench this weekend working on this, and although I met my goals , you can hardly tell I did anything. I finished the frame stretch, just behind the sleeper, I added another section bringing the wheelbase to 280 inches total. 300 seem to be to much so I decided on 280. The engine is on its mounts, and radiator is fitted. The hood is done except the rivets. Question to those that have used Archer rivets, do they  show under gloss paint?

did some work on the chassis as well, front axle is lowered 3.5 inches.

 

 

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Nice start. I have use Archer rivits on 1/32 aircraft models with flat finish and they worked fine. However, I have not tested them on anything that was gloss finish but they should be fine as long as your paint is not laid on heavy.

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Got some work done on the engine…added some fuel lines etc. Alcad on the cold side of the turbo and oil filters…Floquil Platinum Mist to simulate ceramic on the hot side of the turbo.

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Really nice looking build so far ! The Cat looks ready to fire up 

The archer rivets will show up under gloss paint,  KJ has used them numerous times on his killer KW builds and they look perfectly to scale after paint 

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Small update tonight. Dashboard is almost done…new bunk is done…Made a new pillow from miliput .. …sheet is kitchen wrap glued down with some wrinkles and painted . I made the blanket on a laser printer… tuck and roll rear can wall and headliner. 

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