I have to agree with Aaron here. Intentional implementation of inaccuracies would probbaly be of no help with licensing issues. Shape is not the problem. The name is. If Lego comes out with Mack Superliner kit, it will not be a 100% accurate replica by any means. Just because of their brick shape. But they would face the same problem if they called it Mack Superliner. Make a kit as accurate as you possibly can, just don´t use the brand name. Erase the word Mack from the art box and decal sheet and parts if it is embedded there and you should be license clean. That is a common practise these days with 1/35 models. The contemporary models of military trucks cannot be more accurate. No need for aftermarket parts, no need for your super detail skills. There is only a generic name on the box art. The 1-25 and 1-24 scale truck models represent very small market segment. There is almost no competition in there and that is why you have inaccurate kits. Why should any kit producer bother? God bless those who do.
I have not posted here for a while because I was fighting the painting job. The skin of the cab / sleeper full of rivets, grooves and diamond pattern is not ideal for the paint scheme I chose. Masking over rivets and such is anything but wise. This is my second attempt in spraying the white and dark-dark blue combination. The surface is anything but smooth but I believe I can polish it with a fine paste. But first I have to repair all the imperfections.
It is going to take a bit more time to finish the paint job. Be patient with me please.
I wish I had anything like this. My workbench is non-existent for most of the day. When I want to work on my model I have to collect my stuff and tool boxes around the writing desk in the living room and that´s where my models come to life. I do the paint job in the corner of the bathroom with the window open. Anytime I want to work I have to bring the stuff in and get it out when I finish. Cannot leave anythin on the desk overnight and block the others from using it. Crazy? Insane? Yes. But it´s reality. Jarda
I feel very sad because Muleskinner has been one of my model building heros. I borrowed some of his ideas when building my Pete logger. He sure left an empty space in my heart.
May you rest in piece, sir.