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Kurt_H

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Mack Midliner
« on: March 30, 2019, 01:13:06 PM »
For the Midliner I used a Boley truck, removed the cabin and shortened the chassis a bit. The new cabin is a resin part by MEK of Germany, more than 20 years old and no more available.

Sometimes I'm wondering, why the mirror brackets of many American trucks are so complicated. I needed almost 2 hours to build the mirrors with brackets for the Midliner. For the European Renault truck, which used the the same cabin, they look like this:

http://www.wikiwand.com/de/Vierer-Club






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Mack Midliner
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JJG

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Re: Mack Midliner
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2019, 10:57:00 PM »
Ah....I recognize this casting Kurt.....I need to get active and finish mine too some day!! I feel your pain about the mirrors.........although I like the look of the more complex mirror, I sure do not when having to model them! You did a fantastic job on them, the model looks great! There sure is a sense of victory when you get them done!!

I think it may be for a more stable view while driving, less vibration? The mirror face is bigger giving more view, maybe that is the reason?? Either way, a detail once mastered is so realistic!!

Jim.
« Last Edit: March 31, 2019, 06:41:43 PM by JJG »

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Re: Mack Midliner
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2019, 03:15:24 AM »
Jim, many thanks.

Kurt

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Re: Mack Midliner
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