My Firetruck I built for brother inlaw that just passed away who was a fireman


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I did 2 versions of these Mack fire trucks please give me any suggestions on how to improve for my next build . Bruce

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Sorry for crappy pics will try to post better ones. Cant take anymore pics because the models went with the sister inlaw and bro inlaws granddaughter.

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Looks really good!

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The build looks very very good!

PS: sorry to hear about brother-in-law. RIP

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my condolences , awsome tribute ... respect !!!

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Sorry for you loss Bruce, IMO the truck looks great, very nice tribute!!! :)

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I will third that Bruce....awesome tribute.

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Great tribute build... Looks fantastic. Sorry for your loss. May he rest in peace.

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Again, sorry for your loss and this is a great tribute. If I can make one suggestion, I'd put your next one in a glass display case to keep off the dust. This isn't a smooth surface like a car body and would be a pain to dust with all of the little nooks and crannies.

Nicely done.

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Very sorry for your loss.

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Awesome tribute. My condolences

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The build looks pretty good to me....Better pictures could help, but it won't improve on what you've done here....Great job....For some reason, I've always passed this one up, but I think I'll have to reconsider.....Hobby Lobby has them, so I think it's time to burn a "40% off" coupon...

And I pray everyone is doing ok in your time of loss.....

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You know everyone in here is so nice thanks so much for you comments. I feel a kinship already and have only been here a few days. If there is anything I can help with please feel free to ask.

Bruce

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Sorry about your loss Bruce,nice looking model man.

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Your Mack looks really nice. Sorry for your loss, and for the loss of a brother firefighter (Chittenango Volunteer FD, Sullivan Fire District #1).

Suggestions for improvement? Well, 4" hoses for the hosebed, or a hosebed cover would be good. If you decide to leave the hosebed open with no hoses, then it would be unpainted wood. The Mack 6-spoke wheels would be the body color as would the monitor (deck gun). The ax handle would be unpainted wood, and anything diamond plate would probably be natural metal colored (not painted). Check out Don Mills Models ( http://donmillsmodels.com/ ) for additional detail items.

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Fill the hose bed. Try using sewing elastic for hose. Shoe laces are way to rough and out of scale. The sewing elastic comes in 2 flat sizes, 1/4" and 1/8". It also comes in 1/16" diameter round. Use it the way it is with aluminum tubing cut for couplings. Check out the tutorial I did on the Scale Firehouse site. Look for the Tutorials section. It will give you some pointers on how to fill the bed without using a lot of elastic.

A great tribute.

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What Charlie said!

Nice job, and nice job on the base.

Condolences to you and yours on your loss.

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I like it!

Seems like way too many of us first responder types are taking the final call.

Great tribute sir.

G

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Bruce,

Sorry for your loss. This is a great tribute! This Mack kit is basic, but can be detailed to the moon if desired. As Charlie and Jim suggested, some great tips! Over at "The Scale Firehouse", there are many great tips as well. I believe at the top of the "Tutorials" section is a "Correcting the Kits" area that lists members suggestions for correcting the majority of fire kits on the market(past and present). - Here is a "what if" in progress. The original company was disbanded in the early 1980's.

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David

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