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Posted: Monday, September 10, 2018 - 04:16 AM UTC
Looking nice, Rob. It's hard to tell from the photo, but your rear tired need to be on the outside of the lip on the wheels. Looks like they are on the inside.

Jim
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Posted: Sunday, September 09, 2018 - 05:50 PM UTC
Nice Richard!

Getting there.

Cheers Rob.
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Posted: Sunday, September 09, 2018 - 07:59 AM UTC
Here is my build update:-



I had to remove fuel tanks due to molding errors and also the front mud flaps.
The box photos show the front mud flaps off! now I know why , the hood will not close.
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Posted: Tuesday, September 04, 2018 - 12:22 AM UTC
More,
I first tried to paint the wipers by hand that didn't work!
The rubber around the windshield and quarter window was easy to do on the outside but on the inside nothing to go by.
A pic of the interior before it goes in then a couple of the outside!

Cheers Rob.









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Posted: Monday, September 03, 2018 - 12:37 PM UTC
OK,
I have gone as far as I'm going on the dash
The first pic is super macro so you can see all it's faults
The second is a more what you will see with your eyes pic and
lastly a shot of it in the interior.

P.S. I am happy with the technique I used but should have used enamel for the white and acrylic for the black instead of the other way around.

Cheers Rob.


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Posted: Sunday, September 02, 2018 - 07:54 AM UTC
Thanks James!

Oh, good the suspension I'm making is the right one! :-)

Oh and working on the dash last night I noticed that red button is a hexagon! the yellow is diamond as well.

Cheers Rob.
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Posted: Sunday, September 02, 2018 - 02:40 AM UTC
Rob,

The AMT Kenworth T600 really is a poor attempt at a T600. These articles might help in your conversion:

Rear Suspension

Steering & Front Suspension (GW Trucks out of Fulton, NY, makes a conversion kit)

Hood Connrections

Air Intake System

Converting the NTA370 to an N14 (a Detroit Diesel Series60 would also work)

Installing N14

The reason I know about these is I've contemplated doing this myself. Good luck with your project.

Jim
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Posted: Saturday, September 01, 2018 - 04:28 PM UTC
Not an update but I have to share this

I bought the AMT Kenworth T600A shortly after it was first released, and even started it at some point a little later but was soon stopped when I discovered it was supposed to have air suspension!
I was going to order some I found some offered in Australia, but a recent purchase has allowed me to make my own.

These aren't quite finished but I will soon be able to do my T600A!

Cheers Rob.
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Posted: Saturday, September 01, 2018 - 04:10 PM UTC
Here are a couple more pics.


Sorry for the poor focus on the lst one. Next installment will have better pictures
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Posted: Saturday, September 01, 2018 - 04:21 AM UTC

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Thanks James!

The two reference photos I have the blue one is black on one and all three are aluminum on the other. I don't know if I can make that an octagon.

Cheers Rob.



Well, octogon-ish in 1/25 scale. Sounds like the valves were removed in the photos you have. Probably not uncommon as new trucks don't have the blue one at all.

Jim
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Posted: Saturday, September 01, 2018 - 03:01 AM UTC
Rob That dash looks real, amazing job.
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Posted: Friday, August 31, 2018 - 06:42 PM UTC
Thanks James!

The two reference photos I have the blue one is black on one and all three are aluminum on the other. I don't know if I can make that an octagon.

Cheers Rob.
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Posted: Friday, August 31, 2018 - 02:38 PM UTC

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Thanks!

I am actually surprised this worked as well as it did!
I scratched the faces of the dials with a toothpick took about 30 seconds lol will do a little more and call it done.

Cheers Rob.




That looks awesome, Rob. So you know, the three air valve buttons on the dash for this era of truck should be a yellow diamond, a red octagon, then a blue circle.

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Posted: Friday, August 31, 2018 - 02:31 PM UTC

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Thanks!

I am actually surprised this worked as well as it did!
I scratched the faces of the dials with a toothpick took about 30 seconds lol will do a little more and call it done.

Cheers Rob.





Jiminy Cricket, That's awesome!




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Posted: Friday, August 31, 2018 - 12:51 PM UTC
More work done. Dash from the Charger installed as well as the seats. The hood has the middle scoop of the charger transplanted into the Chevy hood. Undercarriage done. I will have to use the stock tires/rims do to space in the wheel wells.



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Posted: Monday, August 27, 2018 - 08:59 PM UTC
Thanks!

I am actually surprised this worked as well as it did!
I scratched the faces of the dials with a toothpick took about 30 seconds lol will do a little more and call it done.

Cheers Rob.
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Posted: Sunday, August 26, 2018 - 10:37 PM UTC

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Yeah!
Not sure why I'm putting so much work in this!

Cheers Rob.



It looks pretty impressive to me and from normal viewing distance it will be that subtle detail that makes the difference.

cheers
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Posted: Saturday, August 25, 2018 - 02:33 PM UTC

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Not sure why I'm putting so much work in this!



It's FUN! Every action is a learning experience.

Mike
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Posted: Saturday, August 25, 2018 - 01:12 PM UTC
Yeah!
Not sure why I'm putting so much work in this!

Cheers Rob.
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Posted: Saturday, August 25, 2018 - 10:33 AM UTC

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OK, this is a bit tedious!



LOL, main reason I used "screen" on mine.

Mike
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Posted: Saturday, August 25, 2018 - 10:28 AM UTC

OK, this is a bit tedious!

Cheers Rob.
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Posted: Friday, August 24, 2018 - 04:43 PM UTC
Rob, that dashboard has more switches and "clocks" than Milky Way stars. I bet you had a hell of a time Keep it up! It pays off!

Cheers!
Gabriel
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Posted: Friday, August 24, 2018 - 04:21 PM UTC
Thanks!
No just paint.

Cheers Rob.
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Posted: Friday, August 24, 2018 - 04:09 PM UTC
Good looking dash. Will you be using decal gauges? If so, what brand?

Mike
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Posted: Friday, August 24, 2018 - 03:46 PM UTC
Getting some more done!

Cheers Rob.