Project objective: Use a model kit of a Kenworth W900 to replicate our own 1974 Kenworth W900A used on the farm (see picture below)
Model kit used: Monogram 1/16th scale Kenworth W900 Conventional plastic model kit
Skill Level: 3 -- Most challenging; glue and paint required. For ages 12+
Timeline: Hopefully less than a year
Watch the videos in the playlist to see the individual techniques used to put a realistic "well used" finish on the model.
Part 1: Starting by building parts of the frame. Here it sits after some flat black paint drying. Also pictured is the front leaf springs drying. I will add some washes or dry brushing techniques to add a little bit of "dirt" and "dust" maybe even some rust in the normal places before more assembly.
The interior has been "dirtied" and worn right down to the wear on the clutch pedal. I also added the appropriate cracks in the steering wheel and a personal touch of the CO-OP spring clip holding scale receipts from the elevator (Farmers will know what those are) The detailing of the gauge needles was tedious.