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Caterpillar D9 civil dozer - 1/35 based on Me
elmarriachi
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Posted: Monday, September 11, 2017 - 01:21 AM GMT+7
Hello,

I want to make a civil version of the Caterpillar D9 dozer, looking like this one ....


Picture from Wikipedia

... based the 1/35 kit of Meng Models:




I have started with the preparation of the parts of the civil D9 cab.

Added some putty on it for the first time ... sanding .... now the same procedure again and again until it is a totally smooth surface ....

















elmarriachi
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Posted: Thursday, October 05, 2017 - 12:17 AM GMT+7
Hello,

some further progress on the Caterpillar.

The engine covers sanded ... the armored grills removed, putty and sanding was necessary to get a smooth surface .... front grill follows later.

The floor of the cabin is reworked and adjusted at the new cabin ... also some first details added. Some etched parts and grips will follow ...



















elmarriachi
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Posted: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 01:38 AM GMT+7
Hello,

a small update about the Caterpillar. The interior moved forward a little bit ... .also some etched parts and wire were added at the cabin....







heliman
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Posted: Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 05:38 AM GMT+7
Fantastic start to an awesome kit , going civilian type only makes it more interesting
ti
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Posted: Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 07:34 AM GMT+7
Interested also in the civilian version. Will be keeping an eye on this.
goofmuilwijk
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Posted: Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 09:00 AM GMT+7
Very cool stuff!
elmarriachi
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Posted: Tuesday, November 07, 2017 - 02:42 AM GMT+7
Hello,

some progress with the Caterpillar dozer. Some more details atted at the cab, the floor and interior.... also the engine hood received more details.

The running gear and the ripper were built without bigger modifications. Only some pipes will follow later.

The hydraulic cylinders for the blade were modified. I have used wonderful replacement parts and modified the upper area (in the kit it is armorerd).

Next I will take care of the blade itself ....













Cheers
Micha
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Posted: Tuesday, November 07, 2017 - 05:49 AM GMT+7
Very nice work so far. Interesting project.

Jim
ti
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Posted: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 03:23 PM GMT+7
So much filing off and grinding off lots of plastic...
elmarriachi
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Posted: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 08:26 PM GMT+7
Hello,

some new pictures of the Caterpillar D9 civil version. Shortly before starting the painting / primering of the model.
















Cheers
Micha
ti
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Posted: Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 10:04 PM GMT+7
I will be using your pics as reference to convert mine. Appreciate these shots.
elmarriachi
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Posted: Monday, November 20, 2017 - 01:40 AM GMT+7
Hello,

after a black/iron/brown primering and some chipping medium the first color of the final painting is on.

Next: Red/brown washing .... then black painting ....















ubisuck
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Posted: Monday, November 20, 2017 - 03:27 AM GMT+7
Awesome job Michael
ti
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Posted: Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 04:14 AM GMT+7
Love it.