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Karmodeler2

Member Since 27 Jun 2007
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In Topic: Ideas & Inspiration please....

17 September 2010 - 05:08 PM

1500+ hours, that just makes my head spin!!! I'll say it again, Im looking forward to seeing this one. Should be a beauty. I have googled the H-61 but keep turning up the same pics. I have scratchbuilt a cab from pics I have found,its posted here somewhere, but am trying to find pics of the chassis and rear of cab. There is a short video of one on you tube which helps a little. I e-mailed the Mack museum a while back to ask for info,but still havent got anything. Maybe they wont send to Australia,I dont know. Might have to go a different direction with it.


Might try ATHS. They have a library and will copy stuff and send it out. Give them an email.
David




http://www.aths.org/index.cfm

Look around for the library or email them. I know we have a huge library with a ton of research material.

In Topic: Ideas & Inspiration please....

17 September 2010 - 02:06 PM

Dave,I ll surely be looking forward to seeing the Autocar done,if its even half as detailed as that Pete, it should be awesome. Is it going to be based on the black one? Might be a long shot,but does your friend happen to have an H-61 Mack in his collection? I took a look at the photobucket pics, good reference shots in there. Thanks again for sharing.



I will check and see if he has an H-61. You can google image it and be amazed.

And when I get through with the Autocar, aptly named Black and Shiny, it will be a mirror image of the real thing. I plan on a lot of brass (hood, radiator shell, bumpers and all chrome work in brass first then I will plate it). It will be the last full detail for me as a way to end that part of my building and go back to what I love and to what takes less time, OOB.
I have so much to get to and enjoy all avenues that the full detail takes up too much time. I have 3 left, 2 started and then Black and Shiny.
I will post it when I start it.
Probably another 1500+ hour project, but worth it.

He says that everywhere he goes in that truck ( and he GOES in that truck, went from Ohio to CA doing about 110 bobtailing) that people are in awe of it and I know the model would be the same way. I don't have any full shots of it, because I needed the detail. I have some in print, but the digital ones are all detail.

It is by far, my favorite classic I have every seen. I can't wait to do it justice.

David

In Topic: Ideas & Inspiration please....

17 September 2010 - 04:07 AM

David , I admire your skills with that Diamond T. That little truck really got me going,very good attention to detail. I gotta say though,I am a little jealous of your friend with the truck collection shown in those pics. Looks like he has some really nice old trucks in there, lucky you having access to those for reference. Thanks for sharing your pics.



You are welcome and thanks for the compliments.
And don't feel bad, I am jealous of him too. He has about everything I would own if I had the time, space and money to do so. His Autocar is one that I plan on a full detail build much like the over the top one I did on that crazy Peterbilt. I have over 500 photos of that Autocar and most are on my photobucket site below.

David


http://s194.photobuc...ler2/Autocar I/
http://s194.photobuc...er2/Autocar II/

In Topic: Ideas & Inspiration please....

16 September 2010 - 07:18 PM

Or,
how about a friend of mine, whose real collection is to die for!!!!

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In Topic: Ideas & Inspiration please....

16 September 2010 - 07:10 PM

Here is one of my favorite looking trucks. Enjoy. It's a resin cab/hood/fenders and the old Movin'On frame and engine.


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If you look at this last photo, you can see my right arm and shirt in the spot mirror taking the pic.....I turned the mirror on my lathe.
Hope this will motivate you.
David