KW W900 and flatbed trailer [first builds]

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well, I did it, I managed to complete my first truck and trailer after a loooong hiatus from building. pic's are from my cell phone, but man was I pleased with the way it looked out in the sun! sure, it's not perfect, and I see about 6 million flaws in it, BUT, as it's my first go at it, I am pleased with the results. so without further blabbing from me, here ya go...

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two more

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Just like ridin' a bike, Man....This looks good.....Great work.....Nice pics for a phone, too....

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Excellent job.

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Very nice looking combo. Good job.

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GREAT JOB..LOOKS GREAT..

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Nice rig glad to see you back building. What's next.

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Nice rig glad to see you back building. What's next.

next up is a mack r model and peerless log trailer. I learned a lot on this first build, so with luck the next one should be a little better.

and thanks for all the kind words, was a fun build [other than the paint stripping portion, haha]

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Very nice work

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That was the first truck, That I built. And I was hooked. You did a nice job. The paint job is really nice!!! :rolleyes:

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Nice I like it and looks good for a first build

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Yeah Tom, nice job! If you see six million flaws in it, that's 5,999,997 more than I see! :lol: The only ones I see are the snap attachment points on the battery boxes and in the rear of the sleeper that are common to this and the sister Pete 359 kit, some seams and sprue attachment points that are hard to hide without a complete rechroming or repainting with Alclad, and still a little hint of the seams in the tires, but that still doesn't mean this looks like one fine build!

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highway, i hear ya man, i had thought of spraying some of the paint i used into a dish/bowl so i could touch up the cab attachment points, and i shoulda touched up the battery box points with something. never even thought of the tires.......

i guess i was so excited to be at the finishline on this, i overlooked a few more things. as i said, i see a ton of stuff i could do better, and that's ok, now i have a base line to work off of.

thanks for all the comments folks, i aspire to be as good a builder as many of you are now, this is the first step.....

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highway, i hear ya man, i had thought of spraying some of the paint i used into a dish/bowl so i could touch up the cab attachment points, and i shoulda touched up the battery box points with something. never even thought of the tires.......

i guess i was so excited to be at the finishline on this, i overlooked a few more things. as i said, i see a ton of stuff i could do better, and that's ok, now i have a base line to work off of.

thanks for all the comments folks, i aspire to be as good a builder as many of you are now, this is the first step.....

It's still one fine piece Tom!

I'll give you a little tip for the place where the interior snaps into the cab, just in case you have any more of these in your stash or the Pete 359. I'll usually mask the inside of the windows and snap the interiors into the truck when I paint the outside, then let completely dry, then remove the interior and finish it. That way those pesky snap points are the same color as the cab, and though there will still be a little seam around them, at least they are the same color and finished the same as the rest of the cab.

The Pete at least has smaller points and trim around the points on the outside, so I use a little different technique with them. I will put bare metal foil on the tabs and paint the BMF red and BMF the trim on the cab. Instant red work lights!! The same idea for the battery boxes too, a little BMF on the tabs and it hides the snap tabs.

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Sweet build and beautiful shade of blue. Very nice work...

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Nice.

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Wow great job for a first build after an extended break, what color blue is that?

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the color is testors arctic blue metallic, over white primer.

and thanks for the kind words.

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Looks really good! I hope my first one comes out even close to that

Don

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thanks Don. painting the cab and hood was an experience, got to have my first go at paint stripping, haha. it was a good kit to get back into the swing of things.

as you can see, the first paint job had to go

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nice clean build

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thanks, hoping my mack comes out as good or better [if I ever get back to it...]

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I replied on your Mack and for a snap kit you KW looks good and like how you did the wood flooring onthe trailer

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Looks pretty sharp in the sun. Nice semi.

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thanks guys :D

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