Western Star

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Can the Western Star kit that is avalible be build as a day-cab, or does it need a conversion kit to be able to do that? Thanks in advance..

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it builds either way No it doesnt need a conversion kit has the small rear window and has a one piece glass

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do yoy mean italeri western star or amt. amt would have crawl through sleeper .italeri would have walk through and need conversion

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yeah good point forgot about the itareli one i was thinken the amt one i just built one of those as a day cab

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The Italeri Western Star, the 4900 and 5964 do need a rear cab panel that is not included in the kit to convert it to a day cab. Auslowe makes it. Kit Form Services offers it or possible Sourkraut has restocked it.

http://sourkrautsmodeltrucks.com/?page_id=3&category=7&product_id=57

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Posted · Report post

Italeri Western Stars need the conversion piece.

The AMT White-Western Star does not.

Tim

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Thanks for the info. Which kit is better to build?

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Each kit represents a different model and year (and style and time era). The Italeri will be the easiest.

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amt kits not bad just did one

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Posted · Report post

Italeri kits are far and away superior!

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Thanks. One more quick question, is this hood avalible?

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I wouldn't say Italeri kits are superior just different. Remember the AMT kit is nearly 40 years old .

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yeah i got the western star itareli one in the rd mack lot i bought off evilbay its nice but i wouldnt say superior lol

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Posted · Report post

yep you got it

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I wouldn't say Italeri kits are superior just different. Remember the AMT kit is nearly 40 years old .

I would say they are superior. Would you say a 40 year old car is equal to a car today or just different.

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I would love to see the Italeri WS with a newer hood - the Consetllation was short-lived. I do see them on the road occasionally.

Tim

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I would love to see the Italeri WS with a newer hood - the Consetllation was short-lived. I do see them on the road occasionally.

Tim

Agreed! And I would love to see AMT offer a new Western Star, Mack, Freightliner, Peterbilt, Kenworth, but that ain't happening!

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Hey Anthony, how about this one. Minus the sleeper for you.

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In some respects 40 year old cars are superior to new ones. In reality the AMT kit is more accurate than Italeri's. At the time AMT's kit came out it was state of the art, more so than Italeri's. Like Tim said two different eras and two different models of WS . But we are way off topic here. Perhaps a thread discussing kit brands makes more sense. Who makes the best kit is subjective and there is never gonna be agreement on one brand. Still an interesting discussion.

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i have see today a amt reissued white western star about july must he comes on the market

price 44,95$ so for the lovers of old models of amt

jacobus

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Yea western stars are great trucks, pops is 4964FX with a C-12 kitty under the hood and an 18 speed. Ain't the fastest out there but she pulls like a bulldozer.

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Both !

Now the "hard" part, forward axle or set back? LOL

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Moebius Great Dane Reefer and new Italeri Western Star?

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This would be a nice modification

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