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Any love for construction vehicles here?

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Any love for construction vehicles here?
Posted by cg_Bosun on Monday, November 4, 2019 11:08 AM

Is there any love for contruction heavy equipment here? I dont see bulldozers nor cranes. No contruction anyting really.  

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Posted by PatrickW on Thursday, November 7, 2019 5:10 PM

I think that comes under Trucks and Commercial Vehicles.

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Posted by aussiemuscle308 on Saturday, November 9, 2019 3:43 AM
there's not many kits of construction equipment other than AMT's bulldozer and diecasts are quite expensive.

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Posted by dpty_dawg_ca on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 12:44 PM

I have a strong interest in construction models. to get them you usually havv to scratch build or modify some of the old diecast toys. There are also some plstic construction toys from the 50's and early 60's that can be detailed into fairly accurate models

Since photobucket took my pictures for ransom I don't post my models anymore

 

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Posted by mishalah on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 2:30 PM

I love construction vehicles and equipment.  I have a few models in 1/25 scale, but no time to build them.  I started the 1/25 DH8 Cat by lining the blade with metal tape so it looks like they did when they hit the dirt, but then it went back into the box when I moved.  I bought the big lowboy trailer to put it on, and it still sits in the box.  When the diecast manufacturers came out with 1/25 scale dozers and other great heavy earth movers I invested in a TD-25(?) and then a double powered scraper.  I'm planning to have those all dirtied up and made to look well used.  I really don't have the right stuff to do that right.  The only problem is, they take up a lot of space...which I am rapidly running short of.  The 1/50th would be a better bet if space is a problem.   https://public.fotki.com/dallas916/models-to-build/100-9016.html#media.

"Help me....I've fallen and I can't get up."...my models are crushing me. my pics: https://public.fotki.com/dallas916/

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Posted by cg_Bosun on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 10:05 PM
I have a TC 2000 1:50, White metal type kit. I am hesitant to get it started. There is not much in the way of instructions and not many finished kits out there to look at for reference. I too wish there were more construction kits available (at reasonable prices)
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Posted by 69moparuk on Thursday, November 14, 2019 5:29 AM

Hi there, 

there is some stuff out there in 1/35 scale if that is of interest. 

Plus Model of the Czech Republic do an International motor grader of the 40's-50's and a road roller from the 70's.

Hasegawa in Japan do a wheeled bucket loader, a tracked excavator and a roller plus a few variations.

Revell of Germany did some Liebherr bucket loader and wheeled and tracked excavators. These were 1/32 snap kitsso were simplified but make a good startcpoint.

Here in the UK kitformservices do or did a large wheeled bucket loader and a tracked excavator in 1/24 or1/25. 

Plus model and kfs are resin and Revell is plastic.

Regards Jasom

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