Friday, February 25, 2011


As I said in a previous post, I just recently obtained another memory from the past -- two kits from Round 2.
The first kit was the AMT Fruehauf 40' beaded trailer, which was done as a trailer for INTERSTATE MOTOR FREIGHT SYSTEM, a once big trucking concern that went out of business in 1984.

The second kit was also a Round 2 release -- the AMT Kenworth K 123. This kit actually contains the decals to finish the trailer and do the truck. You will notice in the attached video the erroneous addition of the newer logo to the truck cab -- that done because the truck is totally fictitious, IMFS apparently did not use Kenworths in their fleets.


Saturday, February 12, 2011

A Great Time for AMT/Round 2 -- Kenworth K-123 COE and Fruehauf Trailer


After waiting since last November, the AMT Kenworth is available along with another long awaited kit, the AMT Fruehauf Beaded Trailer. Both these kits were ordered from TOWER HOBBIES on line ---

The Kenny comes with decals to make the fallen flag carrier, INTERSTATE MOTOR FREIGHT SYSTEM. The Fruehauf comes with the old AMT decals along with new Round 2 decals and a car parts company.

I chose to do the IMFS truck and trailer -- truck will be overall orange with a silver trailer. The trailer is finished, will post pictures latter. Currently working on the truck, frame is complete and primed along with the cab shell.

This is a beautiful remake of the old AMT kit with few fit problems -- BUT YOU MUST PAY ATTENTION to the old instructions!!!

The "box" photo, is actually the display box included with the model -- you got to put that together too, have some super glue for that.