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Dex
Posted: Monday, September 23, 2019 2:05:30 PM

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Hi everybody,

I've gotten started on a new project: A Caterpillar 345B LME

Big shout out the DHS user Antho for discovering that we can use the 349L as a donor parts machine. See his awesome build here!: http://forums.dhsdiecast.com/default.aspx?g=posts&t=139331




I'll be doing this series entirely on video, and I will update this thread accordingly. Super excited about my new build:

New Project: Custom 1/50 Caterpillar 345B LME

Exkvate3140
Posted: Monday, September 23, 2019 10:16:27 PM
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Dex looks like it’s going to be a nice build, also a great video for someone interested in making a 345B.
Steve
Dex
Posted: Monday, September 23, 2019 10:32:41 PM

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Exkvate3140 wrote:
Dex looks like it’s going to be a nice build, also a great video for someone interested in making a 345B.
Steve


Absolutely, it's a great starter model. You can go as simple or as complex as you want. Parts are easy to get, and the basic cuts are super simple.
Dex
Posted: Monday, September 30, 2019 11:19:16 PM

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Episode 2 is up!

Finishing off most of the body, and adding all the exterior details to the cab.


Episode 2 here!


Exkvate3140
Posted: Tuesday, October 01, 2019 10:50:37 PM
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Dex the detail on the cab looks very good, great craftsmanship.
Steve
Dex
Posted: Wednesday, October 02, 2019 1:43:12 AM

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Exkvate3140 wrote:
Dex the detail on the cab looks very good, great craftsmanship.
Steve


Thanks Steve, I appreciate it!
Dex
Posted: Monday, October 07, 2019 9:41:24 PM

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Happy Monday everybody!

Episode 3 is up: Episode 3


Cheers!
modelmaniac
Posted: Monday, October 07, 2019 9:57:02 PM

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Love this project.Have been watching it,really liking the amount of effort put in,to make it a genuine 345.Looking forward,to this machine,painted,piped,decalled.Completed.Applause
Exkvate3140
Posted: Monday, October 07, 2019 10:35:45 PM
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Dex very interesting and you have some great tools in your work space.
Steve
Dex
Posted: Monday, October 14, 2019 11:33:12 PM

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Mappy Honday everybody Teeth


Episode 4 is up!

FYI, I will be taking a week or 2 off, I haven't had time to build due to life getting in the way, but I'll try to post a tool overhaul video I made a little while back for funsies next Monday.

Have a great week everybody.
Exkvate3140
Posted: Tuesday, October 15, 2019 11:24:12 PM
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Dex your attention to detail is great, the interior of the cab is incredible. A couple of suggestions, first you have to pay a little bit more attention to the kitty and second a CAT key in the ignition would be incredible detail especially it you could rotate to the on or off position. The second suggestion should be a breeze for you and with your week or two off it should not be hard to show the kitty a little bit of love either. Another very interesting video great job.
Steve
Dex
Posted: Wednesday, October 16, 2019 1:07:18 PM

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Exkvate3140 wrote:
Dex your attention to detail is great, the interior of the cab is incredible. A couple of suggestions, first you have to pay a little bit more attention to the kitty and second a CAT key in the ignition would be incredible detail especially it you could rotate to the on or off position. The second suggestion should be a breeze for you and with your week or two off it should not be hard to show the kitty a little bit of love either. Another very interesting video great job.
Steve


Hahaha, she's a bit of a demanding kitty, but she get's spoiled rotten.

The key in the ignition would be insanely small! I'll consider it, but I can't make any promises. Thanks for watching, and thank you for the compliments!
Dex
Posted: Monday, November 04, 2019 11:03:52 PM

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Aaaaand I'm back.

Sequoia Nation Park is missing a few trout. They now reside in my belly!


Anyways,

Here is my lastest. I finished the ME stick for the 345B. Click the pic!





R Jordan
Posted: Tuesday, November 05, 2019 12:38:12 AM

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Dex,

When your Finish you should do a small production run of that ME stick once you have enough interest to do so. That look very impressive.

Roland.
Dex
Posted: Monday, November 18, 2019 10:17:05 PM

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New episode is up!


I ended up building the linkages out of brass, instead of reusing the inaccurate 349 parts.

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