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#21 marcay

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 08:07 AM

I actually have a kit of that but it's only 1/87 scale. :( I would LOVE one in 1/24!!! that or a Cat D11R!

I have this kit too from Kibri



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Posted 31 August 2013 - 12:12 PM

 

 

Anthony, keep watching this space, there is something brewing...........

I like the sound of that Tony



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Posted 31 August 2013 - 12:35 PM

Please keep  as posted on what's going .



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Posted 02 September 2013 - 12:13 PM

I asked Budd Anderson this very question way back in 1963 . Would you believe he actually wrote back wondering the same thing ? Yes, any construction / road building equipment is something I'd actually invest in . I bought the Ertil tractors when they got re -issued in the mid 90's . I bought a couple of Caterpillars too . I'd like to back date one of them. I just haven't done so yet . I even have access to older Caterpillars too............



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Posted 03 September 2013 - 08:21 AM

If they were 1:25 or 1:24 scale, the answer would be a resounding yes. Even with new products in the pipeline, the same old car, truck, and van kits get a little long in the tooth after a while, and choices for kits of such subjects in the 'bi-scale' range is pretty limited.



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Posted 08 September 2013 - 10:20 AM

I am dying to find out what's brewing....please keep us posted.

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 12:54 PM

scale hobbyist recently listed the Meng models D9R kit. Us armor guys have impatiently waiting for a styrene version of the equipment , and now have one! The kit is listed as backordered, but they restock quickly.

 

The Komatsu excavator heavily weathered on a low boy would look amazing!



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Posted 28 September 2013 - 04:55 AM

why not bigger like a Komatsu D 575
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I actually have a kit of that but it's only 1/87 scale. :( I would LOVE one in 1/24!!! that or a Cat D11R!


Both would be great kits in 1/24th or 1/25th scale. Both would be huge and expensive, which would probably rule out many modelers who refuse to spend three figures on a model kit.

For the Komatsu, most likely the Japaneses manufactures would do this. Tamiya does an historic Komatsu dozer and Kyosho does a 1/50th scale RC D575A.

 

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Maybe even Trumpeter could do a 1/25th scale Komatsu dozer or excavator. They did the American Lafrance pumper which is excellent and reasonably priced.


Edited by chuckyr, 28 September 2013 - 04:56 AM.


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Posted 29 September 2013 - 05:29 PM

I was at the IPMS Orlando Modelpalooza this weekend, and Victory Models had several of the Meng D9R kits there.  While not 1/24-25, still something new and different!

 

 

David



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Posted 17 January 2015 - 06:02 PM

If a company wanted to create an all new 1/25 scale kit of a piece of construction equipment, what would you wish it to be? It can be modern, vintage, a specific dump box, a trailer, front end loader, front discharge mixer, etc. AMT's Caterpillar D8H has pretty much been soldiering on alone as the only stand alone piece of construction equipment since the '70s, and I think the D8H design itself dates back to the late 1950s(!).

 

 



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Posted 17 January 2015 - 06:08 PM

Yeah....I always thought if the AMT backhoe could be reissued, I'd be happy.....But that D8 Dozer was cool.....Would have been nice to include a cage for it, though......

 

But if I had my wish, I'd love to see a multi-axled heavy duty crane or something like that.....



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Posted 17 January 2015 - 06:27 PM

A multi axle crane would be cool. Id like to see; 988G Cat loader
a big excavator
a big D10 or 11 dozer
dry bulk pneumatic trailer- Mac or high cube J & L
Cat road grader
777 or bigger Cat quarry truck
953 or 963 Cat track loader
A forklift would be cool, any size
Big 8 wheel John Deere or massey/ferguson farm tractor


Maybe some 1/25 military
M1A1 tank
Duece and half
Basically the larger stuff vehicles in 1/25 would great.

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Posted 17 January 2015 - 07:00 PM

Now that I have most of them in 1/25-1/24 scale, that's a very hard one to decide on!

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Posted 17 January 2015 - 09:21 PM

How about a set of small tractors, like a Cub Cadet, a Wheel Horse, and a Terramite all-in-one? They're not too recent, but certainly cool.

Just looked up some Terramites, and it turns out they still make them! :)
Wouldn't want a new Cub Cadet, still. Any tractor with plastic body panels is a no-no.
If you can't ran the tractor into a tree in half-speed without cracking the nose, you don't want it :)

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Posted 17 January 2015 - 11:07 PM

A mid size tractor from the 50's era would be nice.

The Ford 8N/9N were a staple for years with a brush mounted on the front end. 

A small compact tractor would be a hit. It would be put on many trailers . 

A front end loader of some kid would be a big hit for the truck guys. 

As  long as it is small enough (and still in scale) to fit the lowboy trailer that is out now. 



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Posted 18 January 2015 - 02:39 AM

How about these in plastic scale kits....

 

Car crusher trailer unit

 

Old school 50s/60s drag line crane or one with a grapple

 

Ertl International or Massey farm tractors re-issued

 

Mobile home trailer kit single wide version

 

AMTs old plans to make a Ford Garwood Garbage truck



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Posted 18 January 2015 - 06:46 AM

As  long as it is small enough (and still in scale) to fit the lowboy trailer that is out now. 

 
The talk about the ex-Ertl Payhauler fitting the AMT Lowboy trailer had me thinking along those lines to be honest. I think even a vintage piece of equipment would work, since there are just too few existing options.

AMTs old plans to make a Ford Garwood Garbage truck

 
That would be great, too, or really any refuse body which could be used with AMT's C- on LN/LNT-series Fords.

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Posted 18 January 2015 - 07:04 AM

I asked the question about the tractor kits being released in the hanger shot link. 

They responded by saying round two did not make a deal with any ag tooling. Darn it . 



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Posted 18 January 2015 - 07:05 AM

I would like to the Kenworth Challenge Mixer be reissued.

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Posted 18 January 2015 - 07:42 AM

^ thats not gonna happen. Unless they make the tooling.