I also grew up playing with the original Hot Wheels. This is a great idea of yours. These you have done so far look great. Want to see more! Just for fun, have you thought about putting one in a blister pack like the original little ones?
You must remove all paint from parts where glue will be applied, either by sanding or with a blade. If you don't, the glue will do that and take a lot longer to dry. I assemble all the parts I can and then and only then I paint them.
They were made mostly for that purpose. After all the DM stands for "Dump" and "Mixer". There was the Mack R600 (and a Mack U) which was a toned down version for vans but I don't know if the DM800 had a toned down version.
Thanks Clifford. That Mack looks a lot better than the Freightliner. Thank you for the nice photos and info. Now I like the
Mack better but they are out of production I think. Anyway, I placed an order for the Freightliner already.
Hey Gino, I wanted so much to buy one of these Franklin Mints Freightliners but they were so expensive that I just gave it up and built a less goodlooking ( and less expensive ) one in 1/25. Yours is one of the best looking models out there.