FJLC-1212 - 34th Scale 2009 Show Truck
FIRST GEAR 1:34 Scale
This is the second 1:34 scale Bullnose Kenworth that I modified. I stretched the frame out long enough that it scales out to 60’ long with a 35’ trailer, which meets Western bridge laws of the 1950s-1970s. The tractor has a box sleeper added behind the cab, which is a modified AMT sleeper. The tractor is modeled after two real Bullnose KWs. It’s not a replication of either, but rather a composite of the two.
I scratchbuilt the roof-mount air conditioner. Also added license plates with bracket. The deck plate, pogo stick with service lines that plug into the trailer are all scratchbuilt. The toolbox is a Fatjack’s part that I added steps to. The quarter fenders are modified AMT parts. The auxiliary transmission is mounted mid-frame with scratchbuilt driveshafts. The external air cleaner bonnet is turned aluminum. The straight stack is aluminum tubing buffed to a high luster finish.
The trailer is a heavily modified AMT trailer. It was shortened to 35’ length and the kingpin plate lowered. The reefer unit is painted Thermo-King light blue. The suspension, wheels, and tires are First Gear parts. I also added marker lights to the trailer. The spare tire and rack are First Gear parts. The rear of the trailer features BTS lettering and the BTS laughing jackass icon. The rear end plate and mud flaps were scratchbuilt. I added quite a number of marker and tail lights to this trailer.