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Calling this one done.  Cab and chassis from AITM, trailer from AMT.  Crane from Italeri, front drive axle from KFS, logs from the back yard.  Lots of extra parts.  KFS front drive axle had to be narrowed (1/24 scale).  Grapple on crane from scratch.  Weathering is a variety of acrylic washes, chalks and airbrush.  Rust is the salt method, tried the baking soda method for the mud but didn't like it so I created my own mix using acrylic craft paint ($0.99 per bottle!), water, acrylic gloss and fine sawdust.  Probably the most involved build to date, first one with weathering.  Overall, I like the result.....

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You nailed this one right down to the Bunyan appellation. 👍

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That looks awesome.  Fantastic job.

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Great job Warren, The Mack B-81 is one of my favorite rigs . I can hear it now in low gear crawling of the mountain.

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😎😎😎

Exceptional job on the build!!!!   The weathering is very realistic!!!

DJ

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Thanks for the kind words, I was wonder how long it would take for someone to get the Bunyan reference.  Had to put something on the front guard and it seemed to fit.

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Beautiful build of a great subject! A real work horse! The mud is very convincing!! Great work!!

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8 hours ago, DRIPTROIT 71 said:

Beautiful build of a great subject! A real work horse! The mud is very convincing!! Great work!!

x 2 - the chains on the rear drive wheels give it the final touch in working through the mud.

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You nailed the look, and those tire chains really sell it, great build.

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Holy smokes I missed this posting sorry ! I commented on it on fb ,totally missed it here .

Awesome job and everything looks perfectly dirty ! 

Thanks again for participating 

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Absolutely incredible old Mack! Have a soft spot for old dogs, and you hit this one out of the park! Love the details, the chains, the grapple, and the weathering! Beautiful!

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