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Mack Rw Superliner Scale Model

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Hello!

Thanks a lot for your comments!

mackniac - glad you like it!

Vinny - thanks, good to know you're reading this one!

Ryan - I appreciate it, that would really help, especially the details of the brackets on the front of the cab.

Jake - thanks for your kind words!

Thanks again, have a nice day

Paweł

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Pics, its a V8 truck not a Cummins but it might help.

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Timothy - sorry for replying so late. I didn't actually turn the stanchions myself, I misused ones they sell for ship modellers. Polished them a little by gripping them in a small electric drill and used very fine nail polisher, worked just fine.

In fact I painted the rails silver since, here's what it looks like now:

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I'm also working on an air cleaner under the hood:

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Real thing photos of the air cleaner and especially its mounting would be greatly appreciated!!!

I also made the rear view mirrors and their brackets:

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I actually like how they turned out - hope you lik'em too, thanks for reading and have a nice day

Paweł

the mirrors turned out awesome, nice work there looks great

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Pawel what did you use to chrome the mirrors? Wasn't alclad was it ?

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Hello!

Ryan - thanks a lot for the photos, it's a great help! I just can't get enough reference, now I know I got the bracket about right. as for the mirors, the actual mirrors are made using self adhesive chrome foil, I think it can be bought at furniture stores and advertising companies should also be able to get it. I bought the mirror heads (with the bulldog) from an American comany called A.I.T.M. - American Industrial Truck Models, they have a lot of grat stuff for somebody building a model of a Mack, or a Brockway, it's like their specialty. They are cast in white metal and can be polished to a really bright finish, so that's what I did. Only the small round mirrors were painted with alclad on their backs. The brackets are soldered and made from silver-coated copper wire, electronics stores sell this stuff, at least here in Poland, they are used for high frequency hardware, winding coils and stuff like that.

feticello122 - glad you like them, thanks for your kind words!

Thanks a lot for your comments, have a nice day!

Paweł

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Mirrors/brackets look great!

You also can use stainless wire to solder them of.

Harder to work with but would shines brighter when polished.

SS could be soldered good with phosphoric (soldering) acid.

Under the hood filter is going to be looking nice and realistic.

And don't forget to add some real piping and wiring instead of that poor plastic imitation.

Keep on moving!

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Thanks a lot John - if you have more reference, especially on Superliner I, please don't hesitate to post it here!

Thanks again and have a nice day

Paweł

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SUPERB-LINER !! what a nice job

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Looks really good.

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Hello!

Thanks a lot for your comments, I'm glad you like it. I feel much better now that you have had a look at it - I was afraid I could make some obvious mistake with the markings - too little practice with US trucks. Thanks again, have a nice day

Paweł

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you want to paint my real Superliner for me??that looks great

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Superdog - I'd be glad to, if only I could get a visa to the USA! Thanks for your kind words, have a nice day

Paweł

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Congrats on the progress Pawel!

Looks great when painted!

Hope to see the future progress soon.

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that paint job on your model is the same as my dads truck . look at my avatar

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the original paint job i mean now the one you have is differant

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Larry - thanks a lot!

Vladislav - it's a little tough now, because I'm in germany for some time now, but I'll work on my model as soon as I get back. Thanks for your kind words!

logtruckman - could you please post some pictures to better show what you mean? Thanks in advance!

Thanks again for your comments, have a nice day

Paweł

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Very nice

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