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Mack DM600 Crane Truck 1/25 MPC

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Juergen, very nice work as always! Excellent detailing and weathering.

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Fantastic work . The only thing I see wrong with it is the hood would not rust ....!

Why???   I looked for rusty DM600 in www and found this pic:

 

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Very nice work Juergen and your weathering is outstanding!! The cracked windows are a nice detail, and changing the chrome headlights to clear lenses makes it more realistic. One thing you may want to add is a "headache ball",  which is just a round 2-piece weight on the cable just above the hook that keeps tension on the cable so that it winds back up evenly. Not criticizing, just pointing it out since I have 2 crane trucks I work with every day. If you need a photo of one I can post it for you.

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Very nice work Juergen and your weathering is outstanding!! The cracked windows are a nice detail, and changing the chrome headlights to clear lenses makes it more realistic. One thing you may want to add is a "headache ball",  which is just a round 2-piece weight on the cable just above the hook that keeps tension on the cable so that it winds back up evenly. Not criticizing, just pointing it out since I have 2 crane trucks I work with every day. If you need a photo of one I can post it for you.

Thanks, yes please send me a pic

I must look for original Truck pics in www. Here in germany we did not have this trucks :wacko:

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Why???   I looked for rusty DM600 in www and found this pic:

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They are fibre glass . Although that does look like rust to me to :D

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They are fibre glass . Although that does look like rust to me to :D

I read in wikipedia that not all have fiberglas hoods

 

The U was basically a short R, while the DM was an extra heavy duty version of the U often used in 6X4 construction trucks. Like the RMM, the DMM was all wheel drive, but had not only a short hood/offset cab, but also a set back front axle, requiring a model specific fiberglass hood/fender arrangement.

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Seriously, magnificent achievement......The detail is astounding.....Particularly the broken glass at the rear of the crane cab.......That is just too cool....

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That has a lot of years left in it, beautiful weathering!

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Superb work! And the weathering is awesome. Though that particular model Mack has a fiberglass hood, I have seen many that look very similar as it looks like very weathered paint worn down to the red primer underneath. The cabs, however were very prone to rust. Very cool!

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That is very impressive, I really like all the little details, I could spend hours looking at this, FANTASTIC

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That is very impressive, I really like all the little details, I could spend hours looking at this, FANTASTIC

Exactly right, it is all the little things that fascinate. The grease gun, rags, hack saw, and tools on the tool box. the gloves, on the seat of the crane. Not to mention, the pin up calendar. The Valvoline can, and chain box... could go on and on. Outstanding work! Thank you for sharing.

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Wow ! that is a truly awesome build. I really like the whole rig. It is very realistic .

 

 

 

Be Well

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