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Mack Rw Superliner Scale Model

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Hello!

I've got some progress on my model to report - I put the sleeper together and now I'm working on the filler coat to smooth it before priming it:

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I'm also working on the frame, I installed cab mounts and the frame stiffener on the frame:

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The battery boxes, their covers and the air tanks slung underneath are also on their way

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And finally I dechromed the details that will go on the cab roof with brake fluid. I'll rechrome them later, after filling the imperfections:

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That's where I have a question: What are those two snorkel-like things mounted between the three central bullet-lights on the cab roof? I like to know what I'm modelling, but I don't have an idea what they might be. Also please remember, if you see something you think is inaccurate im my work-in-progress pictures, I'd be grateful for pointing it out. Thanks for reading, and thanks in advance for your help, have a nice day

Paweł

well,the roof vents,are supposed to be the color of the cab,,but chrome might look good...bob

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I can add attention to the roof vent, on the Brockway version of the Shellar cab the vent is centered and without the scoops, on the Mack version the vent is more to the front with the scoops and the back of the center ICC light is bobbed off.

FW

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I can add attention to the roof vent, on the Brockway version of the Shellar cab the vent is centered and without the scoops, on the Mack version the vent is more to the front with the scoops and the back of the center ICC light is bobbed off.

FW

ya,,he,s rite,,used to own one,,think that bobbed off lite,had its own part no.and the rounded part of vent goes to the front...bob

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hey pawel,,,i took a buncha pictures of my DM,,but they vall came out lousy,,i deleted them all,,,better luck next time.lol bob

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Bob - that's a pity, I'd just love to see the pics of your model. Please try again!

In the moment I'm almost done smoothing the sleeper, it will probably get a coat of primer next week. I'm also preparing parts to rechrome them. That bobbed center light is bugging me... Does anybody have a photo? Notice how rarely this detail is seen, most of the time the trucks are photographed from ground level and the top of the cab roof is invisible. In the model kit all five lights are the same, of course. So please help, thanks a lot in advance and have a nice day

Paweł

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Heres a few I took. Why not go chrome with the engine.

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jaysm35a2 - thanks a lot for the photos you posted - just can't get enough of them here. The truck I'm trying to depict is supposed to be pimped up a little, but not that extreme - although I wouldn't rule out someone making a model of the very truck you posted the photos of, someday.

Please remember - photos of the innards of a Superliner I are most welcome here all of the time.

About the roof - after reading the recent posts about the roof I checked it up again, and discovered Italeri moved the roof vent back some and so worked around the "bobbed" center roof light. I think I'm going to cut my roof up again (just a little bit) and try to add this interesting detail. Any photos showing this arrangement (roof vent and the "bobbed" bullet light) will be a great help for me. Thanks in advance for your great help, have a nice day

Paweł

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jaysm35a2 - thanks a lot for the photos you posted - just can't get enough of them here. The truck I'm trying to depict is supposed to be pimped up a little, but not that extreme - although I wouldn't rule out someone making a model of the very truck you posted the photos of, someday.

Please remember - photos of the innards of a Superliner I are most welcome here all of the time.

About the roof - after reading the recent posts about the roof I checked it up again, and discovered Italeri moved the roof vent back some and so worked around the "bobbed" center roof light. I think I'm going to cut my roof up again (just a little bit) and try to add this interesting detail. Any photos showing this arrangement (roof vent and the "bobbed" bullet light) will be a great help for me. Thanks in advance for your great help, have a nice day

Paweł

wish i'd seen this post yesterday! I was unloading some steel beams at Banker Steel in Lynchburg yesterday and was standing on my trailer when their beat up Superliner yard dog was hooking to a trailer right beside me. I could have gotten some good pictures of the top of the cab.

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Ain't that a pity when it happens :-)) Not to worry, I got a nice photo I needed. But of course you can't get too much of a good thing - if anybody has photos of Superliner I innards please post them here! Thanks in advance, have a nice day

Paweł

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post-8124-0-93037600-1309198469_thumb.jpwell i thought this was better than nothing,lol..its all i got now,,i painted all the chrome tanks,bumber,wheels,,black,,wanted it to look like an east coast work truck,,but now im kicking myself,,i should have left them alone,,too late now,bummer man..lol...bob

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Attached are photos of the roof lights and air diverters. Doug

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Bob - a nice rim you got there! About the chrome - you can rechrome your parts using a paint called "Alclad 2". It is sprayed over really smooth gloss black base and after that the parts look pretty chrome! I'll demonstrate that on my model soon, as I got a few details to chrome too.

Doug - great photos, thanks a lot! Now I'm good to go. First thing to fix, and I'm working on it right now, is the roof vent, which Italeri put too far back. I'm about to put it in its correcxt position, and then I'll mount the diverters, lights and horns. I'm working slowly, so it will take some time, but when I'm done, I'll post the photos. Thanks again for the photos, they are a great help, and have a nice day

Paweł

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Hi Pawel,

Must say you're doing a great job on the Superliner. Found this on the net. May help you also. Got some nice shots of the V8 too. Have fun browsing the pictures and keep up the good work.

Superliner project

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Legorigs,

Thanks a lot for your kind words. The link you sent is very interesting, especially for someone building a Superliner II. It was also very interesting for me to see how many differences are there between a Superliner I and Superliner II. Currently I'm working on the roof, but also on rechroming some of the parts. Tedious job and not much to show. Maybe I'll have something to show you later. Thaks again, have a nice day

Paweł

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Hello everybody! It's been a really long time, I also got a lot of help from the forum members here, so I wanted to let you know I'm movin' on with this one, although slowly. Recently I put together the battery boxes complete with the air tanks. Putting something "chrome-like" on the parts was tedious. Anyway, here's what it looks like now:

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My request to you is, if you see something that looks bad on my model, please let me know, maybe I can correct it in time. The pity is I've never seen a Superliner real-life, so I have to depend on sources! Thanks in advance for your help, have a ncie day

Paweł

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wow,,welcome back,,,was wondering what happened to ya,,nice work,,keep it up.bob

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Beautiful work!! Here is one of mine done about 5 years ago. Paul

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Beautiful work!! Here is one of mine done about 5 years ago. Paul

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geeeees very interesting,,,but it looks like you drug it outa a swamp.lol.bob

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It was modeled after on at a sand mine here....close to a swamp. LOL Paul

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It was modeled after on at a sand mine here....close to a swamp. LOL Paul

i noticed that roadway,,couple of weeks ago,that looked like it went thru a blizzard thought it was a interesting idea,,,they both look definateley used...ive never seen anything like either of them,,,i must admit,,,very creative.bob

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Bob - thanks a lot for dropping by! Don't worry, I'm not going to give up that easy.

Paul - nice model! Good job on the dirt and rust. I'd be glad to build this model too, but unfortunately that kit is almost ungettable nowadays. As for my truck, I plan to model it used, but clean and well maintained.

Thanks again for the comments and have a nice day!

Paweł

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Hello everybody! It's been a really long time, I also got a lot of help from the forum members here, so I wanted to let you know I'm movin' on with this one, although slowly. Recently I put together the battery boxes complete with the air tanks. Putting something "chrome-like" on the parts was tedious. Anyway, here's what it looks like now:

chassis08.jpg

chassis09.jpg

My request to you is, if you see something that looks bad on my model, please let me know, maybe I can correct it in time. The pity is I've never seen a Superliner real-life, so I have to depend on sources! Thanks in advance for your help, have a ncie day

Paweł

"I've never seen a Superliner in real life"

That statement is probably one of the saddest things I've heard in awhile.One more thing we as Americans can take for granted.Hopefully someday you can come over here and see one in all it's glory.I give thanks everyday that I can walk out my front door and climb into my Superliner and go to work.I can't imagine how some people can even drag themselves out of bed each day knowing they have to drive a Brand X truck.

Good work so far on your model,maybe someday you can build a replica of mine for me,my model building days are in the past.

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I agree! i think thats one of the things i like most about this website,so many like-minded people,interested in preserving a piece of our heritage,and helping to keep the Mack "legend" alive. I also cant wait to see this (model) Superliner finished!..................................Mark

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Superdog - thanks for your comment! The Superliner came to be very important for me, too - although I didn't get to see one in person yet. Maybe someday. I still need a visa if I want to visit USA - ain't that bad? Thanks for your kind words, be sure to gather a lot of reference material of your truck (I mean photos, especially of it's innards and underside, those are hard to find, and some measurements, like the frame length, ride height and the likes) if you ever want to have it modelled.

Mark - oh yeah, I heard it before and I also can't wait to see it done - mainly because if I wait it will never get done :loldude:

mack4ever - nice picture! The B model sure is something special. I thought about building a model of one, but that won't happen soon. Maybe someday!

Thanks again for your comments, have a nice day

Paweł

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