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M1070 HET step by step
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Posted: Sunday, January 08, 2012 - 11:29 PM UTC
Lookimg good milo.
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Posted: Monday, January 09, 2012 - 01:05 AM UTC

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Lookimg good milo.




Thanks Scott.
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Posted: Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - 06:45 AM UTC
Next small update - Exhaust




I found a fatal error in the bottom of the cab. The tunnel for the engine is closer to 4-5 mm. For this reason, the engine will not fit under the cab. The only possible solution is:
Make new parts number - C7 + C15, C11 and C12 adjust.
Photos for comparison.

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Posted: Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - 07:04 AM UTC
wow, what a beautiful kit!
youre building it along nicely!
good luck with the engine
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Posted: Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - 07:29 AM UTC
Is it fixable?? Milo
And by cuting the cab, I don't the instruction with me now.

Good luck
Cheers
Seb
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Posted: Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - 07:44 AM UTC
Wouldn't it make more sense to make the engine slightly smaller to fit the kit than to rework the whole cab to fit the engine?

I think you would sell more engine sets than you would huge reworked cab sets.

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Posted: Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - 07:46 AM UTC

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Is it fixable?? Milo
And by cuting the cab, I don't the instruction with me now.

Good luck
Cheers
Seb



I'll have to buy another model to adjust parts. These parts are supplied from the resin with the engine. Still try to disassemble the cab.
Miloslav
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Posted: Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - 08:10 AM UTC

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Wouldn't it make more sense to make the engine slightly smaller to fit the kit than to rework the whole cab to fit the engine?

I think you would sell more engine sets than you would huge reworked cab sets.




I am with Gino on that. Are the discrapencies in dimension big???
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Posted: Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - 08:30 AM UTC

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Wouldn't it make more sense to make the engine slightly smaller to fit the kit than to rework the whole cab to fit the engine?

I think you would sell more engine sets than you would huge reworked cab sets.




I am with Gino on that. Are the discrapencies in dimension big???



I understand, but my motor is done and I know that there will be a lot of modelers who say Real model did very little and incorrect engine. Instead of saying: Hobby Boss did wrong tunnel under the cab.
Miloslav
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Posted: Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - 08:36 AM UTC
I agree make the back of the engine a bit smaller. When doing a CPK conversion the "cut out" for the engine is made a lot smaller so nobody is ever going to see that it is not exactly to scale.
love your build, I am currently trying a cpm conversion will start a build log soon.

gr.
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Posted: Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - 09:20 AM UTC

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I agree make the back of the engine a bit smaller. When doing a CPK conversion the "cut out" for the engine is made a lot smaller so nobody is ever going to see that it is not exactly to scale.
love your build, I am currently trying a cpm conversion will start a build log soon.

gr.



Make of all new engine is one month work. I think that is no problem two or three plastic parts exchanged for resin parts.
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Posted: Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - 10:41 AM UTC

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I understand, but my motor is done and I know that there will be a lot of modelers who say Real model did very little and incorrect engine. Instead of saying: Hobby Boss did wrong tunnel under the cab.
Miloslav



Yes I know Life is unfair.
Do you have pics of the engine to share with us???
If you can keep at reasonable price then go for it.
We keep in touch
Cheers
Seb
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Posted: Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - 07:30 PM UTC

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I understand, but my motor is done and I know that there will be a lot of modelers who say Real model did very little and incorrect engine. Instead of saying: Hobby Boss did wrong tunnel under the cab.
Miloslav



Yes I know Life is unfair.
Do you have pics of the engine to share with us???
If you can keep at reasonable price then go for it.
We keep in touch
Cheers
Seb



Yes, I know that price is important. I would like to complied with a similar price as my other engines.
Everything bad is good for something. because it can improve the interior cabin. Edward prepares PE set (possibly colored) and I'll do something resin.

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Posted: Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - 10:27 PM UTC
Just awesome. I am saving to get the kit but I am only interested in the tractor as I have been waiting for a plastic kit since 2004 to be able to use it in a dio I have been planning since then. Your build is just inspirational.
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Posted: Wednesday, January 11, 2012 - 04:30 AM UTC

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Just awesome. I am saving to get the kit but I am only interested in the tractor as I have been waiting for a plastic kit since 2004 to be able to use it in a dio I have been planning since then. Your build is just inspirational.



Hi Charles,
I think that a lot of modelers expected this model. Also, I built the M1070 HET from AA (very nice resin kit), but this model is really the best we've ever built. A small mistake that I deal with the matter only to those who want to install the engine. Ha ha I have already ordered a second kit.
Miloslav
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Posted: Wednesday, January 11, 2012 - 06:31 AM UTC
IF you don't have.
Manual.
http://files.mail.ru/RT33Y3
Press red button.
bulivyf
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Posted: Wednesday, January 11, 2012 - 06:51 AM UTC

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IF you don't have.
Manual.
http://files.mail.ru/RT33Y3
Press red button.



Thanks, I have M1070 HET manuals.
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Posted: Wednesday, January 11, 2012 - 11:02 AM UTC
Thanks for the good info Miloslav, it will be very helpful on my build!

When do you plan to release engine?
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Posted: Wednesday, January 11, 2012 - 11:07 AM UTC

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Thanks for the good info Miloslav, it will be very helpful on my build!

When do you plan to release engine?



I would like to finish the engine this month.
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Posted: Wednesday, January 11, 2012 - 11:44 AM UTC
Nice work so far Miloslav. And I agree with you, make the engine the proper size and adjust the kit to fit.


cheers
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Posted: Wednesday, January 11, 2012 - 06:48 PM UTC

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Nice work so far Miloslav. And I agree with you, make the engine the proper size and adjust the kit to fit.


cheers



Thank you for your opinion. Who will want to modify the model and add an engine like the one he buys. I know a lot of modelers accessories and upgrade kits do not buy much but those who want to have a model conforming to the real vehicle.
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Posted: Thursday, January 12, 2012 - 02:17 AM UTC
Yep, If I knew that he upgrade was the wrong size I would not buy it.


cheers
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Posted: Thursday, January 12, 2012 - 02:33 AM UTC

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Yep, If I knew that he upgrade was the wrong size I would not buy it.


cheers



Rick
I agree. Today I changed my cab built for the unbuilt. Now I can make new parts for rebuilding the cabin
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Posted: Thursday, January 12, 2012 - 06:33 AM UTC
Good luck Milo
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Posted: Thursday, January 12, 2012 - 07:40 AM UTC

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Yep, If I knew that he upgrade was the wrong size I would not buy it.


cheers



I doubt the engine would even look undersized. It would still fill the available space.

If this issue wasn't brought out, no one would be able to tell it was not the correct size anyhow. Or is it an issue? Do you have actual measurements on the opening under the cab, or are you just working from the picture of the deformed cab after an IED strike you posted above?

I'll wait to see how much the engine and cab rebuild set come out to be and I bet the engine alone would have been much cheaper and would have sold just as well, if not better.

With the price of the kit and how detailed it already is, I don't see many people putting more money into it for expensive resin sets. The DEF Model wheel set is a rediculouse $100 as it is (which I will not be getting). I don't think I would put out any more than about $30 for additional resin for this one.

To each thier own though.