AMT Caterpillar D8 rippers
Posted 26 July 2012 - 09:26 PM
I am building one of AMT's old D8's for my father. This will be part of a really long build diorama that I am still sourcing parts for. I have the D8 but am still trying to track down parts for the Chevy Bruin mechanics truck that I want to build to replicate his 1:1 truck.
In the meantime, the D8 is just about done but I would like to add 2 additional rippers to it. The kit has the provisions for a tripple shank ripper but only 1 actual ripper comes in the kit.. Does anyone know of a source for a couple extra?
I recently purchased a resin molding kit from HL but I have yet to open it and I am a little nervous about how well it would turn out especially on something I am building for my dad. I want it to look perfect and haven't had any practice with molding.
Is there anyone out there that I could send the original ripper pieces to and have them cast a couple extras for me? Does anyone do that?
If anyone has any pointers I would greatly appreciate it.
Posted 27 July 2012 - 05:17 PM
Posted 27 July 2012 - 07:20 PM
What do the rippers look like, can you post a picture of them? Could they be done with a one piece mold or would it have to be a two piece mold?
I dont really know for sure about the 1 or 2 piece mold. I dont have much experience in that department. Here are a few pics. Let me know what you think and thanks for the reply.
Posted 28 July 2012 - 04:25 AM
Posted 29 July 2012 - 10:28 PM
Posted 06 August 2012 - 06:25 AM
I doubt I will continue experimenting with resin molding. It's way too expensive for the products. It would have been cheaper to have bought 2 more D8's and then I would have all kinds of extra parts and 2 more models! Oh well, I learned something and had fun doing it.
Here's a few pics.
Posted 06 August 2012 - 07:51 AM