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Posted: Friday, February 14, 2020 - 09:33 AM UTC
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Hey Guys ya think I should do this in Camo ?
Regards.
Donald
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Posted: Friday, February 14, 2020 - 10:20 AM UTC
Of course you should!
Go for it!

Maybe this little dozer-backhoe could serve as inspiration

JGSDF


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Posted: Friday, February 14, 2020 - 11:42 AM UTC
Yes.

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Posted: Saturday, February 15, 2020 - 03:09 AM UTC
Here are the Sprue from the kit.





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Posted: Saturday, February 15, 2020 - 03:15 AM UTC






This is all in 1/35th. Scale.
Next to start building.
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Posted: Saturday, February 15, 2020 - 03:21 AM UTC
The Australian Army uses its bigger brother (Hitachi LX120) :



H.P.
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Posted: Saturday, February 15, 2020 - 05:03 AM UTC
Watching this one as I have the kit. I started the excavator kit. A little slow going but reminds of a Bandai Gundam/Star Wars kit which is not a bad thing.
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Posted: Sunday, February 16, 2020 - 09:10 AM UTC
I have a little done.





Finished for now.
Donald

(NOTE) The decals on the clear parts have been removed.
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Posted: Monday, February 17, 2020 - 08:28 AM UTC
I have the cab windows masked with the Decals removed, they just didn't look right.


Much better.



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Posted: Monday, February 17, 2020 - 08:33 AM UTC
Door is just press fitted in , it will be in the open position when it's all finished.



Finished for now.
Don
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Posted: Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 08:02 AM UTC
I had this all screwed-up , I put the engine hood too far to the pivot hinge. I thought that I would have to trash the whole build.
Fortunatly I managed to rip it off before the glue set up too much.




I don't like the plastic that Hasegawa used in this kit.
The Orange is rarher hard and dificult to cut smoothly,the Dark Grey isn't too bad, but the light gray is worst of all.
Finished for now.
Don
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Posted: Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 02:20 PM UTC
This is coming together really nicely. I was considering this as a load for my M920 MET w/M870A1 trailer project. These pics may have just made up my mind to use it. Very nice.
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Posted: Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 04:36 PM UTC
Was considering the kit use as a base for a CAT 924 loader but found out that the whoe vehicle is too small for a CAT.
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Posted: Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 06:52 AM UTC
The major components are assembled and ready for paint.

The only major sink marks I found were on the Bucket bottom.

A few push-pins need filling where visable.

I replaced the plastic mounts for the hoses with fine brass rod, the plastic pins kept breaking off.

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Posted: Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 07:00 AM UTC


Replace the pins on the tiny block before installing it.


Next to paint it all.
Regards.
Don
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Posted: Saturday, February 22, 2020 - 05:11 AM UTC
A little more done.


When installing the Tires on the rims, be shure to install the tires over the outside edge of the rims. there are some raised areas on the inside edge of the rims and the tires are rather soft. You don't want marks as shown here on the visible area do you?



I've been rather busy lately, and it's hard to find the time for this.
Regards
Donald
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Posted: Sunday, February 23, 2020 - 05:48 AM UTC
All Finished Here





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Posted: Sunday, February 23, 2020 - 05:56 AM UTC





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Posted: Sunday, February 23, 2020 - 06:42 AM UTC
Dang, that was fast, easy and nice looking. Hope mine looks 1/2 as good when I get to it.
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Posted: Sunday, February 23, 2020 - 08:30 AM UTC

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Dang, that was fast, easy and nice looking. Hope mine looks 1/2 as good when I get to it.


Thanks I'm glad you like it.
It wasn't really that difficult a kit to build.
It's not meant to represent a vehicle from any one country, that's why it's in green and not Camo.
I don't have any info on these, but it was fun to build.
Regards.
Donald
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Posted: Sunday, February 23, 2020 - 09:06 AM UTC
It came out really nice. I may have to get one for the load on my M920/M870A1 combo.