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B61 Mack

Once again, you show us an amazing build. Just for reference, how large is the Mack in the first photo. Whatever size it is, it is an absolutely gorgeous model. You sir, are not human. Incredible work. :yes:
No Kenbo its just being able to have the time to do it, both the B61 Mack & the AC mack are 14 inches long & 6 inches high.
 

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INCREDIBLE!!! I just find myself going from one photo to another, staring at the detail. I just keep seeing more and more things to amaze me.
 

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Amazing

I don't think you give yourself enough credit. I don't think just anyone can do those. The detail is amazing. I am in awe of those trucks.
 

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There was a time in my life where I didn't have the confidence to do certain things, that now I find somewhat easy.

In my opinion diamondt DOES have talent, lots of it, but with that said, I am also a firm believer that when a person REALLY wants to do something, and REALLY puts effort and time into such, well, I believe they can surprise themselves.

It's no secret, when you enjoy doing something, you normally do it well.

People like diamondt probably don't need a contour gage as much as I, I would venture to say he has a very good eye for proportions, and such is so important in producing pieces like he does.

It's a joy to view his works, and does nothing but motivate me.

I wish him and you ALL well,

Dale in Indy
 

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I actually used to drive one of those B models in real life. The steering wheel was on the other side though and the body work was beat all to hades and back from years of abuse on the streets of NYC ....

Yours opened up an entire realm of memories for me of shifting through all 20 gears using two sticks with no syncros in the transmission just to reach a maximum speed of 45 mph, no power steering, the driver's seat bolted directly to the floor, and a ride like all steel roller skates nailed onto a 2x4! Makes my back hurt just looking at it. :laughing:

Beautiful work though. That body has maybe 2 straight pieces in the engine hood. The rest is all compound curves. Your work shows great talent. Thanks for sharing.
 

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Absolutely amazing and beautiful. I well remember the B model in my younger days. Dependable but dog ugly. You have a real talent for making anything look as if it came right off an assembly line. Fantastic. :thumbsup:
 

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Hi diamondt,

Incredible job on your Mack trucks and excellent detail.
What a talent woodworker you are.
I give you :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:

Cheers Graham.
 

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Maybe this has been talked about before but what wood species do you use on your models?
 

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Wow! They are absolutely stunning. Every little detail is incredibly beautiful. What amazing talent and workmanship you have and lots of patience as well.
 

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WOW! Every piece you post is absolutely amazing! And, what the heck? Chain driven rear wheels?!

Man, both of these models exhibit true mastery of the craft. My mind, too, is blown.
 

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WOW! Every piece you post is absolutely amazing! And, what the heck? Chain driven rear wheels?!
You never heard of the old chain drive rigs? Back in the early days of large trucks (teens through the 30's for some) several makers had them. Before universal joints became perfected for big trucks and split drive shafts started to be used. That old AC was the truck that gave the Bulldog its name in WWI when the Army shipped them over to Europe and the British soldiers said they were bulldog tough and just as ugly. :laughing: Before that time they were just called Macks. After that Mack adopted the Bulldog as its mascot and every truck they've made since has a bulldog emblem somewhere.
 

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Now that is really unique definitely museum quality, a work of art. I assume everything is made of wood. That is more than talent that is a gift!
 
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