Tuesday, December 3, 2013

UPS Arrived Today, With My UPS Mack Vision

I have the patience of a 2 year old when it comes to a new model arriving in a Shapeways package.  The UPS truck showed up at my door, and I met the delivery man before he could even ring the door bell.  After a quick soak in Bestine, here is my single axle "parcel service" Mack Vision.  This is before a coat of primer even, so you are seeing a very very fresh model.

I took these photos on my counter top, hoping that the dark background would help highlight the white models.  The white kinda glows, but at least you get an early peek at them before they go to the paint shop.  I had to drill out the 5th wheel a bit to accommodate the larger kingpin on the Trainworx trailers.  I think these will make a nice tractor for the brown shipping company.

I have a set of custom decals to apply to these, compliments of a generous individual that I met through this great hobby.  I will hopefully have a finished model to share in the near future.


  1. I have FINALLY (thanks in part to you, John) taken the plunge and started with the very basic SketchUp videos. I was surprised how quickly I was able to design something.

    1. glad to hear it. once you start, you won't want to step away from it.