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c.j. hall

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Trimac Kenworth
« on: July 29, 2010, 12:41:11 AM »
This is a build I did a few years ago. R. Nagle had asked me some info on the Esso Kenworths. Here is a Kenworth I heavy kitbashed to make a Trimac truck that pulled liquid asphalt b train tanks here in Ontario. I cut it down to make the small bunk, added a 60" Hendrickson spread axles, the airstart tank is turned on a lathe from aluminum. Although this started out as the early seventies AMT Kenworth kit I upgraded the door handles, added the wider Kenworth grill and smaller vent windows to make it look like an early 1980's model of Kenworth

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Re: Trimac Kenworth
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2010, 12:59:35 AM »
Superb replica, and the photo being taken from "eye level" adds to the realism. Thank you for that info regarding wider grills on many of the fuel trucks.

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Re: Trimac Kenworth
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2010, 02:20:21 AM »
You nailed it!

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Re: Trimac Kenworth
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2010, 03:05:10 AM »
Awesome work, it couldn't get much more realistic than that! Nicely done, but how did you get the rims to look like that?
It's hard to beat a Pete...

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Re: Trimac Kenworth
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2010, 06:36:54 AM »
Nice build Chris. always like your Ont spec "work trucks'! Spread axle is always a nice touch, colours look bang on!!

Jim.

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Re: Trimac Kenworth
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2010, 11:47:20 AM »
This is an exceptional model. Do you have more pictures of this one?

Matti
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Re: Trimac Kenworth
« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2010, 12:27:11 PM »
I strip the chrome from the bud wheels, prime, then air brush with Humbrol flat aluminum aircraft paint, I then give them a light haze of road grime paint usually a mixture of flat military paints. I always airbrush my tires starting with a base army drap and then working in flat greys and browns, all hubs and lugnuts I usually do rust and flat black. Don't recommend this for everyone but I mostly build models of Ontario company trucks so after a couple of winters and no polishing the trucks look like this. I learned many of these weathering techniques from my model railroading days.

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Re: Trimac Kenworth
« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2010, 02:17:37 AM »
wow.....great attention to detail....I always loved that basic kit!...your modifications are top notch.


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Re: Trimac Kenworth
« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2010, 10:55:16 PM »
Nice
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Re: Trimac Kenworth
« Reply #9 on: October 12, 2010, 04:10:42 PM »
CJ,
Nice.  I remember seeing these on I-75 and in the UP.

Tim

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Re: Trimac Kenworth
« Reply #10 on: October 24, 2010, 04:24:21 PM »
I love it ! :D

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Re: Trimac Kenworth
« Reply #11 on: October 24, 2010, 04:27:54 PM »
Excellent Work Indeed C.J. !!!!  :o 8)

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Re: Trimac Kenworth
« Reply #12 on: October 30, 2010, 09:42:58 AM »
you definately got the look you were going for, I like your build quality and attention to detail
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