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Donald Dickson II (smokeriderdon)

D9R Dozer


Donald Dickson II
Well, next project is another group build elsewhere. This is a do something outside of your norm build. So I go from a spinny thingy to a diggy target thingy.

I am sorting out exactly how I an=m going to accomplish the paint and weathering on this one. A LOT of parts in this kit.
30 October 2021, 18:36
Bruce Huxtable
Good challenge 👍
30 October 2021, 19:35
Donald Dickson II
OK, so I got a start on this thing. I will be doing the USMC version, not the the Israeli. Though the Israeli one DOES have a mounted machine gun on top. 😄

First, a pic of the sprues. EVERY OTHER MANFACTURER, and I mean EVERY DAMN ONE, needs to look at how Meng does the sprue ID tabs. Nice big clear letters that you can fill in with a sharpie so you can easily see them. This one thing alone makes them the superior company above ALL. This makes life SOOOOOO much easier.

Next pic, I actually got some building done. I pre painted a bunch of stuff on the sprues as its mostly one color. Ill go back over it as I finish stages. Doing this a little different than I do planes.
2 November 2021, 00:37
Donald Dickson II
Got the ripper attached to the body. Its very cool. It articulates. I am really liking this kit! And its got great detail They molded in the freaking weld!

Next up is the "cockpit"
8 November 2021, 02:17
Donald Dickson II
Cockpit is done. Next up is the body of the cab.
10 November 2021, 02:30
Looking forward here .......
10 November 2021, 09:36
Tini Hendriks
Cool, following! (What a smart thing to do to fill in the sprue numbers!! Never thought of it)
10 November 2021, 12:49
Michael Kohl
badass machine. Funny that the israelis buy them from the States refurbish them and sell them back to the US Army. You can easily bring in some color by painting some parts in Catarpilar yellow. And endless possibilities for weathering and paint abraision.
10 November 2021, 15:32
Donald Dickson II
I have already painted some parts yellow. And have plans for plenty of weathering. 🙂
13 November 2021, 07:44
Donald Dickson II
Started working on the cab walls. Got 2 done then realized I needed to spray more parts. So not much progress. A pic of everything to date.
16 November 2021, 00:51
Donald Dickson II
So, almost at the point where I put the roof on. Some pics of the interior to remember it by. *sigh*

Getting closer to the most dreaded part. The tracks.
29 November 2021, 20:23
Michael Kohl
nice progress and nice result.
30 November 2021, 12:18
Michael W.
Really cool project. Thanks for sharing!
30 November 2021, 12:43
👀 Interesting project. Watching.
30 November 2021, 13:00
Donald Dickson II
Thank you gentlemen. 🙂

A little more progress. The roof went on. Hatches and handles and stuff put on and test fit on the body. Next up are the hydraulic hoses and then I believe the cab goes on for good.
7 December 2021, 05:08
Donald Dickson II
All the handles are now on, hydraulic lines done and cab attached for reals. Working on drive wheels and tracks soon to terrorize me.
8 December 2021, 04:58
Michael Kohl
moving on. good to see. the view on the hydraulic hoses gives me a good reference for mine.
8 December 2021, 11:48
Donald Dickson II
So I got the drive wheel assemblies together. Tracks are next, but I want to weather it before I get all that one there and then add on weathering to the tracks. That way I can reach everything. So started on making it dirty.
22 December 2021, 18:52
Donald Dickson II
Annnnnnd, done with this thing. Not completed, but done. Boxed up. Screw this.

F%^& these tracks. There is no way I am going to get 40some odd sets of these links together...wait, two tacks so like NINETY, the way they are designed. And then the actual tacks attached...NO. This is insanity. Seriously, no way.

If someone wants this thing, message me. We can work out a price and I will send it to you.
26 December 2021, 02:28


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