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This is the first kit I have built in a number of years, really enjoyed it. Got a lot of stuff going on in the near future, but eventually I want to scratch build an old school low boy for it.

Take care, Mark

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I really like how the paint turned out on this one, and de-chroming 90% of the parts made a huge differnce.

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That DM800 is a brute! Looks great!

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Looks Great ! How much the pot weigh Looks like it;s Haulig it LOL!

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Thanks guys! I appreciate it. I really like the very heavy Macks of this era, this model is very loosely based on one that still operates in New Jersey. I want to do another one but it will have to wait for a C500 project I want to start very soon.

Oh, that pot is only 45 or 50 tons! LOL

Mark

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Nicely done. I like the added detail of the Eastern style scroll work.

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Great job! It's awesome! It's nice to see a non typical truck like Pete and KW. Nice work. Is that a store or online ordered kit? I'd like to build one myself.

Josh

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Love those heavy Dogs!!! CAn't wait to see a trailer!!!!

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Nice Mack, Mac! Great build! I like the way those huge wheels fill out the front fenderwell. This one looks real tuff! The de-chroming does help a lot for realism too.This one is built just right. :)

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Very nice. I love the scroll work, very typical of the era

By the way Mr. Modeltruckbuilder, you have a nice white and red IH 4300 Transtar for an avatar, have you ever shown it in detail here?

Why don't you? :)

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Thanks for all the kind words guys! I really like the old DM800's, will do another one eventually. One thing I WILL change is to machine a metal front axle assembly. The kit one, while only 40 years old, keeps breaking. I think partially from its age, and some from the weight of those big resin wheels and tires.

If you ever get the chance to see one of these heavy DMs go see it. There are a few that still operate from time to time in NJ, they are massive, tires are 4.5 feet in diameter, the truck is a wide load by itself, +/- 9 feet wide. They are definately from a different era of road/bridge weight regulations, but they get the job done!

Mark

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