Mack Dump Truck from Gatto Plans

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Project by Pjonesy posted 10-29-2018 04:06 AM 11159 views 5 times favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have just finished this fine model of a Mack Truck from Gatto Plans.
The main timber is New Zealand Kauri, the front guards (fenders) are dark Walnut. The dark timber on the dump box is Australian Jarra. The chassis is oak and the front and rear bumpers, wheel rims, lights, mirrors are from Holly.
The Holly was cut from a large tree, allowed to air dry and machined by me. I now have enough Holly to last me out.
Tyres are once again ebonized Mahogany.
The finish is Tung Oil.
The front wheels are steerable, dump box has a trap door opening as well as the whole tail gate opens.

Thanks for looking.

-- Don't tell me it can't be done.

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#1 posted 10-29-2018 04:41 AM

Welcome back PJ... was wondering if the humble kiwi suffered the same fate as the dodo!

No need to say great job… but I will… great job. Now all we need is more happy snaps of the build or has Jacinda put a new tax on camera film to pay for baby formula…

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#2 posted 10-29-2018 04:57 AM

Wow, Amazing work sir.

-- Sean

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#3 posted 10-29-2018 05:49 AM

First Class Mack Tip Truck Peter…
The timber selection is a great colour contrast..
Good amount of detailing..
Well done all around!

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#4 posted 10-29-2018 06:24 AM

Deatils and colours are amaizing!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 10-29-2018 06:51 AM

As always one of a high standard. This model is also great on the bottom side. Great wood combination. I like the motor as well. Well done Peter.


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#6 posted 10-29-2018 10:07 AM

Very nice indeed.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#7 posted 10-29-2018 10:53 AM

Phenomenal ! I can not say enough about the details.

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#8 posted 10-29-2018 11:32 AM

WOW – everything about it is outstanding !

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#9 posted 10-29-2018 11:41 AM

Too cool! Great work.

-- Gary, Florida

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#10 posted 10-29-2018 12:40 PM

Site says if you opted in for the full plan you had 260 parts That is a lot of details.

Nice job, and congrats on your 3. Thanks for posting.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#11 posted 10-29-2018 01:31 PM

WOW Peter this Mack dump is one beautiful well made truck with tons of fine details love the wood combo and the wheels and tires are fabulous GREAT JOB :<)) GRATZ TOP 3

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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#12 posted 10-29-2018 04:49 PM

WOW Peter this Mack dump is one beautiful well made truck with tons of fine details love the wood combo and the wheels and tires are fabulous GREAT JOB :<)) GRATZ TOP 3


Tony—said t very well! Great old R600; I have even driven them a little!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#13 posted 10-29-2018 10:01 PM

Great job on the gatto plan truck!!!
I had gotten those plans when I first started building models back about 4 years ago and have used the ideas from them in just about every truck I’ve built.
Those plans have tons of details.
One more time beautiful project!

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#14 posted 10-30-2018 12:28 AM

Beautiful build.

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#15 posted 10-30-2018 04:52 AM

Well done , lots of detail , clear a spot to display it eh?

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