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  1. 9 hours ago, kwt950 said:

    gotnitro,  I taught Lee about the Micro Balloons trick several years ago, probably in the late 80’s when I was building my KW 900L conversion kit master.  Although, I showed him how to use baking soda as a substitute instead since it’s much more cheaper.  Mixed with superglue there is no shrinking and it’s a quick gap filler.  The RC teams have used this solution for decades on fast repair in the field or during races. 

    Bill Drennen

    Yes Big Brother you’ve Taught me so many Modeling tricks over the years I could fill this Thread up with them. Thanks for sharing your Knowledge with me over the Decades. 

  2. 18 hours ago, Casey429 said:

    When I built my "out of the box" F4270 I struggled with painting it a metallic blue or the solid blue I ultimately ended up going with. I couldn't decide if the highlights on the box art meant it was metallic, or just shiny. This almost makes me second guess my decision. It's looking really good, will stay tuned.

    Thanks Casey for the complement. I tried a transparent blue over metallic on the Brown one I built came out nice but the White stripes I tried to mask off was a disaster. I ended up soaking it in Brake Fluid and I  re-painted it a Testors  goldish brown which I still have the truck today. This was back in 1987 I was still learning. I always thought the box art was a metallic blue. 

  3. 49 minutes ago, Oldmopars said:

    Well, at this point I’m not sure what I want to do. I have an R kit, but somehow it is just not inspiring me. I was just trying to think a bit outside the box. 
    It’s not like I have a lack of kits to do, I have a few years worth. (Like 10 years) I may go with my original thought and get the newer style RD hood from Gary and put a dump box on it. 

    That RD with a dump bed would look good especially the Autocar bed very east coast look 

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  4. Here’s one of Dave’s (AITM) he used his flat back cab. The flat Back was made from late 1965-73. They add 3” to the back of the cab in 73. I’m not sure what your asking are you building a Mack DM600 short steel hood? If so I would buy one from Gary Wallace. He sells the hood only and use the new AMT/ MPC Mack DM600 or DM800. Yes you can take a MPC Mack DM800 and Married it up with a AMT Mack R model cab.  You will have to Re-Fab the top of the hood and make the back of the fenders If you want I can take some pics of the one I got from Dave. Hope this helps 


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  5. 1 hour ago, Oldmopars said:

    I love this build, very nice. 

    One question? Can you make a 4200 out of a 4300 by cutting the hood and using round headlights? I have a 4300 I built a while back and I think I have a 4200 also, but never looked that close at them. 

    Thanks for the complement. Yes I did it about 35 years ago you will have to thin the back of the hood some we’re it Marries up to the back of the cab and it should work. I have no round headlights for this so I’m robbing some from a DM600 kit if you look the tree is the same as the DM800 

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