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Scale Model Trucks => 1/87 Scale Model Trucks => Topic started by: JJG on February 10, 2019, 01:31:28 PM

Title: MACK CRUISELINER NAVL
Post by: JJG on February 10, 2019, 01:31:28 PM
The Mack Cruiseliner was produced from 1974 -1984, in a 10 year span there were lots of them around. This is s build of a resin cab -seems to be a casting of the Play Art die cast toy, I had some originals around, even built them up but since I moved, can't seem to locate them. This one started sometime ago, with the blue/white applied and a clear coat, it needed a divisional stripe added, so, to begin with, here is the cab, clear slightly sanded, masked and ready to apply what ended up to be black. I thought I had taken pictures of that process but went back to my archives to 2016 and still didn't fine anything so maybe not then.
(http://i888.photobucket.com/albums/ac85/Jimmyjacobs_bucket/Scale%20Models/007_zpsvmtgfqgt.jpg)
de-masked and set up on a Herpa ConCor chassis from a Freightliner COE, the resin air intake and stack -not on the die cast toy- are positioned to the chassis and the cab mounts installed
(http://i888.photobucket.com/albums/ac85/Jimmyjacobs_bucket/Scale%20Models/010_zpswclxope4.jpg)
not sure if these tanks will be used but the build continues
(http://i888.photobucket.com/albums/ac85/Jimmyjacobs_bucket/Scale%20Models/011_zpsp83kzatu.jpg)

I have a North American 48' Electronics Exibit drop frame van somewhere in my stash, haven't found it back yet either, when I do, it is the trailer to be mated to this Mack.

Jim.
Title: Re: MACK CRUISELINER NAVL
Post by: tery on February 10, 2019, 01:44:59 PM
Nice paint  8)
Title: Re: MACK CRUISELINER NAVL
Post by: charlie on February 10, 2019, 01:53:44 PM
I climbed up on the Cruiseliner that was at the Mack Museum in PA about 6 months after i'd had a quadruple bypass back in 2006. Thought it was a good idea....then I thought they might have to call the Fire Department to get me down. ;D It sure was high up there. :o
Title: Re: MACK CRUISELINER NAVL
Post by: Kurt_H on February 11, 2019, 07:28:54 AM
I like Cruiseliner models and your paint pattern looks very good. Among the truck models I built in the last years are four Cruiseliners.

Kurt
Title: Re: MACK CRUISELINER NAVL
Post by: Rob Archer on February 11, 2019, 07:00:20 PM
S**t!
I was just going to go to the main webpage and see what was on there.
Not planning a drom for it?
I'll have to find the archives and scan something but I only recall getting one Cruiseliner and that was for Display Transport.
Title: Re: MACK CRUISELINER NAVL
Post by: Rob Archer on February 11, 2019, 07:23:07 PM
NAVL COE paint
(https://bulk-share.slickpic.com/album/share/zMMDMWkMmMzjgm/15818767.0/600/p/NAVL_COE_2.jpg) (https://www.slickpic.com/share/zMMDMWkMmMzjgm/albums/2019-Randoms/photo?view=15818767#15818767)
(https://bulk-share.slickpic.com/album/share/03NkjNTEkDNZDw/15818765.0/600/p/NAVL_COE_-_1.jpg) (https://www.slickpic.com/share/03NkjNTEkDNZDw/albums/2019-Randoms/photo?view=15818765#15818765)
Cruiseliner
(https://bulk-share.slickpic.com/album/share/NJMMmkNTNZzjjk/15818766.0/600/p/Cruiseliner.jpg) (https://www.slickpic.com/share/NJMMmkNTNZzjjk/albums/2019-Randoms/photo?view=15818766#15818766)
Title: Re: MACK CRUISELINER NAVL
Post by: chuckyr on February 11, 2019, 07:49:09 PM
I have a Cruise Liner from the Narwag.  It is rather detailed with a detailed Mack engine. Can't wait to see your's completed.
Title: Re: MACK CRUISELINER NAVL
Post by: tery on February 12, 2019, 05:42:09 AM
I was only in a Mack Cruiseliner one time . As I remember the dog house was low and seemed larger then other cabovers .
Title: Re: MACK CRUISELINER NAVL
Post by: DVE on February 12, 2019, 10:56:55 PM
I have 2 of the Playart  Cruiseliners in diecast.  I like the resin one also and the paint scheme you selected.
Title: Re: MACK CRUISELINER NAVL
Post by: JJG on February 13, 2019, 01:00:26 AM
Thanks everyone for all the comments so far!

They do sit quite high Charlie.

I drove a Cruiseliner on a few trips, Cummins powered though but overall a pleasant truck, not quite as warm as my Freightliner COE I usually drove.

Charles, have you started your Cruisliner yet, can't say I am familiar with the Narwag one.

Rob, that is a classic mover for sure, looks like he was on with Atlas Van Lines prior to this gig, either way, that colour works just as well for NAVL. That one below is actually an MH, or commonly referred to as an Ultraliner. I'm guessing a 90's vintage looking at the air dam on it! I think it debuted in 1981.

OK, onward! I decided to take the tanks off and add A-Line fuel tanks along with the now installed kit supplied battery box/air tanks. She's gonna be able to do some serious truckin between fuel stops
(http://i888.photobucket.com/albums/ac85/Jimmyjacobs_bucket/Scale%20Models/011_zpsseof6ubo.jpg)
bumper mocked up, may have to plane off a little yet for a tighter fit
(http://i888.photobucket.com/albums/ac85/Jimmyjacobs_bucket/Scale%20Models/009_zpsjfugzkrs.jpg)
I found my trailer meantime.........looks like ConCor missed the mark on the shade of blue, IIRC NAVL was always a similar shade of blue selected for the tractor? Not sure what to do about that yet!

Jim.
Title: Re: MACK CRUISELINER NAVL
Post by: DVE on February 13, 2019, 12:45:21 PM
I agree I have the Con Cor  North American and it's very dark. NAVL was more of a  royal blue.  Don't know why Con Cor went so dark
Title: Re: MACK CRUISELINER NAVL
Post by: chuckyr on February 13, 2019, 05:35:07 PM
Charles, have you started your Cruisliner yet, can't say I am familiar with the Narwag one.


Jim.


(http://i68.tinypic.com/10oflfq.jpg)
Title: Re: MACK CRUISELINER NAVL
Post by: charlie on February 13, 2019, 06:17:42 PM
I agree I have the Con Cor  North American and it's very dark. NAVL was more of a  royal blue.


Oh wait. At this point I would have referenced the Bill Banks Collection on HTP for bedbuggers  but that was pulled over a year ago. :( Nothing to check anymore with the whole HTP site on hiatus.....gosh I miss the main site. :'(
Title: Re: MACK CRUISELINER NAVL
Post by: JJG on February 14, 2019, 10:37:10 PM
Looks very interesting Charles, a complete kit!

I will show my trailer DVE, it is the opposite, it is too light!

I sure miss the main site too Charlie, I forgot about Bill Banks, what happened to him? It's a tease sometimes.

Jim.
Title: Re: MACK CRUISELINER NAVL
Post by: JJG on February 15, 2019, 12:34:54 AM
Here is the trailer photo, it is way too light IMO
(http://i888.photobucket.com/albums/ac85/Jimmyjacobs_bucket/Scale%20Models/010_zpsjifdoevb.jpg)

The blue on the tractor is mixed up from a NAVL fleet colour, looks closer to me then what is on this trailer.

Jim.

Title: Re: MACK CRUISELINER NAVL
Post by: DVE on February 15, 2019, 08:57:06 PM
WOW! Interesting... I have the Con Cor trailer before yours with the small wheels.  Looks more like a drop deck kind of like the Trainworx models. Didn't know they reissued it  as a Kentucky 48'
Title: Re: MACK CRUISELINER NAVL
Post by: JJG on February 15, 2019, 10:51:03 PM
WOW! Interesting... I have the Con Cor trailer before yours with the small wheels.  Looks more like a drop deck kind of like the Trainworx models. Didn't know they reissued it  as a Kentucky 48'

I know the one you have, they look a bit odd and they lack detail, no rivets or side doors one them. While the 48' Kentucky trailers don't have rivets either, at least they have rub rail and door details that are quite nice along with belly boxes. That older style drop frame was common in the 60's and early 70's with the smaller tires on them but detail would have been better. I just recently utilized one of the drop frames and a Walther's top half of a car carrier to create a "hot shot" (F 450) 3 car wedge trailer.

Jim.
Title: Re: MACK CRUISELINER NAVL
Post by: JJG on February 16, 2019, 01:08:50 AM
This is one version of the intact drop frame moving van
(http://i888.photobucket.com/albums/ac85/Jimmyjacobs_bucket/Scale%20Models/020_zpsyu9pngjc.jpg)

Detail the windshield gasket, chromed the tanks and battery box along with the 1/4 fenders with Molotow Liquid Chrome Pen
(http://i888.photobucket.com/albums/ac85/Jimmyjacobs_bucket/Scale%20Models/019_zpsnhsptyr5.jpg)

Jim
Title: Re: MACK CRUISELINER NAVL
Post by: DVE on February 16, 2019, 10:54:32 PM
Exactly!  That's the one, definitely lacks the details of the Kentucky.  The Mack is coming along nicely  :)
Title: Re: MACK CRUISELINER NAVL
Post by: JJG on February 17, 2019, 10:40:52 PM
Thanks DVE

Now, planed down the bumper, sits in better now
(http://i888.photobucket.com/albums/ac85/Jimmyjacobs_bucket/Scale%20Models/009_zpse9kwvxyr.jpg)
decided to put an exhaust system to connect the stack, engine painted gold
(http://i888.photobucket.com/albums/ac85/Jimmyjacobs_bucket/Scale%20Models/010_zpszdvevget.jpg)

Jim
Title: Re: MACK CRUISELINER NAVL
Post by: JJG on February 21, 2019, 11:56:21 PM
Update:

the bumper is "chromed" along with the air intake snorkel, Athearn wheels and tires all around, A-Line photo-etched deck plate and the windshield has been flush mounted with acetate utilizing the correct curve from a blister pack. The windshield gasket needs to be touched up, used some fine brass wire to fabricate the authentic S style Mack grab handles, both sides installed.

seems nobody is home at PB tonight, will have to insert  photo later
(http://i888.photobucket.com/albums/ac85/Jimmyjacobs_bucket/Scale%20Models/011_zpsnygenumn.jpg)

Jim
Title: Re: MACK CRUISELINER NAVL
Post by: JJG on February 27, 2019, 11:34:17 PM
A few more details added to the cab, windshield wipers are from Classic Metal Works, entry steps are scratch-built and air horns from Herpa mounted, clearance lights painted!
(http://i888.photobucket.com/albums/ac85/Jimmyjacobs_bucket/Scale%20Models/001_zpss2rvobna.jpg)

Jim.
Title: Re: MACK CRUISELINER NAVL
Post by: JJG on March 01, 2019, 01:04:23 AM
Mirrors installed, Masterbilt photo-etched style with main bracket clipped off
(http://i888.photobucket.com/albums/ac85/Jimmyjacobs_bucket/Scale%20Models/009_zps6yjo0zhu.jpg)

Jim.
Title: Re: MACK CRUISELINER NAVL
Post by: Rob Archer on March 01, 2019, 11:19:18 AM
Very nice.
Everytime you show a detail shot of what you have added to a model I glance at the 1/87 ths that sit atop my desk to get the true perspective.
Those mirrors have bulldogs on them???
Wow!


Title: Re: MACK CRUISELINER NAVL
Post by: Wreckerman on March 01, 2019, 10:20:27 PM
The Cruiseliner is looking mighty fine there Jim. 8)
And like Rob said, the Bulldog detail on the mirrors is definitely "wow"!
Title: Re: MACK CRUISELINER NAVL
Post by: tery on March 02, 2019, 08:23:44 AM
The Bulldog on the mirrors would be gold ?  :)
Title: Re: MACK CRUISELINER NAVL
Post by: JJG on March 05, 2019, 11:58:32 PM
Thanks guys, yes those mirrors are cool!! I will add the gold detail to the bulldogs, should be do-able and I could also add one to the front, like the "hood ornament" except the COE not being hood, also should go gold if Mack powered......which it is!

Here are some of the trailer, it comes with the wheel/tires sets on the lead axle, changing all out to the rear axle which are A-Line 5 spoke along with CCM (Classic Metal Works) tires that are smaller profile, better suited for this type trailer IMO
(http://i888.photobucket.com/albums/ac85/Jimmyjacobs_bucket/Scale%20Models/002_zpsm9inpssw.jpg)
hooked up and rollin
(http://i888.photobucket.com/albums/ac85/Jimmyjacobs_bucket/Scale%20Models/003_zpswqoslfhl.jpg)
the blemishes on the side are as they came, these where bought used in  case lot of 6 moving vans back some time ago
(http://i888.photobucket.com/albums/ac85/Jimmyjacobs_bucket/Scale%20Models/004_zps6lgysuiq.jpg)
one more look
(http://i888.photobucket.com/albums/ac85/Jimmyjacobs_bucket/Scale%20Models/007_zpspuakszjj.jpg)

I may do one more update yet, I want to drop the 5th wheel height or the trailer mount to lower that nose down......AND get the bulldogs gold ::)

Jim.
Title: Re: MACK CRUISELINER NAVL
Post by: Rob Archer on March 06, 2019, 05:12:44 AM
Very nice.
 8) 8)
It would have looked good with a drom.
Title: Re: MACK CRUISELINER NAVL
Post by: tery on March 06, 2019, 05:20:56 AM
Great model & detail . The drivers who ran the show and convention circuit really had it made . They would "deliver" to an exhibit at McCormick Place in Chicago or wherever ., the vendors crew would setup the display, and the truck would park in a fenced and guarded area for the week and get paid to sit there , then load up and go to L.A. or wherever the next show was . Real high dollar paying freight too .
Title: Re: MACK CRUISELINER NAVL
Post by: DVE on March 07, 2019, 09:30:39 PM
Came out very nice, like the Dayton wheels instead of the stocks on the trailer. Really nice setup ;D :)