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Re: T650 KENWORTH
« Reply #30 on: June 12, 2010, 12:32:36 AM »
STONE GAURD

I asked Chris how he had made his and he gave 3or 4 ideas, then I remembered how the stone guard looked on my truck, so here goes 

1.   Decide on the height for the stone guard, I’m just less than half (maybe a touch to high)
2.   Measure the width of the cab then the distance from cab to the front edge      (mine was at the join line of bonnet/cab) plus a bit extra for the curve’s
3.   Now that you have your measurements, make a template so that you can use it again later, and try fitting it to the truck you may need to redo it, and mark location on the window frame.
4.   Cut 4 thin strips of very thin plastic (about 1/16th ) or the same as the square holes in the mesh),
And 2 lengths of wire (I used copper), then bend them to the desired shape
5.   Glue a strip on one side of mesh and a end plate( make this over size so you can trim some off later) allow to dry, then glue the one to the other side (BUT ONLY glue about half way as you will need to bend it later) and allow to dry.
6.   Now (using small alligator clips) clamp wire to plastic strips and finish gluing, then allow to dry, when you are happy with the finished product super glue to wire.

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Re: T650 KENWORTH
« Reply #30 on: June 12, 2010, 12:32:36 AM »

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Re: T650 KENWORTH
« Reply #31 on: June 12, 2010, 12:35:59 AM »
7. Test fit to truck and then trim off any excess plastic on the END PLATES.
8. When happy paint and glue to truck.

I made 5 before I was happy with the end resalt; they are a bitch to make very fiddly but well worth the pain when finished, I hope this all make sense 



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Re: T650 KENWORTH
« Reply #32 on: June 20, 2010, 12:54:43 AM »
CONGRATULATIONS ARE IN ORDER
This has been a long and difficult birthing process with many interruptions and a few spurts of geniuses now and then.
Yes the wipers and lenses are missing still have to do some air brushing yet, the back end is a clue.

Some of the extras made were
Turntable = fully oscillating or pined
Pogo stick = to hold air pipes for trailer
Chain and rope facilities (behind sleeper)
Ice box = stationary air conditioning (under rear of sleeper)
Air start tank with release valve & hose              “”
            Satellite nav & TV aerials = on top of sleeper
Engine, g/box, diff oil & water drums under sleeper
(Because the truck will be away for 2 to 3 months at a time) 
Large volume oil cleaner & gear box cooler = rear of passengers toolbox
Stainless Steel = mesh in the grill
Bug screen & Stone guard
Rebuilt mirror brackets with a fish eye
Twin aerials = truckie CB, mines radio & long distance on b/bar
Long distance radio aerial = rear side of cab
Flashing lights =  on top of air snorkels
Fuel filters = rear of drivers toolbox
Metal ¼ mud guards on the rear
Mud flaps all round (Aussie style)
Danna deep reduction hubs

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Re: T650 KENWORTH
« Reply #33 on: June 20, 2010, 01:05:56 AM »



Deep Reduction Hub

I love the challenge of having a thought or an idea, and then being able to put it all together to think out side the box so to speak, I build to overcome my own restrictions and for my own enjoyment.

The icing on the cack for me was when the truck received
“TRUCK OF THE MONTH”
On a model internet sight, as below

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Re: T650 KENWORTH
« Reply #34 on: June 20, 2010, 01:13:32 AM »
Then here at Perth and Districts Model club she picked up “Judges Choice” and a couple of weeks later at WAMEX, I received a gold medal for
“Automotive truck& Commercial Vehicles” open


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Re: T650 KENWORTH
« Reply #35 on: June 20, 2010, 02:24:37 AM »
Here we have the block (or counter weight) used when towing heavy trailers with air compressor on the side, as you can see some welds have let go & a few cracks after many miles of rough roads along with some stuffed tyres from the float


Lucky I didn’t go bush when that steerer blew out

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Re: T650 KENWORTH
« Reply #36 on: June 20, 2010, 08:15:17 PM »
Simply amazing detail and work put into this!  :-o :-o :-o
Diesel Trucks: If they are too loud, your too old.

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Re: T650 KENWORTH
« Reply #37 on: June 21, 2010, 02:16:51 AM »
congrats!....It must make all that work even more enjoyable!..


the truck looks great and I too love all the details....

JP


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Re: T650 KENWORTH
« Reply #38 on: June 21, 2010, 07:05:40 AM »
Simply amazing detail and work put into this!  :-o :-o :-o
AGREED!!!!!  :-o :-o

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Re: T650 KENWORTH
« Reply #39 on: June 26, 2010, 12:11:53 AM »
And the finished product
I say it is finished BUT I’m still finding extra things to do all the time
I thought I would take the photos and bring my model to life.
I would like to thank Kingston’s Heavy Haulage for the use of their yard.
 

On the way to the work shop

Father & son

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Re: T650 KENWORTH
« Reply #40 on: June 26, 2010, 12:14:21 AM »
I thought is was real in a few of the shots! Awesome work! :-o :-o :-o :-o :-o :-o :-o :-o :-o

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Re: T650 KENWORTH
« Reply #41 on: June 26, 2010, 12:22:37 AM »


Lastly a sneak peek at my next 2 truck builds
A road train as only the Aussie’s can build them (with a gross of some 400 + tons)

With the Brambles C510 Kenworth as the ridged with a sleeper for the RC gear

Then lastly a tribute to Smudgy, an old friend from a long time in the past

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Re: T650 KENWORTH
« Reply #42 on: June 26, 2010, 01:44:54 AM »
G’Day model truckers, this is the end of the T650 build, I would like to thank all  of you that followed the birthing of my truck, & those that commented on the build along the way.

 
« Last Edit: December 25, 2012, 05:53:39 PM by model maker »

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Re: T650 KENWORTH
« Reply #43 on: July 26, 2010, 12:42:19 AM »
Your work continues to amaze me ! Keep up the awsome detail and quality that you put into this truck.
Tim359

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Re: T650 KENWORTH
« Reply #44 on: July 26, 2010, 10:54:09 AM »
Great to see such an attention to detail and it looks real in the pictures taken outside.

Great model!

Matti
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I made your horn louder.

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Re: T650 KENWORTH
« Reply #44 on: July 26, 2010, 10:54:09 AM »

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