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ChTZ S-65 Tractor
wildsgt
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Posted: Tuesday, July 17, 2012 - 09:35 PM UTC
Outstanding build. I will be getting this kit myself
PantherF
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Posted: Sunday, July 15, 2012 - 12:28 AM UTC
How is this little gem coming along?

Hope we have more progress pics as I would like to own one someday ... even with that hot little engine too!







~ Jeff
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Kerry, Ireland
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Posted: Saturday, July 14, 2012 - 02:41 AM UTC
Robert,
Fine work.
I have a project in mind using this kit and the LZ Cat 60 upgrade. Your build and parts breakdown is helping a great deal, thanks

regards
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Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
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Posted: Sunday, July 01, 2012 - 09:53 PM UTC
Hey Robert,

That's a nice piece of tractor work mate, complioments!
Look forward to see the finished model.
Give it a nice looking colour with your brand new airbrush!!

Greetz
Eric
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Goias, Brazil
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Posted: Saturday, May 26, 2012 - 12:29 AM UTC
Wow, what a wonderful project...love the Frankenstein...

follow this beauty, now...

congrats !!!

Plasticbattle
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Posted: Friday, May 25, 2012 - 08:21 PM UTC
Love the truck cab. Makes it a really unique model. Great idea Mr. Blokker!! Never dissapoint!
INDY08
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Posted: Friday, May 25, 2012 - 07:48 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Ola Robert,

have you not heard of a "PAINT BRUSH"?



Crazy talk!

Robert
Good to hear you have been keeping busy my friend
I can only recommend the service via Iwata
MrRoo
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Posted: Thursday, May 24, 2012 - 10:40 AM UTC
Ola Robert,

have you not heard of a "PAINT BRUSH"?
FAUST
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Posted: Thursday, May 24, 2012 - 06:04 AM UTC
Ola Adam

You are right... But luckily the month was filled to the brim with activity. I even did some modelling and currently got the Traktor ready for paint. But I can't paint it. As I don't have a functioning Airbrush at the moment. My trusty Revell Flex Masterclass is in dire need of replacement parts for a while and the guy from whom I ordered an H&S Evolution is sadly not making much haste bringing or sending it.

So yeah... Lots of stuff to paint. Not much to paint it with.
INDY08
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Posted: Tuesday, May 22, 2012 - 02:16 PM UTC
Amazing how a month can go by isn't it Robert!
Time for an update my friend--what's news?

AK
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Posted: Monday, April 30, 2012 - 11:40 PM UTC
@ Anthony
Thanks for the kind words and yes that engine is a really nice addition to this vehicle.

@ Cliff
Thanks for the reply. That was what drew me to this picture as well. It's funny as I have seen a lot of pics of these tractors and a lot of them have cabs of some sort but almost none are the same so I guess this was quite common practice

@ Phill
You too thanks for the compliments... It is a fun built so far.
And I also think you are doing yourself a great favour to buy that engine. A: it is a nice kit. B: It is a superenhancement on the kit.
And that cab... It is one of those things you fall in love with instantly. As soon as I saw the wartime pic with the cab I was searching online for an Italeri Mercedes L3000. There was not other option. This version had to be built.

@ Olivier
Merci bien pour les Compliments. I hope that made any sense at all and if not forgive me for molesting your language
pilote14
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Posted: Monday, April 30, 2012 - 05:36 PM UTC
Great post ! nice pics for a nice vehicle !
Thanks
WARDUKWNZ
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Posted: Monday, April 30, 2012 - 11:04 AM UTC
Robert ,, After reading your posts that little machine has turned out brilliant and after looking at that engine ..there is no way in hell i could build that tractor without it ,,so i will have to get one too i think
The truck cab is so cool man its totally wrong but right at the same time ..great work buddy .

Phill
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Monday, April 30, 2012 - 10:20 AM UTC
Now that does look cool Robert. Amazing what turns up when drivers want to keep warm
caryl576
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Posted: Monday, April 30, 2012 - 07:46 AM UTC
really cool stuff, love that engine
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Posted: Monday, April 30, 2012 - 06:52 AM UTC
Ola Pat

Thanks for the compliments. I too think it looks cool with the cab on it.. When I saw it first in wartime pictures there was just no question about it that I was going to built it.
exer
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Posted: Monday, April 30, 2012 - 04:41 AM UTC
Looks great with the truck cab Robert
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Posted: Monday, April 30, 2012 - 03:59 AM UTC
Ola Guys

Little update. I found some pictures of S65 tractors with drivers cabins from trucks on top of the drivers platform of the tractor and thought that to be pretty cool.
So I bought an Italeri Merc L3000 and assembled the cabin with tape only to find out it was too wide. Probably those cabins from the pictures were of 1,5 to 2 ton trucks. That said... I did some measuring and drawing and cut out 4mm over the length of the cabin and made it narrower this way. I still need to fill the cut and do some additional detailing. But it already starts to look pretty cool.

The cabin with the 4mm cut out of it and glued together



And how it looks on the tractor



No on to clean up, filling and detailing. Almost finished 1 run of tracks. So slowly but surely it nears the painting stage.
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Posted: Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - 05:32 AM UTC
@ Mike.
Thanks for your reply.
The Trumpeter kit is a joy to built. Everything falls together perfectly and it is well engineered. The only pitty is the lack of the engine.. But that means you can have the joy of building the LZ models engine which is a kit on it';s own. Looking forward to your efforts if you decide to buy this kit.

@ KoSprueOne
Yes there are a few bits in the Instructions that need some highlighting but I think I covered everything. It is a fun kit. Regardless if you buy an engine set I'm sure you will make something nice out of it.

@ Cliff
Thanks mister from Gympie for the compliments. Keep in mind the kits were already great enough that my shoddy workmanship could not diminish it
MrRoo
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Posted: Monday, April 23, 2012 - 08:48 PM UTC
Robert that looks fantastic. Your workmanship has not deminished over time either.

Cheers
Cliff
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Posted: Monday, April 23, 2012 - 04:06 PM UTC
Thanks for the heads up on the parts clean up and strange anomalies in the iSheets.
I have this kit but haven't started it yet.
I don't have the engine kit but maybe purchasing one after seeing it here.
Very well detailed




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Posted: Monday, April 23, 2012 - 03:32 PM UTC
Very nice Mr. B. Excellent presentation as always. Both the engine and tractor are on my wish list with this blog fav'd.

Always, always enjoy the detailed builds here.

Mike
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Posted: Monday, April 23, 2012 - 09:42 AM UTC
@ Frank thanks for the kind words.
It is an amazing kit OOTB and I'm pretty sure you can work your magic on it. Couple it with the engine and the new radiator and you'll bring it to a whole new level.
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Posted: Monday, April 23, 2012 - 08:21 AM UTC
Good looking build so far Robert. I wnat this model as well. Will be following.
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Posted: Monday, April 23, 2012 - 08:02 AM UTC
Ola Dan

Thanks for the reply. It is getting shape nicely. Today I testfitted the New radiator which looks stunning. Need to make photographs for a review of that. And I started on the tracks. Quite a lot of work with each link consisting of 3 parts but they are workable and look the part on the vehicle.