[WIP] Enhanced Kenworth T680 / T880

User avatar
daking617
Posts: 160
Joined: 17 Apr 2015 06:57
Location: Casey IL USA
Contact:

Re: [Extended Overhaul] Enhanced Kenworth T680 / soon with T

#131 Post by daking617 » 18 Mar 2017 02:40

Tom happy vacation and I am sorry I can not get this truck with what you have done so far including the redneck version, that looks awesome. Looking forward to see what else you come up with. Hate that a few ruin it for the rest of us that don't steal.

TomDooley
Posts: 661
Joined: 01 Feb 2016 09:42

Re: [Extended Overhaul] Enhanced Kenworth T680 / soon with T

#132 Post by TomDooley » 20 Mar 2017 05:52

Howdy,

nah, this isn't an update, sorry, guys. I've been touring CA, AZ, UT and NV for a little over a week now, and am both disillusioned and amazed. Right now I'm sitting in a hotel room in Vegas.
I will just swallow nearly all criticism over SCS depiction of truck and scenery details for now, since it leads nowhere. I'll just say, a lot of it isn't like the real thing, and I hope that some talented mapper(s) will remedy this.
Still, I've seen awesome places (some of them not allowed for 18-wheelers), and met trucks of all kinds.

On the T680/880, from what I've seen so far - the majority (over 90%) were High-76 sleepers. Most of them withOUT the lower cab windows and simpler air "scoops" instead. Also, most (fleet trucks) are rather plain. I think someone thinks that's cheaper and maybe safer? Who knows. The ones with a nice color or color scheme do stand out. About 20% had some kind of bull bar, but hardly any other accessories. Second place goes to T880 daycabs, third is mid-76 T680, and aside from a single T880-mid-76 and a T680-53, nothing. No 680 daycabs, no 42 inchers. Well, I still have two more weeks, and I hope I will see some. Or maybe I'm touring the wrong part of America.

Anyway, I'm still motivated to complete the 680 overhaul once I'm back, and then the 579 will also get another courtesy update. They come in FAR lower numbers than the Kens. But still... like 'em.

So, I'll try to post a pic or two until I'm back.
Thanks for the kind words

Tom

P.S.: Saw this one yesterday in Orderville, UT...
Image

User avatar
TruckSimChris
Posts: 1052
Joined: 07 Oct 2013 08:30
Location: Seattle, WA, United States

Re: [Extended Overhaul] Enhanced Kenworth T680 / soon with T

#133 Post by TruckSimChris » 21 Mar 2017 00:08

That seems to be the general response I see when foreigners see our trucks IRL for the first time: a bit of disappointment at the lack of accessories adorning the trucks like in Europe, but surprised at the variety of the cab and axle configurations.

But you gotta go up to the Pacific Northwest if you really want to see some serious truck and trailer combinations though. :mrgreen:

Have fun while you're still here. ;)
Image

Gopher04
Posts: 63
Joined: 24 Feb 2016 16:50

Re: [Extended Overhaul] Enhanced Kenworth T680 / soon with T

#134 Post by Gopher04 » 27 Mar 2017 07:30

Needs updating to 1.6 patch please.

Dukeone
Posts: 424
Joined: 07 Aug 2014 19:20
Location: Gernany

Re: [Extended Overhaul] Enhanced Kenworth T680 / soon with T

#135 Post by Dukeone » 28 Mar 2017 11:09

Hi Tom, do you have plans to implement these wonderful Aerokits, skirts and flaps? That would b really awesome!

Image
Image

User avatar
xDope
Posts: 609
Joined: 14 Jan 2016 17:44
Location: New York

Re: [Extended Overhaul] Enhanced Kenworth T680 / soon with T

#136 Post by xDope » 29 Mar 2017 02:56

Dukeone funny you ask that here, because I was about to ask Wolfie if he could add this to his 579/T680 aerokits trucks :lol:
If it is stupid but it works, it isn't stupid.

TomDooley
Posts: 661
Joined: 01 Feb 2016 09:42

Re: [Extended Overhaul] Enhanced Kenworth T680 / soon with T

#137 Post by TomDooley » 07 Apr 2017 04:00

Howdy,

just a small heads-up... I'm back in Europe from my WestCoast vacation, but still suffering from jet-lag, I guess... hard to concentrate over anything. Guess I'm not forever 21, and dragging along a 5-year old doesn't make it easier either. Next week I plan to re-commence work on the 1.6 updates on both the 680/880 and 579.
Thanks for your interest, and to all those who PM'ed me, I'll get back to you with links as soon as I've weeded out the to-do list and have it finished.

Tom

PS: On the Aero parts, I'm not planning to do them in the foreseeable future. They would be better located in the ADVANTAGE or EPIQ packages anyway.

TomDooley
Posts: 661
Joined: 01 Feb 2016 09:42

Re: [Extended Overhaul] Enhanced Kenworth T680 / soon with T

#138 Post by TomDooley » 21 Apr 2017 18:46

Howdy.

I'm working on the Ken(s) now. Currently I'm rebuilding a bunch of custom sideskirts, and this will keep me occupied for a another few days. I've decided to postpone some planned parts from development in favor of an earlier release, else I'm afraid SCS pops out 1.7.x before I have this thing mostly wrapped up.

Officially, I will release it as "public beta". That means, despite the fact that I'm still not 100% or even 50% happy with the T680's front fenders and (a little more with) the 40-in sleeper, I think there's enough stuff included to make most of you happy. To be completely honest, I can't find any motivation for pushing vertices right now, so I'll just finish my sideskirt makeover and upload it (provided I don't find any more serious crap).

Image

Image

Have a nice weekend

Tom

Jobwrkdu
Posts: 8
Joined: 22 Sep 2016 20:57

Re: [Extended Overhaul] Enhanced Kenworth T680 / soon with T

#139 Post by Jobwrkdu » 22 Apr 2017 13:08

Thanks Tom,

Can't wait...

TomDooley
Posts: 661
Joined: 01 Feb 2016 09:42

Re: [Extended Overhaul] Enhanced Kenworth T680 / soon with T

#140 Post by TomDooley » 22 Apr 2017 13:37

Image

Tomorrow.

Image

Post Reply

Return to “Trucks”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests