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Caterpillar D9 civil dozer - 1/35 based on Me
elmarriachi
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Baden-Württemberg, Germany
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Posted: Sunday, September 10, 2017 - 06:21 PM UTC
Hello,

I want to make a civil version of the Caterpillar D9 dozer, looking like this one ....


Picture from Wikipedia

... based the 1/35 kit of Meng Models:




I have started with the preparation of the parts of the civil D9 cab.

Added some putty on it for the first time ... sanding .... now the same procedure again and again until it is a totally smooth surface ....

















elmarriachi
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Posted: Wednesday, October 04, 2017 - 05:17 PM UTC
Hello,

some further progress on the Caterpillar.

The engine covers sanded ... the armored grills removed, putty and sanding was necessary to get a smooth surface .... front grill follows later.

The floor of the cabin is reworked and adjusted at the new cabin ... also some first details added. Some etched parts and grips will follow ...



















elmarriachi
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Baden-Württemberg, Germany
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Posted: Monday, October 09, 2017 - 06:38 PM UTC
Hello,

a small update about the Caterpillar. The interior moved forward a little bit ... .also some etched parts and wire were added at the cabin....







heliman
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New York, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 10:38 PM UTC
Fantastic start to an awesome kit , going civilian type only makes it more interesting
ti
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Dalarnas, Sweden
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Posted: Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 12:34 AM UTC
Interested also in the civilian version. Will be keeping an eye on this.
goofmuilwijk
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Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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Posted: Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 02:00 AM UTC
Very cool stuff!
elmarriachi
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Baden-Württemberg, Germany
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Posted: Monday, November 06, 2017 - 07:42 PM UTC
Hello,

some progress with the Caterpillar dozer. Some more details atted at the cab, the floor and interior.... also the engine hood received more details.

The running gear and the ripper were built without bigger modifications. Only some pipes will follow later.

The hydraulic cylinders for the blade were modified. I have used wonderful replacement parts and modified the upper area (in the kit it is armorerd).

Next I will take care of the blade itself ....













Cheers
Micha
jimb
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New York, United States
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Posted: Monday, November 06, 2017 - 10:49 PM UTC
Very nice work so far. Interesting project.

Jim
ti
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Dalarnas, Sweden
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Posted: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 08:23 AM UTC
So much filing off and grinding off lots of plastic...
elmarriachi
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Posted: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 01:26 PM UTC
Hello,

some new pictures of the Caterpillar D9 civil version. Shortly before starting the painting / primering of the model.
















Cheers
Micha
ti
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Dalarnas, Sweden
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Posted: Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 03:04 PM UTC
I will be using your pics as reference to convert mine. Appreciate these shots.
elmarriachi
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Posted: Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 06:40 PM UTC
Hello,

after a black/iron/brown primering and some chipping medium the first color of the final painting is on.

Next: Red/brown washing .... then black painting ....















ubisuck
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Quebec, Canada
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Posted: Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 08:27 PM UTC
Awesome job Michael
ti
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Posted: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 09:14 PM UTC
Love it.
elmarriachi
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Baden-Württemberg, Germany
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Posted: Sunday, November 26, 2017 - 04:59 PM UTC
Hello,

some clear coat, some brown wasings and a black painting session later .... the details colored with a brush, the decals added and etched parts at the drivers cab added ....















Cheers
Micha
ti
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Posted: Saturday, December 09, 2017 - 01:46 AM UTC
Amazing work you have achieved.
elmarriachi
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Baden-Württemberg, Germany
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Posted: Wednesday, December 20, 2017 - 02:47 PM UTC
Hello everyone,

The metal tracks are mounted, painted and added .... also the windows and final details added ...

Now ready for weathering







Wish you all a Merry Christmas!
Micha
goofmuilwijk
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Posted: Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 01:51 AM UTC
Looking great!!
elmarriachi
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Baden-Württemberg, Germany
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Posted: Thursday, December 28, 2017 - 05:30 PM UTC
Hello everybody.

The Caterpillar D9 heavy bulldozer in scale 1:35. Based on the fantastic kit of the armored Bulldozer of Meng Models.

Several parts replaced, made new or modified. Plus metal tracks, etched parts, new decals, lights, ....























I hope that you like it!

Cheers
Micha