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AllanP
17 Feb 13,, 08:23
As an Ex Army Corp of Engineers Plant Op could not resist getting it will be putting the Vajra D9R armoured dozer on it for a load. My a apologies for not photographing the build from the beginning.

AllanP
17 Feb 13,, 09:04
some more photos, Underside of chassis, a lot of part in this section of the build some 36 parts in the front axle assembly alone, a couple of cab interior replaced the decals in the kit for the cab with the Eduard photo etch components which look a lot better

AllanP
17 Feb 13,, 09:11
This next group is the goose-neck for the trailer, alot of detail here as with the rest f the model all with movable parts so you have to be careful where you apply the glue, another difficulty is attaching the ducting for hydraulic lines, one methods suggested is to drill out the recieving part so you can insert the 0.7mm wire into it, I have done this on the trailer but had already installed parts on goose-neck

AllanP
17 Feb 13,, 09:20
Last lot for today, This is the start of the main winch housing for the tractor, main changes here are that the kit supplies a string for the rope I am going to replace this with fishing wire trace. and the other is the first of 10 axle groups for the trailer again these are movable so care has to be taken when applying glue, and lastly the D9R, It a good looking model but there is a lot of prep work to be done and in some places the resin is extremely thin and brittle.

USSWisconsin
18 Feb 13,, 16:07
Something different, I like it very much.

Gun Grape
21 Feb 13,, 03:30
Love that HobbyBoss detail.

Looking forward to the build log.

Builder 2010
05 Mar 13,, 05:17
That is terrific detail. Models have come a long way since slide molding has become commonplace. Can you post pictures of the prototype? Also, who makes that Cat D9 model. The last earth mover in plastic I made was an AMT model of a Cat D8 and that was in 1972. I'm showing my age again.

AllanP
05 Mar 13,, 06:43
Hey Builder,

The D9R that I have is put out by Vajra models, it is a resin kit and is very fragile in some places, I have found some parts are missing and instructions well lets not go there. On the brighter side there are a number of threads floating around RE Meng Model announced at the nuremburg model show that this particular D9R is on there books for release this year may be worth while waiting for that one to come out. The other downside of the Vajra resin is the cost.

AllanP
06 Mar 13,, 22:19
Here are some images of the real machines, the D9R is modelled on the Isreali armoured dozer and I believe the the US might also be using this machine. The images of the HET are of the US version but the British also have a version with the most distinct difference being the rounded bonnet as apposed to the square version

Gun Grape
03 Apr 13,, 02:14
Hey, a month and no updates.???

Seems you build as fast as I do :biggrin:
How about a progress report

AllanP
03 Apr 13,, 03:34
Apologies, this is still being worked on but at an extremely slow pace due to work and other commitments will try to get some thing up before weekend.

Doktor
03 Apr 13,, 07:13
Hey, a month and no updates.???

Seems you build as fast as I do :biggrin:
How about a progress report
Which is still faster then I'd do it :)

AllanP
09 Apr 13,, 13:39
Well a little more progress has been made, there is an extreme amount to be completed on this trailer just setting up the wheel groups and running the wire for hydraulics, have also done a little on the D9R but this is mainly putting track links together, again time consuming and at times frustrating, don't think I am quite ready for resin models as there is so much more work to be put in and if your not careful you break things. First couple are gooseneck pretty much complete apart from spare wheel winch and some little extras, bonnet with photo-etch grill and last couple with four of the wheel groups in place metal plates in deck and all chocks and locks sitting in deck, still a fair bit of work before paint.

Regards
AllanP

AllanP
17 Apr 13,, 14:26
Hi all,
Could not help myself after completing the axle groups and getting wheels dry fitted so I sat my Diecast D11T on the trailer.

AllanP

AllanP
02 May 13,, 16:29
Some more work completed 3287932880328813288232883

AllanP
02 May 13,, 16:32
Just thought I would through in a pic of my 1:50 die-cast version of same vehicle produced by Sword Models32884

USSWisconsin
02 May 13,, 20:54
Some more work completed 3287932880328813288232883

I'd enjoy seeing a view with a closeup the engine from above- is it as detailed as the undercarriage? Or is it just the bottom that has the detail?

Builder 2010
02 May 13,, 21:37
The details on that chassis are amazing... a far cry from the Revell, Renwal and Adams kits I built in the 1950s. The Asian kit makers have been really pushing up the bar. Are the air bladders separate pieces in black or did you paint them that color? Also, why is the transfer case a different color? Did you do something to it.

You have a similar "hold-n-fold" as I do. They're very helpful.

AllanP
02 May 13,, 23:29
USS Wisconsin, This is the only major downfall of the whole kit, It does not have an engine supplied with it. Real Model in the Chec Replublic however make some amazing Resin parts including engine Transfer case Antenna set to name a few. I did purchase these but had a lot of dramas trying to get them to fit and even ended up breaking the end of the front drive shaft. In the end gave up and at this stage will build without the engine. Builder answer to transfer case above, Had to stick with it as I had already damaged the original when removing it to install engine and new T-case, the airbags come in the Black plastic and are still to be painted/weathered when I get to that stage. From memory the hold and fold was an idea from your thread on the Missouri.