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mackinac359

Member Since 16 Feb 2006
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In Topic: Revell snap Pete...Maggini #13 inspired.

Today, 07:54 AM

If you are going for a 379 look, the windshield shape is different between 379 and the 1100-cab (359).  You can "cheat" by reshaping the corner radius of the windshield and reworking the center post.  The 1:1 cabs are much different, but with subtle modifications you can create the look needed.  Also, the side-of-cab fresh air vent should be eliminated for 379.  Also, the roof is shaped differently - the 379 has a more graceful shape where the 359 is squarer.  Sanding the leading edge, rear and the shaping the outer ends will lend a 379 look to the roof.

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In Topic: First time truck builder with questions. Mack DM 600 Dump

22 April 2015 - 10:39 AM

Here's the Mack in lighter weight spec as the U400/U600 series in single drive

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In Topic: First time truck builder with questions. Mack DM 600 Dump

22 April 2015 - 10:36 AM

DM stands for "Dump" "Mixer"  as the truck was developed for the construction market  -  as a dump or mixer chassis or something along those lines.

There was the lighter weight DM400, the DM600 and DM800 (also in kit form from MPC).  All three DM's were available with steel butterfly hoods and fenders.

There was also the DMM which was the front-drive version of the DM line.

 

The one in this attachment is the later interior.

 

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Tim


In Topic: mack 600

21 April 2015 - 10:33 AM

Chassis looks good.

 

Tim


In Topic: 1/25 MPC Mack DM-Series Truck Kits

19 April 2015 - 02:01 AM

The kit is laden with chrome plating - back when MPC developed the kit, it was car-guys who were making the desicions on kit development, and 'chrome was in' back then for car kit, the more chrome the better - they carried this over to the truck kits (just as AMT did).  Maybe we should refer to those times in kit history as the "chrome wars?" :P

 

Here's what's in the box.

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