Thanks for the commendation. Chester the Kenworth 953 is also on my projectlist, but the 953 needs a totally different hoodlength and grill angle in comparison to the Kenworth 884C. Astonishingly the 884C has a longer hood and a longer grill.
Slow progress. I found a solution to my rearaxle rimring problem. This time the reason for the slow progress was the winch. A Tulsa Rufnek with 100.00lbs capacity, the second largest of the Rufnek line. Now some pictures:
The wheels where only shortly mounted because of the picture. They will be glued to the rest after painting or I change them with some pneumatic wheels if I find some that look like the real one used on Mack ACs. The red wheels are from the aerial ladder kit. The parts I casted are the chains and some parts of the jackshafts. The chains are shortened versions of the original Jordan chains. The truck will get a fifth wheel to pull an old lowboy.
I'm curious how things went with the Jordan Mack. And the Lowboy!
The Kenworth is still in process, but in a very slow way. The reason is the engine it will have. A Cummins VT1710/VT28 completly scratch build. I mad some pictures of it along my engines I already builded. And there is a little inbetween project. A Ford F850 on a military 6x6 chassis with a fuel body.
Next little step at the project Kenworth 884C. The engine is almost done, the turbos and some cooling lines are still missing. I still not happy with the rearaxles, but every method I tried to get a good result failed. I also decided to mount the tanks and other stuff before painting, since glue doesn't like paint underneath it.
Still a long way till painting the Kenworth. But the transmission is done. A Clark 16000 series. I still need to build the Clark CL 16000 torqueconverter. I also have done the rearxle a third or fourth time, but this time I'm happy with the result.
too awesome!!!! I been wanting to make a similar wheel that some Mercedes trucks have that consists of 8 rivets on the front wheels. It looks alot like the front wheels that thomas made for the huge truck he is making in this page.