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#1 codie27

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 02:10 PM

Finally got this one finished a few months back after nearly 17 months of building. Very few parts on this were from a kit, so all the scratchbuilding kept me pretty busy. Comments good or bad welcome. Attached File  DSC00345.jpg   187.61KB   149 downloadsAttached File  DSC00347.jpg   185.53KB   152 downloads

#2 farmer1

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 02:49 PM

That's really nice ! interesting and neat old truck, good job and I'd say time well spent too



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Posted 18 January 2013 - 02:58 PM

Nice job. A rare model indeed.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 03:20 PM

That's really cool!!!!!!!!!! Very nice work!!!!!



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Posted 18 January 2013 - 03:36 PM

Good looking model!!! They were called cherrypickers becuase of how tall they were. Wheels of Time mag, Nov-Dec 2005 had a couple of good articles on them.There were 484 built in the '50's & only about 6 still exsist! Your model is a cool piece of history!



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Posted 18 January 2013 - 04:10 PM

I know all to well how rare these old trucks are haha. It was very hard to find accurate info to build a life like model. I ended up contacting the Mack museum who sent me a stack of sales brochures and spec sheets which meant I could also scratchbuild the chassis and suspension components. The finished result was well worth the research I did though

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 04:12 PM

Yes it was!!!!!



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Posted 18 January 2013 - 04:37 PM

That looks sweet, Man...Love that paint....Sets that truck off really well...



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Posted 18 January 2013 - 09:51 PM

Great job........ It takes amazing talent to Scratch build...



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Posted 19 January 2013 - 04:09 AM

Nice truck!



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Posted 19 January 2013 - 04:35 AM

That's some excellent work right there. Do you have any in-progress shots? WIP shots are like crack to some of us around here. :P



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Posted 21 January 2013 - 01:28 PM

Thanks for the feedback guys. I do have some build progress shots but unfortunately they're on my camera and I'm using my phone at the moment.