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#1 elmarriachi

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 01:10 PM

Hello,
 
I want to make a civil version of the Caterpillar D9 dozer, looking like this one .... 
 
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... based the 1/35 kit of Meng Models: 
 
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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 ....
 
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regards,
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Posted 11 September 2017 - 01:34 PM

I take it the surface as molded was not smooth? Very cool idea, btw.

Tim
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Posted 12 September 2017 - 12:29 AM

Tim, no the surface is a but rough due to the 3D printing process that Dunstan uses, it isn't really that bad,  just a little bit, a small amount of filler works well  I used Taniya Basic putty on mine and it just needs to fill in the little tiny ridges to make it a smooth surface, this is a VERY cool conversion.....


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Posted 13 September 2017 - 05:25 AM

Watching this! Have a couple in the stash. Who makes this conversion? :)

 

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 08:54 AM

I love that monster. I've both the US and the Israel military D9 kits and love how they look with the armor, but i will follow with interest your conversion !


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Posted 13 September 2017 - 04:44 PM

it is a 3D printed conversion by Firecat Designs     www.firecatdesigns.com    the guy you will talk to is Dunstan, a real good guy, and he gets the parts printed and off to you in good time.. he is honest and fair... tell him this is where you heard about him, he will find it interesting..

 

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Posted 20 September 2017 - 07:12 AM

The parts are 3D-printed and great quality (Very thin material at the cab!! so take care not to damage it! :) 

 

You have to use some filler, primer and time for sanding to get a smooth surface with the parts - but this is nothing special with 3D-printed things .... But after doing this for several times then you get a very smooth surface - and it looks amazing! Whoever is asking - I will  recommend these parts 1000% :) 

 

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Michael


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Posted 20 September 2017 - 03:31 PM

I AGREE Michael, I would recommend this conversion 1000% as well.....






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