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Posted: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 07:56 AM GMT+7
The W-925 is kit number 1021/06, which I think is the latest re-issue. It comes with red decals over white paint job. I'll check the decal shop once I feel that the kit is likely to be finished. Thanks for the link.
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Posted: Monday, January 15, 2018 - 08:41 AM GMT+7
Wow, I really oughta get cracking on my project...
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Posted: Monday, January 15, 2018 - 07:29 AM GMT+7
I saw this M939? water truck the other day and thought of this campaign. Maybe someone wants to tackle this conversion from an Italeri or AFV Club kit in 1/35?











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Posted: Monday, January 15, 2018 - 07:25 AM GMT+7
That Wrecker is progressing along nicely.




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Posted: Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 10:51 AM GMT+7
Here are some more sub-assemblys:-





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Posted: Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 09:06 AM GMT+7
Is this the latest reissue o0f the W925? Did it come with the red decals? If not, you should be able to get them at Model Truckin'

Jim
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Posted: Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 07:22 AM GMT+7

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TacFireGuru -
That rather bright and flamboyant two axle truck does indeed count. Great to have you along Ko!

Tomorrow folks...it begins!

Mike



Start photo and box art.
I'll probably not include all the rocket ship/slot machine parts exactly like the box art.






I guess this is part of the Value Dekotora series that I am completely unfamiliar with. The kit was on sale so I grabbed it.

edit: web search dekotora trucks ... Jiminy Crickets! Maybe I WILL add all those chrome parts. Some of those trucks look RAD!






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Posted: Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 05:49 AM GMT+7
Jim, my plan is to build believable W-92x mostly OOB. But if there's something that looks obviously wrong, I'll have to do something about it. As far as painting and decals go, I'm not planning to use the AMT's Watkins decals. Don't want to brush paint almost completely white cabin...

Thanks for the info and heads up. There were already minor fit issues with sleeper, and I'll have to slightly sand down quite prominent rivets. This version seems to have leaf springs on rear.
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Posted: Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 05:01 PM GMT+7
Damian,

You're good to go with the fire truck.

:)

Mike
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Posted: Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 09:18 AM GMT+7
That's an AMT kit; there's nothing simple about an AMT truck kit. If you are used to building armor kits, you will be quite disappointed as there will be lots of flash, poor fit, and vague instructions (at best). They do build up nicely, but you need to beat on them for a while. And remember, the mold on this is 40 years old.

This will build up as a 1969-71 Kenworth W923 (spring rear suspension) or W925 (if you found one with the torsion bar rear suspension). What is your plan for the build?

Jim
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Posted: Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 08:21 AM GMT+7
Here's my start photo:



The model looks quite simple and quick to build, but let's see how it turns out.
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Posted: Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 06:51 AM GMT+7
Here is an update of my sub-assembles:-





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Posted: Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 02:02 AM GMT+7
Should be an interesting Build, Damian.

Jim
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Posted: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 05:01 PM GMT+7
Hi folks! Some great work going on here already, really good to see some big wheels on the forum again!

Here is the kit I planned to build here


I will put myself in the hands of the Group Build Boss (Mike) here, as I started this a few years back and did more work on it than I recalled. My original plan was to build this in US Military livery to sit beside my 1/24 P-47, but plans have since changed (as they do) and I am now planning to build it as somewhat of a "barn find" and play with some salt-chipping and hairspray techniques. This will mean disassembling, repainting and "damaging" a few panels and parts. Here is where it is at now.



If the project is too far along, I fully understand.

Cheers, D
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Posted: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 12:20 PM GMT+7
I have been building sub-assemblys will post photos on the weekend.
One thing that has been bugging me is the rotator boom!
Searched the web and have not found this set up:-



The kit has this at full lift by two crapy cylinders mounted under the boom, no way to travel like this!

I am going to have to scratch build two cyliners and mount either side of the boom and the lift extention will need to be scratch build as well.
I have removed the cylinder mounts after this photo:-




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Posted: Sunday, January 07, 2018 - 05:14 AM GMT+7
Gold Leaf on. Some detail parts installed too. The engine and transmission have a lot of texture.

Cut out a gap between the two filters - looks much better. Seems I somehow managed to lose their mount so it'll be a quick scratch to get it in place.

Haven't decided on the pulleys color yet - instructions call for gold, but I don't know....

Valve covers in the back are prepped for trying out AK's Extreme Metal Chrome. See how that goes versus one of those new fangled chrome pens.



Mike
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Posted: Friday, January 05, 2018 - 01:50 AM GMT+7
AMT = Almost There!

Engine is looking nice. Remember, this mold is probably 40 years old, too.

Jim
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Posted: Thursday, January 04, 2018 - 04:15 PM GMT+7
I'm certainly not used to the quality of the AMT moldings.

Lots of filing, sanding, scraping, and even cutting to get things smooth. Definitely not the level of the armor I'm used to. It does make use of the basic modeling skills though. LOL!

More done on the engine today. There will be many sub-assemblies due to the color scheme. I'll get everything cleaned up, subs and/or individual parts ready, primed, and painted then put it all together.



Mike
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Posted: Wednesday, January 03, 2018 - 06:25 AM GMT+7
I appreciate the info Jim. LOL, seems X12 is one of the four Tamiya paints I don't have. The brochure will help with the interior too.

Road trip to Hobby Town!

Mike
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Posted: Wednesday, January 03, 2018 - 03:01 AM GMT+7
Yup! That'll do it!

Jim
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Posted: Tuesday, January 02, 2018 - 01:44 PM GMT+7
My Mack's engine:



Mike
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Posted: Tuesday, January 02, 2018 - 01:27 PM GMT+7
Nice choice. The Mack Cruiseliner (WS686S) has an ENDT 675 Maxidine engine. The engine & transmission should be gold (Tamiya X-12 Gold Leaf is a good match). This might help: 1977 Mack Cruiseliner Brochure, even though the kit is a 1975-76.

Oh, also since the truck has a Mack engine & transmission, the bulldogs should be gold as well.

Jim
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Posted: Tuesday, January 02, 2018 - 01:15 PM GMT+7
I've had a change in plans on my build. I'm going to do the AMT Mack Cruise-Liner instead with some AM - just not stretching this one.

This truck will be used for my tanker trailer and will have a theme - the entire tractor/trailer theme is based on this picture:



The rig:



The parts:



The start:



Time to research the colors of the Cruise-Liner's power plant.

Mike
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Posted: Tuesday, January 02, 2018 - 10:06 AM GMT+7
Not been on too much of late, and not done a group build for ages. So I am in.
I deice aircraft at EDI Airport and want to build a deice rig, so The Italia Iveco kit with some scratch building. I will upload pictures in the near future.

Pete
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Posted: Tuesday, January 02, 2018 - 04:10 AM GMT+7
Thank's Mike.
Still thinking about what colours and decals, not impressed with the box colours or the decals.
I might go with a what if paint job.