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Posted: Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 11:46 AM UTC
Rob, that's gorgeous! Impressive looks! What can I say?! You should be punching the air with joy! (and kick me too for being so "lazy"!)

Cheers!
Gabriel
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Posted: Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 11:34 AM UTC
Thanks guys!

I think I am just going to leave it as is, adding the cab was a pain because I removed all the snap together bits and filled the holes.

Cheers Rob.
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Posted: Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 08:04 AM UTC
Nicely done, Rob. I like the "rubber" on the tanks, your engine looks great. Well done. Are you going to "chrome" the bands that go around the air cleaner?

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Posted: Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 07:54 AM UTC
Rob, that is a good looking truck! Really can't say more...other than "Well done, Sir!"

Mike
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Posted: Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 06:39 AM UTC
OK,
I still have to check it over but I think it is done!

Cheers Rob.
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Posted: Monday, September 17, 2018 - 10:20 AM UTC

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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



Thanks Jim!

DOH!

Cheers Rob.
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Posted: Sunday, September 16, 2018 - 04:33 PM UTC
Darrell,

I use drill bits to hollow out pipes if I don't make new ones from copper/brass/aluminum tubing. I bought a set of 100+ bits years ago - Letter, numbered, fractional. Best set I've ever had for modeling as it inevitably will have the size I need. LOL, I only use them for modeling as they're not that great for anything else (poor steel compared to good set from the hardware store).

Mike
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Posted: Sunday, September 16, 2018 - 04:16 PM UTC

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I like what you did with the exhaust tips Darrell! Similar to a Deora I did a long time ago.

Nice lookin' motor Rob.

Mike



Thanks Mike. Not having the skill to hollow out tubing or having brass tube I used the insulation cover from Sta-kon wire connectors. The exhaust piping is made from solid solder
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Posted: Sunday, September 16, 2018 - 03:24 PM UTC
I like what you did with the exhaust tips Darrell! Similar to a Deora I did a long time ago.

Nice lookin' motor Rob.

Mike
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Posted: Sunday, September 16, 2018 - 03:12 PM UTC
Well Done Darrel!

The engine is ready to go in and a pic of the air suspension I'm making for another project.

Cheers Rob.


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Posted: Sunday, September 16, 2018 - 11:03 AM UTC
Here is my finished product. I hpoe the photos are clear enough.
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Posted: Friday, September 14, 2018 - 02:04 PM UTC
Looks good your almost there!

Cheers Rob.
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Posted: Friday, September 14, 2018 - 08:20 AM UTC
UPDATE
I found some time today to do a little something to my tractor. Not much, but enough to keep it going.

I added the cabin orange lights and the "trumpets":


Some scratch build is also requested, because the mud guards from the kit are not useable. The "holes" will be reflectors and the "hinges" are recycled from left-overs of Zvezda's Sd.Kfz. 251/1 Ausf.B Stuka zu Fuss which I completed a century ago:


I'm trying to get this build done in within a week time, but I guess you've heard that already

Cheers!
Gabriel
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Posted: Monday, September 10, 2018 - 08:45 AM UTC
Richard, well done so far. The color scheme looks spot-on!

Rob, yes, you'll pas the finishing line for yours 24th campaign just about now... Congrats!
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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.