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I have a question for you Kenny. Did you make those cab fenders, or order them?? I'm in the process of a scratch built 1/16 Pete 359, and would love to add/make the same style fenders

Jon, I made the fenders myself.

Ken

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I'm reposting the pictures that were lost.

I have all the chrome painted and have started painting the truck.

Mirrors are done.

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Grill is finished added the turn signals.

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The rear fenders and bumper are painted and cleared but still needs to be wet sanded and polished.

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I also have the front fenders done. I will be posting more soon.

thanks Ken. B)

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hello kenny all i have to say is WOW. is that a build from an old kit or is that scrach build the craftmenship in that is sec to none thats a ton of work that u have done so far my hats off to u buddy i will be watching the rest of this build keep up the great work that u are doing

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hello kenny all i have to say is WOW. is that a build from an old kit or is that scrach build the craftmenship in that is sec to none thats a ton of work that u have done so far my hats off to u buddy i will be watching the rest of this build keep up the great work that u are doing

Thomas, It's an old kit and scratch built refer to page 1 for the story of how it all started.

Ken. B)

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Ken, that front grill of yours looks awesome. Also, the fenders looks shiney. Mind I ask, what is your painting/polishing process? Thank you kindly :)

Mike

Mike,

I like to use all Tamiya products on my models. I like the easy cleanup and no smell.

Once all the body work is all done I spray Tamiya primer then wet sand it with about 1800 and look for flaws.Wash with soap and water,then repeat several times until perfect.

Then I sprayed Tamiya titanium sliver mixed with some titanium gold (using an airbrush). It was lightly wet sanded with 3600 washed with soap and water and sprayed again.

Wet sand again if needed. Then I spray on Tamiya clear,Wet sand lightly with 4000 washed with soap and water and spray another thicker coat.

Wet sand with 4000 once more to remove any dust marks or orange peel and let sit for a couple of weeks before polishing

with Maguiers car wax.

Hope this helps. The important thing is to make sure that you wash it well to remove fingerprints and specks of dust.

Be careful not to sand through the paint or clear coat.

A dust free room is important. I made my own spray booth using a plastic tote with a small fan and a dryer hose to vent outside. It works well and is dust free.

A lot of guys may not agree with all the steps I do, but it works for me and looks flawless when finished.

Ken. B)

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Thanks for the comments.

More up dated pics. I have all the silver painted now but still needs to be wet sanded and cleared.

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I'm ready to start on the other colour now, stay tuned.

Kenny B. B)

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Thanks for all the comments.

My second colour is almost done. It still needs to be wet sanded and clear coated.

Slowly but surely shes coming along.

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Will post more once I have her all clear coated and wet sanded.

Kenny B B)

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Thanks for the comments.

I think that I'm ready to start clear coating. Still working on the strips idea,but she's starting to come to life.

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Just a little teaser for you....

Thanks, Ken. B)

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