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4 hours ago, dnl42 said:

I continue to be amazed at how you can effectively paint such intricate assemblies. :worthy:

Just go "low and slow" with the airbrush, eventually paint will end up everywhere 🙂

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Hi Jeroen,

 

Just stumbled across your Mack AC build.

Nice progress, especially the real wood trunks. 

 

Good luck !

 

Greetings

JohnHaa

 

 

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I did some painting, these past couple of days. First, switched colours on the chassis and cab. 

 

That's semi gloss black on the chassis, I always like that. The engine got the same colour, I may do something with it but I don't intend to show it. 

 

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And grey primer on the cab. 

 

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I wasn't thinking and sprayed the cab's underside grey as well... I didn't have to do that as I was planning on having it black. Anyway, it's now black again. 

 

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While the cab itself is nice and red. The cab floor will be black which will be a little bit of a struggle probably, but I'll get a brush in there. 

 

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Wheels are red too. This can all be clear coated tomorrow. 

 

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I gave the wooden parts a quick coat of something over the black primer, I think it was khaki because that's what I had. It's just meant as a base coat, I'm not particulary good at painting wood but I think I can make this work with some more paints. 

 

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I shot a clear coat this afternoon and went ahead with the decals this evening. I must say, these decals were very well behaved. I don't really like decalling because I always manage to damage one or something, but these were really nice. I've got them all on without a hitch. 

 

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The other side is the same, except for the curly one at the bottom which only this side has, because there's a toolbox on the driver side. 

 

I did the signs as well, and cleaned up the front tyres and put them on. 

 

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Terribly smooth - I never managed to get such a slick surface. Looks fantastic with the decals.

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  • 3 weeks later...

I've finally done some more work on the Mack. Last time, I did the decals and I started out today by sealing them in with gloss varnish. Then I dulled the whole thing down with a matt varnish, I mean for sure this truck isn't shiny, hauling logs in the woods. 

 

I painted and installed the seat, glued the cab onto the chassis which was a bit of a chore but it worked in the end. 

 

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Exhaust was weathered and glued on. 

 

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The next job will be the rest of the weathering, going for a muddy look. 

 

I managed to paint the wooden deck as well. 

 

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I configured my logs, I think I have enough length on the chains. I have burnishing fluid for metal tracks and tried it on the chain but it did absolutely nothing. So I soaked them for a bit in thin Vallejo Red Leather paint and dried them with the hairdryer. I think this will do. 

 

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Well, just like that, it's done! I muddied the thing, hot glued the logs on and that was it. This was a fun little build. 

 

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I'll take better pics for the gallery, need to charge some batteries for my camera first 🙂 

 

Thanks for watching and tagging along!

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Very well done. :clap2:

 

It would be right at home on some logging road, deep in the forest. Quite a few of those in Northern Cal.

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It's certainly very characterful indeed and makes a nice change from the modern 'box on wheels' trucks. 

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A great nostalgic piece of work, Jeroen. The finish is striking - you do have an eye for this!

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2 hours ago, Toryu said:

A great nostalgic piece of work, Jeroen. The finish is striking - you do have an eye for this!

Thanks, that's very kind 😊

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You've produced another stunning model Jeroen :goodjob:

 

The subtle weathering is a particular highlight for me.

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