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#21 Swamp Dog

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 03:47 AM

Ron Andrews over at RMR  has a 25th scale Komatsu excavator. It runs about 90 or 95 bucks, I got mine so long ago,I've forgotten, to be honest with ya. It's still listed in his website, and it IS a VERY nice model when it's done. It doesn't SAY it's a Komatsu, but it sure looks like one. it also resembles that Cat excavator too, so maybe with a deft hand at painting or decaling, you could make it either! Hth.

what is RMR s web site ?



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Posted 06 December 2012 - 05:51 AM

Not to be rude, Anthony, but WHAT else does it NEED to do, but sit on a lowboy? It IS just a model, after all. Unless your going all out for a Dio, it serves the purpose very nicely. :D  ;)



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Posted 06 December 2012 - 06:01 AM

http://rmrresin.webs.com/nf125.htm

Keep one thing in mind, the differences between the KFS machine and the RMR are night and day. It's like trying to compare apples to oranges. The RMR is good for 2 things, sitting on the deck of a lowboy because it's hollow and weighs nothing and for collecting dust while it's sitting on the lowboy. The selling price is $95 but should be half of that considering the master was a toy. I can show you plenty of pictures of the RMR "elsewhere" if you want.

yes i would like to see pictures..



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Posted 06 December 2012 - 10:24 AM

Tony....you did an awesome job on this one...Kurt



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Posted 06 December 2012 - 11:44 AM

http://rmrresin.webs.com/nf125.htm

Keep one thing in mind, the differences between the KFS machine and the RMR are night and day. It's like trying to compare apples to oranges. The RMR is good for 2 things, sitting on the deck of a lowboy because it's hollow and weighs nothing and for collecting dust while it's sitting on the lowboy. The selling price is $95 but should be half of that considering the master was a toy. I can show you plenty of pictures of the RMR "elsewhere" if you want.

 

 

Anthony, I totally agree, it is cast from a toy, which in fact you can buy for less than $30, so why buy a resin one....

yes, when it did come out a lot of people did jump on it, including me, but when it was realised it was just a toy....

here is what the machine was cast from

 

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This is the KFS kit

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and like Anthony said, apples and oranges, the KFS kit has many white metal parts, great photo etch , great decals, and is quality castings, no flash, bubbles or problems assembling it, 

I would rather spend the extra buying this kit (KFS) as you get what you pay for........ quality


Edited by Tony Bryan, 06 December 2012 - 11:45 AM.


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Posted 06 December 2012 - 11:46 AM

Tony....you did an awesome job on this one...Kurt

 

 

Thanks Kurt,



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Posted 06 December 2012 - 01:07 PM

 

 

Anthony, I totally agree, it is cast from a toy, which in fact you can buy for less than $30, so why buy a resin one....

yes, when it did come out a lot of people did jump on it, including me, but when it was realised it was just a toy....

here is what the machine was cast from

 

file-1.jpg

This is the KFS kit

100_7529.jpg

 

100_7526.jpg

 

and like Anthony said, apples and oranges, the KFS kit has many white metal parts, great photo etch , great decals, and is quality castings, no flash, bubbles or problems assembling it, 

I would rather spend the extra buying this kit (KFS) as you get what you pay for........ quality

THANKS TONY...



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Posted 15 December 2012 - 06:31 AM

awsome work. work of art. nice sand, looks like brown sugar!



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Posted 21 June 2013 - 03:51 AM

Who would I get a hold of or what website to get a model like this one?

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 07:35 AM

Very beautiful work.



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Posted 22 June 2013 - 08:38 AM

Tony,

 

Very impressive project, I don't know how I missed this one!  The KFS kits certainly build into fine models.  I have a couple of the KFS Michigan loading shovels to build some day.  Just might have to get one out and start getting some ideas together.



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Posted 16 September 2013 - 10:21 PM

Tony,

 

Very impressive project, I don't know how I missed this one!  The KFS kits certainly build into fine models.  I have a couple of the KFS Michigan loading shovels to build some day.  Just might have to get one out and start getting some ideas together.

 

Thanks Dave, I have just brought another original cat kit, this one will be super detailed, as a demo machine, with opening panels, I am going to make all the panels in fibreglass so the doors are thin and light, and add all the hydraulic and engine detail, can feel a 3 year project coming on

 

and yes I would like to see what you come up with for the Michigan, Warren Kostick has converted 2 now, log loader, and a rubbish compactor, both into Cats



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Posted 17 September 2013 - 01:49 AM

Caterpillar should be thankful that people are making models of their stuff. So should freightliner. It's free advertising for Petes sake. The prostar would be a good base for a cat truck here in australia. Kenworth was good to Nigel (auslowe) when he did their T904. I digress.

Great job Tony! Are you still building that 1/16 kenworth that is satin black in colour? Been looking out for it. Cheers

Ben

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 05:10 PM

 

Who would I get a hold of or what website to get a model like this one?

 
http://www.kitformservices.com/

KFS will offer any discontinued resin kit if he gets a minimum of 50 non refundable deposits for any one subject.

Who is serious?

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 06:54 PM

this is what the New Ray toy can look like when you put a little work into it..i cut open the door and back window, added hyd. lines, added hand rails,  mirrors and changed tracks..all for less than a bill..

 

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 08:35 PM

Nice

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 06:58 AM


Impressive.

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 10:37 AM

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Caterpillar should be thankful that people are making models of their stuff. So should freightliner. It's free advertising for Petes sake.

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 10:39 AM


Caterpillar should be thankful that people are making models of their stuff. So should freightliner. It's free advertising for Petes sake.


Big companies like that don't need the free advertising. The model industry is pretty small on the grand scale of things. Getting 'advertising' isn't worth their time.

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Posted 06 December 2013 - 03:05 PM

This is a beautiful model B)