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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!

 

 

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