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D9R - Major Overhaul diorama (Stage 3 update!!!)

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D9R - Major Overhaul diorama (Stage 3 update!!!)
Posted by Tiking on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 11:11 AM

Hi all. This is what I’ve been working on lately. It’ a D9R propped on wooden blocks. This will be the center piece for my latest diorama. All the other details will be in the diorama. The diorama will be called…’Major Maintenance’. Hope you like the pieces. The diorama will be posted when I’m done.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 11:26 AM

Oh wow, I'm liking this already!!! 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by Tiking on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 2:15 PM
Thanka for looking. Hopefully the final results will be worth it.

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Posted by keavdog on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 2:48 PM

Following.  Big fan of your work!

Thanks,

John

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Posted by armornut on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 2:53 PM

Ditto

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Posted by Tiking on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 3:53 PM

Thanks guys.

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 7:43 AM

Hey! Wait just a darned Minute!

      We have to start the leveling of this site for the road and utilities guys. How'r we gonna do it with yer machine in pieces? I know you said you heard a screech at times, but really?

     This is  very unique way to display a dozer. Great job on the pieces! I just drink up your weathering effects. Don't hurry on this, it's awesome already. Can't wait for the awesomer parts to show up!

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Posted by Tiking on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 7:57 AM

Tanker-Builder

Hey! Wait just a darned Minute!

      We have to start the leveling of this site for the road and utilities guys. How'r we gonna do it with yer machine in pieces? I know you said you heard a screech at times, but really?

     This is  very unique way to display a dozer. Great job on the pieces! I just drink up your weathering effects. Don't hurry on this, it's awesome already. Can't wait for the awesomer parts to show up!

 

 

HiHi! Thanks for your imput. You should know me by now. I always go against the current. ;) Appreciate the kind words. Diorama on it's way sooner than you can imagine.

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 1:36 PM

Well Yeah!

      I almost can't wait. I just wish you lived down the street. I would love to learn weathering like you do. Mine always looks puny by comparison

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Posted by Tiking on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 3:43 PM

Tanker-Builder

Well Yeah!

      I almost can't wait. I just wish you lived down the street. I would love to learn weathering like you do. Mine always looks puny by comparison

 

Thank you. I watched a lot of 'how to' videos and did lots of trails & errors, before I found what worked for me. I had to work with what I had on hand, basically. I did not have an airbrush, so I had/have to improvised. 

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Posted by Est.1961 on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 4:36 PM

Had to look D9R up admittidly, will be watching avidly. Told someone recently that I learn something new every day. 

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Posted by Tiking on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 6:32 PM

Est.1961

Had to look D9R up admittidly, will be watching avidly. Told someone recently that I learn something new every day. 

 

 

I should have added 'bulldozer' at the end. But u seemed to have figured it already. 

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Posted by jeaton01 on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 9:48 PM

I suspect the overturn structure is off because you don't want the military armored cab if this is the kit I think it is.  I sure wish there was a standard cab/rollover structure for it, I'm not so sure Caterpillar builds them without it.

Nice work!

John

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Posted by goldhammer on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 11:43 PM

Looking great.  Always a treat to see your dio's.

Hope you are planning something with the tracks, will be interesting to see where it goes from here, am looking forward to the finish.

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Posted by Tiking on Thursday, May 21, 2020 2:17 AM

jeaton01

I suspect the overturn structure is off because you don't want the military armored cab if this is the kit I think it is.  I sure wish there was a standard cab/rollover structure for it, I'm not so sure Caterpillar builds them without it.

Nice work!

 

Thank you kindly. I wished it did come with an altetnative cab like you mentioned. But it didn't. So i came up with an alternative idea. The D9R is the Meng kit armor version. The idea is, the armor version was sold to a private owner, who decides to a major overhaul on it, after being used heavily for a long period of time. The owner is a fan of the original CAT bulldozer and always wanted this version for himself. He made a sweet deal with the army, who had one lying around, delapidated, due for major heavy repairs. So now, he has decided with the help of a private heavy machinary workshop, to put some life back into this beast. It's a very costly effort, but if you have the money and a big collector, then it is worth the cash, instead of buying one, which this version, I doubt, is not readily available to civilians.

So that is the back story. Hope it makes since. The Basic version of the D9R bulldozer, does not have the second seat. These were first modified by the Israeli army. Then the U. S. bought a version with small alterations to the exterior. 

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Posted by Tiking on Thursday, May 21, 2020 2:22 AM

goldhammer

Looking great.  Always a treat to see your dio's.

Hope you are planning something with the tracks, will be interesting to see where it goes from here, am looking forward to the finish.

 

Thank you. The tracks(one of the pair, that is) will be used on the dio. Soace constriction. It may look to be a big dio but it is not. The D9R is a big kit. So I have to minimize how much of the details and kit parts I can manipulate on the diorama. But I thing you will like the end results. 

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Posted by Tiking on Thursday, May 21, 2020 6:59 AM

Ok. Here we go guys. The diorama. It looks complete but it is not. I still have to include the overhead crane, a couple more details, corrugated sidings at both ends with some details, and a welder figure. But so far, things are looking good. What do you think?

 

 

 

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Posted by armornut on Thursday, May 21, 2020 8:07 AM

      IndifferentIndifferentSurpriseBig SmileTHAT IS ....AWESOME!! 

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Thursday, May 21, 2020 8:23 AM

Oh Boy !

       That is awesome! Now Please don't tell me they bought the overhead crane surplus and are puttin it back together too! That is certainly a timely dio. LUV IT ! ! T.B.  P.S Takes me back to the days when I started my construction Company!

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, May 21, 2020 8:27 AM

Oh WOW!!! 

I could sit here all day drinking in the details but I need to get back to work!!! 

Bow Down

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Posted by Tiking on Thursday, May 21, 2020 8:28 AM

armornut

      IndifferentIndifferentSurpriseBig SmileTHAT IS ....AWESOME!! 

 

Glad you like it.

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Posted by Tiking on Thursday, May 21, 2020 8:29 AM

Tanker-Builder

Oh Boy !

       That is awesome! Now Please don't tell me they bought the overhead crane surplus and are puttin it back together too! That is certainly a timely dio. LUV IT ! ! T.B.  P.S Takes me back to the days when I started my construction Company!

 

Thanks a lot. Things are looking up. :) HAHA! the over crane anodote is funny. Nope, they didn't.

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Posted by Tiking on Thursday, May 21, 2020 8:30 AM

Gamera

Oh WOW!!! 

I could sit here all day drinking in the details but I need to get back to work!!! 

Bow Down

 

Thanks. Don't work too hard.

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Posted by Keyserj on Thursday, May 21, 2020 8:48 AM

All of the detail you put in on the tools and stuff laying around in the diorama is amazing. Looks just like a real maintenence shop. 

"Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?"- Oddball

 

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Posted by Tiking on Thursday, May 21, 2020 9:01 AM

Keyserj

All of the detail you put in on the tools and stuff laying around in the diorama is amazing. Looks just like a real maintenence shop. 

 

 

Much appreciated John. Thanks.

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Posted by CapnMac82 on Thursday, May 21, 2020 1:28 PM

Tiking
What do you think?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The grunge is just right.  You probably need an air compressor and several tools about.  Some buckets, cans, etc. with waste fluids (esp. hydraulic) lurking about.

Minor detail, thouse tracks rund to close to a quarter ton, and get moved with a forklift or excavator, so, they are left as 'flat' as possible, on a theory of "move as few times as possible."  IIRC, new tracks come in heavy crates of no more than about ten each.

Roller maintence is a routine thing at this level of maintenace, too. But the only way to get them loose is to hammer out the axle pin with a great  big hammer and a lot of profanity, so they ought to be hollow.  On an excavator, like my old Kubota, it was a toss up on pulling the bearings out or just biting the bullet for a whole new roller.  On a D9, those are going to be pull the bearings and replace them.  Unless the axle is sn happen).

Another tiny detail, the blade lift cylinders need the center lift pin installed--you have to dismount them from the machine to get at the top cap to get them out (don't ask me how I know this, sigh).  You can unbolt the blade from the bottom, it wants being on blocks to support it, then, when you pull the hinge pins, you back the dozer out from inside the yoke.

I'll try and find out if the armored cab, which knocks down to either four or five pieces mounts to the ROOPS mounts or not.

The safety harnesses are a nice touch.  The array of "stuff" all happening at once is right, too. 


Well, dang it, MiniArt used to have rolling tool chests which would be ideal for this, but I can't find the link for them.

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Posted by Tiking on Thursday, May 21, 2020 1:53 PM

CapnMac82

 

 
Tiking
What do you think?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The grunge is just right.  You probably need an air compressor and several tools about.  Some buckets, cans, etc. with waste fluids (esp. hydraulic) lurking about.

Minor detail, thouse tracks rund to close to a quarter ton, and get moved with a forklift or excavator, so, they are left as 'flat' as possible, on a theory of "move as few times as possible."  IIRC, new tracks come in heavy crates of no more than about ten each.

Roller maintence is a routine thing at this level of maintenace, too. But the only way to get them loose is to hammer out the axle pin with a great  big hammer and a lot of profanity, so they ought to be hollow.  On an excavator, like my old Kubota, it was a toss up on pulling the bearings out or just biting the bullet for a whole new roller.  On a D9, those are going to be pull the bearings and replace them.  Unless the axle is sn happen).

Another tiny detail, the blade lift cylinders need the center lift pin installed--you have to dismount them from the machine to get at the top cap to get them out (don't ask me how I know this, sigh).  You can unbolt the blade from the bottom, it wants being on blocks to support it, then, when you pull the hinge pins, you back the dozer out from inside the yoke.

I'll try and find out if the armored cab, which knocks down to either four or five pieces mounts to the ROOPS mounts or not.

The safety harnesses are a nice touch.  The array of "stuff" all happening at once is right, too. 


Well, dang it, MiniArt used to have rolling tool chests which would be ideal for this, but I can't find the link for them.

 

 

Appreciate it very much. All are taken into consideration. Although, I cannot mimic everything 100% on the space I have , I can just let the imagination run. :) I can imagine the weights of these parts being changed and I have seen photos of forklifts helping out in these situations. I can do what I am capable of achieving within the contrains I have available to me. Thank you.

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Posted by TigerII on Thursday, May 21, 2020 4:31 PM

All I can say is "WOW!"

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Posted by Tiking on Thursday, May 21, 2020 6:21 PM

TigerII

All I can say is "WOW!"

 

... and that is all that is needed. :) thanks.

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Thursday, May 21, 2020 8:40 PM

That weathering!! Surprise

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