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WEIMAR T174-2 "Fortschritt" - 1/35 by Balaton
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Posted: Sunday, May 14, 2017 - 01:17 PM UTC
The Hungarian manufacturer Balaton Modell offers a wonderful, brand new kit of the Eastern Germany "Weimar T174-2" wheel excavator in 1/35.

This is a small resin kit with photo etched parts and clear foil for the windows. The quality is very well so that the building is nearly like a "standard palstic kit".

I have glued the most parts together, added some wiring and pipework on the boom. Some further pipes will follow after the painting.

































Cheers,
MIcha
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Posted: Sunday, May 14, 2017 - 03:33 PM UTC
Cool project. Don't see many construction machines here.
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Posted: Sunday, May 21, 2017 - 01:34 PM UTC
Hello,

I have started the painting during the past few days ...


First a rusty red primer on everything ..... then water.... and salt ...








... then the orange color ...




... Salt removed ...












... details brush painted and a first washing with a red brown wash from AK Interactive ...












... Now further parts will be added... further details painted (interior, chassis, engine), then one more washing, then dust and dirt

Cheers
Micha
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Posted: Sunday, May 21, 2017 - 03:07 PM UTC
Looks good Michael.
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Posted: Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 05:03 PM UTC
Hello @ all,

the finished Weimar excavator will ge a small base to stand on... a white frame, some wood filler and sand .... then some painting and some grass ...






The excavator itself received some further weathering with oil colors, liquid pigments of Lifecolor, pigments for dust and dirt. Leaking oil and grease is made with Tamiya Smoke and dark brown oil color ...










Hope that you like it!

Cheers
Micha
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Posted: Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 10:34 AM UTC
Like what I see.
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Posted: Wednesday, July 05, 2017 - 01:43 PM UTC
Hello,

here is a preview of the finished Weimar ...



More pictures follow later

Cheers
Michael
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Posted: Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 01:07 PM UTC
Hello,

the Weimar-loader T-174 "Fortschritt" in scale 1/35 of Balaton Modell: