A Crawler for your layout & repaying a debt

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Postby gfadvance » Tue Jul 17, 2012 8:47 pm

As it was GN15 that got back me into modelling after a very long break I always look in on this forum and like to post when I build in 1/24 as a way of saying thanks of reminding me how much fun modelling can be.

Lets not mention Bottom or Top yards ................. one day :oops: :oops:

Anyway came across this a few weeks ago, made by Wiking of Germany and although no longer produced by them examples pop up on German e-Bay every other week and it might be useful to a few of you

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Decided that as I was going to modify it I would back-date it to the KV 50 version which was imported into the UK in the late 30's.

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Will not bore you with a SBS, as it all it really added up to was a lot of cutting and sanding(grinding in some cases!) and then adding lots of microstrip,etc to refine the edges and add some additional detail

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The completed model, well at least the construction

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Painting will be done over next few weeks .

If you type Hanomag Crawler into Google you find a couple of videos that have been posted showing some slightly simpler modifications - especially to the tracks which you may find useful
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Postby chris69 » Tue Jul 17, 2012 10:44 pm

Fantastic conversion.Am absolutely stunned what detail you created.
How did you make the track? I have a few POLA Tractors and would love to "upgrade" one, especially the very rare dozer.

Have a great day
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Postby Mark Goodwin » Tue Jul 17, 2012 11:07 pm

Gordon,

The modelling is beautiful. Is there a plan to mount the engine/radiator assembly on a suitable chassis for railway operations?
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Track version

Postby chris69 » Tue Jul 17, 2012 11:14 pm

Hi Mark,
if I remember right HANOMAG made a rail version.Will have to check GOOGLE Germany for pictures. I think someone on the BUNTBAHN Forum
had something like this.

have a great day
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Postby Steve Bennett » Tue Jul 17, 2012 11:27 pm

Yet another superbly detailed model Gordon.
The work you (and Andi) do with these vehicles, leaves me scratching my head. How you spot what needs changing leaves me baffled, but seeing the results, the changes or improvements are obvious. Wish I had your eye for detail :roll:
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Postby Adrian » Wed Jul 18, 2012 2:59 am

G'day Gordon

Just looking at the before and after pictures makes me wonder why you bother to actually buy the original vehicle :shock: :shock:

You seem to have made so many modifications that it seems to be a scratch-built model rather than a conversion.

But no matter how much is original and how much is 'scratch' it all looks really great.

Well done :D
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Postby Glen A » Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:11 am

More stunning work from you. 8)
Those tracks make a massive difference to the look, - it looks much better.
Love the other details too. :wink:

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Postby Broadoak » Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:15 am

A superb bit of modelling Gordon. 8)
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Postby chris stockdale » Thu Jul 19, 2012 7:21 am

Gordon,

Some truly great modelling. Seeing your models always leaves me wondering what you will do next.

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Postby DCRfan » Thu Jul 19, 2012 10:05 am

Fab U Los :P
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Postby gfadvance » Thu Jul 19, 2012 12:08 pm

Thanks for all the friendly comments, much appreciated.

Chris69

Will put together a small SBS on the tracks, not difficult just mind blowingly boring but the process may be useful for other things in the Gnatterbox world.

Chris

You and me both, never really know what will grab my attention next to model or to what scale ..... Really fancy building some thing in 1/16 but what ?
Althought before that I need to build something to put the crawler on
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Postby gnichols » Thu Jul 19, 2012 12:25 pm

Gordon,
SUPER nice job. Is this a 1/24 diecast? 1/22? Gary

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Postby dieselwater » Thu Jul 19, 2012 3:22 pm

Hi Gordon,

I always look forward to your posts, seeing the next piece of fantastic and original modelling. Great bashing work chap.
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Postby gfadvance » Thu Jul 19, 2012 4:32 pm

gnichols,

sorry should have given this detail, it all plastic .... very hard and brittle and its sold as 1/25 scale .............. I have just based my modifications on 1/24 as I could hardly describe it as an accurate scale representation of the real thing
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Postby Booga » Fri Jul 20, 2012 6:17 pm

Wonderful work! I have always liked crawler tractors. I think I have a OO scale International one that I never got round to building, I'll have to dig it out now! :lol:
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Postby gfadvance » Wed Aug 01, 2012 7:00 am

Painting has started, I do enjoy seeing that first coat of primer :D

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More painting will follow , when I have figured out what to do next
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Postby Steve Bennett » Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:16 am

Just lovely Gordon, so much detail to enjoy already and judging by the number of holes, more to add yet.
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Postby gfadvance » Wed Aug 01, 2012 3:01 pm

Not too much to add Steve, most of the holes are there to represent bits that have been "borrowed" I.e. those three holes on the radiator shell top 2 are for mounting a headlight , the larger bottom one is where the cable came through for it ............ Will add a frayed cable , if I remember :D
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Postby Glen A » Wed Aug 01, 2012 7:10 pm

gfadvance wrote:Painting has started, I do enjoy seeing that first coat of primer :D


In the early days of Black and White film, a lot of machinery (and even locos) were painted grey to take the official publicity photo to go in the sales catalogue as B&W recorded grey better than other colours. Then they got painted the proper colour.

And that’s just what I though your photos were when I first saw them. - An old publicity photo of a real crawler.
Then I read the caption about it being your model :shock: .
Outstanding work Gordon!


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