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dodgefever

B.R.B.O Mack DM600 Dump

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Still creeping along.  I've reassembled the dump body, built the engine and started on the interior.

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I bought some 22" Mack wheels and tyres from Moluminum.  They came out almost twice the cost of the kit after shipping and taxes, but hey... 

I painted the interior and inside the cab green.  It's maybe closer to a B model interior green, but it'll get toned down with some weathering powder.  Cab exterior, body and wheel spokes will be red.

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Edited by dodgefever

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Looks great man! Really like the dump body...Moluminum might be a lil more than others, but jamie makes some amazing stuff. Ide he makes the best tires and resin wheels out there. 

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Oh yeah, it wasn't meant to be a dig at Jamie.  He was easy to work with and the parts are great.  It was more the add-on costs resulting from the poor exchange rate, shipping and then being clobbered with import tax and a handling charge on top.  Robbers!

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Oh dang yeah thats a bummer for sure. I could see having to pay import tax on something large like a car or something, but model car parts is a joke lol...keep up the awsome work tho looks sweet

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Its looking good, that tipper body looks sturdy, good luck with the rest of the build. 

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I really like this one. Great work on the cab and save on the box. 

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End of month update.  I painted the wheels and I've modified the chassis to work with them.  I discovered the body will have to mount a bit farther back to clear the exhaust, but I can make it work.

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Thank you. I'm aiming for an east coast look, but I'm still tweaking things as I go.   I think Jamie's wheels & tyres are miles better than the kit parts, just wish he did 24" ones.

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Looking good  ! 

Yeah 24s would look awesome under that

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Not a lot done this month due to work and family stuff, but I'll post some update photos later.  I did some more on the interior, got a base coat on the engine, and mounted a hydraulic oil tank to the frame.

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Here's the frame with the oil tank added.

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Rough mock up with the body.   The body will sit higher when it's mounted properly.  I cut new greedy boards from 1/16" basswood, which will be stained and weathered.

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Pintle plate - still have to make the hitch itself, and yes, I should have done that before I started throwing paint around...  Not sure whether to add some tail lights, or stick with the ones on the body.

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Looking Good!!

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Wow, nice build!

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Dump trucks sometimes also have 2 tail light's and a back up light around the hitch for when their not towing a trailer.

 

Edited by NothingAsFineAsaW9

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Attempted some weathering on the chassis, to knock down the "newness".

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Looks Great! I'm taking notes. I'm fixing to start a dump project myself.

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WOW...looks really nice! 

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Thanks for the comments, they help to keep me motivated...

I got some work done on the interior today.  I made new shifters from copper wire and mounted them further back than the kit locations, because all my references show them around there.  I was planning to mount the kit shift knobs on top, but I seem to have lost those, so it's either make some, or use the spare DM800 ones from the kit. 

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Stu,

    I really like this project. That dump body is a favorite for me . You did a fine job on the clean up and re-assembly . 

What did you use to weather the chassis? It looks great !

 

 

 Be Well

  Gator

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Thanks, it's my first attempt at using weathering powder.  I used the cheap set from Revell, applied as a wash dissolved in diluted Humbrol DecalFix, following the procedure in this video below.   As an aside: I've never heard anyone pronounce the 't' in 'moistened' before!  :wacko:

 

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:):):)

Really enjoying the progress on this one!!!!  And the "recovery" of the dump bed is Class One!!!!

DJ

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