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Caterpillar 12 "Motor Grader" - 1/35 by Plus
elmarriachi
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Baden-Württemberg, Germany
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Posted: Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 08:31 PM GMT+7
Hello,

I want to show you one more small kit of a construction vehicle. This time an old motor grader from Caterpillar, model number 12.

It was built during world war two and still used long time after the war all around the world.

The kit comes from Plus Model from Czech Rep. and is a multimedia kit consisting of resin, wire, etched parts and decals. Also included a CD-Rom with pictures of the kit and the original, a good mounting instruction and clear head lamps.

Unfortunately the kit includes only decals and painting guide for two versions of the US Army - no civil one in the typical Caterpillar yellow which I will make ...


First I have started with the frame, rear tandem-axle and the steering axle with the steering linkage, then the wheels. The engine is consisting of several small and smaller parts plus some photo etched parts.
I think I will add some wire to it next to give it some more details ...

















Cheers
Micha
165thspc
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Kentucky, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 02:28 AM GMT+7
Looks to be another beauty to add to the world of 1/35th scale construction equipment.
Plasticat
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Idaho, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 08:52 AM GMT+7
Now that is a trip in the way back machine for me! I used to work on one in the 80's. All those little u-joints in the control shafts needing replaced on a regular basis. And the pony motor start...
And trying to remove the head after it has been on there for decades!
I think I will have to get one of these just for old times sake. Too bad there isn't a 1/25th scale one out there somewhere.
KoSprueOne
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Myanmar
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Posted: Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 12:13 PM GMT+7

Quoted Text

. . . . Too bad there isn't a 1/25th scale one out there somewhere.



You can say that again. A resin kit in this scale would be out of my budget but in plastic, yes!

elmarriachi, I'll be checking this build out for sure. I might want to pick up one of these kit myself. I have 1/35 Seabee decals that need a model to ride on.




elmarriachi
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Posted: Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 08:03 PM GMT+7
Hello,

and some more pictures ....




The driver's place .... some levers follow later..... the rest is done ....






... and primered in rusty red ...







... also the rest of the car is primed in red ... some wiring at the engine added (although only a little bit will be visible later) ...









Behind the front axle mounted: The ripper ... behind the ripper follows the blade ....






Next follows some hairspray.... then typical Caterpillar yellow at the engine and rear/bottom of the driver's place ....

Cheers

Micha
165thspc
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Posted: Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 06:46 AM GMT+7
Interesting build. Never knew how these puppies were put together. Keep it up!

Will follow with interest.
elmarriachi
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Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017 - 01:20 AM GMT+7
Hello,

the rear area of the grader was primered in rusty red, then water and salt added. The main color was sprayed on top in the rear area and on the engine, consisting of Tamiya X4 and Lifecolor orange.

After that the blade and some further parts were added, also some parts at the drivers place - levers, steering wheel, ...






After that the new added parts were primered, water/salt added and everything painted in the final yellow colors. Then the salt removed.






Next step - painting all the details, then weathering.

Cheers
Micha
elmarriachi
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Posted: Wednesday, July 05, 2017 - 08:41 PM GMT+7
Hello,

the motor grader is mostly finished now. Some last details need to be done, also the base which I have begun needs some further work...





























But before I could go on I will leave to summer vacatiln now

Cheers,
Micha
KoSprueOne
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Posted: Sunday, July 16, 2017 - 04:12 AM GMT+7
The paint effects look good




165thspc
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Posted: Sunday, July 16, 2017 - 04:30 AM GMT+7
Absolutely beautiful work, great dio and great photo.

You might however consider reducing the resolution on the photographs when posting to the internet. These pictures took forever to download and I am on a 30meg cable modem with a fairly new computer.
elmarriachi
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Posted: Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 09:31 PM GMT+7
Hello,

I think that's it ... some weathering of the white/red rods missing yet, then I think it is done ...









Cheers
Micha
elmarriachi
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Posted: Tuesday, August 01, 2017 - 12:30 AM GMT+7
Hello,

pictures of the finished Motor Grader 12 of Caterpillar in 1/35 by Plus Model:












I hope you like it!
165thspc
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Posted: Tuesday, August 01, 2017 - 02:09 AM GMT+7
Seriously considered loading one of these on the 20 ton flatbed military trailer I built a few years back but went for the Mirror Cat D7 bulldozer instead. Beautiful work!