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Miniart Caterpillar D7 U.S. armoured bulldozer (EngGB17)

Another dozer for the GB

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Allen Dewire18/10/2017 20:58:45
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Whoa Fernando,

I too am playing catch up on this puppy. I can't believe I missed this. That is a whole lot of parts and they seem to be coming together well. Engine appears to have everything there, interior too.

I feel your pain on the little parts and brittle plastic. I can get the parts off the sprue, but the clumsy fingers break a lot of parts while handling/cleaning them. This kit is very detailed. Drive on Sir and see you on Saturday morning!!!



Si Benson18/10/2017 21:46:10
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Hi fernando,

Just catching up and can see your doing a great job of this delicate kit.

I gotta side with Mr T and the JLC razor saw....I started using it on a 1/72 build and it removed part after part with very little clean up...really recommend itlaugh

Can’t help think you’ll have this finished in no timebeer


John Race18/10/2017 23:46:46
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Fernando .

Its the JLC saw here as well, though Marty has a good point with removing some with the sprue attached , and then removing the item .

Please ensure Allen does not take half the show home with him , enjoy your selves .

That paintwork looks good, very soft looking , nice.

John .

Sjors Greut19/10/2017 17:23:01
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Great work on the build so far!!!


Steve Jones 1221/10/2017 16:04:11
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Terrific detailing. The suspension unit looks particularly good. Look forward to seeing the weathering on the tracks


Fernando Nijhuis24/10/2017 19:30:30
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Good evening all,

Jim, thanks all the fiddly parts make it worthwhile.thumbs up

Allen, thank you too and having small fingers helps too.wink 2

Si, thanks, tested it yesterday and the JLC is very good in getting the small parts off the sprue indeed.face 23

John, thanks, the paintwork was just the base colour pic of the complete interior coming right up.

Sjors, thank you.thumbs up

Steve, thank you too, with this kit you certainly get your money’s worth in all the p

Ok, after the great day at SMC with Allen and seeing all the lovely models I was filled with modelling energy so this one has made a good leap forward.face 1

Interior painted and weathered, leather brown for the seat and black for the handles and knobs of the controls.

Followed by Ak’s wash and streaking effects for interior for the white parts and Ammo’s brown wash for green vehicles for the o.d. parts:


Not much to see when closed up, just like one of my wingy things.face 20

Suspension units on with tracks fitted, but they are removable:



The upper fronts of the suspension angle a bit inward now, but I think it will be ok when the dozer blade mounting is fitted, then something will hold them in place.thinking

Thanks for looking in.


Allen Dewire24/10/2017 21:30:10
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Hey Fernando,

You are so right about the armor. It covers up almost everything. I do hope you can leave a door open so you can see the work inside.

How hard is it going to be to paint the tracks with the suspension units as one piece? I do have to say you've made good progress on this Buddy.

Drive on and don't work too hard! Oh BTW, nice razor saw you got there!!! The paint brushes look kinda familiar too...



John Race24/10/2017 23:42:31
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There something attractive about this , great lump of armour on the cab and a nice curve on the rear of the engine cover . Reminds me of those great Russian crawlers.

A great model Fernando, yes as Allen says ,do leave a door open .


jimbo25/10/2017 19:05:56
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Hi Fernando

Oh that lovely interior all covered up crying 2 Can you leave a door open like Allen suggested? Looking like a bulldozer now thumbs up


Paul Eberle25/10/2017 19:09:45
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Great work so far Fernando. Many of these conversions were roofless-just a thought. PaulE

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