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    KJ Humphreys

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  1. Thanks Brian! That Mack has been stalled on the bench for a while. I wasn't happy with the chassis that I started, so I will likely start over with a different chassis once I get back to it.
  2. Thank you! I just did the math and I have built about 7% of the trucks that we had owned. There was also a group of owner operators who pulled for us over the years which adds about another 50 trucks or so (3 of which I have built in scale). I still have plenty of material to work off of ?. My wife is always asking me if I am going to build them all. I want to build more from the 80's and 90's, but they take a lot more work since there are not kits available for most trucks in that era.
  3. After a lot of work, I am calling this one done. I started with an AMT dual drive Freightliner kit, I lengthened the frame slightly and added an air-ride suspension. The cab was mostly scratch built, with the interior being made from 2 AMT kits put together. The fuel tanks, quarter fenders, mirrors, and exhaust were all scratch built. The tires and drive rims were designed and cast by me, while the steer rims were from M&R wheels. The pinstriping and lettering on the doors was done by hand, though I am not in love with how it came out. Here is the inspiration:
  4. Beautiful! What did you end up using for headlights?
  5. Just waiting on a few final details to arrive. I have to add turn signals and brake lights, permit decals, and a pogo stick with hoses for the trailer hookup.
  6. It has been a while since I have been able to work on this, but I have made some progress. The cab is nearing completion. Paint is complete along with some weathering. I have the wheels complete and weathered as well.
  7. Here is my latest trailer build. I used the sides from a Moebius reefer kit, cut down to 48' in length. I used the front and rear door frame from an Ertl great dane kit, then scratch built the running gear, rear doors, and landing gear. I drew the reefer unit in CAD and had it 3D printed.
  8. Sorry for the slow response guys, been busy with the baby for a bit. As Brian said, the cab fans are 3D printed.
  9. While I agree to some extent, it may make it even more confusing for some. Most of the model truck kits (AMT kits at least) come with older tube-type rims. These had a deeper lip, and were 20" or 22" when measured at the tire bead. For this reason, AMT tires are stamped as 20" or 22" on the sidewalls. In real life, when the switch to tubeless tires occurred, the lip on the rim became shorter, making a 22.5" tubless wheel equivalent to a 20" tube type, and a 24.5" tubeless wheel equivalent to a 22" tube type. In general, a 20" tube-type rim and a 22.5" tubeless rim will have an OD o
  10. As mentioned, the real truck had 24.5" rims. This measurement is taken at the bead of the tire, so the actual outside diameter of a real rim will be larger than 22.5 or 24.5 inches respectively. The aftermarket rims from Moluminum are perfectly in scale, he offers both 22.5" and 24.5" rims. Doug Wagner also offers machined aluminum 24.5" rims in 1/25 scale that are perfectly to scale. If you want the most accurate looking build to the real thing, I would say use Doug's aluminum wheels. It is an expensive option, but it is the most accurate way to go. Moluminum's resin wheels would be my next c
  11. I was finally able to get some outdoor shots.
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