1:50th Scale Mack Granite with Titan Tipper Body

Mack Granite with Titan Body

Presented here is the long awaited Mack Granite 3-axle truck with Titan tipping body from Sword. The model is of die-cast metal construction and is surprisingly heavy for it's size, complete with accessories including tie-down straps, road cones and metal shovels which is a nice addition to the model. The detail level is exceptional and all the realism of the full sized truck has been fully captured.

Mack Granite with Titan Body

The accurately sculptured engine cover with chromed front trim, side grills and centrally mounted hood ornament opens forward to reveal the fully detailed engine bay inside. The bonnet has integrated headlights with amber painted indicator lights and below this is the angular chromed bumper bar.

Mack Granite with Titan Body

Exhaust piping, water cooled radiator, complete with modelled cooling fan, air filter and the main engine block have been authentically reproduced within the engine bay. Cutouts in the side of the bonnet house black cooling grills whilst the wheel arches have been coloured black.

Mack Granite with Titan Body

Beneath the model, the full drivetrain to the rear axles has been authentically replicated with air tanks and flexible hoses also present. The tyres have an intricate moulded pattern which is very crisp and clearly shows the different groove patterns in the treads. Large rubber flaps are fitted to the rear of the model with small flaps in front of the rear wheels.

Mack Granite with Titan Body

Two storage frames are fixed to the chassis, one on each side which can be used to hold the cones and wheel chocks. A small hydraulic fluid tank is also present behind the cab along with a single stage cylinder which allows the rear body to tip to a reasonable angle. A diamond plate textured panel is fitted to the upper surface of the chassis and a towing hitch with pivoting clasp is located on the rear cross member.

Mack Granite with Titan Body

The Titan body fitted to the truck is dual purpose, acting as a tipping body with pivoting tailgate while removing the side panels converts the truck to a flatbed. The rear structure houses the rear light housing which has coloured lenses and a centrally mounted plate with Sword 10 printed across it. This is an indication that the model is a year late in arrival although the wait is certainly worth it. A printed red and white pattern is located across the rear and along both sides of the bed, topped with tiny amber painted side lights.

Mack Granite with Titan Body

The front of the body has a large protective bulkhead with inset photo-etched panels and overhanding lip which is also inset with a protective etched screen.

Mack Granite with Titan Body

Slots are cast into the body which align with the side panels while holes to the rear allow the side panels to fit snugly. The tailgate has rotating locking bars which is a nice touch.

Mack Granite with Titan Body

Mack Granite with Titan Body

The cab roof has five amber lights  fitted with a yellow visor fixed above the front windscreen. Two rectangular profiled and chromed air horns are mounted to the roof and they have tiny Mack printing on the front surfaces.. The metal mirrors need adding to the model and fit into the three holes in the cab doors.

Mack Granite with Titan Body

Both cab doors open to reveal the intricately captured interior which has detailed dashboard with simulated panelling, steering wheel, controls and dials all captured. The seats appear to be sprung and have an intricate printed pattern on the main wear surfaces which is a nice touch on the model, as is the fire extinguisher and the tiny printing for total authenticity. The chromed exhaust stacks rise up from both sides of the chassis and are masked with perforated photo-etched jackets and grab rails while chromed fuel tanks with integrated access steps are located on both sides of the chassis.

Mack Granite with Titan Body

The model reviewed here is finished in a grey and yellow colour scheme with flawless painting and crisp printing of the Mack and Titan details. The model is also available with a red cab, white cab or black cab. The model is pictured below alongside the Mack Granite with Etnyre tar spreading body which is also available.

Mack Granite with Titan Body