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Post by Argosy620 on Tue 23 Feb 2010, 10:47 pm

Thought I would share a build that I am doing for a friend, here is the inspiration for it

and here is what I have done so far, 1st was to chop the bonnet down by 11mm, and realign




Then cut the sleeper down to 36inch from the box version which is almost double

This is how it looks as a mock up


Next was the cutting up of the battery boxes

and it looks close to what the pic is, except the paint of course


Still along way to go, and with a heap of scratch built parts to make, almost 200 in fact so will
do updates as I do them

Cheers
Tony


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Re: Kenworth 1/16th W model custom build

Post by allan on Wed 24 Feb 2010, 11:55 am

that's going to be one cool rig once built.
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Post by Rocket on Fri 26 Feb 2010, 9:06 pm

looking good, I've seen a heap of cars getting around Caboolture like that, different coloured panels
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Post by Bear on Fri 26 Feb 2010, 11:56 pm

Very, VERY cool rig
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Re: Kenworth 1/16th W model custom build

Post by boothy on Sat 27 Feb 2010, 11:40 am

its coming along nicley
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Re: Kenworth 1/16th W model custom build

Post by Shoey on Mon 01 Mar 2010, 12:29 am

This is gunna be sweet as, Love the eye brows on the 1-1
well keep check of this one!
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Re: Kenworth 1/16th W model custom build

Post by tezza43 on Mon 01 Mar 2010, 8:04 am

"Wow whatabuilt" is an old expression for a well built woman, but I think it applies equally to this truck if it's going to look like that pic. Keep those progress pics coming.

greatjob

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Re: Kenworth 1/16th W model custom build

Post by Argosy620 on Wed 10 Mar 2010, 8:15 pm

Thanks for the comments guys,

I have done a little to it over the last week, started scratchbuilding the frame, and finished the bonnet, all it needs is a coat of FFP, and it is ready to cast, the FFP creates a nice flat shiney surface so it comes out of the mould better
I decided to scratch the frame because of a couple of reasons, first I would have had to remove all the detail, cause the truck don't have any, and second because I could add a bit more strength to it
and most of the frame is covered by louvres,
here is a pic of the frame rear


I used 15.9 mm I beam to make the frame, just shave one side to give me a C channel


and the stand kit rear end and front end
and here is a pick of the bonnet, here is is sprayed Black and has been blocked back



Still much work to do, but there is always tomorrow.....

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Re: Kenworth 1/16th W model custom build

Post by allan on Wed 10 Mar 2010, 10:46 pm

looking good so far
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Re: Kenworth 1/16th W model custom build

Post by boothy on Thu 11 Mar 2010, 10:29 pm

mate this is comming along nicely as i was thinking you were using a normal kit and just customizing it wich would still have been tricky but full scratch build (if thats wot your doing) is unreal im gonna be wochin this one well done so far

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Re: Kenworth 1/16th W model custom build

Post by Argosy620 on Sat 13 Mar 2010, 1:58 pm

boothy wrote:mate this is comming along nicely as i was thinking you were using a normal kit and just customizing it wich would still have been tricky but full scratch build (if thats wot your doing) is unreal im gonna be wochin this one well done so far


I was going to use the 1/16th kit, but decided that it would be easier to scratch most of it due to the fact that most of the
kit parts would need modifying in some way or another, and , it is always good practise too, which I will need for my next big project
will be doing an update Sunday night

Thanks for the interest

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Re: Kenworth 1/16th W model custom build

Post by cody on Tue 22 Jun 2010, 7:42 pm

hey mate .........just wanted to know if this model has been built , cause i want to c the finished product

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Re: Kenworth 1/16th W model custom build

Post by checkmate on Wed 23 Jun 2010, 3:24 pm

Cant wait to see this finished!

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Re: Kenworth 1/16th W model custom build

Post by Kane on Thu 24 Jun 2010, 7:38 am

This is sweet, these custom trucks have really grown on me, hope to see some more updates soon.
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Re: Kenworth 1/16th W model custom build

Post by Argosy620 on Sun 05 Sep 2010, 9:28 pm

Thanks for all the comments, it has been a while since I have updated this, so here is what I have done since my last post
I have completed a few items, but the most difficult was the rear sleeper panel, which I had 6 goes at, I finally got jack of it and had a photo etch template made and used it to press a panel out, which I then took a mould from and cast a panel, here is what I was going for

here is what I used

and the result

I invested a lot in some photo etch parts, as I think they really make it more scale like,here are some of them




some more parts, these where scratch built, console, flap mounts, flaps apart from the turn table plate

Front grill was modified to suit the new etch grill, and will have 9 up rights fitted, I will then have it chrome plated

Next on the list is the louvred deck plate, this should be fun


I have a few more parts that are close to completion, and will post them as they are finished

Thanks for looking

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Re: Kenworth 1/16th W model custom build

Post by zenrat on Mon 06 Sep 2010, 1:30 pm

Jeez you're a sucker for punishment.
This is going to look great when it's done.
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Re: Kenworth 1/16th W model custom build

Post by Kane on Mon 06 Sep 2010, 4:52 pm

Wow!
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Re: Kenworth 1/16th W model custom build

Post by Argosy620 on Sun 12 Sep 2010, 6:00 pm

Coming along, now I need to add the rivet detail, and give it a little touch up and it is done,

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Re: Kenworth 1/16th W model custom build

Post by allan on Mon 13 Sep 2010, 5:21 pm

great work on this so far.
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Re: Kenworth 1/16th W model custom build

Post by michael on Thu 23 Sep 2010, 8:28 am

wow wowwee wow wowwee wow wowwee

Thats one cool Build up
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