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1:48 Komatsu G40
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Posted: Saturday, April 24, 2010 - 02:11 AM UTC


Steffen Arndt (alpha_tango) has waisted no time building the lovely 1:48 scale Tamiya Komatsu G40 bulldozer. The model was built in two days and then photographed in an appropriate diorama setting.

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
drabslab
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Posted: Saturday, April 24, 2010 - 08:36 AM UTC
Very nice

must have been very long days
alpha_tango
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Posted: Saturday, April 24, 2010 - 08:41 AM UTC
Hi DS

many thanks!!!

Actually it was a very pleasant build. I started on Saturday evening and finished it Monday morning (then I decided to drill out the head lights and it took a few hours more to really finish it) ... all in all I think it took maybe 5 or 6 hours (without drying time for the glue, paint and washes)

I posted some other pix in the thread on Armorama:

http://www.aeroscale.co.uk/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=156547&page=1

thanks for watching and

all the best

Steffen
P.S. Thanks to Marc for taking the photos and to Jean-Luc for arranging the photo feature!!!
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Posted: Saturday, April 24, 2010 - 10:15 AM UTC
There's a whole great dio and there's only the (cute ) Komatsu photographed


Cheers Nick
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Posted: Saturday, April 24, 2010 - 11:40 AM UTC

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There's a whole great dio and there's only the (cute ) Komatsu photographed



Yes...
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Posted: Saturday, April 24, 2010 - 11:53 AM UTC
Super job Steffen, and in 2 DAYS !?! It looks like a really nice little kit. Were there any issues to be aware of?

Cheers, D
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Posted: Saturday, April 24, 2010 - 07:27 PM UTC
Thanks Damian (and Nick though I am not sure if you are really commenting on my model )!

Damian I had no problems with this kit! It was really easy and I had a lot of fun with it (see e.g. link posted above). Because of that I started the next 48 scale militar kit yesterday:



all the best

Steffen
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Posted: Saturday, April 24, 2010 - 09:12 PM UTC
Of course I like very much the Komatsu

But I don't like the Marder (It's a Tank )


Cheers Nick
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Posted: Saturday, April 24, 2010 - 09:22 PM UTC

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But I don't like the Marder (It's a Tank )



Hi Nick



No it is not a tank it is a "SPATG" (self propelled anti tank gun) .. but honestly you do not have to like it as we are on Aeroscale here and military vehicles seldom go volunteerly airborne

The Komatsu is a IJN engineer vehicle for building air fields/ strips so it does fit here IMO.

all the best

Steffen
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Posted: Sunday, April 25, 2010 - 08:05 AM UTC
Very nice work on that Komatsu!

Those 1/48 scale ground vehicles that Tamiya make are terrific kits and some of them work quite well on aircraft dioramas. Too bad they don't make an Opel Blitz fuel truck, I am sure it would be a big seller for them.


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Posted: Sunday, April 25, 2010 - 08:05 AM UTC
Hi Steffen,

this is really a nice built! Especially I like how real the tracks and the shield look. As a fan of japanese WW II aircraft this little Komatsu is also on my shopping list. But I won't get it together within 2 days.
And yes, Marc's japanese diorama is fantastic. If he ever throws it away I'll stand where it lands ....

Happy modelling
Torsten
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Posted: Sunday, April 25, 2010 - 08:09 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Very nice work on that Komatsu!

Those 1/48 scale ground vehicles that Tamiya make are terrific kits and some of them work quite well on aircraft dioramas. Too bad they don't make an Opel Blitz fuel truck, I am sure it would be a big seller for them.


Matrixone



Italeri will bring out an Opel Blitz fuel truck in 1:48! It was already announced for 2009 so we have hope that it will come out this year. I have it already ordered at my dealer.

Ciao
Torsten
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Posted: Sunday, April 25, 2010 - 08:34 AM UTC
Many thanks Les and Torsten!!

@Torsten: This is really an easy kit and I think everyone can do it over a weekend.
BTW I will pick up the dio when it knocked you out

@Les: as Torsten wrote ... Italeri display at Nürnberg Toy Fair .. and Jean-Luc's profile



all the best

Steffen
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Posted: Sunday, April 25, 2010 - 04:31 PM UTC
Steffen,

Very nice! You achieved an excellent tome of the dirt-ground metal of the tracks and blade. I hope a US dozer in on the horizon.
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Posted: Sunday, April 25, 2010 - 08:16 PM UTC
Thanks a lot Fred!!

I am a bit surprized how much positive feedback I get on this on an aircraft site ! Thank you all for your support!

all the best

Steffen
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Posted: Sunday, April 25, 2010 - 09:56 PM UTC

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this is really a nice built! Especially I like how real the tracks and the shield look.



+ 1
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Posted: Sunday, April 25, 2010 - 10:08 PM UTC
Thanks Geoffroy!

Sadly you were too late on Friday to see it in daylight...

all the best

Steffen
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Posted: Monday, April 26, 2010 - 02:35 AM UTC
Yes, it's exactely what i said myself when I saw the pictures on the website.
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Posted: Monday, April 26, 2010 - 07:29 AM UTC
Yeah, and you could not really see the F-5E and the Predator ... but J-L took pix of them and will sure post them one day

all the best

Steffen